Everytime I go to a shopping centre (doesn’t matter which one) I always try to find any available parking spots which are designated to parents with prams, but lately all I ever see are other cars parked in these spots who do not have any car seats in the cars and or prams to get out of the boot!!
I get angry when I see this because then I have to find another car park where it’s hard to get my daughter out of the car and the pram out of the boot, and I risk hitting the car parked next to me with my door.
What makes it worse is that I drive a 4×4 because I don’t like small cars.
I don’t want the carspot because it’s closer to the shopping centre doors, it’s because it’s so much easier to get my daughter in and out of the car without hitting the car next to me, I can put the shopping and the pram in the boot without any hassles and I can safely drive in and out of the car parks.
The other day I was in a shopping centre (Underground Carpark ) and there was a young male P plater sitting in his 2 door sporty BMW with his girlfriend parked in a parents with prams carpark Smoking Ciggarettes and talking to each other and when I walked past I noticed the car didn’t even have a back seat but what made matters worse was because they were smoking and In Victoria it’s actally illegal to smoke in underground car parks for one but because he was in a Carpark designated for people with children is what made me really angry. Other people with prams and children walked past them as well and In the end I got that mad I actually walked back and yelled at him because it’s just the wrong thing to do.
I think that people who don’t have kids or prams who park in these carparks should be fined because to me it’s like parking in a disabled Carpark without having the permit.
Posted by Newmum21, 28th February 2015