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Watch Where You Park, This Site Will Call You Out

"You Park Stupid" Facebook page shines light on questionable parking skills.

Needed a caffeine fix at , and the nearest spot was right on top of those stripes on Union Place? 

You might want to think twice before taking the chance, because a new Facebook page, "You Park Stupid," might just call you out on that decision.

The page was started by Somerville resident John Flores, who was getting ticked off when he kept seeing the same bad parking job while visiting his father at .

"Some days they were parked OK, but most days they were parked awfully," he said. "I shared photos on my personal wall and got a lot of friends talking about it. That's when the lightbulb went off and the small group started."

Since then, "You Park Stupid" has finger-wagged a number of bad drivers in the area, including a BMW at , Mercedes at , and a Porsche Cayenne at ShopRite in Bernardsville, a photo which caused one visitor to the site to comment, "Is it just me or is there a correlation between the price of the vehicle and the lack of ability to park/drive like a member of society?"

But, it's not luxury autos getting caught. More modest modes of transportation have been cited, including a Toyota Camry in East Hanover, Hyundai Tibouron in Pine Brook, and the recent "If we gave out a 'Dope of the Week' award" award winner, a Volvo that blocked a Mini Cooper in a California parking lot.

"The guy's passenger was still in the parking lot and asked me 'were you parked before us?' I said, 'Yes, I can't get out, how could I have gotten in?'" the poster commented. 

And, what about that BMW at the Starbucks in Madison? Patch reader Stephen Harris, who first informed us of the Facebook page, noted when he posted the pic: "just as I was leaving, one of Madison's finest drove up and he didn't seem too happy ... busted!"

You've been warned, poor parkers.

To visit "You Park Stupid," click here.

Tyler D May 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Yes. Sometimes I wish I could show a video of people who are unable to park a car. Nearly every week I see someone who cannot parallel park. They spend 5 minutes sawing back and forth, 2 feet at a time until their car is finally 2/3 in the space but still 2 feet from the curb. How do they get a license? I could run out of gas just waiting for them to get out of the roadway.
Camilo H. Smith (Editor) May 21, 2012 at 05:19 PM
That's pretty amusing. Thanks for the comment.

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