Little park of horrors named and shamed

MISSED IT: The driver of this vehicle could have benefited from a moment or two to straighten up in their chosen park.
MISSED IT: The driver of this vehicle could have benefited from a moment or two to straighten up in their chosen park. Contributed

THINKING of abandoning your car after parking badly? Think again.

A Gympie motorist fed up with poor parking has taken to social media to reform Gympie's worst parkers.

The Facebook page, Gympie's Worst Parkers, is naming and shaming drivers who struggle to keep their wheels within the lines.

And the page is proving a hit, with more than 800 likes since its creation on June 1.

Self-proclaimed to be "shaming Gympie's crap drivers", followers are encouraged to post photos of bad parking whenever and wherever it strikes.

"The original reason I created the page was all the terrible parkers in Gympie," the Facebook page creator, who wished to remain anonymous, said.

"Everyday I see at least one, so I thought as many people would be just as frustrated as me with people that just park however they want."

One type of driver people appear to loathe the most is the luxury car owner. The luxury car driver has so much pride and joy in their ride, they can't bear the thought of someone parking nearby.

They could park at the most outer reaches of the car park but seemingly it's far easier to double park.

This has raised the ire of the Facebook page's followers, with a handful of drivers already caught out.

Another driver doing the rounds is the clueless driver. This breed of driver can strike at any time and the results are both amusing and inconvenient.

Parking up gutters, across crossings, in front of private property's wheelie bins on garbage day and a whole myriad of mind-boggling scenarios, the clueless driver leaves frustration in their wake.

A perennial pet hate also gaining notoriety are motorists who use disabled parking when not entitled, convinced their need is greater than that of a disabled person.

Not to be outdone, the snug-as-a-bug parker loves feeling nice and snug in their park. The less distance between their vehicle and neighbouring cars, the better.

Good luck opening a door next to this parker as the skills of a gymnast will be needed.


Gympie Times

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