What the Honk: Stop blocking disabled parking spaces

Trooper Steve discerns the improper from the inconsiderate

ORLANDO, Fla. – Summer is approaching fast and it seems some of you are checking out a little early.

The simple “I don’t care” attitude is everywhere.

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Even if this driver has the proper decaling, they still managed to find a way to park incorrectly. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

I guess when you gotta go, you gotta go . . . at least that’s what it looks like when your vehicle is parked like this. Talk about making your issues everyone else’s.

This driver decided the oversized parking wasn’t good enough for them, so they just took two spots. This is a classic “What the Honk” moment.

An entitled driver broadsides a handicapped parking space in the sweet (or bitter) name of coffee. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Allow me to show you the visual definition of entitlement.

Two young ladies pull up, park and go into the store. Yes, this is how they left the car. Pedestrian walkway, disabled parking and another space all blocked for some coffee,

Crazy part is, I’m told they were inside for more than 10 minutes before coming back out and driving away.

Fleet drivers are people too, no less likely to block handicapped parking spaces. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Zero excuse for anything like this.

There are no exceptions for anyone other than those who have a parking decal. Meaning, there are no other vehicles allowed at all, whatsoever, to park in a disabled parking space without the proper decaling. No school buses, no money transports and definitely no construction vehicles.

And now that I look closer, they are blocking two spots! Tickets for everyone!

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.