Sunshine Coast Daily

Should people who don't return car park trolleys be fined?

YOU'VE just bought a new car and have to brave the shopping centre car park for the first time.

It's a feeling most of us would be familiar with: "Will I end up with damage to my car from a left behind trolley or careless driver?"

One Daily reader recently came up with an idea which may appeal to some of you.

Fed up with inconsiderate shoppers who failed to return their trolley to the rank, John Mase suggested the following: fine them.

Mr Mase felt a fine or parking warden should be introduced in shopping centres to stop run away trolleys and curb car damage.

"I'd like to see what people think about those that do not return their trolleys to the rank and leave them beside expensive vehicles without a second thought," he said.

"Time and time again at the plaza and Kawana, shopping trolleys are left beside vehicles when the rank is only a few meters away.

"Honestly their should be a fine for this behaviour or a parking warden to stop this from happening."

Mr Mase said car park inspectors should be introduced to stop people's property from being ruined.

"You should feel good about leaving your car in a shopping centre car park," he said.

What do you think? Should a fine or inspectors be introduced at shopping centres to prevent trolley damage to cars?



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