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Monday, June 17, 2024

Latest rogues’ gallery of ‘bad parking’ examples from our readers

The latest rogues’ gallery of bad parking photos shows disregard for handicapped-designated parking spaces and lack of understanding of parking designated for golf carts.

On Sunday morning, a Villages-News.com reader shot a photo of a car at Publix, parked diagonally and spilling into a handicapped parking spot.

A car at Publix at Brownwood overlaps onto a handicapped parking spot.
A car at Publix at Grand Traverse plaza overlaps onto a handicapped parking spot.

Another reader, this time at Sam’s Club, showed a SUV, with handicapped plates, splitting the difference between a handicapped parking spot and restricted area.

This vehicle was parked partially in a handicapped spot at Sam's Club.
This vehicle was parked partially in a handicapped spot at Sam’s Club.
A Prius-driving New Yorker in a handicapped parking spot.
A Prius-driving New Yorker in a handicapped parking spot.

A Prius-driving New Yorker, without handicapped plates, was photographed in a handicapped spot, not quite within the designated parking boundary.

There continue to be misunderstandings of the proper way to park in a golf cart space, including a golf cart driver who opted to park along the curb at Lake Sumter Landing.

Golf cart parking at Lake Sumter Landing.
Golf cart parking at Lake Sumter Landing.

An automobile driver apparently decided to imitate the parking style of golf carts at Spanish Springs Town Square.

An automobile parked in a golf cart spot at Spanish Springs Town Square.
An automobile parked in a golf cart spot at Spanish Springs Town Square.

Another reader was surprised when he emerged from Southern Trace shopping plaza to find a diagonally parked vehicle partially blocking his access.

A driver's vehicle (at right) was partially blocked in at Southern Trace.
A driver’s vehicle (at right) was partially blocked in at Southern Trace.
A van takes two "half spaces" at Publix at Southern Trace.
A van takes two “half spaces” at Publix at Southern Trace.

 

 

 

 

Also at Southern Trace, the driver of a van, spotting two half spaces left open by two parked golf carts, opted to move in straight down the middle.

If you spot some bad parking in The Villages, share it with our readers by sending your photo to news@villages-news.com

Bad parking behind redsauce at Lake Sumter Landing.
Bad parking behind redsauce at Lake Sumter Landing.
A truck takes up two spaces at HomeGoods.
A truck takes up two spaces at HomeGoods.
A car is parked in a spot designated for a golf cart at Denny's.
A car is parked in a spot designated for a golf cart at Denny’s.

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