Letters: These huge cars are invading my space

We need to look seriously at the provision of car parking spaces in our local supermarkets.

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 5:49 pm
Updated Friday, 5th October 2018, 5:10 pm
A reader writes about the size of parked cars

Due to the proliferation of people driving much larger SUVs, semi-industrial type of vehicles, huge long wheel-based vans and enormous camper vans, the spaces in our supermarket car parks are becoming seriously compromised.

These vehicles just don’t fit in the allocated spaces in the car parks! Added to which, many of the drivers of these vehicles seem to be unable to park them correctly; they frequently leave them slewed over two spaces, not within the defined lines and poking out randomly.

I think that our supermarkets should be able to enforce a limit on the size of vehicles which use their car parks.

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I’m sorry, but barrelling around the countryside in these monsters to the detriment of the rest of us driving normal cars needs to be addressed and blithely parking them badly at the supermarket without a thought to other shoppers is, frankly, unsociable, selfish and downright rude.

I am aware that I have left myself open to vilification from those drivers who own these enormous ‘people movers’, but I think I can cope with it.

Fiona Coombes