Getting a parking spot in certain areas can be undeniably hectic and nerve-wracking, especially during the weekends at crowded areas.
Nevertheless, it is never a reason for you to “human-park” by physically standing at an empty parking spot to reserve it.
In fact, if you are one of those people who like to “reserve” a parking spot by physically standing there then you better watch out. It looks like this practice is getting more rampant in Malaysia these days and people are getting frustrated with them.
Yesterday (17 January), a netizen shared another “human-parking” incident via his TikTok post. According to the captions, the incident took place somewhere in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. The suburb is known for its heavy traffic and the difficulties of getting a parking spot during the daytime.
In his post, the man also made his intentions clear that he wants the woman to know that the habit of reserving a parking spot by physically standing there is not the right thing to do. In the end, the man just left the place as the woman ignored his presence and continued standing at the same spot.
The man added in his comment sections and urged anyone who knows the woman to tag her.
Well, in case you didn’t know, doing this is actually illegal and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has released a statement on their Facebook page recently to clear things up. They said that this is an action that is irresponsible, causes trouble for other people and could ultimately be dangerous for the “human parker” as well.
Meanwhile, PDRM explains that offenders who are found guilty can be fined a maximum of RM2,000 or face a maximum six months jail term.