Parents' parking rights

Have you struggled to get your car seat into the car? Contorted your body into ridiculous positions or had to haul the seat over you from the other side of the car, risking banging your child against the car or hurting your back? Do you know the Roads Service Northern Ireland has 33, 380 spaces and not one parent and child space? Let us remember this a public body- funded by the public! Parents with children are surely a sizeable enough portion of the public to warrant safe parking! Asda and Tesco and other big retailers offer them as courtesy which is great, but sometimes you may want to support local shops and who owns most of the car parks in towns - yes the Road Service! They say parent and child bays are not a legal requirement and would be too difficult to police. How hard could be to introduce a badge system, giving each new parent a badge valid for three years, similar to the disabled scheme? SIMPLE! I say if takes a legislation to allow for us parents to get our children SAFELY in and out, then we will get legislation! However as lone voice in the wilderness I can change nothing. PLEASE HELP and sign this petition.

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    Stephen Todd, United Kingdom

    4 years ago Comments: Perhaps 'anonymous' would actually declare who they are rather than leaving fatuous remarks behind the cloak of anonymity. If you don't agree, don't sign. If you don't have children, you don't know the problem with parking in undersized bays. I'm sure you're the type who would complain if a parent damaged your car's paint work when you park too close.
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    Una Williamson, United Kingdom

    4 years ago Comments: -
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    Sarah Lawrence, United Kingdom

    4 years ago Comments: Great idea but as a mother of twin 3 year olds I would still greatly value a badge. What about making the limit up to Primary School age?
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