Drivers back higher parking fines


A new survey carried out by has revealed that most drivers believe fines should be issued to motorists who use parent-and-child parking spaces when they don’t have a child in the car.

Of the 500 people who took part in the survey, over a quarter wanted a hefty fine of more than £25, while more than a third were happy with a more modest fine of £25 or less.

About 10% actually wanted a temporary ban from the supermarket for the parking offenders.

Harrison Woods, managing director at, said, ‘Parent-and-child parking at supermarkets is a hot topic and often creates strong opinion, as demonstrated by our survey results which show most people want some sort of punishment for motorists who use supermarket parent-and-child parking spaces when they shouldn’t be.’

Other surprise results from the survey reveal that a sizeable 38% want an age cap of just five years’ old for the use of parent-and-child parking spaces and not the much higher 12 years’ old which is the generally considered accepted limit by many supermarkets.