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    I created a document to leave on cars ICEing EV charging spots

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    Once in a while I see an ICEd charging spot, and when I do, I leave one of these notes on the offending vehicle:

    EV VIOLATION.pdf

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    I fill out the blank with their license plate number and then publish their offense and plate at Zapatag.com - Report Bad Drivers, License Plate Search and Tracking. Fold the note in thirds along the dashed lines, with the wording visible on the outside, and attach to the offending vehicle's windshield. I carry about 20 of these in my car and use them as appropriate.
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    I created a document to leave on ICEd cars

    That's pretty harsh, and is just as likely to antagonize the ICE owner as it is to modify their future behavior. I would tone down the language and would definitely not engage in the online shaming that you seem bent on achieving.

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    Uh, yeah... I think that's the wrong approach. I would take an "education" route rather than a stern criticism.
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    Unless the charging spot is very well signed telling ICE cars not to park there, most ICEing will be out of ignorance, not maliciousness. Let's not create enemies.
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    In the end you really have no idea of why the person parked there so their intent doesn't matter. It's easy to assume the worst but the remedy lies in legislation protecting those spots and allowing the proper people to ticket offending cars.
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    Good idea, poor execution. Just state the facts and keep the emotion out of it. I'd focus on the fact that they could be reported and towed (if that is indeed true) and phrase in an FYI kind of tone rather than a threatening one.
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    I appreciate the comments. If you don't like it, don't use it. I created this for people like me who want to send a message, not for those who consider themselves ambassadors and want to have a conversation with an individual who willfully ignored the needs of other drivers as well as the posted signage. I'm less forgiving of such things. Different strokes for different folks. It's here for those who share my frustration and want to give back.

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    So far, seven out of seven responses indicate that your document is likely to cause more problems than solve the problem you are trying to address. Obviously you disagree. Let us know how it goes...
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