A mother’s attempt to call out drivers who honked at her on her way to school in the morning has backfired, with social media users saying it’s those who drop her off who cause the most of problems.
The mother lashed out at “people honking aggressively” as she dropped her 12-year-old son off at Marcellin College in Randwick, in Sydney’s wealthy inner east.
The woman took to Facebook last week to denounce drivers’ impatience and called the actions too reasonable.
“The level of road rage that me and my 12 year old are subjected to while picking up and dropping off at the only possible location at his school is next level,” she wrote on Facebook.
A mother lashes out at aggressive drivers who continue to honk their horns as she drops her son off at a ‘no parking’ sign outside Marcellin College in Randwick, in Sydney’s east.
The woman’s 12-year-old son, who attends Marcellin College (pictured), said she feared for her safety at one particular drop-off after a driver behind her kept ‘honking like a crazy “.
She said many parents drop off their children in the area.
“This afternoon I was really scared for our safety because the car behind me and the car behind me started honking like crazy. In fact, I’m starting to worry about being rear-ended on purpose because people completely lose their minds when I put on my flasher or hazards and stop there,” she wrote.
Part of the school, which faces Avoca Street, has a ‘no parking’ sign out front, but drivers are still allowed to stop temporarily to pick up and drop off passengers.
By law, they are only allowed to stop for two minutes and must stay within three meters of their vehicle during that time.
The woman’s complaint, however, sparked backlash, with social media users suggesting her actions were inconsiderate towards other drivers.
“Silly place to stop given how busy the road is. Imagine the chaos and accidents if the whole school had your attitude and did this,” one user wrote.
Others said just because she’s allowed to park there doesn’t mean it’s safe and convenient for other motorists using that busy strip.
“You are right about the no parking sign, but it is dangerous for you and your child to stop there during rush hour because you are creating an obstacle and no one can predict what might happen next ” said another user.
“Traffic in Sydney is congested, with constant rush hour everyone has to be somewhere. Take a minute to make a choice that might work for everyone. Discuss with the school its solutions for the safe arrival and departure of children.
Users slammed the woman after she complained about the “next level” behavior she exhibited from motorists at her school depot in the morning, with some users telling her to be more considerate of other drivers.
Part of the school, which faces Avoca Street (pictured) in Randwick, is a busy area and prompted the woman to hit back at the online backlash, saying she did not want her son to cross from a other part of busy road, as he has a disability
Some suggested the woman’s son take a bus instead, but the mother responded by saying she couldn’t help but drop him off because he was disabled.
She said she didn’t want to drop her son off in another part of the busy road or further away, for this reason.
“Thank you for your absolutely disgusting comments, everyone,” she said.
“I will continue to drop my child off at school, but instead of rushing them to get out of the car within 10 seconds, I will make sure to sit there and wait 1 minute 59 seconds (sic) before leave, from now on,’ she said.