Friday, March 31, 2006
And, my god, I have been overwhelmed with the response. I feel vindicated! I am not alone - so many other people feel as I do - people who park inconsiderately should be taken to task!! And tremendous support from most of the readers! Of course, there are the odd one or two who disagree with it (I wonder if their cars had been featured!)
The media has picked up on the blog, with a famous blogger, Mr Miyagi, writing an article about it (article on Today paper 29 March 2006: "Vigilante justice, blogger-style" (http://www.todayonline.com/articles/109641.asp)). Thanks for the publicity Mr. Miyagi. Hope Johnny has zhnged your car nicely! Please park properly, ok? You don't want to be caught on camera!
I guess the signal is strong - if you park inconsiderately, beware! Almost everyone in Singapore owns a camera phone or a digicam. And it is the matter of seconds to whip it out and take a photo. If the photograper is annoyed enough, he or she will take the trouble to email that photo to me. Once I receive a photo, and if I concur that the photo indeed shows inconsiderate parking - instant fame for the idiot who parked inconsiderately! At the time of writing this post - there are 52 vehicles featured for their inconsiderate parking.
To borrow a line from Candid Camera: "Don't be surprised, if someone, someday, turns to you and says "Hey, isn't that your car shown on the Parking Idiots blog??" So my advice to all the drivers out there: "Please be considerate, and park properly. We should not need any more courtesy campaigns to teach drivers how to park."
047. Contributed by M:
Another pair who's cars apparently are too big for a normal parking lot. They should probably park in a bus bay. Contributor stuck a message on the windscreens: ""I AM A PARKING IDIOT!!! SEE MY PICTURE AT parkingidiots.blogspot.com"
Taken at Tampines Mall Carpark Basement 3 on 30 March 2006 at about 8pm.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
045. Contributed by Amy:
Another sotong class idiot. His actions have have deprived another car from parking in the next lot. It can be seen by the Merc on the left that it is very possible to park within the lot comfortably, yet this Toyota driver thinks his car is bigger than a Merc.
Taken at Alexandra Distripark on 20 Dec 2005 at about 11:00am.
043. Contributed by Fire Phoenix:
This Subaru driver must be the owner of the pavement. He believes no one can walk on the pavement - all pedestrians must detour and walk on the road. What an idiot! And a danger to people, especially the kids and elderly! This kind of parking deserves some TP attention!
Taken at Crescent Road off Dunman Road on 29 Jan 2005.
041. Contributed by P:
This one is a first-class idiot. Parking like this, how the devil does he expect someone else to park in the next lot?? Needless to say, he got slapped with a "Need Parking lessons???" label by our contributor.
Taken at Clarke Quay on 28 Feb 2006.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
039. Contributed by S:
An oldie but goodie. This Volvo was parked out of lot, enough to cause pain for the guy who needs to park in the next lot. And this carpark is nearly always full - so it would be very annoying!
Taken at Changi Village on 18 August 2002.
037. Contributed by JFK:
Photo of the Month!! Normal driver still can forgive for parking like this, but not these guys. Tsk! Tsk! Triple9 have not passed parking?? Must be a rookie! Should send back to Police Academy for parking training!!
Taken at Carpark behind Kallang MRT on 5 Aug 2005 at 7:30pm, and saved to be posted for an occasion like this!
036. Contributed by Epilogos:
This one is really funny! They are not cars, but still parking idiots all the same. Ha! Ha! Here's some photo evidence for the authorities who put up the sign to take some action. Seems that it has been happening for over a year - the signpost is actually assisting the bikers to illegally park and lock their rides! I guess the inconvenienced people are not other drivers, but pedestrians and commuters.
Taken at Compass Point Taxi Stand at Sengkang East Way on 29 March 2006 at about 8:45am.
035. Contributed by Vincent:
There's no question about this at all. This Honda's parking, whilst similar in concept to the parking of the car in the previous post, is way overdone. This one, sad to say, has to be classified an Idiot.
Taken at Golden Mile Complex Basement Carpark on 27 March 2006 at about 3:45pm. (Number plate masked by the contributor.)
034. Contributed by Vincent:
Now here's a question. Is this car too big for the parking lot? Or is the parking lot poorly designed? There's a pillar in the lot!! But is the design so bad that the pillar totally prevents a car from parking within the lot?
From the photo, my judgement is that there is enough space beside the pillar for the driver to still park within the lot. Even if not, why park beside the pillar at all? Why not park in the next empty lot and leave the pillar lot for a smaller car? Still boils down to poor and inconsiderate parking skills. What do you think?
Taken at Golden Mile Complex Basement Carpark on 27 March 2006 at about 3:45pm. (Number plate masked by the contributor.)
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
033. Contributed by Paul:
This white van has parked out of his lot, forcing the Nissan Sunny to park closer to the tree. Fortunately there is a lot of space for the Sunny, thus no great inconvenience.
Taken at car park beside Jurong Bowl/Sheng Shiong on 28 March 2006 at about 1:50pm. (Number plates have been masked by the contributor).
So, I consulted a legal professional and was advised that it was ok to display the car plate number. There is nothing illegal about doing so, and if the intention is not to defame any specific person, but just a picture of the vehicle - there is nothing objectionable about it, and no legal action can be taken.
Therefore, based on the above advice, I am stepping up the blogsite a notch by henceforth NOT masking the plate numbers of the cars, unless specifically requested by the contributor of the photo. I shall respect the contributor's privacy and wishes.
With respect to other feedback, I shall also be more selective about the photos being posted. The criteria is that the car should be at least partially out of a designated lot, and the car must be parked in a way to inconvenience or be a danger to other drivers. They may or may not be breaking any traffic laws, but their inconsiderate behaviour is what we wish to highlight.
Thus, someone who may not park centred in the lot, but still remains fully within the lot, or touching the line, we shall forgive and hope they do better the next time. (You can still stick a parking idiot label, though!). No one can be expected to be perfect, so we shall be more forgiving. But, true idiotic parking, like the Hyundai SUV in the previous post, we shall definately want to display here.
So after this long and rambling reply to feedback received, I hope that all the readers and contributors continue supporting this blogsite, and keep submitting the photos of parking idiots. We have garnerned many supporters in the short span of time this blogsite has been up, and I can only imagine that it shall get more exciting in future, now that we are going to display the number plates!!
Monday, March 27, 2006
032. Contributed by Sarah:
This one truly an idiot. The lady driver of this Hyundai seems to have been doing the same thing for a long time!!!! Goodness gracious - how did she pass her driving test?! Perhaps should stick to the MRT.
Taken at Tampines St 22 Carpark on 27 March 2006.
031. Contributed by Russell:
This Malaysian car had ample space in a wide lot to park properly, but chose not to do so - preferred to park to one side. Fortunately, as the rest of the lots were very wide as well, not too inconvenient for the other cars. I guess most people would disregard this. Hope he would park better another time.
Taken at Liat Towers on 25 March 2006.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
029. Contributed by Leonard:
2 idiots screwing up a carpark lot for others. Pure selfishness and laziness. Couldn't these two morons in the Hyundai and the Merc van park properly? Now only Mr Bean can squeeze his car into the centre lot.
Taken on 24 March 2006 in the morning. For the full story, check out Leonard's Chronicles at: http://leonardpng.blogspot.com/2006/03/rants-empty-not-empty-lot-shit.html
028. Contributed by Melvin:
Two idiots! Look at these cars - why bother parking in a lot at all?? Might as well just leave the cars on the street - they are blocking traffic anyway! Doesn't it occur to these drivers the simple courtesy of moving their cars into the lots enough not to block the road? What morons!
Taken at Clementi Blk 320 carpark on 26 March 2006 at about 11:20am.
027. Contributed by shoopuff:
This Merc cabbie thinks his car is too big for one lot, so he decided to encroach onto the next lot, and give the next driver a hard time. As you can guess from the photo - both the drivers are going to have a hard time entering their cars later; they are parked so close! Are all cabbies this way - we shouldn't generalise, should we?!
Taken at Chong Pang on 26 March 2006 at about 6 am.
I apologise, as this being the first time I have set up a blog, I had not realised that the settings were setup as such. I have now reset the comments feature as such that one can comment freely on any post, without need for approval.
I shall not moderate the comments, except in the case of slanderous material or obscenities.
026. Contributed by shoopuff:
This must be the most inconsiderate idiot in Singapore. Jams brakes in the middle of a busy street to gawk at some performance at Suntec City's Fountain of Wealth. Stops his car in the middle of the road and just leaves it there. This is the kind of moron that creates massive pile-ups and kilometres-long traffic jams on highways to gawk at accidents. Should have called the traffic cops and have him booked for obstructing traffic!
At Suntec City's FOW on 25 March 2006, at about 10pm.
025. Contributed by Jason:
Two morons for the price of one. The Toyota Camry was an idiot to start with - parking like his father owns the carpark. Then the Honda Integra is an even bigger idiot to follow the Camry's antics, instead of parking properly in the next lot where there's sufficient space.
Who's the bigger fool - the fool or the fool that follows the fool?
Taken in Bedok. Submitted on 25 March 2006.
024. Contributed by Jason:
This truck follows the idiotic example of the VW in the previous post. What I would have loved to have seen is the truck and the VW parked back to back and into each other's lots. Now, that would have been hilarious!
Taken in Bedok Central on 25 March 2006 about 12 noon.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
023. Contributed by Jason:
This carpark was poorly designed to start off with. However, that still does not excuse idiotic behaviour. Yet, this post and the next show that idiot parking is prevalent in Bedok Central.
This VW thinks it is a huge assed car that needs to park into the lot behind as well.
Taken in Bedok Central on 25 March 2006 about 12 noon.
022. Contributed by Nitro:
Don't give others consideration. Only think of convenience for yourself. Be selfish and park like an idiot. These must be the mantras of this Nissan driver; parking on the edge and making it difficult for the next lot driver. Taken at Regent Hotel carpark on 23 March 2006 at about 4pm. He won a ParkingIdiot label, courtesy on Nitro, on his windscreen.
021. Contributed by Nitro:
This Honda CRV driver decided that his car is too big and expensive for one lot - so he parks on two. The hell with other drivers at the carpark. What a moron - should take a bus instead! Taken at Wheelock Place on 23 March 2006 at about 9pm.
Was actually admiring this brand new Toyota Fortuner, when I realised it was parked on the line of its lot, even though there was lots of space on its left near the kerb. It forced the car to its right to park well away in a domino spillover effect.
See that woman approaching from the front right of the Fortuner? That's the driver. Dunno if she saw me taking the photo. She's a bad driver alright! As she was driving away, she drove the Fortuner over the kerb on the left! I shudder to think a car the size of a small tank in the hands of an idiot like this - dunno what other damage she'll do before she learns how to drive and park!
Taken at the open carpark, behind Zhenghua Market in Bukit Panjang on 24 March 2006 at about 10:30am.
Out of box parallel parking! What a dangerous idiot! On an extremely busy road as well, was forcing other vehicles to keep a distance. I took from the rear to show how he has jut out from the carpark, and a close-up to get the number plate.
Buffalo Road beside Serangoon Road, on 24 March 2006 about 5:15pm.
016. Contributed by A J:
This SUV driver was lazy to park nearer to the wall; instead chose to park on the line of his lot - not a big issue, but still highly inconveniencing the next lot parking, and causing a domino effect.
Taken on 20 March 2006 about 6.20pm at Cantonment Close MSCP.
Friday, March 24, 2006
Wow, this is great! A reader has designed and contributed 2 more decals for you to print and use to stick on cars that park indiscriminately! Thanks, dude!
Here you go, print these and keep in your car or wallet to stick on those idiots' cars!
Remember to take a picture and send for us to post here!
Thursday, March 23, 2006
015. Contributed by Andreas:
Is it sooooo difficult to park properly? Or spent too much money buying the car, that can't afford the petrol to adjust to park within the lot?
Taken outside Arena Country Club opposite SAFTI MI on 22 March 2006, at about 12:30pm. Car was there at least an hour, and even though the carpark was full, it forced the next lot to remain empty due to this idiot's selfish action.
014. Contributed by Aaron:
This Merc driver is way too much! It was observed that the car on the left had parked properly, but this idiot Merc driver had then arrived and parked like a moron. What a jerk! Taken at Clementi St 14 (Sunset Way) Carpark on 13 March 2006 at 6:09pm. And it's a male driver, and Aaron had posted a note on his windscreen to check for his photo on this blog! Good on ya, Aaron!
SGA Merc driver - if you are reading this - shame on you! If you can't park, don't drive!
013. Contributed by Ivan:
Oooh.. a non-handicapper parking in a Handicap Lot... that's a no-no. Why? Too zhnged to park eslewhere? It's not only idiotic, it's also asking for a wheel-clamp!
Taken at 10-mile Junction Junction on 22 Mar 2006 at about 5pm. I hope you called security, Ivan. You have the photographic evidence.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
012. Contributed by dezimondo:
Ha! Hardly seems a point in masking a single digit license plate. How many of these babies do you see anyway? Obviously, the idiotic driver of this Lamborghini may have the dough to buy the car, but knows nuts about parking. Taken at Harbourfront Carpark on 21 March 2006. The car had been left there from morning till noon.
011. Contributed by STARian:
Parked at Blk 553 Bedok North open carpark - 20 March 2006 about 6:50pm. This kind of idiot driver we normally forgive, 'cos he is still within his lot - but just squeezing the next lot enough to make the next driver squirm. Why can't this Mazda 626 driver just park neatly, or more to his right? Laziness?? Poor parking skills? Reader intolerence? You be the judge. Give us your comments.
There have been a number of requests for labels to place on cars that have been parked idiotically.
We aim to please, so here is a label you can copy and print a few to keep in your car, and to place on a parking idiot's car when you see one. Remember to take a picture!
Thanks for all the support and contributions everyone! Keep 'em coming!
Monday, March 20, 2006
009. Contributed by Lawrence:
Omigod!! This must be the picture of the week! So rich people don't need to park properly?? Calling all Beemer drivers, this is a negative demonstration of vertical parking. This idiot should be banned from driving all classes of vehicles until he passes circuit training again.
008. Contributed by Puffy Frog;
This Nissan Sunny is living on the edge... not sure if the van on his left has forced him to park this way. But according to Puffy Frog, this Sunny has been parking like this quite often.... so.. classfied idiot!
Taken at Hougang Ave 6 (submitted 19 March 2006)
007. Contributed by Russell:
This one at Burlington Square on 12 March evening. This one not as bad as some of the rest - but still goes to show the driver's laziness in not parking within the lot, and causing inconvenience to others. In fact, Russell, who parked next to him decided to give him lots of space - I don't wonder - I would give idiots like this a wide berth, too!!
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The intention of blocking the numbers was to prevent any possible litigation, but some argue not to worry as the photos are clear enough of the action. Without direct shaming, the culprits will hide behind their anonymity and continue their idiotic parking. What do you think? Should the numbers be displayed? Or at least partially covered, to give the idiot some benefit to correct his action without getting fully shamed? Please give your opinion.
There was also a nice quote from Golden Feather of the BMW SG forum: "If you can't park, don't drive"
There were other calls from various forums to show other inconsiderate driving behaviour, and not just limit it to idiotic parking. I think for now, let's see if we can do the idiotic parking coverage well.
I am heartened at the large number of encouragements for starting the blog, as well as the contributions received so far. I hope people continue to send in their contributions and prove the usefulness of this blog once the number of parking idiots reduce in number. We can make a difference.
Monday, March 13, 2006
006. Contributed by Apollo (submitted Sun 12 Mar 2006):
No details given when or where, but this van driver thinks that he can park any old how .... diagonal parking in a parallel parking lot, leaving half his vehicle to block traffic. Convenient for him, really inconvenient and inconsiderate to others.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Sunday, March 05, 2006
All photos published can be credited to the originator (whether by real name or nick), and license plates shall be masked. Email the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or, send me the link if the photo is hosted somewhere. Please include details like when and where the photo was taken.
I think we should also place a print a card and place on the idiot's windscreen with words to this effect:
"Parking Idiot!! Captured on Camera! Visit parkingidiots.blogspot.com to view your picture online!"