An Australian mother-of-three who owns a $120,000 Hummer uses two spaces when parking her car – but is she in the wrong?
Gillian Bromley from Sorrento, Perth, bought the six-litre, five-tonne vehicle three years ago and describes it as her ‘fourth child’, but not everyone is so convinced.
‘I’ve had numerous people feel the need to vent their frustrations on my vehicle,’ Bromley told Sunrise.
Many have left notes on the Hummer, abusing Bromley for taking up the two spaces she needs in order to fit her car into a carpark.
‘You f***wit you don’t need 2 parks,’ one note read.
‘Why not use 3 parking bays up moron,’ wrote another.
One Twitter user questioned the need for such a big car when living in suburbia.
‘It’s hard enough trying to back out from parking spaces next to a four-wheel-drive which is dangerous and annoying,’ they wrote after the Sunrise report.
The mother-of-three who owns a $120,000 Hummer uses two spaces when parking her car
Bromley described her vehicle as her ‘fourth child’ but not everyone is so convinced
Bromley told reporters that squeezing her car into a standard parking bay is inconvenient both for her and those she parks next to as it means neither party can get into or out of their cars.
Furthermore, local council law states that a person with a vehicle that is too wide or too long to fit into a single bay, can park using two spots.
Many have taken to writing notes and leaving them on Bromley’s car, calling her a ‘moron’
But Bromley’s latest interaction with a parking inspector at Karrinyup Shopping Centre left a bad taste in her mouth when he informed her she would receive an infringement notice if she didn’t park in a single bay.
When Bromley said it was impossible to fit her car in a single space and asked what she was supposed to do, the inspector allegedly told her to ‘buy a smaller car’.
‘It’s kind of bullying, and [in] today’s world – you’re not allowed to do that,’ Bromley said.
Tim Richards from Karrinyup Shopping Centre said that centre management was liaising with Bromley to address her concerns and ‘offer suitable alternative parking options for larger vehicles given our bays are a standard size of 2.5m’, The Stirling Times reported.
‘The safety and wellbeing of the people who visit and work at our centre is our number one priority and this includes our car parks,’ he added.
Bromley said that squeezing her car into a standard parking bay is inconvenient both for her and those she parks next to as it means neither party can get into or out of their cars