Drivers shamed

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Bad drivers in Doncaster are being named and shamed through an overnight internet sensation.

A Facebook group aimed at highlighting examples of poor parking in the town has proved a smash hit on the web – with more than 4,500 people signing up to post pictures and comments about cars which cause headaches for other motorists.

The page has seen dozens of pictures uploaded by irate locals.

Examples include cars parked across two bays, motors squeezed into tight spots, vehicles dumped on kerbs and verges, and cars parked in disabled and parent-only bays outside supermarkets.

There is even a photo of a Land Rover parked on a pile of snow outside the town centre branch of Tesco, and a car dumped on a pedestrian area outside the Asda store on Bawtry Road.

Cars have been snapped in town centre car parks, outside the Keepmoat Stadium, at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and outside schools as well as on town centre streets.

The group, which has been set up anonymously, simply states: “Fed up of people and their parking? Send us a pic in a message and it’ll be posted anonymously.”

One poster on the group said: “I commend you on shaming these people who put the love of their car above their respect for other people.

“It is amusing and annoying in equal measure to see what some of these berks deem to be acceptable parking.”

A Doncaster Council spokesman said: “Dangerous and illegal parking causes problems for pedestrians, residents, traders and other road users and the council uses civil parking enforcement to undertake parking enforcement.

“Civil Enforcement Officers are a regular sighting across the borough serving residents and motorists alike.

“We don’t just hand out tickets, but play a vital role in keeping the town moving by keeping important routes clear and ensuring fair parking for residents, businesses and visitors.”