THE controller of Albury-Wodonga’s worst drivers Facebook page wants police and councils to use it to punish offenders.
“Bryan” said the page was a ready-made tool for authorities to issue fines.
“The authorities can’t be everywhere,” he said.
Bryan, who did not wish to use his surname fearing retribution, said he had created the “community service” to embarrass people into following the rules.
“There are a lot of bad drivers and P-platers get blamed,” he said.
“I was nearly in an accident and I’d had enough.”
The page also posts images of people parking in designated disabled areas without a permit.
Bryan said the person who sent him the pictures was responsible for checking the cars.
Albury police Inspector Tony Moodie said it wasn’t “plausible” to use the site to issue fines.
“Police need to produce evidence in court of the time it happened and where it happened and we would need somebody to give evidence of the circumstance,” he said.
The page would not be credible enough.
Insp Moodie said it wasn’t certain from the site why a vehicle was parked in a certain way.
“Viewers can not be sure of the circumstances. While it will most likely be driver error or laziness, there also may be an incident that led to the vehicle being in that position,” he said.
Insp Moodie said people who saw illegally parked cars should contact police.
“If a vehicle represents a danger to others please contact either the council or police,” he said.
“If parked cars impose a danger we should be informed immediately.”
Bryan believed the page was a “fun” way for people to be aware of road rules.
He and another administrator had dropped the practise of displaying number plates after being alerted to privacy concerns.
They now blurred them but that defeated the purpose of the page, — to make people learn from their mistakes.
“I’m not putting anyone at risk and the person would not be able to be identified in the street,” he said.
Bryan said he would keep the page he created last month running for as long as possible.