Drivers show little respect for hybrid-only parking spaces

Parking preference for hybrids might be a hit in California, but at a dog track in Daytona Beach, it seems to be causing indifference and frustration. Full Story
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Clermont, FL

#1 Jul 31, 2008
Do you really expect this to work? Look at all the fat people using handicap parking placards because they are too lazy to waddle a few feet.
poor taxpayer

Kissimmee, FL

#2 Jul 31, 2008
This is stupid, like the special parking for customers with children, or pregnant women, who should be walking their fat asses more anyway.

I always park my truck as far away from other cars as possible, so I really don't care. But if businesses start showing preference for prissy Prius owners I will take my biz elsewhere.

United States

#3 Jul 31, 2008
i dont think there should be special spaces for hybrids unless its for a specific situation such as a charging station.
Iron Head

West Monroe, LA

#4 Jul 31, 2008
I'll just tie my horse to the sign and the next sissy driving a Prius can get up close and personal with the truly renewable fuel source driving this story.

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 31, 2008
daniel wrote:
i dont think there should be special spaces for hybrids unless its for a specific situation such as a charging station.
There shouldn't be special places or considerations for anyone EXCEPT the severely handicapped. Most handicaps are a direct result of the people laziness anyway....why not participate in their recuperation by making them EXERCISE a little anyway.

And while we are on "special consideration" away with the lame crap about senior citizen discounts, seniors only housing and the like...IT IS DISCRIMINATION PURE AND SIMPLE..BASED ON age

Orlando, FL

#6 Jul 31, 2008
can see it now..........discrimaination because I am too poor to buy a hybrid. haha really I am! But the Honda I bought for 5k is surely better thab the Jeep Cherokee I was driving, right?

Like the above poster I park far out anyway, so I dont care! More exercise for me, and my car doesn't get banged on by idiots.

Orlando, FL

#7 Jul 31, 2008
sorry for my spelling guys........I haven't had my coffee yet!
Orlando Reader

Orlando, FL

#8 Jul 31, 2008
This is stupid. Why should they allow to park closer if they have a hybrid? Keep the things they are now, regular, police, and handicap spaces.
The Original Sam

United States

#9 Jul 31, 2008
I own a hybrid, but wouldn't park there anyway. Probably get me car keyed.
dead sleep

Apopka, FL

#10 Jul 31, 2008
That is a sure fire way for someone to get their block knocked off...Tell me I cant park my truck in the "hybrid" parking spot and Ill beat the snot out of you and run over your toy car with my 14MPG truck.
Da Man

United States

#11 Jul 31, 2008
Have we lost our minds?? I can only hope the handicapped, pregnant, hybrid drivers get their own spots right up they get extra points for being vegans??

Orlando, FL

#12 Jul 31, 2008
I belong to the YMCA. There is "Compact Cars Only" parking near the front....and of course I always end up parking my Corolla next to minivans and SUV's. I don't think it's necessary to have compact parking or hybrid parking because most folks driving the compacts and hybrids (which are obviously small cars) are physically fit folks who don't mind walking a little extra for the exercise.

One last thought: I think people who go to dog tracks are the last people to follow any rules. Dog tracks are awful.

Winter Springs, FL

#13 Jul 31, 2008
You also need to add that drivers show little respect for handicap spaces, maternity spaces, people-with-infant spaces, compact-only spaces, etc.
Doug Blair Cox

United States

#14 Jul 31, 2008
Ohhh..keep it up tough guy. I love to read post from little cowards hiding at home talking BAAAAAD.

Gainesville, FL

#16 Jul 31, 2008
dead sleep wrote:
That is a sure fire way for someone to get their block knocked off...Tell me I cant park my truck in the "hybrid" parking spot and Ill beat the snot out of you and run over your toy car with my 14MPG truck.
do that and I will have you arrested and thrown in jail for assault.
Do you have a habit of just going around and beating up people?

Gainesville, FL

#17 Jul 31, 2008
This reminds me of smokers standing in front of a NO Smoking Sign sucking away on their cancer sticks.

Vienna, VA

#18 Jul 31, 2008
a car is a car why make more people angry. hybrids are not SPECIAL

Altamonte Springs, FL

#19 Jul 31, 2008
Ok so let's get this straight. This is supposed to be some reward for people who buy hybrids. Let's take one hybrid for example, the Chevy Tahoe hybrid. I get better gas mileage in my Chevy Silverado than that hybrid does. We also own a Honda S2000 that gets like 27 mpg and you don't get much more compact than that car. So why are we giving them preferential treatment if the mpg on all hybrids isn't all that great?

I agree wtih daniel above, leave special slots for charging stations when electric cars become more prevalent. Otherwise handicapped parking spots and that's it.
King Whitee

Longwood, FL

#20 Jul 31, 2008
Yet even more proof of what a scam this green movement is.

If I see one of these stupid spots I gonna park my diesel PARALLEL and take up 4 of the spots!

Jefferson City, MO

#22 Jul 31, 2008
So you tree-hugging bunny lovers get a special place to park your 40-MPG hybrid and I have to park my old planet-killing 52-MPG Geo down at the end of the block? Go suck a coconut.

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