Dozy parkers: 40 epic York car parking fails caught on camera

As Woody Allen said, ‘It's OK, I can walk to the kerb from here’
5 Jan 2016 @ 7.39 pm
| Transport

We all know that parking in York can be tricky, not to say expensive.

But these drivers were taking the mick. Parked diagonally across disabled bays, blocking pavements, bisecting two spaces, ignoring double yellow lines…

Frustration with bad parking in York led one couple to set up a Facebook page, Park like a twa – I mean idiot in York. These pictures are all taken from submissions to that page.

The administrators of the page, who want to remain nameless, told YorkMix they were inspired by one particular idiot driver who parked across their drive.

Friends suggested a page where poor parkers could be showcased, so they set it up.

Since then it’s just taken off. It’s even been used as a help page as there was a VW Polo in a car park slowly being flooded which got the most shares likes and comments.

There have been some really good pictures that car owners have requested should be taken down.

We have had some disputes when drivers argued against posts stating they can park their car how they want: ‘We are not parking attendants so should keep our nose out’.

At the end of the day the page is meant in a bit of fun.

Dozy parkers

So the sign ‘Strictly No Parking’ sign really means ‘Please Park Here’
So the sign ‘Strictly No Parking’ sign really means ‘Please Park Here’
On the diagonal at B&Q
On the diagonal at B&Q
Forcing pedestrians into the street on Nunnery Lane
Forcing pedestrians into the street on Nunnery Lane
Crazy in a coupe at Tesco
Crazy in a coupe at Tesco
Someone was clearly in a rush for their bucket of chicken
Someone was clearly in a rush for their bucket of chicken
Next to the Punch Bowl on Nunnery Lane
Next to the Punch Bowl on Nunnery Lane
I'll just park here…
I’ll just park here…
Someone awarded this B&Q parking an honorary rosette
Someone awarded this B&Q parking an honorary rosette
White van man strikes
White van man strikes
Across two bays at York Hospital car park
Across two bays at York Hospital car park
Borrowing a chunk of the disabled space at Clifton Moor
Borrowing a chunk of the disabled space at Clifton Moor
Hogging a couple of bays at Yearsley Swimming Pool
Hogging a couple of bays at Yearsley Swimming Pool
Bad parking and, as there was no disabled badge on display, bad form too
Van obliterates a family parking space
That's not a car park, it's a pavement
That’s not a car park, it’s a pavement
This car wasn't on his way in to Piccadilly Court. The driver parked here
This car wasn’t on his way in to Piccadilly Court. The driver parked here
Two in one at Asda
Two in one at Asda
Just here will do
Just here will do
Ragged parking outside Wren at Clifton Moor
Ragged parking outside Wren at Clifton Moor
No parking cones ignored, but will the drivers ignore the ticket? On Scarcroft Road
No parking cones ignored, but will the drivers ignore the ticket? On Scarcroft Road
Not even close
Not even close
The silver car isn't in anyone's way…
The silver car isn’t in anyone’s way…
And across the line… On Beagle Ridge Drive, Foxwood
And across the line… On Beagle Ridge Drive, Foxwood
Nearly there. At Askham Bar Park & Ride petrol station
Nearly there. At Askham Bar Park & Ride petrol station
Plenty of spaces at Monks Cross, but none of them this close to McDonalds…
Plenty of spaces at Monks Cross, but none of them this close to McDonalds…
Wonky donkey, and no disable badge: Monks Cross again
Wonky donkey, and no disable badge: Monks Cross again
Well at least there are plenty of other spaces. Dominos, Clifton Moor
Well at least there are plenty of other spaces. Dominos, Clifton Moor
Castle car park is tricky we know – but really?
Castle car park is tricky we know – but really?
This driver is obeying the legendary law that BMW owners can do what the heck they like
This driver is obeying the legendary law that BMW owners can do what the heck they like
On the double yellows at Colliergate
On the double yellows at Colliergate
More double yellow blindness on Colliergate
More double yellow blindness on Colliergate
I'll have these two – The Village, Haxby
I’ll have these two – The Village, Haxby
Out of bounds
Out of bounds
This pavement parking is thought to be on Huntington Road
This pavement parking is thought to be on Huntington Road
Audi do that? At The Range, Monks Cross
Audi do that? At The Range, Monks Cross
Well, when you own a Bentley you can park where you like
Well, when you own a Bentley you can park where you like
What a nice big space…
What a nice big space…
Every little bit nearer helps – at Tesco
Every little bit nearer helps – at Tesco
This'll do me fine.
This’ll do me fine.