Stop Parking at Random Places

by | Nov 2, 2021 | Opinions | 0 comments

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By Suzanne Tan 

Have you experienced going to a place and realised that the parking lots are full. Hence, would you drive around to look for a vacant spot to park or would you park randomly at any spot you see? 

There are drivers who would choose to park their cars at places that are not meant for vehicles to park. For instance, parking at the side of a narrow road. By doing so, the parked car would be obstructing traffic and other road users would need to slow down if the lanes get narrower due to cars parked at the side. 

Another example would be double parking. There are times when the parking spots are all occupied and a driver would park his or her car behind a parked car at a parking spot. Sometimes, the driver whose car has been parked in a parking spot wouldn’t be able to leave if the driver who double parked pulled the handbrakes and the car wouldn’t budge. The best way to avoid this problem is to leave your contact number in your car at a place where others could read it. They would be able to contact you and you could drive your car away. 

Another bad practice is to park a car outside someone else’s house gate. If you are not able to find a parking spot at a residential area, it is still best to park at a spot that isn’t obstructing the residents. You could opt to park at other empty places such as under trees. 

** The views expressed on this opinion are of the writer and not the publisher.