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Parking, Parents with Prams Style

By gentoopenguin - 12 November 2012 156

pram spot

More often than not when I go to park in the Parents with Pram spots they are taken by people with no baby seat/capsule attachments on the back seat. I am used to seeing this disregard with legally designated parking like disabled spots so I don’t even blink when it comes to Parents with Prams. Yet this car today made me do a double take. The owners can’t even pretend to passing cars that there could possibly be a baby seat in it (unlike the equally guilty Hyandai Elantra that was parked in the other occupied spot).

Before I am called all sorts of charming names by trolls, in this particular instance we are talking about three modest Parents with Pram spots on the top level of the Canberra Centre carpark near Dendy. It is hardly a takeover from fascist NIMBY breeders.

And there is a purpose to these spots – they are wider than the standard spot so you can open the door enough to get a baby capsule out or an unwieldy toddler into a pram. I have learnt from experience that if all that is left are narrow spots with poles in them then its best to just drive out, as that capsule ain’t moving anywhere.

So to all those people out there who park in Parents with Prams and think they aren’t inconveniencing anyone, think again. It’s not nice manners!

What’s Your opinion?


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156 Responses to
Parking, Parents with Prams Style
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NellyBean 9:04 am
12 Nov 12
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Alfa Romeo GTV’s have a child seat anchor behind the headrest. one trim option had the option of having no passenger airbag. and there are strollers that perform second duty as car seats.

unlikely, but possible that this person had a baby with them.

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Squidward 9:06 am
12 Nov 12
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It’s not illegal to park in parents with prams if you don’t have kids. I wonder how people managed before this?

Fyi I have a child myself and it doesn’t bother me where I park.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:54 am
12 Nov 12
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It’s not illegal, but it still makes you a huge pos if you park there and have no little ones with you.

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gentoopenguin 9:56 am
12 Nov 12
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NellyBean said :

Alfa Romeo GTV’s have a child seat anchor behind the headrest. one trim option had the option of having no passenger airbag. and there are strollers that perform second duty as car seats.

unlikely, but possible that this person had a baby with them.

I checked, there were no anchor points installed…

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Martlark 10:24 am
12 Nov 12
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Squidward said :

It’s not illegal to park in parents with prams if you don’t have kids. I wonder how people managed before this?…

It’s not illegal to go through the 12 items or less with 200 items either. These facilities have been put in place to make life easier for people trying to juggle kids, shopping prams and such. Abuse by selfish people who have decided to game the system may well end up in such parking places becoming part of the traffic law scene. That’s what happens when people don’t play nice.

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chewy14 10:47 am
12 Nov 12
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Suck it up.

It’s not like your legs stop working when you have kids – use them.

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Solidarity 10:48 am
12 Nov 12
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It says parents with prams, nothing about having the children with you!

The pram might be in the boot…

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Pitchka 10:50 am
12 Nov 12
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Before i was a parent with a pram, i never noticed how many dead s***s parked there purely for convenience, as these spots are very close to major entrances.

Im not know for being overly loud (insert sarcastic emotican here), and i have no issue telling anyone who has just parked their car in said spot, on the top of my lungs, so others in the area can hear just how inconsiderate these f**ks are. And if they are of the ‘larger size’, ill also advise them that parking away from the entrance may be of some benefit to them.

Its almost as bad as peope parking on surburban streets to save money on parking, slash their tyres i say!

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Pitchka 10:55 am
12 Nov 12
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Id like to know why fat people are entitled to disabled parking permits?

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DrKoresh 10:57 am
12 Nov 12
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What about people with prams who aren’t parents? This is just shameless discrimination, IMO, parents are not the only ones with kids.

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Pitchka 10:58 am
12 Nov 12
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Martlark said :

Squidward said :

It’s not illegal to park in parents with prams if you don’t have kids. I wonder how people managed before this?…

It’s not illegal to go through the 12 items or less with 200 items either. These facilities have been put in place to make life easier for people trying to juggle kids, shopping prams and such. Abuse by selfish people who have decided to game the system may well end up in such parking places becoming part of the traffic law scene. That’s what happens when people don’t play nice.

+1, well said mate… :oP

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devils_advocate 10:59 am
12 Nov 12
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Have some sympathy, poor dude is driving an alfa.

Most plausible explanation is, the engine and/or transmission lunched itself and that was the nearest space he could push it into to await the tow truck driver (any tow truck driver), all of whom he is on a first-name basis with.

Just because you have pushed out some crotch-fruit, doesn’t mean you can’t have some sympathy for people in worse plight than yourselves. From the majesty of your reliable, comfortable and economical japanese SUV, spare a thought for those gullible people that paid money for an italian car.

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devils_advocate 11:00 am
12 Nov 12
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Pitchka said :

Id like to know why fat people are entitled to disabled parking permits?

It’s a form of disability, apparently. Or, just for the LOLs.

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Pitchka 11:02 am
12 Nov 12
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chewy14 said :

Suck it up.

It’s not like your legs stop working when you have kids – use them.

+1.. Totally agree. I for one see no issue with having to carry a newborn half the length of a carpark with vehicles moving all around you, people driving like dicks becasue they just saw someone pulling out of a car spot.. Its not as thoe it is poses any safety issues, hence why the PWP parking spots are about 5 minutes from the entrance, adjacent to a padestrian crossing..
PWP parking is about convenience, not about being considerate for those who have a genuine need for that car park, yes?

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Sandman 11:05 am
12 Nov 12
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It’s an Alfa, are you sure it wasn’t just broken down?

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