What the Honk: Let’s be serious for a second

Trooper Steve discerns the improper from the inconsiderate

ORLANDO, Fla. – Doesn’t matter if I take a week off or just a few days, the honks are always in my inbox and ready to go.

You already know how we need to start…

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This parking job should be in front of a Losee-Dixie instead. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

So what was the goal here? It’s almost as if this was intentionally done, but something in my heart says this driver just might be a little confused.

This Lincoln has the proper decaling, but not the correct driving tactics. I really need to just post up and hang out in a parking lot whenever I need a good laugh.

Two badly-parked drivers for the price of one. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Alright, what came first? The Mitsubishi, or the Mercury? Talk about finding some true winners here. Both improperly parked, both with no disabled parking decal, both giving no honks.

I don’t think we will ever end this type of traffic behavior. It really is sad because I don’t think drivers truly know what they are doing when they park like this.

This is behavior that gets people killed.

This is the behavior that gets people killed.

I know this is a segment filled with humor in an effort to affect change, but let’s be serious for a second. We tend not to take anything serious that is traffic-related because we deal with it every day, but when we as the public continue to let behavior like this happen, we will continue to see horrific crashes. This type of violation would land you thousands in fines.

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.

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.