Parents Park Cars On Roundabout During School Run
The school run is a pain in the arse, we get it. The kids are screaming, you've got to get them to school before work starts and there are a billion other parents in the same four-wheeled boat as you.
Nevertheless, that's no excuse to go leaving your car parked in completely unreasonable spots - especially if it could lead to a potentially fatal car crash. This was the predicament faced by a number of motorists in Billesley, Birmingham, when parents on the school run decided to park their cars on a busy roundabout.
Not only was one woman guilty of careless parking, but she even claimed she was in her rights to park in the middle of the road.
Yes, according to Birmingham Live, after plonking her car just off the Swan Corner roundabout in Billesley during the morning school run, the woman continued to argue her corner even when the police got involved.
The Billesley cops were having none of it and were swift to hand the driver a ticket for stopping in the road, before taking to Twitter to state: "Today we have been at Swanshurst School, whilst there we have come across parents badly parking their cars around the island.
"A parent was advised why parking across an island exit was wrong as they felt they could park there. #ticketfairy #fineinthepost."
Lesson learned... hopefully.
You can be sure that the Twitter community had something to say about it, with one commenter writing: "You must know this has been going on for years. We call them 'flouters' as they think they can flout our rules and laws. It's the same with altered number plates."
Another clearly disgruntled parent said: "Parents near me cause mega problems but there is never anyone there enforcing the rules. I have photos [of] offenders and the council say they won't do anything. Until that changes they have free reign to do as they please."
Clearly this isn't an issue unique to Billesley. In fact, we know it isn't - just check out this parent over in Wiltshire who had no problem blocking an actual fire station while getting their kid to school. It's an epidemic!
Featured Image Credit: Billesley West Midlands Police / Twitter