Originally Posted by Celyn
Actually, taking up a useful parking space merely for the purpose of "eating my lunch and reading the paper" doesn't sound too good either.
Of course, this might mellowed by the thought that the supermarkets are well-aware of their potential as alternatives to motorway service areas etc. Tescos in particular produced a booklet listing all their stores in relation to the national trunk-road/motorway network & the services/facillities on offer. A pretty clear incitement to get drivers to break journeys with them? Whilst with the stupid prices that most official service areas charge, one that many drivers are happy to take-up. Sainsbury too seem to give access from the main-road network a fair priority when siting a store & tend to ensure the store is either visible from or well-signed on adjacent roads.