Wave your hands in the air like you don’t care, then prove it by parking like this.
What’s not to like about this?
- Double Yellow Lines.
- Occupying more than half the pavement
- There’s a lamp post in the middle of the bit you left!
- Try getting past with a pushchair… you’d need to walk around the car, which means negotiating the driveway onto the actual Tesco car park. That’s dangerous, sure, but possible. After all, adults pushing a pushchair are taller than the car and have full range of motion to check behind and around them.
- Try doing it in a wheelchair then. We have at least three or four folks living close enough to use the store who are in a chair, and most are powered chair-users who can be on their own. Some of them can’t glance behind them quickly because they don’t have the option. All of them would have to look through the parked car to check for traffic, not over it. All of them deserve better than this.
The yellow lines are there for the safety and benefit of the locals, including hundreds of local schoolchildren and those who need a bit more than “squeeze past” room to manoeuvre. Sure, it’s just a minute, and you’ve parked well off the road to cause the minimum inconvenience to other road users, but there are problems you haven’t thought about and so we’re left with this. If you want to park here, ensure it’s appropriate and show your blue badge. We have no issue with drivers who must park close by. Otherwise, please take the time to find a decent spot to park and take the extra few seconds to walk to the shop in safety.