Council needs to reverse dangerous parking rule
PHARMACIST Hugh Ada is sick and tired of people backing into his veranda.
About a fortnight ago a motorist backed into the pylons that support the veranda atop Mr Ada's pharmacy.
"That's happened more times than I've had breakfast," he said.
But this time they knocked off a drainage pipe and managed to disconnect the support from the veranda it stabilises.
Luckily, the structure did not fall down.
"Normally I would say reverse angle parking or nose-in parking would both deliver the same results," Mr Ada said.
But in this case he said the evidence suggested nose-in parking would avoid accidents like the one for which he is about to get a clean-up bill.
"If somebody drives nose-in they can see," he pointed out.
"So it's advantageous for me and bad drivers anyway."
Another solution Mr Ada offered was placing cement sleepers in front of the gutter so people's tyres would hit those before colliding with his property.
Mr Ada also said he sometimes saw Queenslanders arrive in town and just proceed to nose-in park.
"Then I think they feel a bit strange when they get out," he said.