Motorists defend ‘terrible, reckless’ parking law after online lashing

A controversial parking law has come under fire after it was snapped and uploaded to a community Facebook page.

While some were quick to criticize, many jumped to the motorists’ defense – so how many parks are too many for one driver?

The utility vehicle, which was towing a trailer and parked in several spots in an IGA car park in St Helens in Tasmania, was arrested by a frustrated local man last Wednesday.

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The photo was posted to a local community group sharing “Crap Tasmanian drivers and reckless parkers” and quickly became the subject of heated discussion online.

“The car takes four places, the trailer two places. So six spaces taken by an idiot and there’s a long vehicle park about 5m away,” the local anonymously captioned the post.

A Tasmanian Ute driver has divided local drivers after occupying six spaces in the IGA car park. Recognition: Facebook

The comments section began with, “Two would have been (sic) fair and plentiful.”

“If you can’t park it, then maybe practice one day when you have some free time. I was taught how to secure a trailer before I was old enough to get a driver’s license,” another person wrote.

Another person, hinting at gruesome revenge, wrote: “Trolley, zip ties… bulb/trailer hitch.”

Despite the group’s shared interest in exposing shady driving maneuvers and lashing out at the motorists responsible online, many quickly rushed to the Ute owner’s defense.

“At least his front end or back end isn’t sticking out where it could block traffic or possibly get hit, plus he’ll probably only stay a few seconds, I don’t think he had a choice about that,” one person wrote.

“Ohh boo hoo builder occupies multiple spaces in a half empty lot,” wrote another.

“Maybe the long bay was in use when he first pulled up?” another wrote.

“Leave them alone sometimes you just have to park where you can if you have a trailer,” wrote another.

“If there’s no other option, I park my tandem at an angle in four places! Two spots not enough room when exiting, need room not to damage other vehicles so kudos to this guy who respects other vehicles,” wrote another.

“Anyone defending the horrible, ruthless park job… Good ol’ Tassie,” wrote another.

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James Brien

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