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Wowbagger

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Random road stuff
« on: 03 March, 2021, 12:26:17 pm »
I have just observed a Civil Enforcement Officer (posh term for parking attendant) cycling along our road whilst wearing his fluorescent jacket.

Nothing wrong, or remarkable, with that, you might say, and of course you'd be right. But this one was cycling against the flow of traffic on the one-way street, and also on the pavement.

I thought it was rather amusing.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #1 on: 03 March, 2021, 03:55:21 pm »
Don't think I've ever seen one cycling here, so one point to Southend.

I saw a car that had been clamped for tax evasion at the posh end of our street. I've never seen those clampers in action, perhaps they come round at dead of night?
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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #2 on: 09 April, 2021, 09:30:00 pm »
Daily Heil tells lies... not news, but...

https://twitter.com/laura_laker/status/1380430322039410691
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #3 on: 10 April, 2021, 10:15:17 pm »
"It's confusing driving abroad pt97": Apparently in this situation

(according to Polish rules) the driver of that van should be indicating left. Seems "you don't indicate to show you're going straight on" and "straight on" is defined by the carriageway, not by signs and markings. And more bizarrely, even in this situation:

you should indicate .

That they've seen fit to put this on a news site (without saying it's new) suggests most people who passed a Polish driving test don't know it either.
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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #4 on: 11 April, 2021, 05:43:40 pm »
Got beeped by a twat in an old Beemer estate just for being on the road (the bus lane, actually, so not even in his way).  This town gets a bit pikier and nastier every year.  I'm out of here in 3 years.
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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #5 on: 11 April, 2021, 07:15:48 pm »
Daily Heil tells lies... not news, but...

https://twitter.com/laura_laker/status/1380430322039410691
Clickbait. Instead of clicking on the link, could you tell me a little bit about the story?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #6 on: 12 April, 2021, 09:52:25 pm »
Fed up with the council taking no action over inconsiderate parking blocking pavements and preventing emergency vehicles getting through? Paint your own double yellow lines.
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Frustrated residents in north Bristol have taken to street corners to provide double yellow lines where none exist.


Campaigners also placed yellow lines over vehicles parked illegally, claiming that traffic and parking is largely unregulated and rarely enforced.
https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/rogue-yellow-lines-painted-by-residents-fed-up-inconsiderate-parking/
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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #7 on: 13 April, 2021, 09:35:15 am »
Probably quicker than the three years it took to get the council to paint ones on the corner near our house (request year 1, everyone agrees; year two wait for the annual meeting where they discuss such matters; year three, obligatory and pointless consultation).
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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #9 on: 14 April, 2021, 12:08:39 am »
Daily Heil tells lies... not news, but...

https://twitter.com/laura_laker/status/1380430322039410691
Clickbait. Instead of clicking on the link, could you tell me a little bit about the story?
Not clickbait. On essence, Heil spoke bollocks about 'hate crime' covering cyclists, and lost
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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #10 on: 16 April, 2021, 11:44:57 am »
We've had a local car clamped for lack of tax - but across the road there were 3-4 cars parked actually on the corner and nothing done about it.
Strange things are afoot at the circle K.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #11 on: 16 April, 2021, 11:58:33 am »
Tax clamping is done by DVLA, stupid parking is the remit of your LA or the police or someone.
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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #12 on: 16 April, 2021, 06:13:41 pm »
I wish someone would dissuade my neighbour from parking his large and opaque Sprinter van in the spot closest to the junction of Larrington Gardens Road and the main drag :(
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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #13 on: 20 April, 2021, 09:38:40 pm »
Riding mate is a bit freaked out.  He was riding with another friend on Sunday when they were passed by a large bunch from one of the local road clubs, and exchanged greetings with them.  A few seconds later, when the group had pulled ahead, there was a crash for reasons unknown (touch of wheels? pothole?) and one female rider went over the bars very fast.  She was being attended to by her clubmates, so my mate didn't stop long,  but he said her head was at the wrong angle and it looked like a broken neck  :-\
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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #14 on: 27 April, 2021, 12:53:36 pm »
This is a private road sunshine, it belongs to Horsham district council.

https://twitter.com/Jamesdestafford/status/1367894795616743430

Heavily edited but if they were my kids I'd be proud of them for standing up to a grumpy old git.
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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #15 on: 27 April, 2021, 05:32:16 pm »
Why are we being invited to watch a 7-year-old video?

The skateboarders will probably have grown up into grumpy old gits themselves by now.   ;)

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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #16 on: 02 May, 2021, 04:05:07 pm »
This a rickshaw crash even though a car driver was involved: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-56963067

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Random road stuff
« Reply #17 on: 02 May, 2021, 04:41:23 pm »
Well pointed out. And same applies when someone is "run over", it's never reported as a car crash although it is.
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