- Red smart car was photographed parking horizontally at Wollongong University
- University students question whether the impressive park was legal or not
- Horizontal parking is a legitimate technique for small cars in Europe
A car was spotted parking horizontally at a university car park on the south coast of Sydney
The image posted on to the University of Wollongong’s Facebook page left students scratching their heads whether the maneuver was legal or not.
The impressive park was a described as an intelligent move from the uni student with one person describing the idea as ‘sensible parking is it not? It’s not taking any more width than another car and it’s certainly shorter’.
Others revelled in the situation claiming the horizontal park was ‘tempting’ and commended the driver ‘for thinking outside the box’.
‘How SMART do you have to be to think of that,’ was one witty response to the Facebook post.
One Facebook user clarified the road rules and said ‘Technically no, you’re supposed to park in direction of travel. But it’d still be a d*** move to enforce’.
Despite not being a common sight in Australia, horizontal parking is a legitimate technique for small cars in Europe.
The smart car was carefully parked in a narrow space between two grey cars on the side of the road in Keiraville near the Wollongong University campus.
Despite not being a common sight in Australia, horizontal parking is a legitimate technique for small cars in Europe