It’s time spotlight was turned on inconsiderate parkers

Colin Hume.
Colin Hume.

Ever since my son was born three and a half years ago, I’ve been a man on a crusade when it comes to parent and child parking spaces.

Every time I’ve arrived at the supermarket to find all the designated berths taken, I’ve had to fight the urge to check the vehicles occupying them for signs of children.

And I’ve often been left fuming as I’ve struggled getting Calum into his pram only to see a kid-free driver waltz back to their car parked in what should have been MY space.

So far I’ve resisted the urge to give the offender a piece of my mind, although my icy stare has had the desired effect on occasion.

I thought I was alone in this obsession but a question posed on our Facebook site proved me wrong.

There are dozens - possibly hundreds - of people out there frustrated by this flouting of the rules ... and the apparent lack of desire among supermarkets to tackle the issues.

And with many disabled people equally upset about their designated spaces being taken up and you have quite a potent mix.

This week a reporter has been dispatched to quiz the stores on what their policy is.

I look forward to their answers.