Driver slammed for 'selfish' act in disability parking space

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A woman has lashed out at a driver for taking up two disabled parking bays at a Queensland shopping centre.

The gold Jeep with a trailer attached was spotted in a carpark in Sugarland, Bundaberg, parked in two spaces reserved for disability permit holders.

“Permit or not, does not give you a right to be an entitled p***k and take up two spots because you couldn't be bothered taking your trailer home first,” the frustrated woman wrote on Facebook along with two photos of the parking job.

“No excuse, one permit, one parking spot.”

Images of a cark parked in two disable parking bays in Queensland.
A woman has lashed out at a driver for taking up two disabled parking bays at a Queensland shopping centre. Source: Facebook

Although it wasn’t clear if the driver of the Jeep had a disability parking permit or not, the post ignited a debate on social media over parking with trailers while using a disabled parking permit.

While one called it “very selfish”, another questioned the circumstances around the park.

“Not excusing but just wondering if there is something around there that would require them to have a trailer to pick up something?” one commented.

“In which case if you have a permit how would you go about being able to pick up something whilst also accessing the space you need?”

A disability parking bay
The social media post ignited a debate over the rules of parking is a reserved disability parking space. Source: Getty

The original poster confirmed there was a Bunnings located near the carpark but still felt that didn’t entitle the driver to take up two disability spaces.

“There is a Bunnings close by, however that is NO excuse for this kind [of] entitled behaviour,” she wrote.

“I was not excusing the parking. I was trying to figure out what one would do if they need a disabled park but also need to have access for using a trailer,” the woman questioning the circumstances around the park replied.

“They should park elsewhere while towing a trailer then,” the original poster insisted.

In Queensland the fine for illegally parking in a disability parking bay is $533, although the Queensland Government states private carparks may charge their own fees and drivers should check the terms and conditions of parking in private carparks.

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