These days, just the thought of finding a car park can cause many of us to reconsider going out. We would rather stay at home than to get stuck in traffic and ended up fight for parking space with other people. In fact, looking for a parking can be one of our biggest, scariest nightmares!
Below are the parking sins that Malaysians love to commit but for a better Malaysia, we need to stop these habits!
1. PARK AT HANDICAPPED (OKU) SPOT
If you do this, do not get mad if your car gets clamped or blocked by other motorcycles or vehicles that actually driven by OKU individuals. These parking spaces are rightfully theirs.
2. DOUBLE PARKING
And not leaving a contact number detail or a name card to call!
This is the worst possible thing anyone could ever do. At some places, looking for parking is like looking for a needle in a haystack. We have no choice but to double park for a few quick minutes.
However, you should always remember to leave your contact details behind.
3. STANDING IN A PARKING SPOT TO RESERVE IT
As a Malaysian, do you know that by standing in a parking spot in an attempt to “reserve” it can cause you to be fined up to RM2,000 or even be jailed in 6 months?
The Royal Malaysia Police said that it is against the law to physically place oneself in a parking lot to prevent other vehicle from using it. This is classified under the law as unlawful interference and importuning.
For more details, you can read here https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/09/21/cops-standing-in-a-parking-spot-to-reserve-it-can-cost-you-rm2000-or-even-jail-time/
4. TAKE UP TWO PARKING SPACES FOR ONE CAR
With the huge numbers of vehicles in Malaysia, it is hard to find an available parking as it is, but some people just like to make it difficult for others. Thus, let’s not do that!
Drivers who park inconsiderately, with one wheel or one end of their car protruding out of the box, rendering other parking spots beside them, unusable. Instead of occupying one spot, people who take two parking spots are causing huge nuisance. Thus, learn to park in one spot accurately.
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