Freeport, Illinois — We’ve all seen it happen haven’t we. Perfectly healthy individuals (without handicapped stickers or handicapped license plates) pulling up and parking in handicapped spots.
Or the car parked in front of the store in the fire lane, as they sit there waiting for the person who ran into the store to come out.
Are they really that lazy?
Even the people who just can’t seem to park at all. You know the ones.
They park over the line in a parking spot or just flat out park in the middle of the parking space, leaving no way for another car to park next to them.
Self serving jerks to the rest of us in the driving world.
They’re the drivers we all complain about when we see them out and about and – we sure do see a lot of them don’t we.
Well, there’s a new watchdog in the city of Freeport who aims to put a stop to it all.
Here’s how it works.
Whether you’re parked in the street, a parking lot or any other public place if you park in a spot you’re not entitled to park in, or park in a manner completely inconsiderate of all others around you, these people take a picture of your bad parking.
Yep, a picture.
They then take that picture of your bad parking example and they post it on-line for the entire city of Freeport to see. The public then gets to have a little fun discussing your decision to park where you weren’t supposed to, or to park in the crazy, seemingly drunken slumber you decided to at that moment.
Needless to say, so far they’ve snapped a lot of photos from all over the city. We have to say, some of you out there sure do park in some surprising ways.
So, the next time you’re out and about and think it will perfectly fine to park where you shouldn’t for a moment, be careful of that innocent old lady, young teen or happy middle aged person behind you.
They may seem next in line to park where you are but they could be Freeport’s “Dick of the Day” watchdogs who are seconds away from making your bad parking, Freeport famous.
While we have no idea who the person(s) are behind the “Dick of the Day” movement or precisely where in the city their bat cave exists, they are out there.
A mission, to make sure if the building does catch fire, or an emergency vehicle does need close access, your car doesn’t prevent them from doing their job on behalf of the public.
A mission, to make sure you don’t park like a dick, and act like you own the place.
If you’d like to see what the Robin Hood(s) of parking have been up to, you can visit them here.
Let us know what you think. What do you think of a group intending to be informative on how not to park in public?