In the video, the miserable driver is seen driving his Toyota back and forth countless times — and spectacularly failing to manoeuvre between the white lines in Kent.
The move comes within the Municipality’s keenness to serve customers who wait in regular parking lots, not those who park illegally or who hinder traffic movement. It also aims to maintain the aesthetic appearance of the emirate.
A video of the woman helping another woman to parallel park her vehicle and then driving away in the vehicle in the car behind has netizens asking as to why she didn't move her vehicle in the first place itself.
Hamed Al Qaed, Director of the Public Parking Department in the Municipality, affirmed that the total number of public parking spaces in the city of Sharjah, which are subject to fees, amounted to about 57,000. He added that these are monitored and checked by inspection teams from 8.00am to 10.00pm, to detect any violations such as parking without paying the fees or booking more than one parking lot.
Vehicles tumbled into what looked like a frozen stream of sedans and SUVs. People nearby described a fearsome rumbling, followed by screams. To Jadess Speller, a student at nearby Pace University, the collapse "felt like an earthquake – like the earth opened up inside, like that’s how violent it was."