An angry mum has vented her frustration on social media after she came up against a police van that was parked on the pavement.
The image along with the caption: “1st class parking had to go round onto round [sic] with a pram at 3.15 pm which is a busy time on this road” was shared in the ‘spotted Cumbria’ Facebook page.
The post attracted a wide range of comments from members of the group including: “Because responsible adults can’t cross roads safely with prams these days” and “How dare they respond to a job to park outside the property just because some insensitive person requires an emergency response”.
Police vans will often park as close as they can to an address to gain quick access to a property.
For example, they might have to transport a violent prisoner, so need their van to be close to a property so that members of the public do not get hurt.
And while this can mean causing a bit of inconvenience for other pedestrians and road users, most emergency services personnel will try and park with as little trouble to other road users as possible.
But sometimes these sort of inconveniences just cannot be avoided as is probably the case here.
It is fair to say that this mum probably did not take part in the ‘Hit The Heroes’ phenomenon whereby members of the public (and some restaurants) leave food on unattended emergency vehicles…
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