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Woman causes massive traffic chaos and driver outrage with photoshoot in middle of a Canberra street

Infuriating moment a ‘self-absorbed’ driver causes a huge traffic jam to do a 15 MINUTE photoshoot of her car in the middle of the road – but some rush to DEFEND her

  • Woman stopped in middle of street in Canberra to take take photos pf parked car
  • Footage of traffic at standstill sparked divided reaction after being shared online
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Extraordinary images of a woman stopping traffic to take photos of her car parked in the middle of a busy street has peeved off fellow drivers.

The incident in the inner Canberra suburb of Red Hill occurred in May but has gone viral online after a furious motorist shared it to a community Facebook page in the nation’s capital.

The pictures show traffic in a leafy street stopped at a standstill before several fed up motorists try to maneuverer past the blue park parked in the middle of the street.

The woman blocked the road for 15 minutes while her friends took photos of her car, according to the motorist who posted about the incident. 

But some motorists accused locals of overreacting, saying cars could easily have driven around. 

A woman brought traffic to a standstill in Canberra by parking  in the middle of a street (pictured, the blue car)

The images sparked a divided reaction online as many drivers slammed the  woman over her ‘self absorbed’ and unacceptable behaviour.

‘She is a public nuisance and should be fined,’ one wrote.

Others called for the woman fined to be fined.

‘She’s breaking the road rules parking in an unsafe manner and should be lucky she didn’t get seen by the police,’ one commented.

Another added: ‘Just shows lack of consideration for other people. An indication their basic respect for others is non existent.’ 

Frustrated drivers eventually gave up on waiting and tried to move past the parked car

Frustrated drivers eventually gave up on waiting and tried to move past the parked car

But some questioned why other drivers caught up in chaos waited so long to drive around the commotion.

‘What’s the big deal? You could drive a Mack truck through the gap beside her. Let her take her photos, it’s not doing any harm,’ one wrote.

Another added: ‘Why can’t people just be nice? Let her take the photos and move on.’ 

Parking in the middle of the street is illegal in ACT.

‘You must not stop or park on a road in a position that obstructs access by vehicles or pedestrians to or from a footpath ramp or a similar way of access to a footpath, on a bicycle path or passageway,’ the state’s road rules handbook.

The extraordinary incident divided reaction after it was shared to a community Facebook page

The extraordinary incident divided reaction after it was shared to a community Facebook page

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