What The Honk: Here’s one way to climb into a car

Trooper Steve discerns the improper from the inconsiderate

ORLANDO, Fla. – I need my Trooper Steve army to be on the lookout these next few weeks.

Holidays bring out the honks!

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It's your driveway, sure, but you still can't block the sidewalk. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

First up, keeping it simple but still a problem.

Just when you think you’re home and you can park in your driveway the way you want to, technically, you can’t. This small, white SUV, although not blocking the roadway, is blocking the sidewalk.

This is an infraction, and in some cases a HOA violation. Parking in the driveway and blocking the sidewalk is a no-no.

Almost a no-strings-attached situation. Almost. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

I haven’t seen an older model Lincoln like this in such good condition in a long time, but after transporting this over 10-foot ladder in the trunk, I don’t think it’s going to look so good afterward.

It has some string attaching it to the trunk, but this would be a big violation in Florida. The vehicle had Georgia plates on it, though.

When drivers who park like this get towed, specifically after blocking access routes, it's really just cosmic irony that they now have to walk. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

Not only did this vehicle park in a disabled parking space without the proper decals, but it’s also blocking the pedestrian walkway. All of that is secondary to how this driver even decided to park the car.

Although a private parking lot, your vehicle is still subject to fines and possibly being towed.


Keep your dash camera or passenger pictures coming and send them over to me at my “What The Honk” topic page, or attach content to an easy email and send it 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.