What the Honk? Here’s how (not) to park

Trooper Steve discerns the improper from the inconsiderate

If you park like any of the following people, you should consider just not driving.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Keeping it short and simple today.

If you park like any of the following people, you should consider just not driving.

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A golf cart parked incorrectly, outside of a parking space. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

When are we going to learn that these areas are not designated for parking under any circumstance?

Whether it’s a car, truck or a golf cart, even if you have the right parking decal, this is not a parking space. You are limiting others’ movement by doing this.

A four-door sedan parked incorrectly, again outside of a parking space. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

I took some time and looked up New York law and compared it to Florida law, then compared it to every state across the country.

Yeah, like I thought, this isn’t allowed anywhere, so for goodness sake stop doing this. It makes me want to start my own trooper towing company.

A third example of improper parking outside of a parking space. What came first, the scooter or the Lexus? (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Two for one, buy one get one!

All apply and all drive me insane when it comes to parking lots. I am honestly curious what came first though, the scooter or the Lexus?

Either way, the Lexus has no business being there and doesn’t even have a disabled parking decal. The same people who do this are the ones who don’t say “Thank you” when you hold the door for them.


I want to share the things you’re seeing! Keep your passenger pictures or dash camera videos coming and email them to me at AskTrooperSteve@wkmg.com.

Please drive safely.


About the Author:

Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.