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Some drivers really think that they can park their car wherever they please.without any regard for the fact that it is either illegal or even worse not a safe place to park in the first place. I've seen cars parked on double yellows, double red, in bus stops, pedestrian crossings and of course outside someone's house in a residential area. The later can actually be quite annoying and although it's not usually illegal there are quite often places for visitors to park just up the street, it's just that they can't be bothered to walk fifty steps down the road to the front door of whoever they have come to visit.
It's just another example of selfish and inconsiderate behaviour that has become very symbolic of the way people are and the way they treat others these days. It's very sad, but it would appear that it's a case of every man and woman for themselves and damn the rest of you.
... restricting the movement of pedestrians
I've also noticed that this display of selfish and irresponsible parking tends to be associated more with certain types of vehicles. The delivery man in his white van for example will pull up wherever he pleases regardless of the fact that it's probably blocking an entrance or restricting the movement of pedestrians.
Then of course there are the ones with the big flash cars, the BMWs, or Audi or Mercedes etc. To my mind these are the real culprits and they really do think that they can park where the hell they like without retribution.
Look at the example photos I've posted with this gripe. These were taken at a hospital and as you can imagine, selfish parking in a place such as this can not only be irritating but considering the fact that patients and ambulances etc. need to get around, it could be potentially hazardous as well - didn't really consider that did they?
So next time you're out in that BMW and looking for a parking space just think - is it legal, is it safe and iis the place where I'm about to park likely to inconvenience someone.