The BAD PARKING thread [vol4]

The BAD PARKING thread [vol4]

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MartG

15,721 posts

156 months

Tuesday 28th January
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Semiskimmed said:


Tonights offering
Parked across 2 disabled bays and inside the Co-op shopping.

The rest of the fairly large car park was empty but no, let's park like a twut

I wonder how much of a telling off I would have got for doing the same thing...

No idea why the pic won't work.. But it's a police car anyway..

Edited by Semiskimmed on Tuesday 28th January 19:16


Edited by Semiskimmed on Tuesday 28th January 19:19
Here you go


ChrisnChris

1,281 posts

174 months

Tuesday 28th January
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audikentman said:
Sainsburys Crayford today at 10.30 plenty of spaces


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Not sure I have a particular problem with that.
As you point out, plenty of spaces and it's parked a fair distance from the entrance.
In the spirit of the thread though....it is badly parked.

MartG

15,721 posts

156 months

Tuesday 28th January
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Just posted elsewhere by a friend - he had to pull out into the road to get enough clearance to get his mother into the car




Vipers

28,492 posts

180 months

Tuesday 28th January
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MartG said:
Just posted elsewhere by a friend - he had to pull out into the road to get enough clearance to get his mother into the car



Selfish barsteward.

rainmakerraw

1,077 posts

78 months

Tuesday 28th January
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Vipers said:
MartG said:
Just posted elsewhere by a friend - he had to pull out into the road to get enough clearance to get his mother into the car



Selfish barsteward.
No, no. It's OK, because *they* weren't inconvenienced, just someone else.

SmoothCriminal

2,796 posts

151 months

Tuesday 28th January
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Going to get flamed but I Don't agree with that being selfish.

What are you supposed to do if that's the only space and your car fits.

The Vauxhall hasn't parked stupidly close looking at that you would need to leave up to the drivers seat of the Vauxhall to get a ramp and enough space to push the wheelchair up.

Theres disabled bays that are like normal bays on the road if that parks in the front bay are you lot saying another disabled person is selfish for parking behind.

wildone63

892 posts

163 months

Tuesday 28th January
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I would like to think this had broken down and was immoveable until a recovery wagon shifted it,but you just never know,it was still there over an hour later.

Flumpo

1,649 posts

25 months

Tuesday 28th January
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MartG said:
Just posted elsewhere by a friend - he had to pull out into the road to get enough clearance to get his mother into the car



Actually I think this might be a bit unfair. At first I thought the Astra had parked in one of those disabled bays the council paint outside people’s homes.

But it looks more like your friend has stopped on the high street to use one of the shops. The Astra has parked behind perfectly legally and may not have spotted the sign in the back of his car. It also gives no indication of how far back or how much room to give.

But I could have got it wrong from the photo.

Maybe a sensible thing would be for the friend to park in dedicated disabled bays that are designed for the job or improve his sign to say please leave x meters/feet.

I have a friend who is disabled and their sign in the back of their car is much clearer saying please leave x space. It still doesn’t always stop people from parking too close but he says it definitely helps. What he has also done is print a pack of a4 leaflets which say something like, you may not have realised this but I need room to access my vehicle. Next time if you spot these signs please help and so on.

On the whole he tends to get very positive responses from the drivers. They normally apologise and learn from it.

That might be a more proactive approach if people are ignorant of the situation.

nonsequitur

11,913 posts

68 months

Wednesday 29th January
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ChrisnChris said:
audikentman said:
Sainsburys Crayford today at 10.30 plenty of spaces


|https://thumbsnap.com/mrSlHshM[/url]
Not sure I have a particular problem with that.
As you point out, plenty of spaces and it's parked a fair distance from the entrance.
In the spirit of the thread though....it is badly parked.
It is. You can imagine them parking like that if they were the last two spaces in the car park.

kowalski655

9,674 posts

95 months

Wednesday 29th January
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SmoothCriminal said:
Going to get flamed but I Don't agree with that being selfish.

What are you supposed to do if that's the only space and your car fits.

The Vauxhall hasn't parked stupidly close looking at that you would need to leave up to the drivers seat of the Vauxhall to get a ramp and enough space to push the wheelchair up.

Theres disabled bays that are like normal bays on the road if that parks in the front bay are you lot saying another disabled person is selfish for parking behind.
Im in agreement.Is the Vauxhall meant to park far enough back so his back end hangs off the parking bay,thus getting a ticket,or perhaps not park there at all(all this assuming that there isnt room to park further back)? It isnt helpful but it isnt selfish
And I say this as father to a disabled son, husband to a disabled wife (/ Maximus Decimus Meridius) smile

Sticks.

5,712 posts

203 months

Wednesday 29th January
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kowalski655 said:
Im in agreement.Is the Vauxhall meant to park far enough back so his back end hangs off the parking bay,thus getting a ticket,or perhaps not park there at all(all this assuming that there isnt room to park further back)? It isnt helpful but it isnt selfish
And I say this as father to a disabled son, husband to a disabled wife (/ Maximus Decimus Meridius) smile
I disagree. Imho if the space isn't big enough to park without stopping the disabled person getting back in, it isn't big enough, so park somewhere else. If anyone else here had to wait for another driver to come back before they could get in their car I don't think they'd describe it as 'unhelpful'.

MartG

15,721 posts

156 months

Wednesday 29th January
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DoubleD

11,065 posts

60 months

Wednesday 29th January
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MartG said:
Was there a loading bay near?

MartG

15,721 posts

156 months

Wednesday 29th January
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DoubleD said:
MartG said:
Was there a loading bay near?
Left side of the road has no double-yellows at that point, nor would the driver need to cross a busy road to deliver his package

DoubleD

11,065 posts

60 months

Wednesday 29th January
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MartG said:
DoubleD said:
MartG said:
Was there a loading bay near?
Left side of the road has no double-yellows at that point, nor would the driver need to cross a busy road to deliver his package
Well I imagine he would have parked on the other side if he could have.

Carl_Manchester

6,236 posts

214 months

Thursday 30th January
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To help your eyes it says ‘danger’ and ‘highly flammable’ on the door and no, you wouldn’t be able to open said door very far.


Dont like rolls

2,783 posts

6 months

Thursday 30th January
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That needs filling with concrete, quick-set with fibre

Vipers

28,492 posts

180 months

Friday 31st January
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Very busy Sainsbury's today Garthdee, usual spate of don't care I will park where I like, unfortunately although a private company look after the car park, apart from clocking vehicles in and out, never ever seen a warden there, not that an invoice carries much weight north of the border.



Nice old Merc though.

WarrenB

780 posts

70 months

Friday 31st January
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Vipers said:
Very busy Sainsbury's today Garthdee, usual spate of don't care I will park where I like, unfortunately although a private company look after the car park, apart from clocking vehicles in and out, never ever seen a warden there, not that an invoice carries much weight north of the border.



Nice old Merc though.
Wonder if they'll just send fines/invoices in the post if some one stays over the time limit? Seems to be the thing private parking companies are doing nowadays rather than actually putting tickets on cars.

Vipers

28,492 posts

180 months

Friday 31st January
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WarrenB said:
Vipers said:
Very busy Sainsbury's today Garthdee, usual spate of don't care I will park where I like, unfortunately although a private company look after the car park, apart from clocking vehicles in and out, never ever seen a warden there, not that an invoice carries much weight north of the border.



Nice old Merc though.
Wonder if they'll just send fines/invoices in the post if some one stays over the time limit? Seems to be the thing private parking companies are doing nowadays rather than actually putting tickets on cars.
Interesting, when they took over the car park, I wrote to them quering the "No return within 2 hour" rule, my question was if I drop the OH off, go up town and come back in 90 mins to pick her and the shopping up, does that mean I am liable to get a ticket based on the 2 hour rule, yes they said. I then wrote to Sainsburys and asked them, they said no, makes sense.

I then wrote to the council about the 2 hour rule pointing they have a bottle bank there, so If the OH had been shopping, then I returned to the recycling point and got a ticket, would they pay it.

Answer, not our problem................ say no more.