A mother and son had a tense standoff with a frustrated driver, after the pair refused to budge from a parking spot at a Westfield.
‘It’s stupid … it’s not very good,’ the driver said.
The driver, who drives a ‘family vehicle’, was about to pull into a parking spot at Westfield St Lukes Mall in Auckland, when he came across the mother and child reserving the spot.
‘Can you please move as this is a public car park and I would like to park my family’s vehicle here,’ the driver said.
‘You are obstructing my peace.’
Despite the persistent honking of the horn, the mother appears to continue to talk on the phone while her child nervously hides behind her.
A comment on the posted video of the standoff revealed that the pair eventually gave way after 10 minutes.¬†
The video has sparked hot debate since the incident occurred sometime last week, as to whether the woman was in her rights to stand in and reserve the parking space.
A mother and son had a tense standoff with a frustrated driver, after the pair refused to budge from a parking spot at a Westfield
Another incident saw a woman stand in a parking space on a street in Auckland.
An incident of a similar nature was posted to the Shocking Auckland Drivers Facebook page, where a woman waited in a parking spot on Hobson Street, Auckland for a BMW convertible.
Auckland Transport’s Regional Compliance Manager Rick Bidgood noted in a separate incident that there is no specific law against people reserving a parking spot.
Though, he advised drivers to be extra careful in these situations.¬†
He said to avoid escalating tensions it would be better for the driver to find another parking spot.