July 6, 2009


Big fat truck, photo by Rosemary West © 2009These gigantic trucks are always hazardous in city traffic. If you're stuck behind one, you can't see over or around it; if it is tailgating you (as they usually are), it completely fills the rear view mirror; and they frequently straddle the line that is supposed to divide the lanes. It often seems that the drivers just don't have a feeling for how big these things really are or exactly where they are positioned, or that they really don't care because they know they can bully everyone else on the road. They are clearly inappropriate for trips to the mall or the grocery store, but all too often they are found, like this one, arrogantly taking up four parking spots.

Inept parking, photo by Rosemary West © 2009
I agree that there are too many "compact" spots in most parking lots and that often they are too small even for truly compact cars. But this vehicle certainly could have fit within the boundaries. It's hard to say whether this driver consciously planned to use two slots, or whether it was just an instance of seriously incompetent parking coupled with an I-don't-care attitude.

Car in handicap spot, photo by Rosemary West © 2009
I walked around this car and examined it carefully. There was no evidence of a handicap parking permit anywhere. And there were plenty of empty spots available and nearby.

By the way, all three of these vehicles were parked in the same lot at the same time. I snapped these photos one after the other as I was walking from my car to the store.

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