Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This your car? It is?! Oh you mad that it's on the internet? Too bad. You don't own the parking lot

Here's what could happen. Sometimes you just piss off the wrong person. Nope, it ain't right but parking rage is right up there with commuter rage.


Anonymous said...

Woah. I can't stop watching the video. That's crazy/awesome.

DF said...

priceless awesomeness!!

Anonymous said...

Notice how he truck just says, Wut? Not a scratch on that North American built truck.

Anonymous said...

That white car has got to be all over the yellow line, judging by how far it is away from the wall.
Dunno if it's an office tower/shopping centre or condo, but it happens a lot.
People need to practice parking, and not drive dumb ass gas guzzling monster trucks either.

Bicky said...

I can't stop watching the video. It's totally mesmerizing.

Anonymous said...

As annoying as parking donkeys are, there is no justification in that.

C.J. Smith said...

Like I said, it ain't right. Parking rage, like commuter rage, is an unclassified mental illness. Normal folk don't respond to parking donkeys like this.

Mark said...

I see that quite frequently with people who drive pick ups in Urban settings. The excess testosterone.

I had a guy who did not appreciate that I was not slamming on my brakes so he could cut in, rather than go into the empty space behind me who threw a metal coffee mug out his window at us (while going 100km/h+ on the 403 I might add) before cutting us off anyways.

It's a generalization, but certain vehicles attract certain types of personalities.

Anonymous said...

I parked at Oakville today and when I tried to leave this afternoon I had a Nissan Tundra on one side and an F150 on the other (rather large pickups, for those that don't know), BOTH riding the yellow lines.

I entered my car through my hatchback, I sh@t you not. I accidentally hammered their side view mirrors several times with my shoulder on the way out.

I hate people.

Anonymous said...

Putting nails under the tires of vehicles with bad parking will teach them good

Anonymous said...

"This your car? It is?! Oh you mad that it's on the internet? Too bad. You don't own the parking lot"

Posting license plate numbers online probably violates PIPEDA, just so you know.

'•Specifically, organizations should not collect unique identifying numbers appearing on government-issued documents (driver’s licences, health cards, licence plates, etc.), for purposes other than those intended by the issuers of these documents.'

C.J. Smith said...

Instagram is not the government.
I'm also not the government.

Unfortunately, us private citizens can't mask our own plates. We'd get pulled over. When I walk through a parking lot, a public space, I am practically assaulted by all the licence plates I can read and record. As long as I'm not doing anything malicious with this information, it's fine.

The government has to protect those who licence a plate from them.

So if I write down your plate number and I go into a ministry office, I am not allowed to retrieve your home address. No one will give it to me.

The only people who can are who you described.

Anonymous said...

The Privacy Act (federal) covers government actions; PIPEDA covers private actors (such as website operators).

Collecting and disseminating license plates, which is 'personally identifying information', contravenes the Act.

C.J. Smith said...

I appreciate your concern.
Here's what I have on file when I first explored this:

A recent decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal held that license plate information was considered to be non-identifiable. Until now, it would have seemed that a car’s license plate would be considered personally identifiable information. This is the rationale for distorting images of license plates in Google’s Street View.
The logic behind this is that each car can be traced to the registered owner. The court held that a license plate was attached to a specific vehicle, and not a specific person (i.e. the driver of the vehicle is not necessarily the registered owner). Furthermore, the court stated that a license plate was not private information because it is out in the open, available for all to see and record.
This means businesses now have a legal precedent to rely on if they are recording this kind of information without obtaining specific consent. Furthermore, when it comes to this kind of information, a business need not put in safeguards that it would otherwise have to for personal information, such as storing the information in a safe place.

I've been advised I'm fine. If that changes, I will act accordingly.


C.J. Smith said...

PS. I am not a business. I do not profit from this website or the content held therein.

If I were making money then this would be a whole different ball game.

Georgie said...

This blog isn't a business or a company. No information is collected here. There is no need to register or sign up or log in to use this site so there is no expectation of privacy.