Driver sparks fierce debate after blocking parking on busy road – 'they are not happy'


Posting on Mumsnet, the woman questioned whether she was being unreasonable for blocking parking access for cars on a busy road. The driver said that parking at the school has been “hazardous for years”, adding that there is a crossing guard on the main road at the school gates, but not at the side road.

She said parents park on the double yellow lines at the junction of the side road blocking lines of sight for pedestrians and cars trying to turn in and out. 

As a result, she claimed the road gets blocked with cars reversing into the road and back onto the main road.

The concerned motorist added that the school has sent out repeated communication to stop people from parking on the yellow lines.

It has also asked the local authority for bollards which is under consideration but “hasn’t happened yet”.

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She then questioned whether she was being unreasonable for blocking access to the road.

Some fellow social media users asked whether the school could take more action, such as putting cones out.

One reader said: “Yes, you are being unreasonable who blocks a road? Teach your kid to walk further down and cross.”

The driver clarified that they are allowing normal traffic to pass, adding that there was enough room to drive past in both directions.

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“This happened a few years ago at our local primary. The traffic warden ticketed the whole lot of them and it solved the problem immediately.”

This comes as new data has shown that one in three British motorists have been fined for poor parking.

A quarter of motorists said that they would park unlawfully if they were parking there for a short amount of time.

One in 10 admitted to using their hazard lights as an excuse to park where they want.



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