Today, at about 1pm, I was parked at the opposite of Freshplus in USJ10/1B, went to the photocopy shop on the same block. My car was parked by the yellow line but not obstructing any traffic as I was parked by the TNB box, where the road curve further in from the road. In front of me, by the road side, was a line of parked cars. As I was awaiting my photocopy to be done, I saw two MPSJ officers writing a compound for me. Oh, well, my fault and my luck. The MPSJ vehicle was doubleparked in front of Freshplus. I woud have quietly paid for it if not for the subsequent incidents.
1. As I was starting my car, I looked to the left and saw a lorry (BEV 2977) swerve in from the road and doubleparked 30 feet in front of the MPSJ vehicle (BDV 6169) where its officer was standing in front. I waited to see if he was going to take any action. None.
2. Another officer came around from the behind of the MPSJ vehicle, presumably out of Freshplus (a grocery + minimart), clutching a bag of mangoes. Both got into the vehicle and they went off.
3. As I was going off, I looked to the cars that were parked in front of mine on the same yellow line, and guess what? Other than mine and the one immediately in front, none of the others were summoned.
What is this?? Double standards?? If I am at fault and I accept that I am, then all the cars parked by the same yellow line are also liable. Why weren't they summoned?
Granted it was 1pm and lunch time for the officers, then they doubleparking in front of the shop is also an offence. Will they give themselves a compound too? Because it is an offence under Code 14 - disruption to parking space (at least) not to mention the flow traffic.
Why wasn't anything done about the lorry that doubleparked right in front of their faces? They couldn't have missed, it was big enough and in plain sight of the officer who was doing the summoning.
Is this a courtesy summons job by the officers while awaiting their fellow officer on his marketing trip.