Here in Australia, we are tolerant to a fault I believe. A "she’ll be right" attitude, and a contempt for police inherited from our convict ancestors, sees us smiling and waving through drivers who are breaking the law. But the confusion petty traffic offenses creates, does lead to accidents.
I have my own photos, but wont show them here. I’m not running some name and shame vigilante site here.
Petty driving offenses around schools, often committed by parents, is more than an excuse for me to act all indignant and haughty. If we’re honest, I think we all have been guilty of imperfect driving ourselves. Even so, speeding, mobile phone use, illegal parking… from now on I’m photographing everything. I’ll be spending my afternoons making statements to police, and no doubt a few days with a book to read down at the courthouse. But screw it. Honestly. Selfish illegal driving habits are ruining our cities, making it unsafe for kids to walk or cycle to school. Police resources are stretched. Teachers don’t care. And we all have iPhones.
Snitching on neighbours is uncool, I admit. And I’ve already said I’m not perfect myself. I gladly submit myself though, to a world in which you all photograph and report my bad driving as well.