Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Date: Tuesday, 20th February, 2007
Time: 0915 hours - 0945 hours
Place: Singapore Botanic Garden, Visitors' Centre
RL: A big, new Toyota Camry parked at a disabled lot absolutely spoilt my outing today. I am a wheelchair-bound driver. Because of this car SGP5763G occupying the lot for the disabled, I had to park at a normal-sized lot & had my car and the poor car next to mine scratched (while getting my wheelchair in & out of the car). By the way, the car SGP5763G did not have any label signifying the driver or the passenger was a disabled.

If only I could park beside car SGP5763G, and have both his/her AND mine car
scratched by my wheelchair or better still, if only divine intervention would
make the driver a new member of the wheelchair users!

NPARKS should do something to enforce the proper use of car park lots meant for the handicapped. A letter should be sent to the owner of car SGP5763G.

Mockingbird: A case like this should have been brought to the attention of the staff manning the park right there and then so they could wheel-lock the car. Alternatively, a call could have been made to URA so they could assign a warden to issue the car a summon.


At Tuesday, February 27, 2007 6:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya, this guy is wrong coz use disable lot. But you also shouldn't scrath other people car with ur wheelchair.
You should approach the management people abt this.
Can imagine how sad the people who park next to u, when he/she realized somebody has scrathed his/her car ?

At Wednesday, February 28, 2007 10:17:00 AM, Anonymous Toyota Belta said...

A disabled person forced to get on and off his car next to such a car so inconsiderately parked, would be forgiven for accidentally scratching the car with neither any disabled driver nor disabled passenger(s). Most people would say the able-bodied driver who doesn't spare a thought for the handicapped, deserves to get his car scratched.

At Wednesday, March 07, 2007 3:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There aren't enough special reserved parking lots if any car that carries a disabled pax is allowed to park there. Even when I ferry my aged grandparents, who incidentally use walking aids, I DO NOT use the disabled lots. I drop them at the most convenient spot & then drive away to park elsewhere. A driver with a disability cannot do this. So, spare a thot for the disabled drivers.

At Sunday, March 11, 2007 7:04:00 PM, Blogger SUBUTEX said...

To writer Wednesday, March 07, 2007 3:21:00 PM

you are 200 % right. these idiots are idots.

sometime to tech them a lesson, w may need ot break some law. you know tit for tat.

a small drop of paint in a plastic bag (untied)can do a good job, but its risky, as one will land in triuble if caught. aometimes. i cant help to think of such , but actuallu doing it is another.

just hoped that this driver gets into ac accident , gets injured or immobilised, then they will learn, what inconvenience it is to the disabled when th elot is blocked.

At Monday, March 12, 2007 10:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Subutex

How true is it that our govt has outsourced the enforcemt of carparks to the pte sector? If so the nabbing of idiots like the owner of SGP5763G can never work. If there is no law, then perhaps taking the law into yr own hand is not unfair. I support your view.

At Friday, March 16, 2007 11:31:00 PM, Blogger SUBUTEX said...

based on the law, taking own judgement and meting punishment such as car scratching is a crime.

Everyone knows that. its an expression of frustation deep inside me or us, when we see an idiot getting away scot free.
at the least , standby the hotline of URA / HDB or TP. At least there is some chance the warden may respond and issue a warning.

those people who scratches car out of jealousy due to new car or expensice car is problem.

th eonly way to teach "legally" is to park close, open the car door hard (its better if your car has a door guard). then close back with a suprise look on the face (act blut actually), them move into another carpark. if you have a rear passenger, then asl only the rear passenger to open hard. remeber, the rear door is the door that can sustain maximum dent, because of its curvature and the other car has no guard to block rear door contacts.

Cars such as BMW 520 320 has rear doors that are killer in shape. other cars are at their mercy. try not to park beside them. dont believe me, just take a look.
anyway, thse scratching of cars are just feelings. its not really my intnetion to educate such, but th eleast if it has to be done, then do it safely. he. he. he.

At Monday, March 19, 2007 9:17:00 AM, Anonymous Toyota Belta said...

To Subutex: One way of getting back at these idiots if they park very close to your car is by opening your door hard to dent theirs :p

At Sunday, September 09, 2007 2:53:00 PM, Anonymous Be considerate! said...

Hope that the authority can send these people to Corrective Work Order(CWO), it will be at least form some part of public education and social responsibilities for these people. Maybe they dont understand our needs.

At Monday, September 10, 2007 9:26:00 AM, Anonymous Honda Fit said...

What CWO can we give to these inconsiderate drivers? Make them wash our cars? :p


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