How To Handle People That Don’t Park Between The Lines

We’ve all seen it. Some asshat thinks his car is nicer than everyone else’s car and takes up two spots to prevent his door from being dinged. There’s really nothing you can do. As car people, we would never damage another person’s car. I’ve heard stories of letting the air out of the tires so he’s stuck there for a while. But really there’s nothing you can do. Especially because police rarely write parking tickets in private parking lots.asshat parking
You can take a picture and send it to Jalopnik to shame the guy. But what does that really do? So here’s a better approach. My friend made this and keeps a few copies in his glove box. When he comes across an asshat parking job, he leaves it under their windshield wiper.

asshat parking 2If someone has a better idea, let me know. In the meantime here’s the turtle for you to download and use.



Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, and rose to internet fame taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, and A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.

There are 9 comments for this article
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    Erik at 9:37 pm

    My friend gave me some business cards to keep in my car. They read, “The way you pulled in makes me wish your dad pulled out.” I felt satisfied whenever I used them.

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    ron at 6:32 am

    cops cant give a parking ticket in a private parking lot

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      Bill Caswell Author at 8:04 am

      I consider private to mean all the commercial lots that are say in front of a Dunkin Donuts. And they write handicap parking violations in those all the time. Just never for people taking up two spots or other violations.

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    Michael Korody at 1:41 am

    i could use a couple of those pictures when i try to park at my college!

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    Michael Korody at 1:39 am

    i could use a couple of those pictures when i try to part at my college!

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    Tom Sobieski at 9:00 pm

    And that does what exactly? Call a cop, have it towed, get him ticketed. DO SOMETHING that ISN’T childish.

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      Bill Caswell Author at 9:39 pm

      That’s beauty of it all. Cops never ticket those cars. They never get towed. Omg did you get a turtle?