As it is, it's already so darn hard to get parking anywhere. Now what's even more infuriating are these 2-legged cars who think it's ethical to stand in front of parking lots to book the spot.
Didn't your mom ever teach you that the early bird catches the worm?
Question is, is it even illegal to book a parking spot?
Section 50 (3) of the Road Transport Act 1976 reads: "If any person, otherwise than with lawful authority, remains on any road or at any parking place for the purpose of importuning any other person in respect of the watching or cleaning of a motor vehicle, or for the purpose of directing any driver of a motor vehicle in respect of parking on such road or at such place, he shall be guilty of an offence."
The general penalty of the Road Transport Act applies to this law, which carries a fine of up to RM2,000, or up to six months in jail. Repeat offenders get a fine of up to RM4,000, and/or up to 12 months in jail.
Such incidents can be reported to the Road Transport Department (JPJ) through e-mail, voice calls, or text.
You can drop them a WhatsApp message at 011-5111 5252 with photos and details of the offender.
Alternatively, you can give them a call at 03-8886-6412, or send an e-mail to [email protected].
So next time you are thinking of doing it, just don't. Unless you have a lot of cash in hand, to which you're more than welcome to donate 'em to me for Privileged Parking.