Mercedes driver discovers that you park poorly at your peril as his car is covered in sticky notes


A white Mercedes parked in the wrong area of a car park was given an usual makeover by angry drivers who covered it with sticky notes.

The prank, by unimpressed fellow users of the car park in Bristol, was intended to shame the driver who had left his poorly parked motor.

But, judging by the dozens of sticky notes left strewn around the area after he left, the car's owner didn't take the joke too well.

Mariana Ciuca, who took pictures of the note-covered motor, told the Bristol Post that it was a "creative way to raise awareness" of bad parking . But she was less happy about the driver's reaction.

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Credits: Marianna Ciuca/

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Mariana, 32, said: "The owner of the car with the post-it notes [sic] on it, I don't think they enjoyed it very much because the post-it notes are now all over the place.

"It is again, not nice, to see them that way. This isn't nice. Don't park where you are not supposed to and at least if this happens, clean up after yourself as well."

To help stop bad parking, here are some handy tips on who you should contact to report a parking infringement...

Parking on yellow lines: Whether the car is partially or complete on double yellow lines, councils are responsible for enforcement.

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Obstructing the pavement: This is a police issue when the vehicle is causing an actual obstruction - meaning it is not possible to pass. The police use a threshold test of whether a guide dog, wheelchair or children's pushchair could pass.

Blocking pedestrian dropped kerbs: This can be enforced by both local councils and the police

Blocked driveways: If you are unable to exit, police can deal with the offence by ticketing and towing. However, best practice means knocking on doors. This can generally resolve the issue.

Stopping and parking on school zig zags: This is enforced by council officials.

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