‘I’ll Only Be a Minute’

What is wrong with illegal parking?

Well, I have a special-needs son who is picked up and brought home by van. When there is no spot in front of my house, the van leaves him in the street or in front of an illegally parked car. Last night, my neighbor saw that the illegally parked car tried to pull out as my son exited the van. B”H, the driver of the car stopped. Need I spell out what could, chalilah, have happened?

Also, I once exited a bus, and an illegally parked car tried to leave just as I got off.

Illegal parking is: 1) illegal; 2) rude; 3) dangerous; 4) a chillul Hashem.

Mrs. S. Zakon