100 photos! The previous post shows the 100th Parking Idiot Photo on this blog! That is a milestone! Though, not really of good tidings, as it means there are at least a hundred idiots out there who are challenged in parking skills.
I have received much feedback through emails, the comments sections of the blog and also from the various car forums. I have implemented some of the suggestions which I concurred were a good idea, such as displaying the number plates, having Parking Idiot labels for people to print and stick on the cars, sieving out the marginal idiotic photos and only display the ones who cross the line, etc.
There are many supporters of this blog, judging from the many contributions that I have received and the various supportive feedback. And some detractors - who either feel I am being petty doing this, or that some of the photos posted are not really that bad (perhaps their cars were featured and they are feeling sore about it!! ha! ha!)
There was a suggestion to inform the authorities to visit this blog to get evidence to fine the illegal parkers. Heh! Heh! I thought that was a rather good idea, and I have written in to TP, HDB and URA to let them know. So far, TP have replied and thanked me for the suggestion (though I am not sure whether they will actually use the photos - but, we can always hope!)
A couple of readers had asked the HDB if such photos displayed on the blog were submissible as evidence, and were informed that it was possible, but if the offender were to contest the charge, the complainant had to be prepared to testify in court. Well, I hope the readers will do the right thing and not be afraid to carry out their civic responsibilities. The HDB officer concerned had also visited the blog, and had been impressed with the blog!
There was a suggestion to list the authorities hotlines to call when we witness illegal parking. I have implemented that as well:
Traffic Police Hotline: 1800 547 1818
HDB Carpark Hotline: 1800 272 1409
URA Carpark Hotline: 6329 3434
I have also displayed these numbers on the right side bar for easy reference.
Finally, there was also a request for a less wordy Parking Idiot label that may have greater impact. I have prepared one, based on the previous design by Parking Idiot Fan. Hope you find this useful:
It is also found under the Parking Idiot Labels link on the right side bar (Label 3).
So, let's get out there, stick these labels on and catch these idiots on camera!!