Before someone can legally drive on the road, that person first needs to prove that they are capable of handling themselves and their car, that they can follow rules and regulations, and that they can properly park their car.
Learning how to park properly can be a big pain and it can even be one of the hardest and time consuming things to learn, especially if you have to parallel park or park in a crowded lot. Parking in a public area also requires the driver to know the boundaries of their car and if they might be affecting other vehicles in their immediate vicinity; unfortunately, this is still something a lot of drivers need to learn.
A video of a car parked in the most inconvenient way recently went viral on social media. In a public parking lot in Guangxi, China, a driver of a pick up truck was in a hurry to leave. Unfortunately, a white SUV was parked directly behind him which effectively blocked his way.
News reports say that the pick up truck driver tried to get in touch with the owner of the SUV, but after half an hour with no success, he just gave up and took things into his own hands. He slammed his vehicle 11 times into the parked SUV before he could move it out of the way and finally leave.
He did notify the SUV driver of what happened and they were both brought in to the police station for mediation later on.
The 56 – second video immediately went viral and gained almost one million views and thousands of reactions and shares. Many netizens were able to relate to the plight of the truck driver and shared their thoughts and experiences in the comments section.
“I can understand the frustration of the truck driver coz I was once in his situation and thought of using his method to clear the way. But, in the country where I stay, punishment for destroying other people’s things, no matter what reasons you have, is heavy. Also fixing my car thereafter is expensive,” one netizen said.
“The person whom parked & blocked the right of way should be fined not only blocking the way; but for causing damage to the car whom needed to get out of the parking space & for any other inconveniences such as being late for meetings, etc,” another netizen said.
“i will do the same if im on a real emergency thing.. people who park like that and blocking somebodys car should receive punishment seriously.” one user said.
Some even suggested what they would do should they ever find themselves in the same situation.
“Oh the first thing I would do is call the tow truck you park behind my car you’re not gonna find your car in the parking lot anymore expect a parking ticket the tow fee and your entire day wasted,” one netizen said.
What did you think of the video? What would you do if you were in the same situation? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Watch The Video Below:
This Chinese driver was blocked in a parking space. So he decided to clear the way himself.
Posted by South China Morning Post on Wednesday, August 1, 2018