angrysanta29a: Christmas shoppers car-parking rage at its worst. Photo: David Nielsen/Queensland Times NO2910DE
angrysanta29a: Christmas shoppers car-parking rage at its worst. Photo: David Nielsen/Queensland Times NO2910DE David Nielsen

How to avoid car park rage this Christmas

CAR parking spots are in hot demand during the Christmas shopping rush, but getting a good spot close to the entry is not worth ruining someone's holidays.

That's the message from the RACQ, as it urges Queenslanders not to lose their cool during what can be a stressful time.

New statistics show car park rage is a major issue.

RACQ's Renee Smith said the club's insurance research revealed 74 per cent of people surveyed have had their car spot stolen by another driver, while 32% have returned to their car to find it damaged.

"This year we're reminding people they're responsible for their actions, and when it comes to car park behaviour exercising simple courtesy to other motorists helps make it a happy Christmas for all," Ms Smith said.

"While manners go a long way, so does common sense, so make sure to always obey car park signage and any requests from management to ensure the smoothest flow of traffic.

"If you're someone who feels their blood pressure rising at the thought of Christmas crowds, make sure you get your shopping done early; and these days of course you have the option of avoiding the crush altogether by shopping online."



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