The BAD PARKING thread [vol4]

The BAD PARKING thread [vol4]

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Vipers

29,292 posts

194 months

Monday 26th October 2020
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Tommo87 said:
Vipers said:
If you must buy a bus, learn to park the bloody thing.

I'll put money on the fact that there were no small children who cant walk unaided in the back of that car.
Was in mother and child space, so probably a kid in tow, not that I fully understand your comment.

Frank7

6,619 posts

53 months

Monday 26th October 2020
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Saleen836 said:
The fence is mine,it would also prevent me from reversing onto my drive when approaching from the right, and before anyone comments and says "drive onto your drive", my daily is a van so reversing off the drive onto the road makes it a suicide job.
FWIW, the only time I EVER drove onto our drive was with one of the succession of Black Cabs that I owned, every one of them was worth at least double of whatever my wife drove, so they got the safe berth in the integral garage, which had the underneath of a staircase at the far end, meaning that the taxi had to be driven in, to get the bonnet into the space under the stairs, as only then could I close the garage door.
Our house is in a private cul de sac, so there was no passing traffic to worry about when I reversed off, and the drive is long enough that my wife’s car could be put at the extreme front, in order for me to be able to reverse the taxi around it, by going onto the neighbour’s drive, (she only had a small car, and always reversed up to her garage door).

Alex@POD

5,376 posts

181 months

Monday 26th October 2020
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Saleen836 said:
Yes, the Mini preventing me from exiting my drive and turning left,if they had parked approx 10ft forward (infront of a car sales) it wouldn't be a problem
I often find that when people are badly parked, it would usually not be a problem if they were parked somewhere else hehe

Vipers

29,292 posts

194 months

Monday 26th October 2020
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Saleen836 said:
Yes, the Mini preventing me from exiting my drive and turning left,if they had parked approx 10ft forward (infront of a car sales) it wouldn't be a problem
What do you drive? A bus? Can't believe the average car won't get out of there. My neighbour often parks his van outside my house, want to google map it's AB12 4TS, manage to get the Volvo S80 out OK.

Interested in what you drive.

Frank7

6,619 posts

53 months

Monday 26th October 2020
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Vipers said:
What do you drive? A bus? Can't believe the average car won't get out of there. My neighbour often parks his van outside my house, want to google map it's AB12 4TS, manage to get the Volvo S80 out OK.

Interested in what you drive.
He did say that it was a van, maybe it’s the size of the white one across the street.

AlexRS2782

6,569 posts

179 months

Tuesday 27th October 2020
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Tommo87 said:
Krikkit said:
Frank7 said:
Pardon my ignorance in these matters, but is that type of car exempt from having to display a front number plate?
Not exempt, but on the vanishingly small chance the owner gets pulled up for it, I believe it's generally a £100 fine, but max is £1000.

Not the end of the world for someone with the readies to buy a CGT.
The law is changing to add 3points to the fine for an illegal and/or missing plate, and lots of people like the owner of that car are outraged that they weren't personally consulted before the MP's voted.

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/353546/drivers-...
Looks like some of those angry owners are on PH in SP&L too hehe - https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

j3gme

687 posts

160 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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Strudul

1,504 posts

51 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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j3gme said:
Headrow?

j3gme

687 posts

160 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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Yep

thetapeworm

9,477 posts

205 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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pablo

15,598 posts

239 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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j3gme said:
Standard Bristol. Sorry forgot the picture. This traffic island was often used as a parking space which achieved legendary status in Bristol until the council realised it was not possible to charge to use it so put bollards around it. They’d previously painted the white box on it....



Edited by pablo on Wednesday 28th October 17:28

cheesesliceking

1,504 posts

206 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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pablo said:
j3gme said:
Standard Bristol.
Looks a lot like the Headrow in Leeds...

Rockettvr

1,439 posts

109 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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DoubleD

18,304 posts

74 months

Wednesday 28th October 2020
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Rockettvr said:
Im guessing that you like that picture ha ha

Leftfootwonder

1,043 posts

24 months

Thursday 29th October 2020
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DoubleD said:
Im guessing that you like that picture ha ha
laugh

Greshamst

1,452 posts

86 months

Thursday 29th October 2020
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Frank7 said:
FWIW, the only time I EVER drove onto our drive was with one of the succession of Black Cabs that I owned, every one of them was worth at least double of whatever my wife drove, so they got the safe berth in the integral garage, which had the underneath of a staircase at the far end, meaning that the taxi had to be driven in, to get the bonnet into the space under the stairs, as only then could I close the garage door.
Our house is in a private cul de sac, so there was no passing traffic to worry about when I reversed off, and the drive is long enough that my wife’s car could be put at the extreme front, in order for me to be able to reverse the taxi around it, by going onto the neighbour’s drive, (she only had a small car, and always reversed up to her garage door).
Wow, has anyone been in contact about getting the movie rights for this?

Pericoloso

44,044 posts

129 months

Thursday 29th October 2020
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Greshamst said:
Wow, has anyone been in contact about getting the movie rights for this?
The Keystone cops did a version of that about 100 years ago .

Frank7

6,619 posts

53 months

Thursday 29th October 2020
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Greshamst said:
Frank7 said:
FWIW, the only time I EVER drove onto our drive was with one of the succession of Black Cabs that I owned, every one of them was worth at least double of whatever my wife drove, so they got the safe berth in the integral garage, which had the underneath of a staircase at the far end, meaning that the taxi had to be driven in, to get the bonnet into the space under the stairs, as only then could I close the garage door.
Our house is in a private cul de sac, so there was no passing traffic to worry about when I reversed off, and the drive is long enough that my wife’s car could be put at the extreme front, in order for me to be able to reverse the taxi around it, by going onto the neighbour’s drive, (she only had a small car, and always reversed up to her garage door).
Wow, has anyone been in contact about getting the movie rights for this?
It’s not that often that you come across someone who’s a 100% witling, enjoy it folks.

Hol

6,215 posts

166 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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Vipers said:
Was in mother and child space, so probably a kid in tow, not that I fully understand your comment.
I think he was questioning the age of the kids and whether they warrant a parent and child space.

I remember how necessary they were when my kids couldn't walk, and Id have to lock the car, walk away and return with a trolley that could take two infants.
They are supposed to be small in booster seats who require the extra door width, but you will still see families with grown up teenage kids using them, which isn't who they were created for.



Edited by Hol on Friday 30th October 09:31

NMNeil

2,019 posts

16 months

Friday 30th October 2020
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don't have fire hydrants in the UK, but we do, and if you park in front of one and the fire department needs access...
https://cdn.carbuzz.com/gallery-images/840x560/540...