Drivers Unite against Idiocy!
Or, DUI for short :)
I have now faced the sting of insanity.
The situation: just before midnight on the 26th of March, I parked in a... BUS ZONE!
Now, let's put the situation into perspective. This particular bus route stops at like 8 or 9pm. The bus stop is directly out the front, and within a few metres distance from the entrance, of a Safeway supermarket which is open all hours. The street is a suburban backstreet, specifically Station street, Camberwell. The coppers park there all the time when getting their discounted, iced donuts and practically everybody who does a bit of midnight shopping parks there for the five minutes it takes them to go in and get something and come out.
Since when do parking officers patrol suburban backstreets at friggin midnight?
IMO, this is just friggin ridiculous and totally smacks of revenue raising, since they can employ some schmoe on minimum wage to drive around all night looking for 'offenders' and get back in fines ten times what they pay the guy.
There is NO justifiable reason to fine people in this situation. Sure, it's against the letter of the law, but what possible harm am I doing by parking there for five minutes at midnight?
I am truly sick and tired of watching on the sidelines whilst governments constantly get away with crap like this. I couldn't believe Kennet got away with paying triple the amount to private schools than public schools as that is just criminal, but I didn't do anything, like most people.
Instead, I just sat back and copped it like stupid little gumby who's willing to take anything, even if it means being butt-screwed by the government and them demanding that you thank them for it.
Well, how about some action? I wanna see if there would be enough support to begin a political organization that polices and protests against idiotic fines and laws and who monitors just where the money goes when we pay our rego's. Speeding cameras are just the tip of the iceberg, somewhere, someone has to stand up and tell these politicians where they can shove their fiscal agendas.
"I hate people who quote themselves in their sigs..." - Modded.