Parking restrictions tough on tradies
On a recent Sunday, I had just done some free work for an elderly couple, and ended up with a bad migraine headache.
I went straight to Coles and there were no parking spots anywhere. I drove around the block but there was none at all.
As I had a trailer, I pulled onto the kerb in front of the Food Room in Margaret River, not noticing any No Parking signs. I didn’t know that on a Sunday parking was illegal.
As I rushed in and out of the shops, I noted none of the nearby stores was open, so I thought parking there would be okay.
Tradies have nowhere to pull up with trailers. They previously parked opposite the bus station but this is now under development. I returned to my vehicle to find rangers had slapped a $100 fine on my windscreen. The ranger rudely told me not to park there. I explained I was unable to see any signs while driving. When I asked where trailers could park, the ranger did not reply. The signs have only just been put up. I am waiting for a response after calling the rangers for more information.