Q: What is SelfishParker.com?
A: As the name suggests, Selfish Parker is a site dedicated to embarrassing inconsiderate parkers.
Q: Why was SelfishParker.com created?
A: Living in any city, but especially London, parking spaces are a rare commodity, and nothing drives us more mad (excuse the pun) than when we see selfish parkers parked in a way that stops someone else getting a space. Owning a car in a city can be a great help, but it can also be a massive stress, especially when trying to park and so we hope this site will make people just be that little bit more aware of not being a selfish parker.
Q: What constitutes a selfish parker?
A: We are sure most people could guess what a selfish parker is, and probably have a few examples of their own that they have witnessed, but for now, here are some examples:
- A parker who doesn’t park thoughtfully in a parking bay – they leave too big a space from another car just because they want to thus encroaching into the next space.
- A Parker who just stops in a long parking bay (normally on the side of a residential street) not considering how close they are to the line/another car and end up making half a space useless and thus stopping another car getting in the parking bay.
- A parker who stops on the side of a road causing other drivers to have to stop, slow down and change their direction and navigate around the parked car.
- A parker who just swings into a parking space meaning the space directly next to them is smaller and thei car is at an angle thus making it difficult for the car next door to turn out from an impaired viewing position.
Q: What do we want SelfishParker.com to do?
A: Well, simply to stop selfish parking. However, there will always be selfish parkers out there, some of whom may even park badly on purpose, but who knows, maybe after seeing their own car on this site they may get a flash of embarrassment and pay a little more attention the next time they park.
Q: Why should you sign up?
A: Using a well known phrase, every little helps. Every picture taken, every comment made and every example of a selfish parker will build awareness. This is a simple site with simple ambitions.
Q; What does www.selfishparker.com recommend?
A: We do not want to see any comments or imagery that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offence, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law in the United Kingdom.