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To use the supermarket carpark as a shortcut?

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NapQueen Tue 25-Apr-17 19:47:47

There is a bridge I drive over a few times a week during rush hour. Three quite big roads lead onto it, with two of the three also going through a hellish roundabout too before that.

Conveniently theres a small road which leads down to a big supermarket next to Hellish Roundabout which avoids all main roads etc. On leaving the supermarket carpark I usually turn left and follow the roads home, but if I pop there then need to go over the bridge, I turn right and a small road leads almost directly onto the bridge.

Up until now Ive only ever used the supermarket "shortcut" on times when I actually need to go into the shop. However a few days now of sat waiting on these main roads, for some days up to 20 mins!! Im wondering if it would be unreasonable to take small road to supermarket, enter the carpark then leave straight after and take the slip onto the bridge?

NapQueen Tue 25-Apr-17 19:48:50

And I should add the bridge goes over water so I cant take an alternative route without driving downriver to another, equally as busy, bridge.

c3pu Tue 25-Apr-17 19:52:47

If it's busy, I would. Beware of picking up a "parking" ticket though as you may be breaking the terms and conditions.

FeckinCrutches Tue 25-Apr-17 19:57:05

How on earth would you get a parking ticket for driving through a car park? confused

NapQueen Tue 25-Apr-17 19:58:03

Theyve got a "do not exceed 4 hours" sign but thats it.

SaucyJack Tue 25-Apr-17 20:01:07

No, it doesn't sit right with me. It's queue jumping- and that's not the British way.

kmills85 Tue 25-Apr-17 20:07:08

I would defo do it, I usually cut through a petrol station to avoid traffic lights in the morning shock

Chocmudpie Tue 25-Apr-17 20:31:26

Do it! But keep it to yourself so everyone else doesnt start doing it. Dont feel guilty and no of course you wont get a ticket hmm

Cerberusia Tue 25-Apr-17 20:32:59

I would.

honeycheeerios Tue 25-Apr-17 20:33:31

Oh god you will get people saying it's not right, they wouldn't do it, blah blah blah...

It's not a big deal, I would totally do it smile

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Tue 25-Apr-17 20:35:03

Pop in for something then technically you have parked as a shopper and gone out the car park legitimately. . Still be quicker than the long way if you self scan!!

Scribblegirl Tue 25-Apr-17 20:37:26

Life is short wink I would. Add up the delays over a year! That's like.. 2 or 3 DAYS of sitting in traffic..

Crankycunt Tue 25-Apr-17 20:38:54

What loss is there to the supermarket, if someone drives through it's car park, which probably doesn't belong to them in the first place.

DramaAlpaca Tue 25-Apr-17 20:39:42

I would so do that.

SnickersWasAHorse Tue 25-Apr-17 20:39:44

I would do.

As for the people rolling their eyes at the idea of getting a ticket, some car parks will take your reg number as you drive in and there have been cases of people getting fined for not paying for parking even though they have driven in and then straight back out again.

Cubtrouble Tue 25-Apr-17 20:41:10

I would totally do this.

I've seen a car do it round the back of a persons house to avoid traffic lights but never had the guts to do it myself!

TeenageCentaurMortificado Tue 25-Apr-17 20:44:51

I do it! Stupid god awful roundabout off a duel carriage way (v busy), onto a very busy main road with traffic lights. Slip road into Asda. I go on slip road, through massive car park round the back and out the other side skipping two sets of traffic lights, the queue off the dual carriage way and directly before the next island.

Soz Asda grin

WillWorkForShoes Tue 25-Apr-17 20:51:28

There is a similar short cut near me. The supermarket has a 4 hour rule, but only cameras on one entrance. I never use it, but my work colleagues have been caught out a couple of times and issued tickets. The one camera seems them coming in at the start of the day and leaving at the end of the day and so the company believes they have parked there all day.

Scribblegirl Tue 25-Apr-17 21:08:10

teenage musing now that you live in Newport, you can do that there grin

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Tue 25-Apr-17 21:08:46

Depends which supermarket it is.

NapQueen Tue 25-Apr-17 21:09:29

The blue 'un

TeenageCentaurMortificado Tue 25-Apr-17 21:49:41

scribble not Newport 😄

Asda clearly cornering the 'motorist friendly* market 😂😂

Lambbone Tue 25-Apr-17 22:23:45

The best way to IKEA in Croydon is through the Asda car park.

Then you don't have to tangle with the Purley Way at all.

I don't feel the slightest bit guilty about it.

WeAllHaveWings Tue 25-Apr-17 22:30:02

I don't see a problem as long as you are driving safety and slowly at car park speed and no rushing through it as a short cut.

The only time it becomes a problem is when other drivers realise what you are doing and copy you making the car park unsafe.

NC4T Tue 25-Apr-17 22:32:08

I came here to ask if you meant the roundabout in mortlake but that's sainsbos.

I completely confused by "the blue 'un" though. There's no blue supermarket. I can think of red, orange, yellow, wasp, green (cheap) and green (spenny)... what's blue?

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