Motorist left deflated in desperation for Studland parking space

Among all the crazy parking antics at Studland over the past few days, Purbeck Police came across this broken down vehicle with burst tyres, just by the exit of the National Trust car park at Shell Bay in Studland.

At first it looked like the car had been very unlucky but then it transpired that the damage was all self inflicted. Purbeck Police posted on social media:

“I’m sure none of you would laugh at this pic. It’s a vehicle that tried to get into Shell Bay car park after it closed by driving in the exit. The exit that has one way spikes in.”

Vehicles parked on Ferry Road in Studland
Purbeck Police

During the mini-heatwave this week, beach-goers flocked to Studland and stopped anywhere they could in order to get parked

Motorist attempted to drive over the one way spikes

It appeared that in their desperation to find a place to park, the motorist in this car attempted to drive over the one way spikes that only allow cars to get out of the car park and not into it.

So if anyone has ever wondered if the metal spikes at the exit to the National Trust car parks in Studland actually work at preventing cars driving in the wrong way, then the answer is an unambiguous yes, as this driver found out to their considerable cost!

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