You Could Soon Be Fined For Using Parent And Child Parking Bays

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You Could Soon Be Fined For Using Parent And Child Parking Bays

It can be hard to find a parking space sometimes, and when you think you’ve finally found one it’s either a parent and child on, a disabled one, or a Ford KA is in it.

Depending on how long you’re going to be you might just bung your car in a parent and child spot. However, in the future if you do that without any kids you could be fined.

Metro reports that you could be charged £25 if you’re found to be taking advantage of the spaces in council-owned car parks.

A survey by found that 10 percent of motorists would be in favour of a temporary ban from the supermarket for repeat offenders.

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Remembrance poppies added to parent and child parking bays outside a Sainsbury’s store in Uxbridge.

“Parent-and-child parking at supermarkets is a hot topic and often creates strong opinion,” managing director at Harrison Woods told The Sun. “As demonstrated by our survey results which show most people want some sort of punishment for motorists who use supermarket parent-and-child parking spaces when they shouldn’t be.”

A spokesman for the AA added: “Some supermarkets already fine drivers who abuse mother and baby parking spaces.”

Parking in a disabled bay is perhaps the lowest you can go, although there are so many ways of enraging drivers.

For example, is there a more guaranteed way to bring out road rage than seeing someone parked selfishly? I don’t think so.

Driving round and round a car park, looking for a spot that isn’t there, because someone has decided their car needs two. Or in this case, four. Yep, one car, four spaces.

One proud SEAT owner has explained why he parked his car across four spaces and it’s actually got people pretty divided on whether or not he’s a selfish-parker.

A photo of the four-parking-space-hogging white SEAT has turned up in a Facebook group called Spotted: Spalding, with the caption: “Fabulous parking in Spalding!” Check it out in all its glory:

Is this making you angry or nah? Credit: Facebook/Spotted: Spalding

But rather than cringe at the fact his parking has been shamed online and keep a low-profile, a guy called Fabio Silva came forward claiming he was owner of the vehicle and he went on to explain why he feels the need to take up four spaces.

You ready for this?

Commenting on the post, Fabio wrote: “This is jokes. Nothing quite like parking and taking up 4 spaces.

“Start spending hundreds of pounds on your car and then you’ll understand where I’m coming from.

“Sorry for not wanting idiots ruining my pride and joy.”

Credit: Facebook/Spotted: Spalding

What do you reckon to that? Do you think ‘idiots’ might wreck his ‘pride and joy’ by smashing their doors into his?

Most people weren’t impressed, telling him to get ‘better insurance’, calling him a ‘knob’ and accusing him of ‘taking the piss’. One didn’t even seem to care about the parking anymore, saying: “And to think the person driving that car was the fastest swimmer! What a poor gene pool.”

As ever on social media, though, opinions were split and others sided with him.

One wrote: “I’d park like that as well, these people that get out, don’t give a shit and bang doors…” while another commented: “And seeing someone open their door on another car I don’t blame them for parking their car like that.”

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