Plea to use parking spaces as intended
An angry mum has hit out at selfish motorists parking in Rutherglen Exchange shopping centre.
The young mum, who asked not to be named, tried to get a parent and child parking space at the centre on Monday, but could only watch as the motorist in front took the space.
And she was shocked to see an older woman get out of the car without a child - and then said she was using the space so her car wasn’t damaged.
The mum said: “I drove into the car park with my wee girl, to try and get a parent and child space.
“But a woman drove into it, and when I got out my car I could see she didn’t have any children with her, so I asked her if I could go in, because I had a child, but she refused to move.
“She was quite cheeky about it and told me she didn’t want to risk her car getting scratched. The woman then told me there were quite a few other spaces where I could go to park.
“It’s ridiculous, because when you’ve got a child with you, you need that extra space to get them out the car, and a normal space won’t do.
“She then told me she would have moved if I was disabled!
“I tried to complain to the staff in the shopping centre, but they told me that parent and child spaces are not compulsory.
“I was so angry about it - it’s the whole principle of it.”
The Reformer contacted Jane Cowan, the manager of Rutherglen Exchange shopping centre, who urged users of the car park to use the spaces as they are intended.
She said: “The car park is selfpolicing, so we ask drivers to respect other people using it.”
She was quite cheeky about it
Angered This car parked was in a parent and child space at Rutherglen Exchange shopping centre - without the driver having a child with them