Criticism for car insurance holders who hog family parking bays

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Car insurance policyholders who use the family parking bays when they do not have children have been criticised in a new survey.

Two-thirds of mothers polled by Gurgle.com said other motor insurance holders hog the spaces, regardless of whether they have young children or not, reports the Daily Mail.

Others complained that people push their way into the bay when they are just carrying a baby seat, or when they have teenagers in their car, not toddlers.

Gurgle.com editor Nifa McLaughlin said: "All it takes is a little extra consideration from other shoppers to keep the spaces free, but it is clear that the space invaders are too selfish to think of the needs of families."

Some supermarkets do penalise car insurance customers who are caught using the bays without children, imposing £50 fines.

However, some of the stores said there was no cut-off age for the child sat in the car but they expect people to act with common sense.

Recently, bereaved mother Clare Brixley staged a protest to urge motor insurance policyholders to help save the speed cameras in the south-west.

Posted by Noel Martin

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