Dealing with a double parker can be one of the most inconvenient and annoying things that can happen on the road. First, double parking is already illegal, but what makes the crime worse is that some double parkers don’t even have the courtesy to leave their phone numbers.
We’re all there, and every passing minute is becoming increasingly terrifying. This happened in the case of a woman who desperately waited 30 minutes for the owner of a double-parked Proton Erez (besides the illegally darkened color, to remember) to move her car.
The perpetrator seemed quite indifferent to this act, and even took his sweet time to load things into the car. To add fuel to the fire, he was seen carrying a baby in his lap while sitting in the driver’s seat.
The victim’s husband Shahruddin Suhili shared his plight on Facebook, saying, “For those who like to park twice, especially in crowded places like hospitals, please don’t be selfish and don’t forget to leave your phone number behind.”
“My wife almost cried at the moment. All work, including picking up children from school, was delayed, “he said. “Fortunately, my wife was caught in this situation instead of me,” Shahruddin said, praising his wife for her patience.
Now, we remind you again that double parking is not legal anywhere in Malaysia, and so is caution. This means that victims are encouraged to exercise restraint and not take the law into their own hands.
All you can do is contact the local council to remove the double-parked car. Some would argue that it would take time for police or local authorities to remove blocking vehicles, but the law is still a law.
If you have to park twice, even for a hot minute, have the decency to leave at least one number behind, right? Otherwise, be prepared to pay a fine of at least RM300 for your benefit. In the worst case, you are liable under section 48 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which means you will be fined up to RM5,000 or sentenced to a minimum of 12 months in jail or both.