Parking, for me, has always been some bullshit - even more so since upgrading to a new car. It's the deciding factor on going places as well. Do I really want to risk a $500 wrecking fine if there's no room available at the always full parking lots in downtown Port of Spain? Do I really want to risk using a parking lot after witnessing the parking skill of a few other parking lot customers?
Well, this whole parking thing is not new.
Here's a great article about the history of the parking headache.