A motorist who parked across two spaces has sparked a debate on social media – as users argue who was in the right.
With parking spaces at a premium at the best of times, one motorist decided to take up not just one space but two – as a driver parked over white lines with their Audi, LeicestershireLive reported.
A passer-by walking opposite a car park in Birstall, Leicestershire, noticed a car taking up space outside a row of shops and decided to post a picture of the Audi in the Facebook Spotted Birstall page and asked: “Why do people park like this?’.
The poster asked fellow Facebook users in the page for their thoughts – as lots of users commented with reasons why a motorist would park with the intention to block other drivers using a parking space.
One user wrote: “Why do people park like this? Genuine question, is it for a particular reason or is it just ignorance?”
Some were keen to suggest, unkindly, that ‘ignorance came as part of the territory’ of owning an Audi. They suggesting it was “typical behaviour” of owners of the German car.
One said: “It’s called a complete lack of consideration! I’d stick a wheel clamp on it and a £100 fine.” Another added: “It’s a convertible And an Audi…….says it all.”
Although, while many motorists gave the expected criticism over the driver’s behaviour, other users were willing to give the benefit of the doubt to this driver.
As one user thought it was not just Audi drivers, but many others as he commented: “Unfortunately this is the attitude of the modern driver. I see this a lot these days everywhere.”
Others were quick to defend the driver, saying he or she might have a valid reason for the positioning of their car.
One said: “Might have had a baby car seat. Can’t physically get them back into the car if you park in a regular space.”
Another said: “Maybe the car that was next to him didn’t park properly.”
A third comment, in defence of the motorist, wrote: “Might have been car over lines before he got there.”