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Park Like a Jerk? This App Will Shame You Into Submission
May 22, 2012 01:30 PM
many YouTube videos
have so intimately displayed, driving in Russia is a horrifying prospect. Motorists continually test the boundaries of safety and physics by driving like Popeye Doyle from the
. So, naturally, it's not too surprising that their wanton disregard while in motion would be carried over while stationary.
Illegal parking is a major issues on Russia's streets. Folks regularly park on sidewalks and curbs, obstructing pathways and motorways with brazen indifference. As such, app designers affiliated with Russian newspaper
have unveiled a method to ensure that nobody will park like a jerk again.
And it's pretty flippin' genius.
, an app for the
) which allows users to take photos of offending parkers' license plates and detail the make and model of the vehicle. From there, the information is sent to a database where a digital mockup of the vehicle is made and featured in banner advertising on the web -- but only those in the vicinity of the bad parking job will see the ad, offering a more localized attack.
Parking Douche also amps up the humiliation by forcing ad viewers to share the vehicle's information on
) or Twitter so they can read the site unobstructed. Such a practice would be widely denounced by online visitors, but the offense is somewhat mitigated by knowing it's for a worthy cause.
As of right now, the app is still just relegated to Russia. However, as anyone who's dealt with Alternate Side Parking on a residential street in Brooklyn could tell you, it's desperately needed in the States.
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