Police spotted parking in disabled bays on new Facebook page


Police spotted parking in disabled bays on new Facebook page

A brace of new Facebook pages has sprung up that allow users to photograph and publicly shame those that insist on parking badly.

Just last week we linked to one such page on the AOL Cars Facebook account that now has nearly 35,000 'Likes' and has users submitting photographs on a daily basis.
> A new site, dedicated to poor parking in the Lincoln area, has highlighted some of the questionable decision making by Lincolnshire Police as a number of images have arisen that show squad cars parked in disabled bays, on double-yellow lines or 'dumped' in the parking spaces with little care or attention.

One photo shows a police car partly parked on double yellow lines and claims the occupant or occupants were "seen in KFC ordering food".

A police spokesperson told the BBC: "There is no evidence to say that the officer was parking there to order food.

"There may have been an operational reason for them being there and without further information about the date/time/location, we cannot identify the officer to ascertain the circumstances of the parking."

A mother of two, who spotted a police car in a disabled bay in a Lincoln supermarket, said the officer or officers were being "lazy".

"There were loads of other available spaces and they chose to park closest to the store," she said.

"When there are available spaces it's quite unfair for them to take a space away from a person that's more deserving."

Police spotted parking in disabled bays on new Facebook page

She did not see if police were at the store for an operational reason or to do some shopping.

A police spokesperson hit back, revealing that disabled and parent bays, "Offer more room to open doors fully without the risk of damage to other road users," thus making it easier for officers to place handcuffed offenders inside the car.

Another photo shows a police car parked across a pavement, reportedly "to get a pizza" according to the accompanying comment.