It’s shocking how many bad drivers have managed to get their license. Not only do they pose a hazard to people on the road, but they also ruin peoples’ day with their terrible parking skills. When you see these abysmal parking fails, you’ll wonder whether you should laugh, cry, or scream. One thing is certain: be sure to give these drivers a wide berth!
1. Finding That Sweet Spot
This really takes the cake, wouldn’t you agree? After all, there’s nothing quite like a day at the lake, especially when the weather’s good and you have access to a boat of some kind. However, this person doesn’t own a boat — but he wouldn’t let that get in the way of his perfect day.
He wanted to get as close as he could to the calm waters, while he revels in the serene beauty around him. We genuinely hope he was able to enjoy some of it — because what we’re looking at now is one of the most colossal parking fails we’ve ever seen.
2. The Amphibious Exploring Vehicle
There are indeed certain cars out there that possess the unique capabilities of being able to temporarily drive in water. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like this car is one of them. Why the driver made the choice to set up camp 20 feet into the ocean is beyond us, but you have to admit it does make for a good story.
Did someone dare them to reverse their way into the current? Was this all just a sad, unfortunate accident? Regardless of how it took place, we can all agree that this car’s lifespan isn’t looking too good. We can practically hear the car stereo blasting the classic rock tune, “Smoke On The Water” — gotta make the most of your parking fails!
3. Just A Little Bit Further
You know that moment when you’re edging close toward the curb, and you can’t really tell how much room you have left? It’s a common thing that all drivers must deal with when it’s time to park. Well, clearly this person couldn’t handle it.
When this Infinity driver rolled into the Esso gas station, he probably didn’t think that he was about to put his car into a total jam. But that’s exactly what happened, and we still can’t really understand why. Like seriously, you have to be a truly atrocious driver to pull off the feat that this person did.
4. Marking Your Territory
The driver of this lavish Lexus must have a massive garage at home filled with other dream cars, because why else would he treat this one so poorly? The last thing you want to do when there’s wet cement taking hold is go anywhere near it — but it would seem this guy didn’t exactly get the memo.
Of course, there are always the occasional adventurous folks (or the Hollywood Walk of Fame members) who stick their handprints in there, but those situations are controlled and planned. The person here clearly didn’t have a plan, and if he did, it was truly a terrible one.
5. Learning To Fly
Well, it finally happened. We’ve been utterly stumped. How in the world did this driver manage to get their car on their roof, and furthermore, why? Perhaps the resident of this household was a great fan of the classic Disney film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which tells the story of a car that could fly.
Or perhaps they wanted to do it just to prove that they could. But in the words of the great fictional Jurassic Park character Ian Malcolm, “You were so focused on whether or not you could, you didn’t stop to think about whether you should.” Indeed, this is one of the worst parking fails we’ve ever seen, and it’s clearly about to end in even greater disaster.
6. Make A Wish
It’s a common practice for people to throw coins in a fountain to get their wishes granted. But this person took things a few steps further. He hopped in his car, and was desperate to get his wish granted that he drove right on in there.
We can’t imagine that it would be more effective than making a wish the traditional way, but we still give them an A for going the whole nine yards. We can only hope that whoever’s in charge of actually granting these wishes will appreciate their gusto — even if the result was an absolutely abysmal parking job.
7. A Safe Place To Garden
We’ve all been there. We tell ourselves that perhaps we should get into gardening, and truly brush up on our agricultural skills. Edging into a potential midlife crisis, it seems like a worthy enough hobby, one that may even nourish the soul.
Indeed, this person may have had those thoughts running around in his mind. But while his decision to get into plants was a good one, for some reason he dropped the ball on exactly where to plant them. What exactly compelled them to do their work on an upside-down car in a parking lot is beyond us; but we’re actually even more interested in how they pulled it off.
8. Full Service Pickup
Some drivers just have no perception of boundaries. It’s unclear exactly what the full picture is here, but it’s pretty obvious that it’s not good. It appears that the driver parked in the inner quarters of a person’s front yard. They plopped themselves onto the actual walkway as well, providing an unpleasant experience for any guest who may want to visit.
Hey, you never know; it’s always possible that the driver was simply picking someone up, and wanted to give them a full service valet-style treatment. However, somehow we doubt it. Interestingly enough, if you look closer, the driver appears to be sleeping!
9. Stuck In The Middle
It appears that someone had a wild night, judging by the state of their car and where it’s parked. They sauntered their way onto a dividing curb that’s intended solely for pedestrians, and realized their mistake only after it was too late. On the scene was a nearby official who obviously didn’t hesitate to gift them a nice fat ticket.
Some people just shouldn’t be allowed on the road, and this most heinous of parking fails here is proof. There’s nothing wrong with admitting that you have a hard time driving. Believe us, no one will be missing you, and the road will also be a safer place.
10. A Wrong Turn
Can you imagine getting out of your car, looking at this parking job, and telling yourself, “Yeah, that looks fine?” If there’s a person out there who did this consciously, we wonder how they’ve gotten through obstacles in life. If they’re capable of a horrid parking job such as this, we can’t imagine what other scrapes they’ve managed to get their car into before.
With all the car’s bumps and bruises, it’s likely that their auto mechanic worships them for all the business they give them, but perhaps the better move would be for them to just stop driving. And when we say stop driving, we mean forever.
11. Going Green
We doubt this is what eco-friendly activists had in mind when they encouraged people to get in touch with their environment. We’re all for becoming closer to nature, but this person went a little bit off base. The driver was so enthusiastic about becoming one with the earth that they parked on a very tricky angle — and the results were not pretty.
This parking fail could’ve been avoided with a little bit more attention to detail, and perhaps not being too proud to ask for outside help. Another person easily could’ve told them they were driving a little bit too much to the side. And now the driver must pay the piper.
12. Going Against The Grain
When life’s routine becomes way too dull, sometimes all you need to do is shake things up a bit. That includes not abiding by simple parking rules: for instance, the parallel white lines that exist in virtually every parking complex in existence. However, the amusing thing here is that there are literally no other cars around.
It would be one thing if this person had a hard time squeezing through cars during parking, but what’s their excuse here? It certainly wouldn’t have taken much longer to park between the lines — but perhaps people just need a funky change sometimes to make their lives interesting.
13. It Was Right There
An open parking space is literally sitting two feet away from this car. How hard would it have been for this driver to ease their way in? It’s almost comical the lengths that some people will go to save time, even when that timeframe is marginally small, and the resulting parking fails are downright reckless.
Okay, maybe this particular parking job isn’t so reckless, but it’s terrible in so many other ways. It’s likely going to infuriate the driver of the red car, who won’t be able to leave until the other guy gets back. Those are the kinds of things that can ruin someone else’s day.
14. Saving A Few Milliseconds
But seriously, why? This actually makes no sense at all. Imagine going to all the trouble to straighten out your car enough so that it fits perfectly into the two parallel lines of a parking space, only to stop short before you finish the job. This driver refrained from doing the easiest part of the parking job.
Yeah, there aren’t many other cars around, and it likely won’t affect anyone emotionally in the long term, but we have to ask ourselves what’s going on emotionally in the driver’s head. No one’s in that big of a rush unless they’re running from something (Just kidding, we’re not a psychologist or anything. But seriously, not cool).
15. Backside Sticking Out
Okay, we all know how hard parallel parking can be. It’s basically the hardest form of parking, and it’s common for even adequate drivers to have trouble with it. That being said, this right here is simply unacceptable in every way. In addition to it being against the law, and looking aesthetically unappealing, it’s also grossly dangerous.
With the back end of this car sticking out into the street, they’re essentially putting countless other drivers’ lives in danger. Anyone driving down that lane must be weary and steer clear of this car, lest they find themselves in a serious accident. And that’ll be on the conscience of this careless parker.
16. Underground Demon
Down in the deep bowels of the underground parking world, terrible parking fails exist as well. They come in all shapes and sizes, and the one here is a particularly nasty one. What makes this parker so unbearable is that they could’ve easily just moved a foot over — but instead, they’re taking up just enough space in another person’s spot that no one else can park there.
That person might as well have put quicksand there, because it’s a red zone that’s inaccessible to anyone. Some people are fine to let that slide, but if this person’s not careful, they’re going to get their tires slashed one day.
17. Menace To Society
Sure, park wherever you want, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to knock over a tree. We get it, it’s hard to find parking, especially on a busy street like the one we’re looking at here. But that’s not an excuse to have seemingly no compassion at all for the people around you.
This parker might be a wonderful human being for all we know, but that’s not the display they’re showing here. People can only judge what they see in front of them, and what we’re seeing here doesn’t reflect well at all on the owner of this black Mazda.
18. Monster Truck Madness
This guy really found himself in a pickle here. It’s feasible to guess that the driver here initially was just showing off. After all, the kind of car he’s driving was made specifically to be able to handle things like this. These 4×4 monster truck type cars can certainly handle large rocks, such as the one this front left wheel is sitting on.
Unfortunately, this behemoth of a vehicle is not equipped to withstand some of the more egregious parking fails out there. It seems to be in dire straits from where we’re sitting. Upon looking at the rest of the car, it’s clear that it seems to be stuck in some kind of muck, and the driver has no idea how to get out. Five stars, bro.
19. Magneto Style
As annoying as it is to see people park like this, we have a confession to make: we’re actually kind of impressed. In order to knock over a metal pole that had been rooted into the ground, this car would’ve had to be driving at a fairly high velocity. There’s nothing safe about driving fast in a parking zone, but clearly this person was on some sort of a mission.
Maybe their mission was to see how fast they could get thrown into jail, or perhaps they really just wanted to knock that pole down. Regardless, it takes a lot of guts — and not the good kind — to ram your way into a pole at this speed. Well, at least they didn’t flee the scene.
20. Just Take The Stairs
Where do we even start? First of all, how on Earth did anybody even manage to get this vehicle in the building? Second of all, based on what we’re looking at, this driver seems to be on their way down, suggesting they were somewhere really high up — which is even more impossible to believe.
Finally, if the first two points weren’t enough: what made the person think that driving the car down the stairs would be a good idea? Literally nothing good could come from it, from injuries to wreckage to just an overall terrible parking job. This is quite likely one of the absolute worst parking fails we’ve ever seen.
21. Double Threat
Congrats to this driver on performing their terrible parking job on the curb of a fire lane. It’s quite apparently a red zone that prohibits parking of any kind, and yet they decided to park in the worst way possible. This driver basically parked on a 90-degree angle, and what’s more, it’s unclear where they even came from.
It takes a lot of nerve for someone to test the patience of not just the law enforcement, but the fire department as well. We sincerely hope no accidents occurred because of this, and if they did, this person will be the one to blame.
22. A Rocky Misstep
What could’ve compelled someone to drive over a large rock? The question is simple enough to understand, but of course the answer is a lot harder to come by. Perhaps the easiest thing to say is that they’re just a terrible parker, and that’s it.
There are so many other areas (even in this picture) that this woman could have parked, and yet she chose to prop her car atop this rock as if it’s no big deal. Of course, it may have been an accident, which would explain her nervously talking to someone on the phone. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s certainly a bona fide parking fail.
23. A Fun Shortcut
Sure, why not get a head start on the next drive? After all, time is money, and every moment you’re wasting time driving out of the parking lot the way city-funded civil engineers intended, is money out of your account. Of course, this is completely ridiculous, as is this parking job.
It’s excruciating to see this SUV sitting where it is now, getting scratched mercilessly by the curb while it waits for further damage. Indeed, once the driver turns on the engine and puts it into “drive”, it’s highly unlikely they won’t need to make a straight beeline to their nearest car mechanic.
24. Down In A Ditch
Perhaps the funniest thing about this terrible parking job is that there’s a sign close by warning the driver from trespassing. This leads us to three possible conclusions: either the driver can’t read, or they don’t care, or they are simply a horrible driver. Honestly, what in your mind tells you it’s a good idea to head up into that brick wall?
There’s a reason many modern cars offer the cool perk that allows one to see behind them. They assume the driver will be responsible enough to handle everything in front, because the line of vision is crystal clear. Clearly they had a lapse of judgement there.
25. A Grassy Resting Place
To be fair, sometimes all we want in life is to just kick back on the grass and smell the cool breeze. If that’s true for humans, why can’t cars enjoy the same luxury? Perhaps this is what was going on in this person’s head when he decided to cruise on this hillside of grass, and proceed to put the car in “park”.
Even more strange is the long wooden plank that seems to be emerging from the back of the car, making this whole situation way more confusing than it needs to be. Is it really so hard to find a normal parking spot?
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