Fury over ‘ridiculous’ big ute in driveway fine
A woman has lashed out after her brother copped a "ridiculous" parking fine for stopping in his cousin's driveway to do a school drop-off.
The woman told news.com.au her brother's car was in their cousin's driveway in the Perth suburb of Byford for five to 10 minutes before copping the fine last Wednesday.
The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, vented about the fine on social media, saying it was unfair. She said driveways in the Byford area were "too small", and her brother had tried to keep his car off the footpath. Despite the big ute struggling to fit in the driveway, pedestrians were still able to pass the vehicle, the woman added.
She said the ranger could have knocked on the door and asked her brother to move the car, but within minutes of him parking there, he was issued a $60 fine.
The woman shared a photo of the ute on social media, with the rear of the vehicle partially encroaching on the footpath.
She said she thought the fine was "a bit ridiculous", saying her brother had left ample room for pedestrians to move around the ute.
"This really grinds my gears. Driveways in Byford are too small for four wheel drives," she wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.
"He tried his best to be out of the way, all street parking was taken. You can still get around the car.
"If they don't want people parking on footpaths they should allow for more street parking.
"Byford is full of big cars, maybe they should start accommodating them!
"I understand why you can't park on footpaths, but there was plenty of room to get even a wheelchair around the car."
She said the family had complained to their local council, who had committed to bring up the issue at a council meeting.
News.com.au contacted the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale for comment.