Online campaigner exposes Toowoomba's motoring gaffes

A motorist struggles to park between the white lines at the IGA shopping centre on Bridge St.
A motorist struggles to park between the white lines at the IGA shopping centre on Bridge St.

TOOWOOMBA drivers have a reputation of being some of the worst in Australia, but is it just an urban myth or reality.

A new Facebook page has been set up to prove the reputation is reality.

Toowoomba's Bad Parkers and Drivers was set up this week and has already attracted plenty of photos of attempts at parking that simply astound.

The failed parking attempts show drivers failing to park between the white lines, a mobility scooter taking up an entire parking space and vehicles getting a little too close to nearby objects.

Only two days after being launched, the Facebook page has more than 650 likes.

 

 

 

 

 

A mobility scooter takes up a parking space at Coles Wilsonton while the driver of the vehicle in the next parking space struggles to stay within the yellow lines.
A mobility scooter takes up a parking space at Coles Wilsonton while the driver of the vehicle in the next parking space struggles to stay within the yellow lines.

How do you rate Toowoomba's motorists?

This poll ended on 14 September 2013.

Current Results

We're fine. The reputation is just urban myth

0%

Most are good. Like in any town, there are some bad drivers out there.

23%

Horrible. Please don't get me started

48%

I fear for my life every time I drive on Toowoomba's roads

26%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One parking space is not enough for this vehicle at Toowoomba Kmart Plaza.
One parking space is not enough for this vehicle at Toowoomba Kmart Plaza.
This motorist gets a little too close to the nearby pole.
This motorist gets a little too close to the nearby pole.
Motorcycle parking space? No worries.
Motorcycle parking space? No worries.


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