The illusive Parent and child parking space. A perk or a neccessity?
Not enforceable by law, these spaces are provided by an increasing number of supermarkets and shopping centres as a courtesy. A gesture of goodwill, in the hope that you will continue to shop there if you find it easy to park and offload your car full. Lovely gesture it may be. I just wonder however if it has simply created a monster in me and others. After all, what did people do before these spaces existed? Well, they made do!
I have scoured the Internet on this issue and a few supermarkets (location specific) do enforce their spaces and fine those who do misuse. However it would appear to only be those car parks managed by a third party. Not something I’ve seen where I live. Tesco issue a sticker for your window to ‘allow’ you to use their spaces. But at my local store this is nothing more than a gimmick.Continue reading