A parking lot feature spotted in Australia has left internet users questioning why it isn’t the norm globally.
Need to reverse into a space? Cue a line of five cars waiting and watching behind you.
In a rush to get to the store? You can bet there’s only one far-too-tight spot available.
People face issues in parking lots every day, but still, most of us put up with squeezing into spaces, shuffling between cars and contorting ourselves to get in and out of the driver’s seat.
I say ‘most of us’ because there’s a parking lot in Australia that’s devised a solution to the chaos.
Located at the Glebe Hill shopping center in Tasmania, Australia, the parking lot looks like most others in that it features spaces separated by white lines.
However, rather than a single white line separating each space, this particular parking lot has rectangular boxes between each space, increasing the size of the gap between cars.
The boxes might mean fewer cars can fit into the lot, but they also mean that anyone who does park there can easily get in and out of the parking space and the car itself.
It seems so simple – why haven’t we been doing this the entire time?
Many people have been thinking the same after one very satisfied customer shared pictures of the parking lot on Facebook.
The driver wrote on the Tasmania Parking Fails Facebook group: “All car parks should adopt this method for line markings.”
“(It) gives you a level of confidence when parking here that it is fairly unlikely that you will get a ding in your door whilst shopping,” they continued.
“I realise that it doesn’t absolutely guarantee that damage won’t occur, but it is most likely 95 per cent effective.
“Not too many parking fails seem to happen here because the double lines have the effect of creating more accurate parking.
“Supermarket car parks are renowned for a high degree of car damage but not so here.”
Viewers have described the feature as ‘genius’ and ‘such a great idea’, with another person who experienced the car park firsthand saying it was an ‘absolutely elite parking experience”.
Of course, the risk of a collision is rarely zero when cars are moving around in the compact space of a parking lot, but the added space between cars will certainly make it less likely.
10/10, no notes. Well done, Australia.