As I'm writing this now (on my phone to copy to my computer) I'm sitting on an ASDA car park, in a 'normal' car parking space with Harry in the back while my mom has gone in to get some bits and bobs.
The problem that I'm seeing more and more of and that has been heightened since I've been a mommy, is the total disregard of 'parent and child spaces' why do people think its perfectly fine to park in them when they have no children with them at all. I've just witnessed 2 spaces been taken by fit and healthy looking people who have no children with them and not even a child seat in the car?! And this is not the 1st, I see it time and time again when I'm out shopping, I wish they realised why these spaces are so necessary and its not just 'oh I'll park there, I fancy a bit of extra room'
I'm planning to write to our current PM about the issue of these spaces, at present there is no regulation to stop these careless people parking in them because its closer to the shop door for them. I wish they new what its like to have to go shopping with a baby or toddler and have to park, get out, get the pushchair out get baby out of the car seat, into the pushchair or trolley, all without bumping the car next to you with your door as you do it. Likewise when you get baby back into the car, never mind the bags of shopping. These spaces are for parents with children for a reason. I highly doubt 90% of them would do the same with a disabled spot, park in it because its empty and close to the shop. This is why we need regulations on these spaces, give out parent and child badges as they do with disabled bays, surely this would open up a nice little job for someone who's job it would be to check these badges on car parks, and if they were not displayed and you didn't have the correct car seats/booster seats in your car you would be fined.
I'm fully aware its not as simple as to do this but it would be nice to think it was
The Peter Kay joke springs to mind:-
'I took my mom for a big shop the other day, i dont mind taking her because we can park in the parent and child space - Peter Kay'Just wish people had a bit more thought about these spaces, I may start a petition
Who's with me?
Love Lucy x