A picture of a parked Ford Ranger has triggered an online debate – but eagle-eyed Aussies are defending the driver after noticing another parking faux pas in the photo.The picture was shared to a Canberra community group on Tuesday and shows the top of the range Raptor model parked in a space marked for 'small cars only’. The Canberra resident who uploaded the photo captioned the image: 'That is not a small car’, referring to the sheer size of the four-door ute. The Ranger 2.28metres wide, making it hard to slot into city carparks or squeeze into supermarket parking spots. Social media users defended the Ford Ranger driver, with many claiming the car was parked perfectly. The Ford Ranger was photographed parked in a space marked for a 'small car only’ (pictured)’I’m thinking they parked that car perfect.
There is plenty of room either side,’ one person commented. 'Perfectly fine to park there, it’s between the lines and not protruding into the line for traffic,’ a second person wrote. A third chimed: 'Is it in between the lines?
Is it straight? Looks like yes to me on both counts. Jog on Karen.’Others disagreed, claiming the driver did not consider space for another vehicle to park next to them and open their door. 'Between the lines but only just.
Parking space widths assume parking well inside the lines so that the person adjacent can 'borrow’ some of the next parking space to open doors,’ one person wrote. 'There’s supposed to be room for both sides to open a door and get out….
Which there isn’t,’ another added. 'And if I happen to bang my car door into that vehicle trying to get into mine then hey yeah if it fits, fine,’ a third person commented. Other eagle-eyed Aussies noticed the person who shared the photo had fixated on the Ford Ranger and kingslot missed another much smaller car which was parked badly. Eagle-eyed Aussies noticed another parking faux pas in the photo – a much smaller car parked in front of the Ford Ranger and outside of the designated lines (pictured)The small car, which looks to be a 2013 black Toyota Prius, is parked diagonally in the parking space with its left back tyre outside the marked yellow line. 'You should have been photographing the car in-front look at their parking efforts,’ one person commented. 'I think the real issue here is old mate in the background.
At least the ranger is in the lines,’ a second person wrote. A third chimed: 'If you clearly look at the car in front looks like they have a smallish car and still can’t park straight in a „normal size spot”!’Standard dimensions for a parking spot in a shared space in New South Wales measure 2.4metres wide and 5.4meters long, according to the City of Sydney. Spaces that are marked for 'small cars’ are only slightly narrower at 2.1metres and measure 5metres long. When parking in a space marked 'small car only’, drivers should consider the space needed to open theirs and adjacent vehicles’ doors .