Mother slammed over common school drop-off act in Randwick, Sydney
A mother’s attempt to warn drivers for honking at her as she delivered her morning school has backfired, with social media users saying those making the deliveries are causing the most trouble.
The mother lashed out at the “people who honked aggressively” as she dropped her 12-year-old son off at Marcellin College in Randwick, in Sydney’s wealthy inner west.
The woman took to Facebook last week to criticize drivers’ impatience, calling the actions more than reasonable.
“The level of road rage my 12 year old and I are subjected to while doing my pick up and drop off at the only possible spot at his school is next level,” she wrote on Facebook.
A mother has lashed out at aggressive drivers who continue to honk as she drops her son off in front of 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 during one episode after a driver behind her kept honking “like crazy.”
She said there are many parents who drop their children off in the area.
‘This afternoon I genuinely feared for our safety when the car behind me, and the car behind it, started honking like crazy. “I’m actually starting to worry that I’m being rear-ended on purpose because people go absolutely crazy when I turn on my turn signal or hazard lights and stop there,” she wrote.
One part of the school, facing 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 remain within three meters of their vehicle during this time.
However, the woman’s complaint received a brutal response as social media users suggested her actions were inconsiderate to other drivers.
‘Crazy place to stop, given the traffic on the road.
“Imagine the chaos and accidents if the entire school had your attitude and did that,” one user wrote.
Others said just because she’s allowed to park there doesn’t mean it’s safe for other drivers using the busy stretch.
“You are right about the ‘no parking’ sign, but it is unsafe for you and your child to stop there during rush hour because you create an obstacle and no one can predict what might happen next,” said another user.
‘Traffic in Sydney is busy, it’s a permanent rush hour, everyone has to be somewhere.
Take a moment to make a choice that could work for everyone. Talk to the school about their solutions for the safe arrival and departure of children.’
Users have criticized the woman after she complained about the ‘next level’ behavior she faced from motorists as she dropped off her morning school, with some users telling her she should be more considerate of other motorists.
Part of the school, opposite Avoca Street (pictured) in Randwick, is a busy area, prompting the woman to hit back at online comments and say she doesn’t want her son crossing another part of the busy road , because he has a disability
Some suggested the woman’s son take a bus instead, but the mother hit back, saying she couldn’t drop him off because he has a disability.
She said she doesn’t want to drop her son off on another part of the busy road or further away for this reason.
“Thank you for the absolutely disgusting comments, everyone,” she said.
‘I will continue to drop my child off at school, but instead of rushing him out the car door in 10 seconds, I will make sure to sit there and wait until 1 min 59 sec (sic) before driving away, from now. ‘ she said.