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Title: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 05, 2011, 05:38:12 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fudparking.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fudparking2.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 05, 2011, 07:57:40 pm
I think there might be a thread of photos similar to this in On The Road, but your title made me laugh more, Kirst :)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on October 05, 2011, 08:04:34 pm
That would be 99.999999% of the population of France then. I kind of admire them for their ability to put two fingers up at authority and park anywhere they dam well like. My favourite was four cars parked on top of a roundabout near Narbonne rugby ground when the whole area was rammed due to a big match.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: токамак on October 05, 2011, 08:09:30 pm
What do you do if you see a space man?










Park in it man.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: andygates on October 05, 2011, 09:01:42 pm
Fuds?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on October 05, 2011, 09:07:44 pm
This do?

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s1vnE5ndUqY/TGf7ZV5bmxI/AAAAAAAAUuw/XZwZ2MBmpYk/s640/S0252961.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on October 05, 2011, 09:08:25 pm
Fuds?

Mrs P says: 'MINGE!'  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 05, 2011, 09:08:33 pm
Fuds?
Yeah, fuds.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on October 05, 2011, 09:09:11 pm
The excellent and addictive Bristol Traffic (http://bristolcars.blogspot.com/) blog acts as something of a repository of bad parking.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: andygates on October 05, 2011, 09:28:59 pm
Tee hee, Bristol traffic.  It'd be a menace if it wasn't so slow. 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fud   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on October 05, 2011, 10:13:46 pm
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fud   :thumbsup:

That's two new terms for it that I've learned today...  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 05, 2011, 10:37:24 pm
What was the other?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on October 05, 2011, 10:38:46 pm
'clunge (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=49814.msg1061185#msg1061185)'
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 05, 2011, 10:40:06 pm
Haha, you've not wasted enough time on b3ta... rather too instructive!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on October 17, 2011, 07:00:17 pm
'clunge (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=49814.msg1061185#msg1061185)'

http://www.rathergood.com/baps
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 02, 2011, 04:34:52 pm
The streets around my office are like a magnet for fuddish parkers. I think it might be something to do with some people not wanting to walk more than 3 yards to get to the bookies'.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fud3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fud4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fud5.jpg)

And a new garage which has opened under the railway bridge where people think the pavement is the car park.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fud6.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fud7.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fud8.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on December 05, 2011, 09:41:49 pm
Viz has the wonderful term "cashpoint cripple" for able-bodied people who park on double yellow lines outside an ATM.  See Old Town High Street in Swindon for an example.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 27, 2011, 05:29:22 pm
Fuddish:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6582471945_17ed591d32_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6582471945/)
IMG_5229 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6582471945/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 27, 2011, 05:30:34 pm
This van is usually parked round the corner from us:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6582485879_0739164149_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6582485879/)
IMG_5247 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6582485879/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: RJ on January 02, 2012, 10:43:05 am
Clearly a cherished "vanity" plate  ;)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Quisling on January 11, 2012, 12:49:42 pm
Being a country boy I was unaware of the lady garden version of "fud". I've always used it to describe old folk and thought it a derivation of "old fuddy duddy", but the other version is funnier.   ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jaded on January 17, 2012, 03:19:22 pm
Warning - URL might not be a good idea at work. It contains anglo saxon.

There are a few in here (http://www.youparklikeacunt.com/)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pancho on January 17, 2012, 04:28:50 pm
I had to resort to wikipedia to understand "fud". Scottish, apparently.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on January 17, 2012, 04:36:17 pm
Shame the parking isn't endemic.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on January 20, 2012, 09:05:23 am
Of course, there is also the example of how safe and experienced drivers use their skill and experience to...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-16337908

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-15984783
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on January 22, 2012, 08:28:52 pm
I watched this gentleman very carefully as he parked, since my bike was locked to the railing directly behind.   What I didn't quite capture is that, in amongst some minor fuds, he has pretty much blocked three spaces.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0209.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on January 22, 2012, 09:59:00 pm
I do have a tendency to lock the bike on the other side of the railings..
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on January 22, 2012, 10:21:13 pm
You're very wise, in retrospect. ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on January 24, 2012, 04:47:09 pm
Be careful if you film or photograph people who park like fuds - it's illegal you know!

Road rage in Bath (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jan/24/road-rage-bath-viral-video)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on January 24, 2012, 10:15:36 pm
Absolutely brilliant! Utter wankers. Now they are universally recognised as wankers. I do hope the old bill were called. Anyone know?

ETA : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9033897/Police-contacted-over-Bath-road-rage-viral-video.html

 ;D  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on January 24, 2012, 11:26:39 pm
I dunno, but here's some interesting reviews of her shop. (http://www.touchbath.com/business/list/bid/3676005)

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on January 25, 2012, 08:23:39 am
Room 101 is that way >>>>>>

Mrs Duncan to 101
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tom B on January 25, 2012, 10:23:26 am
Quote
Be careful if you film or photograph people who park like fuds - it's illegal you know!

Reassuring that you, Steph et al can laugh at this. I found the driver's arrogance, abuse and sheer nastiness quite disturbing  :-\
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on January 25, 2012, 10:35:48 am
Crowdsourced karma: More reviews. (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?client=safari&rls=en&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=sarah+duncan+bath&fb=1&hq=sarah+duncan+bath&cid=661293868612245431&ei=dtkfT9mpBsPj4QSdhLGcDw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=placepage-link&resnum=4&ved=0CEUQ4gkwAw)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 25, 2012, 02:32:41 pm
If you search her business on Google maps, it shows a clip from the video in the 'bubble' about the business.

She was very abusive, and her husband threatened violence, but I do also think the man who made the video was going a bit too far. Not that that excuses her.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Aidan on January 26, 2012, 04:14:33 pm
This morning at Tibshelf services southbound.  If you look closely you will notice most cars are parked in the marked bays and are aligned North / South.  The dick in the little Vw has parked East/West and has managed to actually cover part of six ( yes six) separate parking spaces!!! Clever ::-)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/monstadog/IMG_0182.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on January 26, 2012, 04:22:54 pm
That's a talent!  Mind you, Tibshelf is the worst service station ever.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on January 26, 2012, 05:20:33 pm
That's a talent!  Mind you, Tibshelf is the worst service station ever.

There speaks a man who hasn't been to Gordano.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Biff on January 26, 2012, 07:14:18 pm
http://tinyurl.com/7e2vtp8
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on January 26, 2012, 07:25:55 pm
That's a talent!  Mind you, Tibshelf is the worst service station ever.

There speaks a man who hasn't been to Gordano.
Or <shudder> Leicester Forest East.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on January 26, 2012, 08:59:41 pm
Quote
Be careful if you film or photograph people who park like fuds - it's illegal you know!

Reassuring that you, Steph et al can laugh at this. I found the driver's arrogance, abuse and sheer nastiness quite disturbing  :-\
So did I, but I can also chortle with glee when, for once, one of those arrogant, abusive, nasty arseholes gets some payback.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on January 26, 2012, 09:02:36 pm
Oh, I've been to those and some other dives, but I thought Tibshelf took the prize.

btw, OT:

This morning, Figges (Pigges) Marsh

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0224.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0225.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0226.jpg)

Note bollard.

I had it easy.  Coming from the other direction to the awkward turn already fucked up by bollards, you had this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0228.jpg)

Can't see it yet?  I'll go forward a bit

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0227.jpg)

Still no?  A bit more, but we're almost on the turn

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0229.jpg)

Ah.  There's the fucker.

This place is almost unlit, the car is black, and has no side reflectors.  Thank fuck it was light.

Bless. >:(

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rower40 on January 26, 2012, 09:33:35 pm
That cannot be parked.  Much more likely to be twocced and abandoned.  Thieves will be back later if police or owner or insurer haven't reclaimed it by then.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on January 26, 2012, 10:01:53 pm
No.  No signs of twocking.  For information, the residents of the road you can see alongside the common used to park on the common itself, till the council built a high ridge of earth all the way along.  It's now replaced with a row of bollards, but this is residents parking.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on January 28, 2012, 07:45:27 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6777575155_f7419d0991_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6777575155/)
IMG_5365 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6777575155/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fboab on January 28, 2012, 08:40:27 pm
This, today, at, of all places, Halfords.
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/2012-01-28155430.jpg)

Thet-fud
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on January 28, 2012, 09:37:43 pm
NFN.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: bobb on January 28, 2012, 09:42:43 pm
Dunno why this fud didn't just park on the verge.

(http://www.zaribor.com/raz/pics/fud.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jaded on January 29, 2012, 11:08:38 am
Probably picking brambles.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 08, 2012, 08:35:51 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0260.jpg)

Oh, and, just to prove what a fud the B*W driver is:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0262.jpg)

Um, yeah, it was getting quite dark, hence the blue cast.  My phone goes a bit odd in the circumstances.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2012, 08:56:31 pm
Double fud (same place):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0270.jpg)

In case you can't see from that, there is another van behind the double glazing van this time, and the cars are also two deep.  Please note that that is a different B*W Wankpanzer. ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on February 13, 2012, 12:45:01 am
plus ce wankchar, plus c'est le meme chose
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 16, 2012, 09:08:06 pm
Here's a classic from Union Street, Southwark, this morning.  Verrrry busy cycle lane both ways at rush hour.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0280.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0279.jpg)

That bollard with the sign on does indicate the middle of the path. 

I know he was delivering to a nearby shop, but there was room to park out of the way.  Hilariously, as I was putting my gloves back on to ride to work, the driver came round his side of the van, and flung the rear door open into the path of a lady cyclist.  She just swung round the end of it without blinking (I might have said summat) and carried on.  It is very fortunate that, there was nothing coming the other way.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ed_o_brain on March 16, 2012, 06:25:39 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7193/6987810787_87ce0f88c7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/6987810787/)
daft parking (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/6987810787/) by Daniel Cadden Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/ed_o_brain/), on Flickr

Daft parking! Only way past this for anyone in a wheelchair, pushing a push chair or wheeling a bike with shopping on the handle bars was walking in lane 3 of a 40 mph dual carriageway facing traffic.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on March 16, 2012, 08:31:48 pm
You're being too kind pixellating his number. Name and shame!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Butterfly on March 16, 2012, 09:49:03 pm
It would be tempting to take the pushchair over his roof...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 16, 2012, 09:50:53 pm
I've many times been tempted to do similar - usually over bonnets, sometimes with a can of paint.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on March 16, 2012, 09:57:34 pm
It would be tempting to take the pushchair over his roof...

Can you get Marathon Winters for those?   :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on March 16, 2012, 10:32:43 pm
It is not unknown for vehicles parked in that manner hereabouts to develop a flat tyre at two diagonally opposite corners  :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on March 17, 2012, 10:20:50 am
It would be tempting to take the pushchair over his roof...

Can you get Marathon Winters for those?   :demon:

Ice Spikers may give a surer grip.  Butterfly suggests Yaktrax on her shoes as well.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on March 17, 2012, 02:12:39 pm
In the distant past I've walked over two cars parked blocking footpaths but cars are getting taller and I am getting less flexible and slower at running away from irate owners (the crumple zones tend to accumulate footprints). I don't think I'll be doing it much in the future.

Carrying a tyre valve tool is an easier option.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on March 22, 2012, 06:03:28 pm
Reminds me of my boss in Epsom who had an E-type Jag & could never judge the bonnet length.He parked upto the wall of the drawing office & a dull thud announced his contact with said wall below the window cill adjacent to my drawing board.Most days ::-)
One morning when he came in I asked if he wanted me to hacksaw a couple of feet off the front end of his car. :demon:
As a reward I was relegated to the manufacturing unit in Andover for a week ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 22, 2012, 07:36:11 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/6860131520_ee3f113b45_z.jpg)
I sometimes think this sideways parking is not so much a way of getting into a small gap as an attention-seeking ploy. "Look at me, I've got a trendy tiny car!"
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on March 22, 2012, 07:48:24 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/6860131520_ee3f113b45_z.jpg)
I sometimes think this sideways parking is not so much a way of getting into a small gap as an attention-seeking ploy. "Look at me, I've got a trendy tiny car!" brain

ftfy
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrew Br on March 22, 2012, 11:51:49 pm
I'm new to this thread but I'm wondering if anybody else, when confronted by parking like these examples, folds the mirrors* in and lifts the wipers off the screens ?
I hope that it's not just me.

At some time in the near future, I'd like to find some stickers that say "Selfish parking" to be placed at driver's eye level on the windscreen. Obviously the stickers would have a very strong adhesive and a very weak substrate. A4 size would be about right.

*One did come off in my hand. I felt the appropriate amount of guilt.


Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 23, 2012, 10:27:03 am
At some time in the near future, I'd like to find some stickers that say "Selfish parking" to be placed at driver's eye level on the windscreen. Obviously the stickers would have a very strong adhesive and a very weak substrate. A4 size would be about right.

Apparently this lot (http://www.youparklikeacunt.com/) are soon to produce stickers.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on March 23, 2012, 11:01:37 am
Save yourself the pain of having to watch the whole trailer (though it's quite amusing, in its way), and skip to 2:00ish for an alternative take:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul4CZrnEFxU
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on March 24, 2012, 05:32:48 pm
At some time in the near future, I'd like to find some stickers that say "Selfish parking" to be placed at driver's eye level on the windscreen. Obviously the stickers would have a very strong adhesive and a very weak substrate. A4 size would be about right.

Apparently this lot (http://www.youparklikeacunt.com/) are soon to produce stickers.
I have just added that site to my faves. TY
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: epa611 on March 24, 2012, 05:39:12 pm
A Smart is shorter than an e class is wide...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pancho on March 24, 2012, 06:21:01 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/6860131520_ee3f113b45_z.jpg)

Why is this twattish?

From a cyclist POV, it seems ideal - no door zone created (unlike all the others) and forward facing for a safe exit. The occasional snout sticking out may remind cyclists to stay out of the damn door zone created by the rest.

The only downside, I suppose, is that if everyone did this there could be twice as many cars.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 24, 2012, 07:40:28 pm
What if they parked nose-in, so had to reverse out? Would that be a greater or lesser danger than the door zone? My guess is lesser, because although the driver's vision would be restricted, you can be more confident of them looking while reversing than while opening a door.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on March 24, 2012, 07:46:19 pm
What if they parked nose-in, so had to reverse out? Would that be a greater or lesser danger than the door zone? My guess is lesser, because although the driver's vision would be restricted, you can be more confident of them looking while reversing than while opening a door.

are you familiar with the term SMIDSY ?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 24, 2012, 07:47:40 pm
That's "more confident" in relative terms. Make it "less unconfident" if you prefer!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on March 24, 2012, 07:48:10 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/6860131520_ee3f113b45_z.jpg)

Why is this twattish?

From a cyclist POV, it seems ideal - no door zone created (unlike all the others) and forward facing for a safe exit. The occasional snout sticking out may remind cyclists to stay out of the damn door zone created by the rest.

The only downside, I suppose, is that if everyone did this there could be twice as many cars.

very pertinent :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 10, 2012, 08:23:54 pm
Everyone in Southend.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on April 27, 2012, 12:01:41 pm
On my ride in this morning:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SM-Xt_InP3E/T5p4ts-Zz_I/AAAAAAAAAFs/35wWxQlvlWs/s800/P1000593.JPG) 

https://picasaweb.google.com/ronlowe.abz/CoM#5736029801972092914
https://picasaweb.google.com/ronlowe.abz/CoM#5736029818434345170
https://picasaweb.google.com/ronlowe.abz/CoM#5736029814049568082

This fellow had gone to some lengths to park here.   He's managed to get a surprising distance into the moorland, considering it's not a 4x4.

There's a perfectly good car-park just half a mile further on up the hill  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on April 27, 2012, 12:04:33 pm
I'm not sure that was entirely intentional. On the CoM?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on April 27, 2012, 12:05:42 pm
I suspect not, given that it had rolled a couple of times.
I did stop to make sure there was no-one in or around it.
Yes, the CoM.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JonBuoy on May 04, 2012, 02:56:08 pm
This made me smile on today's drab commute:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8012/7141909315_1b5fb5fbce_z.jpg)

No - it is not Photoshopped !
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 14, 2012, 01:05:20 pm
Not the best bit of parking..

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7072/7194579200_a5baab35ec_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/7194579200/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/7194579200/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr

Full story here. http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Dundee/article/22748/you-could-have-been-looking-at-a-fatality-van-driver-shaken-after-crash-with-police-car-on-emergency-call.html
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 14, 2012, 11:03:55 pm
Quote
"I'm not the sort of person to get involved in the blame culture but[...]
  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 14, 2012, 11:51:26 pm
Quote
"I'm not the sort of person to get involved in the blame culture but[...]
  ::-)

He does have a point. The junction in question has very poor sightlines. The police estimate their vehicle entered the junction at between 30-40mph.

This is the view from where the van driver was emerging. The police car would be approaching from the right.
https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=56.469787,-3.005233&spn=0.002255,0.006217&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=56.469738,-3.00536&panoid=6lcAa48KL7BiGCV2sC3P0A&cbp=12,58.09,,0,22.78 It is a tight junction to get out of if you are going straight on.
The lights are also green long enough to let three cars through. The walls also act as quite effective sound baffles. You'd see the first car has stopped and not see anything coming fast round the outside.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 15, 2012, 12:43:28 am
He may well have a very good point, I'd just rather he simply mentioned the sight lines, dampened sound, speed, etc, without any contradictory disclaimer. I think it would do him better as well, because as it is he's made it sound like a weak excuse.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 15, 2012, 09:06:57 am
His story has been rewritten by journalists and sub-editors. Give him some benefit of the doubt. (I have actually spoken to him).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 15, 2012, 09:58:27 am
Fair enough! I thought it was a direct quote from him, but as you say allowance should be made for context, shock of the moment, journalistic mangling, etc. No quote from the police driver though!

More importantly, I've only just noticed you got your photo in the paper.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 15, 2012, 12:19:57 pm
Some were on STV news at 6 last night as well.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on May 16, 2012, 02:25:33 pm
An honourable mention to ....

http://www.lfgss.com/post2891012-14409.html
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 16, 2012, 02:56:40 pm
A commendable effort.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on May 18, 2012, 05:26:19 pm
An honourable mention to ....

http://www.lfgss.com/post2891012-14409.html

Brilliant!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 20, 2012, 10:38:22 pm
That's a Skoda Rapid, and the one next to it seems to be a Skoda Felicia, so it could be the Czech Republic, most likely.

How on earth they got out of the Rapid I don't know.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 20, 2012, 10:51:11 pm
Maybe they crawled out of the windows, Dukes of Hazard style - or maybe they didn't park there but neglected to put the hand brake on (I've noticed a lot of people don't bother) and someone pushed the parked car in there, Brazilian parking-urchin style, for a laugh.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 20, 2012, 11:06:52 pm
That was my thinking.

Btw, we had a Rapid.  Kewl car, and sportier than you might imagine for something based on an Estelle.  Bit alarming when the gear lever jumped after you selected fifth gear, but it didn't actually jump out of gear.  It was something to do with tacking an extra gear on a four-speed box without really re-engineering it.

Oh - and it was nice to have something heavy in the boot (front) when driving in a crosswind.

The engine in the back probably saved Our Kid's life when a Jewson's lorry piled into the back of the poor little Skoda.  That engine took the blow, and pushed down rather than forward.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 20, 2012, 11:08:53 pm
Weren't those rear-engined Skodas distantly related to the Porsche 911? And therefore also the VW Beetle!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 21, 2012, 03:33:53 pm
Weren't those rear-engined Skodas distantly related to the Porsche 911? And therefore also the VW Beetle!

They used to say that you could get all Teh Fear of driving a 911 from a rear-engined Skoda without the huge repair bills when you went through a hedge backwards but AFAIK they weren't related.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 23, 2012, 09:44:46 pm
The road has a gate across it, but spaces on either side to allow cyclists through (note the stencilled bicycle partially visible under the van).  But some drivers are just too important...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--koh2dywnIQ/T71Kd0RvHwI/AAAAAAAABP8/mdfm3jPACk4/s720/P1020409.JPG)

You'll see the above every evening and on weekends (haven't been this way in the mornings yet).  Wonder if I should bother finding someone to moan at.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Regulator on May 24, 2012, 08:03:10 am
The road has a gate across it, but spaces on either side to allow cyclists through (note the stencilled bicycle partially visible under the van).  But some drivers are just too important...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--koh2dywnIQ/T71Kd0RvHwI/AAAAAAAABP8/mdfm3jPACk4/s720/P1020409.JPG)

You'll see the above every evening and on weekends (haven't been this way in the mornings yet).  Wonder if I should bother finding someone to moan at.

Ride or push your bike over it.  Cleats should make a fine mess of the nice shiny paintwork...  :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 24, 2012, 08:28:08 am
Went that way this morning - could have taken the same picture.

Was thinking an A5 sheet with council logo and something along the lines of "Please move your vehicle or it will be towed."
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fhills on May 24, 2012, 09:22:19 am
http://www.castedduonline.it/cronaca/a-selargius-la-polizia-municipale-parcheggia-sulle-piste-ciclabili-un-coro-di-proteste/24896

From Sardinia. In Italian but I'm sure you'll get the message.

This cycle lane I gather cost a cool half a million euros - I'm hoping none of that is Euro development money.

The local mayor/council head honcho  has assured drivers/shopkeepers that they can still park in it, that it won't become mandatory until it is linked up to other schemes (I don't think he named them) and has been thoroughly tested (by folk parking in it, led by the police presumably) - I think he is thinking of this testing taking several years.

Oh, and parts of it will only be operative on public holidays.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on May 24, 2012, 02:40:17 pm
As I understand it, parking in an advisory cycle lane in the absence of yellow lines, is not unlawful.
Make lane meaningless though,
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 25, 2012, 04:31:48 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fuddy.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Domestique on May 25, 2012, 06:37:54 pm
Its truly amazing that cn be lawfull  :(
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 25, 2012, 06:50:22 pm
I don't think it is. The Highway Code is pretty clear about how much space you should leave between your parked car and a junction.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: AndyK on May 27, 2012, 05:01:26 pm
Every day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKUEcywZdeo
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jaded on May 27, 2012, 07:33:14 pm
Seen today in our Morrisons. (Not by me)

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/CAR%20PARKING.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on May 28, 2012, 08:27:52 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-18237374
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on May 28, 2012, 08:32:00 pm
Seen today in our Morrisons. (Not by me)

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/CAR%20PARKING.jpg)
People who park like that are indeed KOX.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on May 28, 2012, 08:52:36 pm
Every day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKUEcywZdeo

In fairness, that's a shit cycle lane. The whole thing should be inverted. The cycle lane could be parking (if it must be), the rest should be cycle lane that cars have permissive access to, but have to give way to cycles and peds.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Regulator on May 29, 2012, 08:17:47 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-18237374

I wonder whether the plod bothered breathalysing him?  Or checking he was actually fit to drive?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on May 30, 2012, 05:55:45 pm
I wonder if it was automatic, or if he just got the wrong gear (I'm not familiar with Jag gates).  On a BMW it is very easy to engage 1st instead of reverse.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 31, 2012, 09:57:41 am
Classy:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0483.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 31, 2012, 10:08:28 am
If only that was the drop zone in Robot Wars...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on May 31, 2012, 12:38:57 pm
Well the sign does say "car here"...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 31, 2012, 12:43:11 pm
It does ;D

But I'm not convinced this berk can read.  Certainly can't see two free parking spaces in the row just out of shot to the right. ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 31, 2012, 01:17:31 pm
The time the photo was taken and the time he parked may be different and may have had a different state of occupancy of the designated spaces. Still stupid parking though.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 31, 2012, 01:42:25 pm
I can see why you think that, but no, he drove up and parked as I parked my bike.  I took the photo as soon as he was in the shop.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 31, 2012, 03:42:11 pm
Yes.  Just what is the definition of parking?  I've had responses from people that 'I'm not parked, I'm...

...waiting'
...delivering'
...picking someone up'
...dropping someone off'
...taking a phone call'

etc etc.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 31, 2012, 03:55:00 pm
Double yellow lines actually cover this. Setting down and picking up are forbidden, but (un)loading is permitted unless specifically forbidden (usually using the lines on the kerb). Waiting is permitted. Not sure about phone calls, then you should be parked, so from your list on a normal DYL, 1 and 2 are legal 3,4 and 5 are forbidden.
 
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 31, 2012, 04:03:58 pm
That's what I thought.  There are double yellows just outside work, and I have to move people on regularly, but they come up with all sorts of excuses.

Mostly, they are going to the corner shop for a pack of fags, a bag of crisps and a lottery ticket. ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: delthebike on May 31, 2012, 04:06:17 pm
I complained to the borough council about cars parking half on the road and half on the pavement. I got a reply today that said they patrol "in a daily patton". I wonder if they have any other generals come out on patrol?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: PeteB99 on May 31, 2012, 05:03:36 pm
I complained to the borough council about cars parking half on the road and half on the pavement. I got a reply today that said they patrol "in a daily patton". I wonder if they have any other generals come out on patrol?

Maybe they're using one of these?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AmericanTank.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AmericanTank.jpg)

M60 Patton
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: perpetual dan on May 31, 2012, 05:09:03 pm
That's what I thought.  There are double yellows just outside work, and I have to move people on regularly, but they come up with all sorts of excuses.

Mostly, they are going to the corner shop for a pack of fags, a bag of crisps and a lottery ticket. ::-)

I thought loading required that the goods had already been ordered and paid for. I guess that there's a market for corner shops to take online orders then.


I complained to the borough council about cars parking half on the road and half on the pavement. I got a reply today that said they patrol "in a daily patton". I wonder if they have any other generals come out on patrol?

Our council has put up parking meters with instructions to park half on the pavement.   :face palm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: TimC on May 31, 2012, 07:15:56 pm
Classy:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0483.jpg)

Strange - I assume that's a garage forecourt? So why does it have a yellow cross-hatched box - used, IME, to protect difficult junctions? Is it perhaps to denote the tyre-inflation area, as I can see a tyre pressure chart in front of the BMW. Perhaps they driver had gone in to get a token or a 20p coin for the air machine? If my first assumption is correct (forecourt), it's not a public highway and thus the yellow box has no force, it's simply a request not to park - unless you're using, or about to use, the air machine.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 31, 2012, 10:52:07 pm
If it is private ground and the yellow marks an area to which public do not have a right to take motor vehicles then the driver has committed an offence.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on May 31, 2012, 10:56:33 pm
Out of interest, what is that offence?

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 31, 2012, 11:48:43 pm
taking a motor vehicle onto private ground without the landowners consent.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on June 01, 2012, 12:28:08 am
Strange - I assume that's a garage forecourt? So why does it have a yellow cross-hatched box - used, IME, to protect difficult junctions?

Usually so that they can get a tanker to the appropriate place when needed.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 01, 2012, 01:15:06 am
Double yellow lines actually cover this. Setting down and picking up are forbidden, but (un)loading is permitted unless specifically forbidden (usually using the lines on the kerb). Waiting is permitted. Not sure about phone calls, then you should be parked, so from your list on a normal DYL, 1 and 2 are legal 3,4 and 5 are forbidden.
 
I think waiting is not permitted on DYL but setting down/picking up is.
Quote
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You MUST NOT wait or park on yellow lines during the times of operation shown on nearby time plates (or zone entry signs if in a Controlled Parking Zone) – see 'Information signs' and 'Road markings'. Double yellow lines indicate a prohibition of waiting at any time even if there are no upright signs. You MUST NOT wait or park, or stop to set down and pick up passengers, on school entrance markings (see 'Road markings') when upright signs indicate a prohibition of stopping.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069860
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on June 01, 2012, 01:23:48 pm
Mostly, they are going to the corner shop for a pack of fags, a bag of crisps and a lottery ticket. ::-)

LOL at the statistics fail.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on June 03, 2012, 01:16:25 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-84YMURmucT0/T8tUojbeD2I/AAAAAAAAA54/ukQDEy6Zbng/s640/Photo0229.jpg)

This was in a completely full Co-op car park this morning. If they needed the extra room why not just park in the right hand bay?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on June 03, 2012, 02:18:07 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-84YMURmucT0/T8tUojbeD2I/AAAAAAAAA54/ukQDEy6Zbng/s640/Photo0229.jpg)

This was in a completely full Co-op car park this morning. If they needed the extra room why not just park in the right hand bay?

The driver did not wish to scuff his door on that nice pebbledash?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 09, 2012, 01:36:34 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fuddyFri.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fuddyblue2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fuddyblue3.jpg)


Is this board googleable? If it is, I'd like to say blue Peugeot M222 MSC is parked by a fud.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on June 09, 2012, 01:38:14 pm

Is this board googleable? If it is, I'd like to say blue Peugeot M222 MSC is parked by a fud.

[pedant]It's a Vauhall Astra[/pedant] :)

Also that's a private plate
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 09, 2012, 01:39:54 pm
Oh yeah. I'm a div.

It's still parked by a fud though.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: RJ on June 09, 2012, 09:17:52 pm
Oh yeah. I'm a div.

It's still parked by a fud though.

Or plod?  Not mutually exclusive, obv  ;)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 09, 2012, 09:39:27 pm
That's a possibility.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on June 18, 2012, 04:29:16 pm
Tutorial, or set up?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fktCNv1ens
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on June 19, 2012, 06:17:44 pm
Gairloch:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7397140282_c625bced5a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7397140282/)
IMG_0460 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7397140282/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on June 19, 2012, 06:18:36 pm
Ullapool:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8025/7397066000_82859919e9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7397066000/)
IMG_0435 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7397066000/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on June 19, 2012, 09:17:00 pm
Saab - the thinking person's car.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: road-runner on June 19, 2012, 09:42:04 pm
Saab - the thinking person's car.

I think I'll pop in a get a newspaper.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: AndyK on June 20, 2012, 07:07:41 pm
Today. At least they weren't on the double-yellows…  ::-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAfBko-0Vps
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on June 20, 2012, 08:44:46 pm
What's wrong with that? ;)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 20, 2012, 10:04:25 pm
Ferchrissake if you're going to park like a fud, be a bit more whole-hearted about it

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/IMAG0056.jpg)


From a distance I thought Davros had gone into the heating business, but I suppose he wouldn't be able to do the upstairs rooms

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/IMAG0058.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on June 21, 2012, 09:32:01 am
Southwark Bridge Road, 0830 today.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0557.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0556.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0554.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0555.jpg)

No, the distinctively marked one in the middle was not stopped to have a word with the others.  >:(


ETA: I know this is very London-centric, so, for those provincials yet to experience the glory of Boris Johnson's wonderful Cycling Superhighways, that's it.  Yes, that crappy blue paint is it.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on June 21, 2012, 11:01:06 am
worrafukinwasteotime that cycle lane is
it's obviously going to be used for on-street parking ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 21, 2012, 11:28:58 am
ETA: I know this is very London-centric, so, for those provincials yet to experience the glory of Boris Johnson's wonderful Cycling Superhighways, that's it.  Yes, that crappy blue paint is it.
Worrabout the blue square with CS7 painted on it in the middle of the 'normal' lane, what's the significance of that? Just to indicate a route as opposed to a lane - or to alert drivers that here be bikes in the road cos the cycle lane is upparked?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on June 21, 2012, 11:47:53 am
That, I suspect. :-\
I can understand the one next to the Bus Stop, where cyclists will, occasionally, and quite reasonably, have to pull out.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on June 21, 2012, 12:01:16 pm
That Cycling Superconvenient  on street parking faclity No way Highway is not going to work without rigorous enforcement of parking violations by the police.
Spot the irony in that statement.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on June 21, 2012, 12:09:09 pm
This is not far from where a taxi company used to park their cars on the CSH under a bridge.

They've moved now, and block the cycle path round the corner :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on June 21, 2012, 08:30:32 pm
Worrabout the blue square with CS7 painted on it in the middle of the 'normal' lane, what's the significance of that? Just to indicate a route as opposed to a lane - or to alert drivers that here be bikes in the road cos the cycle lane is upparked?

It's to alert cyclists that some areas of the carriageway may be covered with an extra-slippery surface.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: benborp on June 22, 2012, 02:14:06 am
It's to alert cyclists that some areas of the carriageway may be covered with an extra-slippery surface.

To be fair, I had to perform an emergency stop this morning while traversing a blue CSH. The normal carriageway was slick with the standard London mix of diesel and 'rain' water, but the CSH felt squeaky clean and I pulled up a couple of feet shorter than I expected. Which was useful as the pedestrian that had skipped out of a side road and straight across the bus lane while looking in the opposite direction was trying his best to suspend himself in mid-air about eighteen inches ahead of my handlebars.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on June 22, 2012, 07:53:23 am
It's to alert cyclists that some areas of the carriageway may be covered with an extra-slippery surface.

To be fair, I had to perform an emergency stop this morning while traversing a blue CSH. The normal carriageway was slick with the standard London mix of diesel and 'rain' water, but the CSH felt squeaky clean and I pulled up a couple of feet shorter than I expected. Which was useful as the pedestrian that had skipped out of a side road and straight across the bus lane while looking in the opposite direction was trying his best to suspend himself in mid-air about eighteen inches ahead of my handlebars.

I think you're being over charitable, the most dangerous time on standard surface is a shower after a dry spell. My view is that after a downpour, the main carriageway is the best to be, the diesel being mostly washed away. I'm not sure what the function of the London grinding paste is in all this (you know what I mean - that stuff that plasters your shins and kills your chain) but I suspect it might help grip. My recent off on diesel (?) riding a straight line but touched brakes on the blue stripe was sufficient to convince me that it is not better than standard surface, and that the slippy stuff gets more distributed than absorbed.

Truth is, it isn't the pits, it isn't the best. Maybe.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on June 22, 2012, 06:08:31 pm
Apparently the main reason roads are slippery when  it rains after a long summer dry spell is that thermal contraction squeezes a lot of oily stuff out of the asphalt, this stuff having been seeping to the surface for weeks as the road heats up in the day.  The mixing of water with road dust to make slime is a secondary cause.

On the subject of the super-grip road surfaces, I have it on good authority that you Do Not want to fall off on one, since it is like grade 1 sandpaper.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on June 26, 2012, 10:55:23 am
Volvo drivers  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on June 26, 2012, 12:52:02 pm
Volvo drivers  ::-)
yeah ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Arch on June 27, 2012, 08:56:28 pm
Saw this one today. That's not pulling out, that's 'parked'. Funny thing is I've seen other cars 'parked' like that there.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/7456432300_b975840c5e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59866846@N02/7456432300/)
Picture 0154 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59866846@N02/7456432300/) by Panticle (http://www.flickr.com/people/59866846@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on June 28, 2012, 06:58:54 pm
Wandle Trail:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0585.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0586.jpg)

Fud.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on June 28, 2012, 08:35:43 pm
JerkinnaMerc ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on June 28, 2012, 09:14:33 pm
B Class.  Make of that what you will ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: AndyK on June 28, 2012, 09:46:27 pm
… but it was ok, his park-anywhere-I-want lights were flashing…

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Dg/parkingfud3.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on June 28, 2012, 09:55:26 pm
Wandle Trail:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0585.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0586.jpg)

Fud.

Shame it's not Marathon Winters season, really...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: 1gear on June 29, 2012, 08:32:33 am
Does no one else on here enjoy getting there car into a silly space? I'm not talking about blocking cycle paths by the way, but I do find it fun to park next to someone wanting to take up two spaces, or parking on an end of a row is spaces where your not ment to park. I have got a small car though which helps when it comes to finding spaces where the car will just fit.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Butterfly on June 29, 2012, 03:36:04 pm
Does no one else on here enjoy getting there car into a silly space? I'm not talking about blocking cycle paths by the way, but I do find it fun to park next to someone wanting to take up two spaces, or parking on an end of a row is spaces where your not ment to park. I have got a small car though which helps when it comes to finding spaces where the car will just fit.
Parking on the end where you aren't supposed to is stupid. It is usually inconveniencing someone - a bus or a pedestrian with a buggy or a wheelchair user for example. Parking very close next to someone who is badly parked is, however a great game. especially if you can get out of the car through the back door, so don't need to open driver or passenger doors. The Rav4 was good for that.  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: AndyK on June 29, 2012, 08:45:03 pm
Another one with magic park-anywhere lights:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Dg/anotherfud.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: PaulF on July 01, 2012, 06:44:42 am
Had a run in with a Tesco home delivery driver last night who was parked halfway over the contra flow cycle lane (don't get me started on that one...).

"if I kept out of the lane then I'd be blocking the traffic" was his defence.

"then go and park somewhere where you don't block either"

Round here they're all as bad as each other. The supermarket drivers Tesco/Ocado/Sainsburys etc. seem to think they have a right to stop anywhere they please because of the vital delivery of cornflakes they have to make.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on July 01, 2012, 09:11:55 pm
Ah yes. Tescos are rich pickings for PLAF spotters (Parks Like A Fud).

There I was, idly answering the call of Post-audax Hunger with a Tesco Meal deal, when I realised I was witness to double fuddery:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/7479654398_d6b288a846.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40735552@N05/7479654398/)
IMAG0065 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40735552@N05/7479654398/) by Pelotonhound (http://www.flickr.com/people/40735552@N05/), on Flickr

It was no surprise when the owners returned to their respective cars - bedecked in all manner of chavvy finery, including gleaming white trainers, shiny tracksuit bottoms and wholly ridiculous adornments (one had the biggest ear-lobe ring thingies I'd ever seen).

Imagine my amazement when, no sooner had they departed - a new fud did appear in the very same spot:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7119/7479660800_1bc93dd2a0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40735552@N05/7479660800/)
IMAG0066 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40735552@N05/7479660800/) by Pelotonhound (http://www.flickr.com/people/40735552@N05/), on Flickr

Tesco car parks - too easy by far for the Fud Spotter.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on July 01, 2012, 09:36:38 pm
It is good that Tesco has a special area for fud-parkers. Perhaps the lines in the fud section should be painted in random directions, to make it easier for fuds to park across them.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on July 01, 2012, 09:53:01 pm
Well, sometimes we need to make allowances.

When you come across a vehicle parked outwith the bay markings, it may have been because at the time he parked, other vehicles already forced the parking to become mis-aligned with the marked spaces.   It happens.

Regarding the dude with a trailer: I'm not too sure what you expected him to do.  I'm sure he was a little uncomfortable about taking up several spaces, but if the car park were not full ( it didn't look like it was ) then I'd have done the same.   It's not like he's going to be there all day.

I'd be less tollerant of this in a crowded car-park, where one person's Fuddery blocks spaces required for others.

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on July 01, 2012, 10:03:25 pm
@Feanor - yes, I thought at the time that there's no real provision for cars towing trailers in such car parks. This car park was busy (Sunday lunchtime - traditionally panic-buying time when the store closes at 4pm and won't open again until 6am the next day) but not packed, but in any case, any sympathy I had for the driver had already ebbed away because he drove up on the phone, continued to talk on the phone the whole time he was there, and was still on the phone as he was driving back out through the car park - collecting another person with shopping along the way; I know because I followed him out.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on July 01, 2012, 10:17:20 pm
Has anyone posted a link to
(click to show/hide)
?

They have a Twitter feed too.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 02, 2012, 09:19:30 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/fuddy-1.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on August 02, 2012, 09:23:46 pm
very good!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rig of Jarkness on August 04, 2012, 06:03:05 am
One for @LBP_Police ?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: AndyK on August 04, 2012, 08:28:33 am
Couple from last year:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Dg/P9300749.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Dg/IMG_0982.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: delthebike on August 04, 2012, 08:52:46 am
This morning, just after 0600, I reported, via 101, a van which had only left room for one person to pass as it was parked on the footway. I just took a call from the rozzers asking if the van is still there, I don't know I can't see it. Any way they said the same to me as a CEO did last week, which is if there is room for a pram or disability buggy/wheelchair to get by then it isn't obstruction!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: AndyK on August 04, 2012, 09:01:47 am
This morning, just after 0600, I reported, via 101, a van which had only left room for one person to pass as it was parked on the footway. I just took a call from the rozzers asking if the van is still there, I don't know I can't see it. Any way they said the same to me as a CEO did last week, which is if there is room for a pram or disability buggy/wheelchair to get by then it isn't obstruction!

Which explains this from yesterday. The fact that buses have to use the cycle path when they stop shows how badly thought out the whole thing is.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Dg/P1020060.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: delthebike on August 04, 2012, 09:42:52 am
The Rozzers have been to the site. The van I reported had gone, no surprise, but they did a 4x4 pickup, that was also there earlier, for obstruction.  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: AndyK on August 04, 2012, 10:04:45 am
This morning, just after 0600, I reported, via 101, a van which had only left room for one person to pass as it was parked on the footway. I just took a call from the rozzers asking if the van is still there, I don't know I can't see it. Any way they said the same to me as a CEO did last week, which is if there is room for a pram or disability buggy/wheelchair to get by then it isn't obstruction!

So if I obstruct the road, but leave room for bicycles, motorbikes, and scooters to pass, it isn't an obstruction…  :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on August 06, 2012, 09:35:45 am
THis was on the local news last night. It's the Newcastle Central Motorway

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/62063000/jpg/_62063030_jex_5857_de27.jpg)

On the video footage the hazards were flashing and I'm pretty certain it was a Mercedes
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on August 06, 2012, 12:11:50 pm
Didn't it flood last night?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on August 06, 2012, 12:18:24 pm
It flooded yesterday during the day. I saw the report on the BBC news at 10:30pm
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on August 18, 2012, 08:35:42 pm
Yup. it has grabbed two spaces. Blue badge? Don't be silly. Brockenhurst Tesco.
(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/006-1.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 20, 2012, 12:01:23 am
But just look at that fully-laden touring bike selfishly taking up over a metre's width of sensible car-parking space! Did you know that for every 16 bike stands you take away you can create a parking space for one whole Mini or as much as two-thirds of a MINI? Why, that means if every bike space in Croydon were tarmacced over, there'd be room for another Audi Qashqai!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on August 21, 2012, 05:03:45 pm
Oi, Cudz! Don't pick on George!


'salright, ickul bike, nasty man beens telled off.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 21, 2012, 10:36:53 pm
George is very nice, from what I can tell at this distance. Is that a Karrimor front pannier? Whatever it is, and whatever precise type of velocipede he may be, he's clearly having fun being it and being it with (presumably) that there Steph - who also takes up not two, not one, but no disabled parking spaces! No, not even a sixteenth of an Audi Heffalumpenwagen!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on August 22, 2012, 10:38:32 pm
Carradice front, Altura rear
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: welshwheels on August 25, 2012, 11:32:32 am
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/420139_10151020536412335_823945246_n.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on August 25, 2012, 06:22:24 pm
Class!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: AndyK on August 27, 2012, 05:47:14 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/parkingfud5.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: welshwheels on August 27, 2012, 05:50:45 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/parkingfud5.jpg)
  LOL ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on August 27, 2012, 05:56:09 pm
How the bloody hell did the driver manage that? :o
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on August 27, 2012, 06:34:47 pm
It looks like one of those rising barriers.  In a similar vein:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnd0i538sfc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZdLjKl0lHc&feature=related
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Domestique on August 27, 2012, 06:49:30 pm
Looks like the stump or bollard is shaped in such a way that a car being driven fast enough could kind of drive up it and maroon itself.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on August 27, 2012, 06:56:08 pm
I did consider that it may be a rising bollard but I've never seen one that shape.It does look like a vehicle stranded "on top"
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on August 27, 2012, 07:03:33 pm
The Dutch ones (second video) seem to be that ramped shape.  The last car actually takes off.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on September 16, 2012, 10:24:40 pm
This was in my local Coop today

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pwtcntsvFtI/UFZDCstEO5I/AAAAAAAABM4/epYwVKTmKiM/s640/2012-09-16%252014.21.59.jpg)

Neither of these had blue badges and those are the only two disabled spaces in the car park. To add to it both vehicles had their won little messages. The Disco has 'Don't follow me, you won't make it' on the back wheel and the Astra had one that obviously shows his driving style: 'Sorry officer, I thought you wanted to race' :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on September 16, 2012, 10:27:23 pm
'Don't follow me, you won't make it'

Junior has a ski-related top which says that.
It's probably true.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Torslanda on September 17, 2012, 09:16:36 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/parkingfud5.jpg)

Wasn't that a design perfected by Rommel for use in Normandy?  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 17, 2012, 09:30:16 am
I'm not convinced that's a rising bollard. It looks like a stone set in the paving to me. Probably its slope combined with the car's speed and 'lucky' angle to allow the wheel to climb it. But someone who knows the exact site will be along in a minute!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Torslanda on September 17, 2012, 12:15:02 pm
Not a rising bollard. It's set into the pavement edge and, as everybody knows, violence grows driving on the pavement is illegal in the UK. So there's no reason for a Nazi local council to do so.
Title: Re: Trees that park like fuds
Post by: Basil on September 22, 2012, 07:50:06 pm
Sorry 'bout the poor phone shot.  What the shadow is hiding is that there is no room to walk between the tree and hedge without turning sideways and doing a bit of a shuffle.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC00828_zps1e69ba1f.jpg)

Still.  I's rather the tree was there than not.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Trees that park like fuds
Post by: Kim on September 22, 2012, 08:14:50 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC00828_zps1e69ba1f.jpg)

All it needs is some Magic Paint...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 22, 2012, 09:29:53 pm
Which company's staff would park like this rather than find a metered space 100 yards away?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/openreach_zpse33ec1c7.jpg)

BT Openreach!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/openreach2_zpsd5323960.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on September 22, 2012, 09:44:07 pm
I'm inclined to exempt that kind of thing from criticism.
I don't see any great obstruction to anyone in the photos.
It looks to me like they have found a section of pavement that is wide enough to park on yet not obstruct pedestrian traffic.

The roads are our infrastructure, and so are our telephone lines.
They often share the same routes.

If a BT van has to temporarily obstruct the highway or pavement to fix our phone lines, than that's OK by me.
It's a necessary and temporary obstruction, rather than a random one.

At worst, they should have gotten a road closure order from the cooncil, and caused greater inconvenience.
But perhaps they reckoned that was overkill for the issue they had to deal with.

( If they park like that to go buy a baccon buttie, that's a different issue. )
Title: Re: Trees that park like fuds
Post by: Paul on September 22, 2012, 11:13:13 pm
Sorry 'bout the poor phone shot.  What the shadow is hiding is that there is no room to walk between the tree and hedge without turning sideways and doing a bit of a shuffle.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC00828_zps1e69ba1f.jpg)

Still.  I's rather the tree was there than not.  :thumbsup:

Foul: you can't blame the tree for where it is.

Or the hedge.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 23, 2012, 10:34:51 am
I'm inclined to exempt that kind of thing from criticism.
I don't see any great obstruction to anyone in the photos.
It looks to me like they have found a section of pavement that is wide enough to park on yet not obstruct pedestrian traffic.
There are metered spaces just round the corner. And vehicles parking on pavements damages pavements.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 23, 2012, 07:01:23 pm
I saw a classic today, but no photo I'm afraid. A dark green SUV on a corner, right by a Give Way line, on double yellows, with the engine running and the wipers going, driver's door wide open but vehicle totally unattended.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on September 23, 2012, 07:14:51 pm
There's a set of double yellows covering the junction just outside our house.  Obviously as this is about 5 minutes walk from the university, various shops and within spitting distance of a GP surgery, it is routinely ignored.  This morning the car that's been parked on them for the last couple of days was sporting a parking ticket.   :smug:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: AndyK on September 23, 2012, 07:46:57 pm
Yesterday outside the local Costcutter which has a cashpoint in the front wall... There are five marked spaces down the side road next to the shop. Where are the four cars belonging to the people queueing for the cashpoint? Parked on the corner and on the double yellows in front of the shop. Obviously because the fifteen yards further from the parking bays (all empty) is too far to walk.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on September 24, 2012, 03:10:25 pm
Cashpoint cripples. Same at my local Sainsbury's - being a lazy c*** is apparently a disability now.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Oaky on September 25, 2012, 11:10:03 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UdI30RtCkZ8/UGIYmWXf_AI/AAAAAAAABYI/f2T2aKDaSNM/s640/DSC_0740.JPG)

Just to show that it also happens in the Netherlands: this is the point where an off-road cycle path moves onto the road to become a cycle lane. 

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on September 29, 2012, 07:18:44 am
Just to show that it also happens in the Netherlands: this is the point where an off-road cycle path moves onto the road to become a cycle lane.
That's why they bought an off-road vehicle.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on September 30, 2012, 10:37:44 am
Some of these are NSFW.

http://www.happyplace.com/4134/worlds-most-entertaining-windshield-notes
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on September 30, 2012, 09:27:12 pm
I didn't get a photo but someone* did. On our way into Newcastle yesterday we found a car parked in tje pedestrian crossing islands in the middle of a dual cabbageway

*Chocolatebike?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on October 21, 2012, 05:37:19 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8189/8109191162_dbdb5b6d4d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8109191162/)
IMG_0889 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8109191162/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Biff on October 21, 2012, 08:36:49 pm
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p215/boratsbaby/2012-05-09203314.jpg)

And 1 car/4 bays:

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p215/boratsbaby/2012-09-18%2009.10.46_zps4c150175.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on October 28, 2012, 06:59:40 pm
Near Oval, London:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0787.jpg)

In case you're wondering, that's a segregated contraflow cycle lane.  And it's a DFS truck in it.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on October 30, 2012, 08:55:45 am
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8055/8137844156_e7d43b6a6d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40735552@N05/8137844156/)
2012-10-30 08.29.42 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40735552@N05/8137844156/) by Pelotonhound (http://www.flickr.com/people/40735552@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 11, 2012, 02:19:05 pm
In a bike lane, on double yellows and on the pavement all at once. I feel like I should win a prize.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/IMAG0116.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 11, 2012, 08:21:40 pm
You win a prize for classy bin bags.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on November 18, 2012, 08:15:28 pm
Next to Blue Door Bicycles today:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0799.jpg)

The driver came across and complained about my taking a photo.  They were collecting some furniture from the next door shop, and 'the owner told us to park there'.

'And I'm a cyclist, so don't you go 'You shouldn't drive a 4x4'...' ::-)

Her partner took a photo of me as I pulled away from the traffic lights a minute or so later.  Hoping to snap me jumpng a red light, maybe?  No chance.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on November 18, 2012, 09:24:42 pm
Loading? Perfectly acceptable to stop on a double yellow (unless other rules apply) Double yellows with double dashes on teh pavement, really shouldn't stop like that. No parking at all at all
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: road-runner on November 18, 2012, 09:32:20 pm
Precisely, David.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on November 18, 2012, 09:33:17 pm
No Loading At Any Time.

Quite.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Butterfly on November 18, 2012, 11:12:17 pm
There is a back lane behind the shop where she could stop and load the furniture in a legal place. Also, it was tiny so she and her friend could easily have carried it to a legal place.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: LEE on November 19, 2012, 11:34:50 pm
There is a back lane behind the shop where she could stop and load the furniture in a legal place. Also, it was tiny so she and her friend could easily have carried it to a legal place.

Carry?

Walk?

Not drive?

Have you lost your senses?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: GlasgowDave on November 25, 2012, 11:57:42 am
related to this thread.
messages to people who park like fuds.

http://www.happyplace.com/4134/worlds-most-entertaining-windshield-notes/ (http://www.happyplace.com/4134/worlds-most-entertaining-windshield-notes/)

GD
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jaded on November 28, 2012, 01:00:45 pm
Came back from the shops to see this.

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/fud_park_1.jpg)

must have been parked where the cop car was in this photo

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/fud_park_2.jpg)

Sadly the cop was saying "handbrake must have failed", so I said "looks like it wasn't on strong enough" he seemed to disagree. But then he probably didn't come out to the last one - a year ago. <edit> which shows how much damage a car without a handbrake on at all will make.

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/fud_park_v1.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 28, 2012, 01:25:23 pm
Two minutes later the cop car starts rolling...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Arch on November 28, 2012, 10:15:08 pm
Over on Cyclechat, we have a thread for random bits of dialogue from people's day. One chap posted a note he'd seen tucked under a car wiper. It said:

"Your car rolled down the hill. Two men pushed it back up. There is a marrow under the front wheel."

And, he said, there was.

Cue much hilarity and confusion over how come a marrow was the best or only thing they had to hand to chock the car with!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: red marley on November 28, 2012, 10:18:00 pm
...how come a marrow was the best or only thing they had to hand to chock the car with!

Courgette was the only thing they could find.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on November 28, 2012, 11:26:58 pm
...how come a marrow was the best or only thing they had to hand to chock the car with!

Courgette was the only thing they could find.

What, a little red courgette?



IGMC
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on November 28, 2012, 11:29:08 pm
A courgette would get squashed.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: spesh on November 28, 2012, 11:34:03 pm
...how come a marrow was the best or only thing they had to hand to chock the car with!

Courgette was the only thing they could find.

Well, it was gourd enough.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jaded on November 29, 2012, 12:04:29 am
Probably better than melon 'n colly.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on November 29, 2012, 06:26:59 pm
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/64471000/jpg/_64471105_subwaycrash_aberdare_tomoss.jpg)

Aberdare (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-20548344).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on November 29, 2012, 07:50:08 pm
That's ramraiding for lunch.  Tory Britain, eh?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on November 29, 2012, 08:26:20 pm
"What d'you mean, there's no drivethrough?"
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on November 30, 2012, 11:29:39 am
I was filling up a hire car at a garage in Northern Ireland last week and whilst I was paying it rolled across the forecourt by itself, oops !

Its too many years of owning Saabs where you have to put them in reverse to get the  keys out (a Saab ant theft feature the gearbox locks in reverse when you do this), you just don't use the handbrake unless yo park facing up hill or on hill starts.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on November 30, 2012, 11:36:33 am
ISTR, when boab and I were nursing our wounds and pride in the pub in Tarporley, having DNF'd the Venetian Nights 200, someone rushed into the pub and shouted "Is John xxxx* here? His car is creeping down the hill in the car park!"

 :D

* Can't remember the surname...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 01, 2012, 12:43:36 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8486/8233830961_5648d8d439_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8233830961/)
IMG_1018 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8233830961/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Blocking an exit from a shop pick-up point (out of shot on the left), an entrance to a roundabout & parked on double yellows  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on December 01, 2012, 05:48:07 pm

Blocking an exit from a shop pick-up point (out of shot on the left), an entrance to a roundabout & parked on double yellows  :thumbsup:

... on the wrong side of the road too.

How did he (my money says it's 'he') even get there?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on December 01, 2012, 06:19:33 pm
DPD

Dangeroustothe  Public Driver
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on December 26, 2012, 01:20:29 pm
tweeted photo (http://twitter.com/dannylaw/status/283179355738345473/photo/1).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on December 26, 2012, 02:30:50 pm
tweeted photo (http://twitter.com/dannylaw/status/283179355738345473/photo/1).

They're probably going to need a pound to release it...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 10, 2013, 10:10:21 pm
Someone has started an Edinburgh's Worst Drivers page on facebook. I have just added a lot of photos.  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 13, 2013, 11:36:09 pm
I didn't get a photo, but just after six this evening there was a silver Audi TT parked exactly where the 20 sign is painted on the road here. (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=sevier+street+bristol&hl=en&ll=51.469395,-2.577517&spn=0.007258,0.021136&safe=off&hnear=Sevier+St,+Bristol,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=51.46928,-2.577744&panoid=vr4fBz47TXHFzXt5HbAhSw&cbp=12,225,,0,0) Not just in terms of length along the road, but distance from the kerb too.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Flynn on January 22, 2013, 02:06:07 pm
Might have to get some of these: http://www.shotdeadinthehead.com/yplac-booklet.html
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mr magnolia on January 22, 2013, 11:18:34 pm
Might have to get some of these: http://www.shotdeadinthehead.com/yplac-booklet.html

Specimin?

I think they spel lyke coots
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on January 22, 2013, 11:32:13 pm
My thoughts on that leaflet are along the lines of the infant school chant 'It takes one...'

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Flynn on January 29, 2013, 03:42:21 pm
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q672/Forumstufftoo/Forum%20bits/youparklikea.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Arch on January 31, 2013, 10:27:06 pm
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q672/Forumstufftoo/Forum%20bits/youparklikea.jpg)

Wow, and they say politics is all slick and moneyridden these days...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on January 31, 2013, 10:30:15 pm
He's a pleb.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on February 01, 2013, 05:21:17 pm
(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rhys.llangefni/lluniau/youparklikea.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on February 01, 2013, 09:27:12 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-21292873
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Flynn on February 02, 2013, 08:33:21 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-21292873


 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Salvatore on February 06, 2013, 06:54:16 pm
Il fudissimo di Napoli (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/feb/06/naples-parking-fiasco-holdup-video)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on February 06, 2013, 06:59:14 pm
There were enough folk there to pick it up & turn it round
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2013, 07:52:26 pm
Quite remarkable
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on February 06, 2013, 08:25:30 pm
There's a lot of fuddery on that street.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on February 07, 2013, 01:03:31 am
Surely that's a set up job?  Some sort of Candid Camera thing?
I just don't believe it.  The bikers?  The superstitious people on parade?  The cameras?
Nah.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on February 07, 2013, 09:13:22 am
Surely that's a set up job?  Some sort of Candid Camera thing?
I just don't believe it.  The bikers?  The superstitious people on parade?  The cameras?
Nah.

I thought it had shades of flashmobbing...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 07, 2013, 02:01:27 pm
Must have been a set up of some sort - a real Italian driver would just use their bumpers to push the parked cars out of the way when turning!

Or perhaps it was done as a some sort of publicity for the  pompini pompiers, presuming that's who the blokes in hiviz were?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on February 09, 2013, 05:47:32 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8458083503_1d51f08fd1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8458083503/)
IMG_1245 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8458083503/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8459183926_ffd462aae4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8459183926/)
IMG_1247 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8459183926/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on February 09, 2013, 06:01:10 pm
in a Parisian metro station...

(http://db2.stb.s-msn.com/i/B0/E68B9BD278A1D18CF3335977D598E5.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moose57 on February 09, 2013, 06:04:29 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8458083503_1d51f08fd1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8458083503/)
IMG_1245 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8458083503/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8459183926_ffd462aae4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8459183926/)
IMG_1247 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8459183926/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

I thought rear wheel drive was the nuts?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on February 09, 2013, 07:40:55 pm
Rear wheel drive is generally inferior unless you have more than 150bhp or you're towing, in which cases it has some clear advantages.  Because of weight transfer to the rear on acceleration, front wheel drive struggles to get a lot of power down without wheelspin (or traction control reducing engine power, which makes any additional power fairly pointless).  In normal driving conditions, FWD and RWD cars don't feel significantly different, and I swap between the two types all the time.

Oh, and RWD makes clutch changes easier.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on February 09, 2013, 07:53:18 pm
Rear wheel drive is generally inferior

For any given value of car, FWD probably provides a better user day-to-day driving experience. As to whether a natural tendency for oversteer or understeer is better or safer, I'll have oversteer any day of the week, thank you. (except that I have chosen FWD for the last few years because absolute road holding is not the highest factor on the list)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on February 09, 2013, 07:57:55 pm
and I swap between the two types all the time.


I notice a significant difference,particularly on corners,between the 4WD Volvo & 2WD Mondeo.

ETA  & in the snow
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 09, 2013, 08:57:32 pm
in a Parisian metro station...

(http://db2.stb.s-msn.com/i/B0/E68B9BD278A1D18CF3335977D598E5.jpg)

Subway?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moose57 on February 09, 2013, 11:47:29 pm
I thought rear wheel drive was the nuts?

Sorry I was taking the mick.
I have a Mondeo and my boss who has a Beemer is always taking the "P" out of the way my car goes round corners when he is following me.
Thing is he rarely if ever follows me in the Snow.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: welshwheels on February 10, 2013, 08:39:45 am
I thought rear wheel drive was the nuts?

Sorry I was taking the mick.
I have a Mondeo and my boss who has a Beemer is always taking the "P" out of the way my car goes round corners when he is following me.
Thing is he rarely if ever follows me in the Snow.
   RWD is the nuts when driven like this........(http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/61766_213111698828537_721928738_n.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on February 10, 2013, 03:10:06 pm
Unfortunate shop in Leigh on Sea.
Shopkeeper uninjured.
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/65714000/jpg/_65714873_homesweethome.jpg)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21371327 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21371327)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Arch on February 10, 2013, 06:11:22 pm
Unfortunate shop in Leigh on Sea.
Shopkeeper uninjured.
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/65714000/jpg/_65714873_homesweethome.jpg)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21371327 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-21371327)

Do you think they were aiming to do acupuncture on the shop next door, and missed...?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on February 11, 2013, 12:22:03 am
No, they just didn't want to park on the double yellow lines.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 15, 2013, 08:05:51 pm
Double yellow line, on a bus route.  Cycle lane to the right, protected by a bollard.  No way at all for the bus to get past.

Driver did come and move it.  Further up the double yellow :facepalm:

I hope that the driver had called it in to base, and they'd alerted Police.  I took joy earlier in the week in seeing a driver begging for his car back from the back of the truck about to take it into the pound.  Also from a bus lane.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 15, 2013, 08:21:28 pm
I took joy earlier in the week in seeing a driver begging for his car back from the back of the truck about to take it into the pound.  Also from a bus lane.
I wonder what their policy is on that? I suppose it varies from place to place. Certainly I've seen a driver get their car back from the tow truck in Bath, though that was almost two decades ago. IIRC their policy, at the time at least, was that the car would be returned if it was still in mid-air on its way to the truck.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 15, 2013, 08:43:26 pm
I've been told that in London, if the truck is called out, you're stuffed.  I think it's to do with the private contracts.

I may be wrong.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on February 19, 2013, 06:03:13 pm
Take one driver driving too fast, one patch of ice and one hedge - and voila!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mIZQJFHsTuw/USO9MNjwveI/AAAAAAAABWk/MIKewJZAedU/s512/2013-02-19%25252008.30.13.jpg)

From this morning's commute
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 19, 2013, 08:30:23 pm
A colleague?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on February 20, 2013, 07:58:00 am
We've seen a big increase in the amount of car-debris in the hedges recently. Clearly lots of fuds are choosing (well, probably not choosing - actually) to park in this manner.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on February 20, 2013, 08:45:42 am
A colleague?

Unknown but at that time in the morning and heading that way almost definitely. When I got there the occupants had left, but the skid marks on the slushy/icy surface made telling reading.

The car had slipped on ice while trying to turn right, then gripped on some tarmac and it spun, aided by crossing back onto the ice again.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Wascally Weasel on February 20, 2013, 08:46:34 am
I've been told that in London, if the truck is called out, you're stuffed.  I think it's to do with the private contracts.

I may be wrong.

TfL are (for the most part) pretty hot on bus lane enforcement - you get fined if filmed by a bus driving in a bus lane and towed if they find you parked in one, particularly on red routes.

Bus lane enforcement is in my opinion one of the big factors behind growth in cycling in London - despite the fact that for a long time TfL wasn't keen to promote them for cycle use (they don't (or at least didn't) even appear as routes on the TfL cycle maps, despite being incredibly popular with cyclists in most cases.  This was due to one well meaning but risk averse senior manager who was concerned about safety and corporate responsibility).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 20, 2013, 12:03:45 pm
Bus lane enforcement makes a difference.  Except where local parking takes over (i'm thinking Tooting), cars generally stay out of bus lanes even outside the hours of operation.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on February 20, 2013, 01:39:32 pm
Fuds are also present in Holland
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/2012-09-10091747_zps567d3be6.jpg)
This was the better attempt. The previous day the car was parked on the island in the background at 45 degrees to everything!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Wombat on February 21, 2013, 08:19:17 am
There's at least 2 fuds in that picture, some idiot has bought a Ford Ka!

(part of my personal campaign to aid humanity by discouraging people from buying these leaky heaps of crap, yes I do have one...!)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Riggers on February 21, 2013, 12:09:26 pm
… and RED trousers. It's got it all!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on February 21, 2013, 12:20:50 pm
… and RED trousers. It's got it all!

This IS Holland - RED trousers should not be a surprise!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 21, 2013, 01:44:42 pm
Orange trousers, surely?

Bus lane enforcement makes a difference.  Except where local parking takes over (i'm thinking Tooting), cars generally stay out of bus lanes even outside the hours of operation.
Maybe in London, not necessarily in The Rest of the World. I was going along the A38 in Bristol on Tuesday at 9 am and noticing that, although it was free of parked cars (it's used for parking 9:30 - 16:30) the buses were still keeping out of it because it was, presumably, easier for them to stay in the jammed solid main lane than rejoin it when passing the occasional delivery vehicle or when the road narrows and the bus lane ends. Whatever the bus drivers' reasons, the bus lane was working well as a nice, wide cycle lane.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 21, 2013, 02:30:36 pm
That smacks of poor lane enforcement, though...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 21, 2013, 02:37:42 pm
Possibly poor regulation rather than enforcement, I think delivery might be legal at that time. I'll have a look later today if I remember. It's a road full of shops. Either way, the greater problem for the buses seems to be lack of continuity in the lane - it ending at traffic lights, where buses often take the non-bus lane anyway if they're turning right, and places where the road narrows - rather than it being blocked. Same high standards of design and joinedupthinking as cycle lanes.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on February 24, 2013, 10:31:30 pm
https://twitter.com/Rosieannross/status/305792439069839360/photo/1/large
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on February 24, 2013, 10:47:15 pm
Should have gone to Specsavers.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on February 24, 2013, 11:08:01 pm
A SMIDSY at Specsavers.The ultimate irony ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on February 25, 2013, 11:26:46 am
I can't make out the licence plate. Is it I4M4W4NK3R?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jogler on February 25, 2013, 01:04:51 pm


Two disabled bays!

No.
"Parent & Child" bays
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 25, 2013, 02:34:45 pm
Perhaps he took his Momma with him to hear what everyone was saying about her.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on February 25, 2013, 02:35:03 pm
Observation.

Observance is something else.

 ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: sg37409 on February 25, 2013, 03:32:14 pm
Thats just asking for someone to squeeze their car in right beside it. I didn't used to this much at all.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on February 25, 2013, 04:10:13 pm


Two disabled bays!

No.
"Parent & Child" bays

Two parents and two children being the standard payload of such a vehicle. Honest.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on February 25, 2013, 04:26:01 pm
That would be Pocket ChildrenTM, would it?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Deano on February 25, 2013, 10:38:45 pm
I didn't have my camera tonight, so picture the scene..

As I was a-riding down a narrow residential street, with a narrowed traffic-calming section at yon end, there was a blaze, as of orange flashing lights, and a great cacophony, as of someone leaning impatiently on his horn.

Lo, it was the gritter, which was unable to proceed owing to the wee Corsa parked just at the narrowest section, upon lines of most impudent yellow, doubly so.

And verily, did the gritter driver resist the temptation of Satan, and did not strike down the Corsa with his great steel claws, but raised a greater cacophony, and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth and cries of "don't you know what bloody time it is!" from the populace.

Sheepishly, the driver of the Corsa did emerge from the bookies and scuttled across to move it, allowing the gritter to go about its mighty work.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Peter on February 26, 2013, 03:00:43 pm
You don't mess with gritters!  I've nearly been wiped out twice this winter.  Contrary to expectation, they are not council employees but contract workers (in our case from Balfour Beatty) and they drive really aggressively, as you would expect from people on piece-work.  One of them turned his wagon over and crashed it into a house when he was drunk.  You'd think he might have noticed the ice!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on February 26, 2013, 03:22:01 pm
You don't mess with gritters!

Especially on a low recumbent (DAHIKT).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on February 26, 2013, 03:31:01 pm
You don't mess with gritters!  I've nearly been wiped out twice this winter.  Contrary to expectation, they are not council employees but contract workers (in our case from Balfour Beatty) and they drive really aggressively, as you would expect from people on piece-work.  One of them turned his wagon over and crashed it into a house when he was drunk.  You'd think he might have noticed the ice!

Must be a sod of a job to go out an *know* that no one has gritted the roads
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Peter on February 27, 2013, 12:01:42 am
Certainly, wunja, though the idea is that they go out before the ice happens.  Round here, they certainly don't drive as if they were anxious!  It also helps not to drink, I imagine.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on February 27, 2013, 04:14:33 pm
Someone have found an interesting punishment method for people who park like fuds: putting a nasty sticker on the guilty car.

(http://www.garecommeunemerde.fr/gcum/photos/gcum_2.jpg)

On the sticker, you can read, in french: "Je me suis vraiment garé comme une merde", or  "i really parked like shit".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 28, 2013, 03:21:39 pm
What happens to people who park like fuds in South Africa (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21615593)  :o
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on February 28, 2013, 06:52:15 pm
http://db.tt/wpFIedvf

S31 TEL.  Every Thursday.  Fud.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 28, 2013, 08:30:25 pm
Awesome
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on February 28, 2013, 08:45:37 pm
No photos, sorry. But the front gate of our work is normal road width, followed by a tight R turn into the facility.  HGVs need to use the full width of the gate to swing round the turn.

This lunchtime theres a great snarl,- up. An HGV is stalled exiting the gate, blocking everything.

Why.? Coz a Muppet had parked IN THE GATE blocking one lane.

As I cycled past there was talk of resolving the problem with the fork-lift.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on February 28, 2013, 08:54:58 pm
Awesome
It would be sooo funny to put it in the same Flickr group as http://www.flickr.com/photos/gezzasgallery/7569995356/
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 28, 2013, 09:51:34 pm
Oh yes! :D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on February 28, 2013, 10:08:20 pm
No photos, sorry. But the front gate of our work is normal road width, followed by a tight R turn into the facility.  HGVs need to use the full width of the gate to swing round the turn.

This lunchtime theres a great snarl,- up. An HGV is stalled exiting the gate, blocking everything.

Why.? Coz a Muppet had parked IN THE GATE blocking one lane.

As I cycled past there was talk of resolving the problem with the fork-lift.

A year or so ago the entrance road to the industrial estate where I work was blocked by some numpty who had broken down but couldn't work out how to abandon his motor in a more considerate manner (or within walking distance of the kerb at least).  A mighty hooting started up, as a container wagon trying to deliver to my place of work couldn't get in. The forklift was sent down, but commonsense and the possibility of damaging the car prevailed so it wasn't used.

An hour or so later the hapless motorist returned and managed to move his car so the 40 footer could get in. Somehow the motorist was relieved of his keys by one of the directors of my place (I think they were untimely plucked from the steering column).  So now matey can't shift his car but the lorries can get in and out.  The rozzers turn up and ask nicely for the keys or "you're going dahn,you slag" an arrest will be forthcoming.  Keys are returned and we put our noses back to the grindstone.

It passed the time (although it would have passed anyway).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on March 15, 2013, 09:03:10 am
From local paper...
(http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/resources/images/2369744/)
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/10291205.Man_escapes_serious_injury_after__extraordinary__crash/?ref=eb (http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/10291205.Man_escapes_serious_injury_after__extraordinary__crash/?ref=eb)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on March 15, 2013, 09:13:29 am
There was a similar incident in Westminster with a truck which my b-i-l had to attend.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 15, 2013, 04:27:09 pm
Perfect placing!

There was a similar incident in Westminster with a truck which my b-i-l had to attend.
Your Old BiL?  :D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JonBuoy on March 15, 2013, 05:02:24 pm
Not that remarkable other than the fact that the fud happens to run a bike business:


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8386/8560327074_04e94bdcd7_z.jpg)


They would no doubt claim that they were trying to prevent people cycling into the ridiculously placed bollard  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on March 15, 2013, 06:10:01 pm
That cycle path looks almost worthy of Cycle Facility of the Month (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JonBuoy on March 15, 2013, 06:30:27 pm
Agreed.

...and the view from the other side with the obligatory car:  http://goo.gl/maps/YC9LP
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 15, 2013, 07:38:18 pm
Somewhere, there must be "Yet Another Pointless Bollards Forum".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: RJ on March 16, 2013, 10:39:21 pm
(http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/ay_1057909561.jpg?w=650#038;h=600)

(Spotted in Metro (http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/13/aston-martin-worth-180k-written-off-by-pink-vauxhall-corsa-3539760/) earlier this week)

Quote
The Aston’s owner – who asked to remain anonymous – said: ‘I was filling up and then I saw the car coming towards me.

‘She drove out of the petrol station onto the roundabout, lost it, and came over the kerb and came straight into the car. My car moved into the pump and bumped the pump off.

‘It will be a write-off. They won’t fix that.’
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on March 17, 2013, 12:09:57 am
Somewhere, there must be "Yet Another Pointless Bollards Forum".

Close, but no banana.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Dibdib on March 17, 2013, 02:38:22 pm
(http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/ay_1057909561.jpg?w=650#038;h=600)

(Spotted in Metro (http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/13/aston-martin-worth-180k-written-off-by-pink-vauxhall-corsa-3539760/) earlier this week)

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The Aston’s owner – who asked to remain anonymous – said: ‘I was filling up and then I saw the car coming towards me.

‘She drove out of the petrol station onto the roundabout, lost it, and came over the kerb and came straight into the car. My car moved into the pump and bumped the pump off.

‘It will be a write-off. They won’t fix that.’


Just down the road from me. I'd love to say "Only in Swindon", but the fuds are everywhere...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on March 17, 2013, 05:50:31 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418927_528927723824535_1303542501_n.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: bumper on March 24, 2013, 11:57:58 am
This takes the biscuit!
next week hes trying for ten double deckers!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-21916129
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on March 24, 2013, 12:32:19 pm
Quote from: Plod
"At this early stage we could not speculate as to what has caused the crash."
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Clare on March 24, 2013, 03:04:53 pm

Quote from: BBC
... a car crashed and ended up embedded in a house in Suffolk.

and
Quote from: BBC
...a red Audi TT had left the road and crashed into the home.

Bad car, naughty car  >:(

 ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on March 24, 2013, 04:16:31 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-21916129

"Hi Honey, I'm home..."
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 24, 2013, 04:23:24 pm
The house looks like it was made of cheese!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on March 24, 2013, 04:59:21 pm
I was just about to post that one... no surprise that it was a bloody Audi TT.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: CAMRAMan on March 24, 2013, 05:55:07 pm
I was just about to post that one... no surprise that it was a bloody Audi TT.
I'm sure there is a very little "w" and "a" contained on every such car's badge. We all know they're there, save the driver.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: PeteB99 on March 24, 2013, 07:25:18 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-21916129

"Hi Honey, I'm home..."

Reminds me of this little gem from Chester last year

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-18670240 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-18670240)

The pub is still shut but that's not much of a loss
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Biff on March 27, 2013, 11:39:33 am
The Swedes have a new word for it:

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5. Fulparkerare, n.
Definition: Literally translating to "ugly parker," the word describes someone who parks his or her car in a particularly egregious or unlawful manner.
Used in an English sentence: "Whoa, did you really just double-park? Come on, don't be a fulparkerare."

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/ogooglebar-and-14-other-swedish-words-we-should-incorporate-into-english-immediately/274383/

Anyone want to fess up to being a Nomofob?  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: RJ on March 27, 2013, 12:09:48 pm
Not guilty, though I may occasionally suffer from the odd bout of  Attitydinkontinens ;)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Biff on March 29, 2013, 11:58:36 pm
Not technically parking, but

(http://in2eastafrica.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/The-Audi-TT-crashed-into-the-house-in-the-early-hours-of-Sunday-morning.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on March 30, 2013, 11:55:20 am
That's the one linked to a few posts above.

Looking at the damage to the parked cars and where it ended up, that red car's trajectory was something else.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on March 30, 2013, 04:35:51 pm
I'm assuming this isn't just for cars

(http://i1.chroniclelive.co.uk/incoming/article1755022.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/MV-Danio-1755022.jpg)

Parking a modern gps enabled ship on rocks is fuddish, but to do so within a couple hundred yards of a lighthouse :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on April 02, 2013, 09:44:08 am
And it isn't even a submarine.. They should have painted it in black and white stripes with a name like that.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 02, 2013, 12:18:15 pm
Black and white stripes? You need to explain that!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hatler on April 02, 2013, 01:33:23 pm
If we're going to include marine parking misdemeanours ...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Athina_B.jpg
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on April 02, 2013, 01:56:51 pm
A very, very short lady with whom I used to work has a very, very large Wilmslow panzer for a company car.  She is sufficiently incompetent at driving the thing that she once stranded it on top of another car in the car park and needed manual help to get enough wheels back in contact with the ground (impressive with a 4x4).

Another ex-colleague did the same thing when trying to park in the snow; managed to get the car (2WD in this case) astride a flower bed/rockery thing with the driving wheels spinning uselessly.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on April 02, 2013, 09:45:04 pm
Black and white stripes? You need to explain that!

What is black and white striped and swims?

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 02, 2013, 10:27:35 pm
We actually had a few of those when Little was into fish keeping.  :facepalm: Still that was about three years ago, and just one of several species (all equally short lived in our tank, I'm afraid).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on April 05, 2013, 12:29:19 pm
The red arrow is pointing to Gideon, btw
(http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1812590.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/George-Osborne-1812590.jpg)

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on April 05, 2013, 12:37:08 pm
There is a bit in Christopher Brookmeyer's book All Fun and Games, about 4X4 parking spaces being specially marked with two parrallel yellow lines.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on April 05, 2013, 07:02:01 pm
Gideon wins the thread.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on April 05, 2013, 09:39:57 pm
Gideon wins the thread.

I think he cheated by having a minion do the tricky bit for him and then showing up to take all the credit.  They should stick to booking train tickets.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on April 05, 2013, 10:06:09 pm
Perhaps I'm being a bit dense.

What has Gideon ( the arrowed dude ) done wrong in that photo?
And whilst we're at it, what has *anyone* done wrong in that photo?

R
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on April 05, 2013, 10:10:09 pm
It's a disabled parking bay.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on April 05, 2013, 10:13:16 pm
And you can tell that none of the occupants of the vehicle qualify for that based on that photo alone?

ETA:  I'm perfactly prepared to believe they are just being fuds, but I'm just flagging up that we need to take care.  Things are not always what they seem, as you well know.  We have had several rants passim about how genuine disabled people get hassled because they don't 'look' disabled to Joe Public.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on April 05, 2013, 10:17:30 pm
Given that there's no Blue Badge, yeah.

Besides, that wasn't any part of his defence.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on April 05, 2013, 10:20:24 pm
Given that there's no Blue Badge, yeah.

Besides, that wasn't any part of his defence.

You obviously know more about the circumstances of the case than I do, so I'll say no more.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on April 06, 2013, 11:36:50 am
Maybe Gideon should have a blue badge? He was born without compassion.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on April 15, 2013, 03:03:41 pm
OK, its not strictly parking and it might even be described as fine judgement, but....

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/2013-04-15132806_zpsfa79484a.jpg) (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/VinceHall/media/2013-04-15132806_zpsfa79484a.jpg.html)

Couldn't he have got a bit closer to the pump?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jaded on April 15, 2013, 03:15:23 pm
He wanted to be as far away as possible if the tanker went up.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on April 17, 2013, 07:44:32 pm
I bring you today's fud, reg BT62 HYU, on CS3 along Cable Street, London.  Note the sign he is parked next to.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eaPf-r7pUYc/UW7sUse9ckI/AAAAAAAACBg/6KVAM7XgXZk/s720/P1040018.JPG)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 17, 2013, 07:54:51 pm
Is that a low kerb between the "superhighway" and the yellow lines or is it just a white line? And if it is a kerb, just how low is it? In either case, are they all like that? I'm not sure I've ever seen one of these FinancialWizards Cycle Super Borisway things in real life, and I can't quite tell from the photo.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on April 17, 2013, 07:58:35 pm
In either case, are they all like that? I'm not sure I've ever seen one of these FinancialWizards Cycle Super Borisway things in real life, and I can't quite tell from the photo.

Most of them are just blue paint, but that bit looks like a contraflow segregated by a kerb.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on April 17, 2013, 08:04:31 pm
It's a 'standard' height kerb between the yellow lines and the blue paint.  There are a few places along that stretch where the road is level with the pavement (I'm standing at such a spot).  The driver may have come from the road on my right (look into the distance, there's a road where the block of flats ends) and turned left onto CS3.  The car is parked just to the left of the marker (http://goo.gl/maps/c8XqR), just west of Sage St.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 17, 2013, 10:28:01 pm
Thanks. I was actually asking out of interest how it is to ride on this super express wonderway, rather than as to how the car got there (but both are good to know). So far, I feel equally untempted to do either.  :-\

P.S. Is that Cable Street as in "the battle of"?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on April 17, 2013, 10:38:58 pm
Yes, it's *that* Cable Street.

That bit of CS3 isn't too bad.  Except for when people walk/park on it and/or it's dug up by the utilities companies.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Dibdib on April 22, 2013, 05:42:27 pm
Surely not our first bicycle in PWPLF?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8400/8672772868_27438b908b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8672772868/)

We have a perfectly good, spacious, covered and well-equipped bike yard at The Office. Proper racks, not visible from the streets, etc. So why lock your bike up in the electric car space in the car park?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Rhys W on April 22, 2013, 09:00:38 pm
Maybe he has Di2 or EPS? That counts as an electrically-assisted bike in my book.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Dibdib on April 22, 2013, 09:10:03 pm
Maybe he has Di2 or EPS? That counts as an electrically-assisted bike in my book.

If it was, it was well stealthed - looked to me like a standard alu halfords Carrera with an unidentifiable Shimano group set and a slightly lazy owner.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 23, 2013, 11:41:16 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8266/8676789854_cab90d45a1.jpg)
Oh dear. I think this must have been a case of forgetting to apply the handbrake on the part of the driver of WK06XJA. The street is a slight slope, it must have given the car just enough momentum to mount the kerb and wedge itself in between the red Ford's rear bumper and the garden wall. Both cars belong to residents of the street where I saw this - I hope they sorted it out amicably!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on April 25, 2013, 04:11:16 pm
Thanks. I was actually asking out of interest how it is to ride on this super express wonderway, rather than as to how the car got there (but both are good to know). So far, I feel equally untempted to do either.  :-\

P.S. Is that Cable Street as in "the battle of"?

The muriel commemorating the event

(http://photos1.blogger.com/hello/18/8826/900/P1000480.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: shyumu on April 25, 2013, 08:12:12 pm
The parking had be fine... both of the drivers of these cars were legally parked in appropriate bays.  Unfortunately, when they pulled away they thought the path was the exit road.  They patiently followed the pedestrians down the path until they were out of sight.  A simple mistake easily made.
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/shyumu/Bike%20graphs/Ummm_zps10eb1f2f.jpg) (http://s245.photobucket.com/user/shyumu/media/Bike%20graphs/Ummm_zps10eb1f2f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on April 27, 2013, 10:38:18 am
Two from Sainsbury's this morning.

First up, a very typical example of the Wilmslow Panzer fud.

(http://www.peeble.com/wpfud.jpg)

And more divertingly, a rare example of fud trolley parking.  Someone has managed to chain these together in such a fudworthy manner that it's not possible to attach another one, meaning that a trolley park with a capacity of about 80 trolleys now holds...four.

(http://www.peeble.com/trolleyfud.jpg)

I think the film "Idiocracy" is actually a documentary.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on April 27, 2013, 10:45:28 am
Two from Sainsbury's this morning.

First up, a very typical example of the Wilmslow Panzer fud.

(http://www.peeble.com/wpfud.jpg)


To be fair, it appears that there's a rigid barrier to the left which would prevent the passenger door from being opened if the car were neatly parked between the white lines.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on April 27, 2013, 10:56:40 am
But less so in a sensibly sized car.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on April 28, 2013, 03:12:52 pm

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Wvcp0LJM_HY/SsIXstWJ81I/AAAAAAAACxs/ozIp99i-_0Q/s400/Parking_Fail_11.jpg)


"There there. We'll have you out of here in no time."
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Séamas M. on April 28, 2013, 09:18:52 pm
I'm amazed nobody has linked to this yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf4TIWECZ30

Ultimately the car did get properly parked, but it took some time!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: MattH on April 29, 2013, 12:13:14 pm
I like the comment on that "I wonder how many clutches she gets to a gallon...?"   :)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on May 02, 2013, 07:38:50 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/1367434146_zpscd3d4e37.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/1367434146_zpscd3d4e37.jpg.html)

Three stands unusable.

Also, is there a thread for people who position bins like fuds?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 02, 2013, 08:01:39 am
Nigel Farage (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/01/ukip-bus-disabled_n_3193153.html)

Bet he 'didn't realise' either, just like Osbo.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 02, 2013, 11:31:48 am
Nigel Farage (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/01/ukip-bus-disabled_n_3193153.html)

Bet he 'didn't realise' either, just like Osbo.
Yeurgh! British independence and Uncle Sam  ??? And some kind of sub-morris dancing outfit in Ye Olde Englishe Beige.  :sick:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on May 06, 2013, 09:25:30 am
Unusual registration number
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Arch on May 06, 2013, 09:20:24 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2D7cNlO04aw/S3aPZrQsRuI/AAAAAAAACBQ/LPgcOwWM2t8/s400/wandle.jpg)

A perfect place to use the thing I've never got round to having made:

a roll of very sticky sticky tape, printed with a bike tyre tread pattern. When you find a vehicle blocking the way like that, or parked on a cycle lane, it's a quick up and over job down the middle from front to back....
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on May 06, 2013, 11:25:04 pm
Also, is there a thread for people who position bins like fuds?

If there was, I'd submit Quinton Tesco:  Two sets of Tesco Value toast-rack-style bolt-down Sheffield stands, adjacent to a bench which makes it the de-facto smoking area (see various FNRttS threads on the smoking habits of Tesco employees).  There's a bin with built-in ash tray[1] that is free to move, and tends to migrate to the area in front of the bike stands.  It's surprisingly hard to kick a heavy bin out of the way while wearing cycling shoes.



[1] Not that this means the area isn't littered with cigarette ends, of course
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on May 08, 2013, 10:18:53 pm
I'd submit Whitehaven Lidl. 4 wheelbenders rendered even more useless than normal by a grit bin against the wall behind them meaning that anything bigger than a 12" kids bike won't fit :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fboab on May 09, 2013, 11:34:36 am
At my gym the wheelbenders are positioned the exact correct distance from the wall for parking your bike behind them  :thumbsup:.
Some fud1, however, keeps parking his GBFO Range Rover right tight next to them so you can't wheel your bike behind them. There's a car park for cars, why can't he put it there?


1: I think it's the early morning employee, it's there every day he is.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 11, 2013, 06:38:55 pm
Talence, Bordeaux — Août 2012.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xPYXf8aUcSg/UHDupXMXiBI/AAAAAAAABfY/MT7uWMyXHm8/s640/P1020811.JPG)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on May 11, 2013, 08:56:47 pm
... and another one in Bordeaux  - a month earlier than Andrij's

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-njzCBeE_wVQ/UY6f5z8EdMI/AAAAAAAAHDY/kcC2Q7OyWiU/s640/IMG_8324.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 11, 2013, 09:41:10 pm
At my gym the wheelbenders are positioned the exact correct distance from the wall for parking your bike behind them  :thumbsup:.
Some fud1, however, keeps parking his GBFO Range Rover right tight next to them so you can't wheel your bike behind them. There's a car park for cars, why can't he put it there?


1: I think it's the early morning employee, it's there every day he is.

Then you wander in mouthing off to the culprit 'Some F**&&^&** has gone and parked their waggon where it blocks the bike racks. Can you find out which idiot it is and point them in the direction of elsewhere?'.

He never need know that you know it is him, and he will think he is in your good books by sorting the problem out speedily (if he is smart, that is).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: madcow on May 20, 2013, 12:41:38 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8514406812_23d553fed2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16109958@N08/8514406812/)
IMG_0645[1] (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16109958@N08/8514406812/) by madcow99 (http://www.flickr.com/people/16109958@N08/), on Flickr

another Smart arse- somewhere between Murrayfield and Princes St.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on May 21, 2013, 10:45:21 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-22619361 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-22619361)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 22, 2013, 06:52:37 am
An odd thing to happen.  Was he heading for the off license section?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 22, 2013, 01:06:46 pm
This morning on CS3 (Cable Street, London, facing West).  I have written to J B Riney & Co Ltd (http://www.jbriney.co.uk/) and supplied them with the photograph.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZDeZHsmB4OA/UZyzibKNlnI/AAAAAAAACFE/LQmgYAomGLc/s800/P1040056.JPG)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 22, 2013, 01:12:21 pm
What's that small black and gold bollard thing between the cyclist and the truck?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 22, 2013, 01:17:55 pm
Black & white, actually, but rusty.  For motor vehicle, that's a one-way street, coming towards the viewer.  To road rises up to the level of the pavement there, allowing cyclist to follow CS3 from the north side of the street to the south (and vice versa).  Assume the bollard is there to stop cars driving onto the cycle path.  But as you can see elsewhere in this thread, they still do it.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 22, 2013, 01:37:26 pm
It's such an odd shape though!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 22, 2013, 01:43:26 pm
Streetview (http://goo.gl/maps/AenRV), from other side.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 22, 2013, 01:50:32 pm
Why don't most places have such fancy bollards?  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 22, 2013, 02:02:17 pm
Why don't most places have such fancy bollards?  ;D

I sense the making of a new thread...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 22, 2013, 02:05:11 pm
Why don't most places have such fancy bollards?  ;D

I sense the making of a new thread...
I remember a flatmate of a couple decades ago, newly arrived in Bath from (can't remember where) talking without irony or innuendo about the city's "wonderful knobends".  :D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on May 22, 2013, 03:44:21 pm
This morning on CS3 (Cable Street, London, facing West).  I have written to J B Riney & Co Ltd (http://www.jbriney.co.uk/) and supplied them with the photograph.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZDeZHsmB4OA/UZyzibKNlnI/AAAAAAAACFE/LQmgYAomGLc/s800/P1040056.JPG)
Doesn't that license plate say 'GNOB'? 

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on May 22, 2013, 10:51:10 pm
This morning on CS3 (Cable Street, London, facing West).  I have written to J B Riney & Co Ltd (http://www.jbriney.co.uk/) and supplied them with the photograph.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZDeZHsmB4OA/UZyzibKNlnI/AAAAAAAACFE/LQmgYAomGLc/s800/P1040056.JPG)

I'm (seriously) curious, what would you rather the truck did? Assuming that they are there to carry out works (seems reasonable assumption?)  they could either (a) block the road completely - that would need a traffic order I think, and lead to substantial chaos as there is no room to turn. The road would need to be blocked from the end and from each of the feeder roads. (b) block the cycle path completely, parking squarely in that (c) block pedestrians completely (d) choose to stop half in each of an area of pedestrians and cycles, both of which are reasonably able to circumnavigate the obstruction.

Is option (e) to carry out the works at night, paying overtime etc? Have I missed something?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 23, 2013, 12:21:37 am
Place appropriate signage and someone to control traffic?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 23, 2013, 06:41:08 am
Or park on one of the side streets just out of shot.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on May 23, 2013, 08:03:24 am
Hmmmm, that's as may be. Speculating (as ever) but, without any sign of the works, and with the driver in the cab, they are either setting up or pulling out. In either event I don't think it is unreasonable for roadworks to load and unload on the site.

As an obstruction, it's a fairly minor one, you have good sight of the oncoming traffic and it is at the cross over point. Bikes get by, pedestrians get by. Setting up traffic control ("Cyclists dismount" anyone?)  would be far more of a pain for something that's not blocking anyone's progress, or endangering anyone.

Just think you may have been a little hasty jumping to indignation in this instance.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 23, 2013, 09:35:30 am
Driver was in cab, coworker was across the road measuring something.  They were parked up for the day's work, as evidenced by the various bits of pavement cordoned off when I cycled through in the evening.  (Shocked the cycled lane hadn't been blocked off, as usually happens on that bit of CS3.)

That cross-over point is dodgy, to say the least, at the best of times.  Parking a vehicle on part of it, regardless of "you can still get around it" is just too much.  Cyclists heading the direction I was are endagered.  Oncoming motor traffic cannot see the cyclists coming towards them to cross the road unless/until the cyslists are in the oncoming cycle lane.

Most fud parking is amusing or at best annoying.  But this one, IMO, is dangerous.  And I also think it reflects the attitude towards pedestrians and cyclists.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on May 23, 2013, 10:14:25 am
Fair enough, you were there, just thought that at that point you'd have good sight of the (one-way) oncoming traffic, even with the lorry there.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 23, 2013, 10:19:42 am
Fair enough, you were there, just thought that at that point you'd have good sight of the (one-way) oncoming traffic, even with the lorry there.

*I* did because low cycle traffic at that moment, especially oncoming, meant I could go all the way to the right.

If I grinked/ranted every bit of silliness I saw I would probably have had a heart attack by now, as well as little time for cycling.  Speaking of grinking, I've had no reply from the company in question.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Flynn on May 23, 2013, 09:40:48 pm
(http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q672/Forumstufftoo/Forum%20bits/yplac2_zps6906dec4.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Wombat on May 24, 2013, 08:09:15 am
Well that one's fairly obvious.  He's trying to make it difficult for anyone trying to nick stuff out of the back of the van.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Biff on May 31, 2013, 12:51:09 pm
(http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/2274192/83325988.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 31, 2013, 01:19:38 pm
I think we have a winner.  :'(
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on May 31, 2013, 01:55:55 pm
"I've never parked in a single disabled space"
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on June 01, 2013, 09:13:58 am
Spectacular.

I think I've guessed what the driver's disability is.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on June 01, 2013, 09:23:25 pm
Very rare use of 4 spaces by anything other than a campervan towing a caravan.  Top marks.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pickled Onion on June 02, 2013, 07:31:56 am
(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/martinlane.jpg)

Rubbish photo, but this van is taking the full width of the road, in front of it is a truck also taking the full width. About 5 metres further back is a large parking area.

This is during the morning rush hour. A bit difficult to see in the background, just beyond the unloaded stuff are, in order: a large square concrete flowerpot, an A-board for the wine bar, tables and chairs across the cycle path, then another flowerpot.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on June 02, 2013, 04:11:44 pm
Maybe the diagram of a bicycle on the bollard also indicates the actual size of bikes the route is designed for?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on June 11, 2013, 08:19:18 pm
I hear they are allowing Garden Gnomes into the Chelsea Flower Show this year.

Perhaps they will consider cars as a floral accompaniment next year:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3724/9019118344_b140a7b5a9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/9019118344/)
P1000921 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/9019118344/) by Ron Lowe (http://www.flickr.com/people/62966413@N04/), on Flickr

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Deano on July 02, 2013, 09:19:20 pm
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/57044735/IMG_2176.JPG)

It's always a BMW, isn't it?

The next day, I saw a soft top BMW parking in one of the disabled spaces outside Darlo's Wilko. I assumed he didn't have a blue badge.

But who says there's never a policeman Parking Control Officer around when you want one? She wandered along just as the driver was leaving his car, and asked him if he did have a disabled parking badge.

He, of course, replied "No", and she asked him to leave, politely.

To my disappointment, he only put up a token argument before leaving. I was amazingly slow about unlocking my bike from the Sheffield stand, which gave me time to enjoy the show.

Where's the schadenfreude thread? ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on July 04, 2013, 08:54:00 pm
This could go in Interesting & Unusual cars (it's a Roller), or the number plates thread, but I felt the key characteristic here was the utterly fuddish parking.

For those who do not know the area, it's the base of The Shard, by London Bridge station.  You can see that he is parked in hailing distance of the kerb, which has double yellow lines.

To get to this point, he must have taken a Buses Only turn, and driven through the bus station.

Complete Fud.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on July 04, 2013, 10:14:14 pm
Is there a picture ???
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on July 04, 2013, 10:23:59 pm
Ah.  Not sure what happened to that.  Will remedy tomorrow.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on July 05, 2013, 07:11:11 am
New Improved Post: Now with added photo!
This could go in Interesting & Unusual cars (it's a Roller), or the number plates thread, but I felt the key characteristic here was the utterly fuddish parking.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_4643e_zps77882be4.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ado15/media/IMG_4643e_zps77882be4.jpg.html)

For those who do not know the area, it's the base of The Shard, by London Bridge station.  You can see that he is parked in hailing distance of the kerb, which has double yellow lines.

To get to this point, he must have taken a Buses Only turn, and driven through the bus station.

Complete Fud.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Woofage on July 12, 2013, 05:43:01 pm
Waitrose car park this afternoon

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/9268365161_710da62991_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38357939@N02/9268365161/)
IMG_20130712_153121.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38357939@N02/9268365161/) by pencyclist (http://www.flickr.com/people/38357939@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on July 12, 2013, 05:58:21 pm
For a FUD that's a pretty good attempt.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on July 12, 2013, 06:44:55 pm
Yeah, more like "people who park like they can't be arsed".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on July 14, 2013, 08:56:37 pm
Anyone with that plate can't really do anything but park like one.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on July 14, 2013, 10:49:17 pm
New Improved Post: Now with added photo!
This could go in Interesting & Unusual cars (it's a Roller), or the number plates thread, but I felt the key characteristic here was the utterly fuddish parking.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_4643e_zps77882be4.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ado15/media/IMG_4643e_zps77882be4.jpg.html)

For those who do not know the area, it's the base of The Shard, by London Bridge station.  You can see that he is parked in hailing distance of the kerb, which has double yellow lines.

To get to this point, he must have taken a Buses Only turn, and driven through the bus station.

Complete Fud.

Yebbut, The Shard is probably his. As is the bus station. And London Bridge station. And Network Ra.......
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 22, 2013, 03:47:32 pm
A whole gallery of "parking absurdities" from Warsaw here. (http://polskaparkuje.pl/kampanie/ap/) On the site of a group lobbying to build more car parks...  :-\ Though it does have some sensible stuff, like reminding people of the legal requirement to leave at least 1.5m of pavement clear.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 03, 2013, 11:50:18 pm
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5455/9668763456_7a732a0021_c.jpg)

This terminal fud was spotted this morning in the mahoosive, and almost empty, car park at Mahoning Valley Service Plaza on the Ohio Turnpike :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on September 04, 2013, 09:52:43 am
I'm relieved to see it's a car from out of state (Ohio requires front plates as well as rear).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: road-runner on September 04, 2013, 11:07:37 am
(Ohio requires front plates as well as rear).
I notice that in American films cars don't have front number plates. I obviously haven't seen a film shot in Ohio.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on September 05, 2013, 09:30:53 pm
Fud parking convention in Scheveningen tonight

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/2013-09-05213305_zpsafde5243.jpg) (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/VinceHall/media/CyclingStuff/2013-09-05213305_zpsafde5243.jpg.html)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/2013-09-05191858_zps8217e13f.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/2013-09-05191812_zps7f9f206a.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/2013-09-05191756_zpsbcd08996.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/2013-09-05191743_zps6a946e2c.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/2013-09-05191702_zps6a66787c.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/2013-09-05191653_zps39264da0.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 07, 2013, 11:29:57 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/9693996025_e6c12a78ab_c.jpg)

Best Western car park, Twin Falls, Idaho.  It was parked thus when I arrived last night and was still there when I left this morning.  The "air vents" are stuck-on plastic, the "Turbo" badge probably indicate the owner's preferred aftershave and the competition seats are just plain stupid in a car which I know from bitter experience handles like a bag of poo.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 08, 2013, 05:13:16 am
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9698936910_6dfbd8ee66_c.jpg)

Ford GT occupying two spaces outside the Super 8, Battle Mountain.  A fud on so many levels.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 11, 2013, 07:43:33 pm
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5540/9727082382_60273b94d4_c.jpg)Fud parking outside the Battle Mountain Civic Center
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on September 11, 2013, 07:57:57 pm
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/2013-09-10131344_zpse8ade7ca.jpg)
Extending the row by parking on the end. But the rest of the car park is mostly empty.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on September 11, 2013, 08:02:54 pm
I often see creative parking like that at my local big Te5co.  What a surprise - the 'new' spots are all close to the entrance.  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: perpetual dan on September 12, 2013, 08:50:49 pm
I got blocked in a while ago by someone adding a space to the end of a row which was the space I needed to use to get out of the perpendicular space.

However, today we seemed to have a fuds convention at work.
Gardener's truck parked on cross-hatched area. (They had their stuff out and were working.)
Big truck with crane almost blocking the one-way-at-a-time narrowing.
Lorry trying out its tail lift, well away from anywhere sensible to get stuff out, on double yellows, on a hill.
Car parked a bit further down, still on double yellows, nowhere near a place you might drop off / pick up from, reading a book.
Car planning to parallel park on the other side, slowing but not indicating.
 ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on September 12, 2013, 10:36:39 pm
I got blocked in a while ago by someone adding a space to the end of a row which was the space I needed to use to get out of the perpendicular space.

However, today we seemed to have a fuds convention at work.
Gardener's truck parked on cross-hatched area. (They had their stuff out and were working.)
Big truck with crane almost blocking the one-way-at-a-time narrowing.
Lorry trying out its tail lift, well away from anywhere sensible to get stuff out, on double yellows, on a hill.
Car parked a bit further down, still on double yellows, nowhere near a place you might drop off / pick up from, reading a book.
Car planning to parallel park on the other side, slowing but not indicating.
 ::-)

Jolly clever vehicles in your area.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Biff on October 08, 2013, 06:34:38 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aeygckaXZK0
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on October 09, 2013, 07:17:25 am
Perhaps it was snowing in Russia when they parked, and then it melted?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on October 13, 2013, 10:46:54 am
Signs went up warning of line painting.  This was just one of four who got ticketed.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8261/10197007353_6c52551518.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/10197007353/)
P9240619 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/10197007353/) by TJ Clarion (http://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr

You'll be pleased to hear that the lines are now completed.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 13, 2013, 01:27:59 pm
I've often wanted to paint lines over parked cars, usually the ones blocking the pavement.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on October 13, 2013, 02:03:00 pm
We have the opposite of that on our road: where signs didn't go up warning of line painting, so they painted around the parked cars (including mine) in several iterations.  Then they resurfaced and repainted the whole road, but didn't overlap the closures properly at the end.  With the result that there's room for two legal-due-to-lack-of-lines fud-parking spaces on either side of our road at the junction with the main road.  These coincide with a 10 metre stretch of the old, deteriorating, road surface - which is absolutely fantastic if you're turning off the main road on a bike.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 11, 2013, 12:22:05 pm
(http://autodebil.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/aa1-480x249.jpg)
And many others here. (http://autodebil.pl/tag/parkowanie-2/)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: interzen on November 11, 2013, 04:10:21 pm
(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1395820_10151697848301636_1457260955_n.jpg)
Meet Range Rover Wanker - he likes to park in the disabled bay because he's too fucking lazy to walk an extra few feet from a non-disabled spot.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1460114_10151697813631636_1714907203_n.jpg)
This left me lost for words - not easy.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on November 11, 2013, 04:21:23 pm
*BANG*

I peer out of my window to see a blinged-up new Mini halfway through a parking manoeuvre.

Driver, in full sloane gear, has got out and is inspecting the rear bumper.  "No, it's fine." she announces to similarly attired passenger.  Without so much as a glance at the bumper of the car she's reversed into, she gets back in and repeats the manoeuvre, slowly and more cautiously.  When the bumpers again make contact, she takes her cue to rotate the wheel and drive off.

Bloodystudents.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 11, 2013, 04:53:55 pm
^Driving like the French! Or maybe further afield - there's an island called Tanna in Vanuatu where one of the locals was quoted as saying "We drive by Braille".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on November 11, 2013, 06:11:46 pm
(http://autodebil.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/aa1-480x249.jpg)
And many others here. (http://autodebil.pl/tag/parkowanie-2/)

I, erm, like the bike shed one...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: alexb on November 11, 2013, 06:13:53 pm
Signs went up warning of line painting.  This was just one of four who got ticketed.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8261/10197007353_6c52551518.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/10197007353/)
P9240619 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/10197007353/) by TJ Clarion (http://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr

You'll be pleased to hear that the lines are now completed.

Yebbut unless that ticket is for something else, those lines aren't legal because they're not properly "terminated".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on November 11, 2013, 07:44:29 pm
...
And many others here. (http://autodebil.pl/tag/parkowanie-2/)

Fantastic.  And I love the name of the site.  :)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 11, 2013, 07:58:15 pm
And I don't think it even needs translating.  :)

This one deserves special mention. Must have done a Dukes of Hazard-style exit through the windows.
(http://autodebil.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/PicsArt_1378995053265.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Chris S on November 12, 2013, 08:02:11 pm
And I don't think it even needs translating.  :)

This one deserves special mention. Must have done a Dukes of Hazard-style exit through the windows.
(http://autodebil.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/PicsArt_1378995053265.jpg)

That's class! I'm going to buy a Smart Car - just so I can park in Tesco Trolley Sheds  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on November 12, 2013, 10:09:46 pm
Signs went up warning of line painting.  This was just one of four who got ticketed.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8261/10197007353_6c52551518.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/10197007353/)
P9240619 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/10197007353/) by TJ Clarion (http://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr

You'll be pleased to hear that the lines are now completed.

Yebbut unless that ticket is for something else, those lines aren't legal because they're not properly "terminated".

The ticket was for parking on the street when it was suspended for painting the lines.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on November 12, 2013, 10:25:23 pm
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tdDKNkec6Ps/UoKqNIm4UqI/AAAAAAAABxU/O38UJYZjKhU/w737-h553-no/2013-10-27+13.16.58.jpg)

One from Saturday. I was just about to drive off when this driver swung round in one arc and plonked his car over 2 bays. I assumed they would then pull out and straighten up - but instead he and two other occupants just got out of the car and walked off.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moose57 on November 18, 2013, 11:58:25 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/882370_10152020783933399_1683918138_o.jpg)

My Driver is much closer to parking dead centre on white line, does that make them better or worse?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on November 19, 2013, 12:28:12 am
Maybe they are an airline pilot who forgot which vehicle they were driving.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moose57 on November 19, 2013, 07:40:31 am
Maybe they are an airline pilot who forgot which vehicle they were driving.

It was near Manston so you could be right.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 23, 2013, 04:55:19 pm
Another site of fuddish parking, but with a twist - they have stickers (http://nieumiemparkowac.pl/vlepki) you can leave on the fud's car! It says "I can't park" which simultaneously tells the fud that you've noticed, and announces to them and anyone else where to look to see their shame immortalised.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on November 25, 2013, 12:12:21 pm
From todays BBC pages

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/71323000/jpg/_71323192_carcrash.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on November 25, 2013, 12:16:46 pm
Did he not have planning permission for that garage?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on December 01, 2013, 07:40:08 pm
Sadly, no photo.
So you'll need to imagine this in your heads.

I think I need to send my Cock-o-meter off for repair and recalibration, as I think I've overloaded the input.

Taking Junior #2 to football down near Aberdeen Beach this morning, I stopped by in the car park of the Cinema / Restaurants area at the beach.
And there it was:

Porsche Cayenne? Check.
Personalised Number plate? Check.
Not just the 'normal' personalised plate, mind.  Only 3 characters. '1 BJ'or somesuch. Check.
Towing a Jetski.  Check.
Parked diagonally across not one, not two, but three spaces.  Check.
The spaces were all Disabled spaces.   Check.

I think that must be asymptotically close to the limit of the Cock function.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 01, 2013, 07:53:08 pm
1BJ
Seems like Boris Johnson's been visiting.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on December 01, 2013, 09:09:08 pm
This (NSFW) has been around since at least the 1980s.

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/9/9/1/9/2/webimg/370790510_tp.jpg
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: iddu on December 03, 2013, 11:33:17 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2D7cNlO04aw/S3aPZrQsRuI/AAAAAAAACBQ/LPgcOwWM2t8/s400/wandle.jpg)

A perfect place to use the thing I've never got round to having made:

a roll of very sticky sticky tape, printed with a bike tyre tread pattern. When you find a vehicle blocking the way like that, or parked on a cycle lane, it's a quick up and over job down the middle from front to back....

clicky1 (http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/99196836/washi-tape-15mm-black-tire-tread-on?ref=sr_gallery_6&ga_search_query=packaging+tape+tire&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=market&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=packaging+tape+tire) / clicky2 (http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/105282257/chugoku-tire-tread-mark-washi-tape?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=packaging+tape+tire&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=market&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=packaging+tape+tire)  ;D

[Edit]Oh, c'mon...that has to be shopped! Read the VIN?[/Edit]
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 14, 2013, 10:06:15 pm
(http://karny-kutas.pl/demot/2111585923293570405_middle.jpg)
One of the 'best' from another site. (http://www.karny-kutas.pl/)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 14, 2013, 10:08:52 pm
This one's quite funny.
(http://karny-kutas.pl/demot/2107042322111686736_middle.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Biff on December 15, 2013, 07:25:48 pm
No-one said it had to be cars:

http://travel.aol.co.uk/2013/11/21/umbo-jet-dreamlifter-stuck-landing-wrong-airport-kansas/
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tewdric on December 15, 2013, 09:33:58 pm
No-one said it had to be cars:

http://travel.aol.co.uk/2013/11/21/umbo-jet-dreamlifter-stuck-landing-wrong-airport-kansas/

Also:

http://bcove.me/9dubuxan
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on December 17, 2013, 07:48:23 pm
I parked in a disabled space today. Made me feel a bit of a git even though I was directed to park there by the car park guy at the bank I was visiting. It was the last disabled space too. I wonder what they would have done had they got a disabled visitor after I went to my meeting ?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on January 21, 2014, 06:51:05 pm
A regular offender in north Bristol, back again this evening. Two wheels (just) on the carriageway, parked immediately next to the no-parking sign.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZnzyBmCF8Uw/Ut7AZRVfb0I/AAAAAAAAHQA/kQhTqK192a8/s400/photo.JPG)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 21, 2014, 07:00:02 pm
Hopefully that doesn't belong to Joe the baker, as I've been told he bakes a good loaf! (I think he's the other Herbert brother?)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on January 21, 2014, 07:10:14 pm
Hopefully that doesn't belong to Joe the baker, ...

I'm sure it does, but despite being a regular customer I don't think baking good bread & cakes excuses fuddish parking  :(
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 21, 2014, 07:52:10 pm
Bread machine - it's the only way!

We'll see what he does when/if the RPZ gets that far out...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on January 21, 2014, 08:14:58 pm
Walking back from the shops today, in Balcombe Road, VK10LXC. You have a hee-yooj paved area instead of a front garden, so why did you have to wank-park your car in the entrance and completely across the footpath?

Twat.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moose57 on January 26, 2014, 08:46:36 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t31/1597022_10152177805898399_351993362_o.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on February 02, 2014, 05:34:33 pm
Not exactly fud parking, but it made me laugh. The sign says: "Do not park here, risks of falling tiles".

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b482/ratle/tuiles_zps7d6e3758.jpg) (http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/ratle/media/tuiles_zps7d6e3758.jpg.html)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on February 02, 2014, 11:07:45 pm
It's exactly fud parking 'cos they're blocking the pavement  :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on February 03, 2014, 08:55:25 am
It's exactly fud parking 'cos they're blocking the pavement  :demon:

Sadly enough, parking on the pavement is not considered an offence in small towns of central France.
I have never seen a car fined for this reason.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 03, 2014, 11:02:29 am
(http://i.wp.pl/a/f/jpeg/32280/rosja_28.jpeg)
!!!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on February 03, 2014, 07:02:56 pm
Looks more like "people who clear snow like fuds" really...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 03, 2014, 07:14:30 pm
Oh, I dunno.  Maybe everyone who helped got their car dug out.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on February 03, 2014, 11:32:47 pm
Clearing snow isn't a question of turnign up with a plough and it all goes away. It has to be put somewhere. This still appears to be a surprise in this country when we have mre than a few inches for more than a few days. All agreed plough arrangements mark out the areas to be swept and where the snow that has been swept is to be put. In this case it appeared to be clear the edge and pile in the middle.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: MattH on February 03, 2014, 11:40:15 pm
From HELSINGIN SANOMAT (http://www.hs.fi/english/article/-/1135260290871) (a Helsinki newspaper) in September 2010:-

Quote
      All good (and bad) things come to an end.
      And the end is nigh for the giant pile of snow heaped up in Helsinki's Maununneva, the fate of which we have followed off and on since it was measured at a princely 27 metres in April.
     
The pile, made of waste snow ploughed from the streets of the capital during an exceptionally white winter, was so tall in the spring that some even began to doubt whether it would ever melt - or at least whether it would be still there when the weather turns cold enough once more to give it some protection from the elements.
      Well, the jury will soon be in, and it looks as though the heap will not make it.
      On September 15th it was measured at a measly one metre in height.
     
The melting process has accelerated as the end approaches.
      In the last two weeks the pile has shed 3.4 metres in height and the area over which it spreads has also diminished appreciably.

And to bring it vaguely back on topic

Quote
As the months have passed since April, the vanishing pile has revealed from its bowels a whole host of interesting and strange artefacts: at least some jeans, a concrete "pig" as used to deter drivers from using a street, flower boxes, and plastic spades and shovels.
      Almost at the death, just recently, a digger driver working on the pile unearthed two motorbikes.

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 07, 2014, 10:02:40 pm
It's a courtyard in a block of flats, so likely to have been cleared by hand rather than plough, and by a janitor. The photo's obviously taken in "pre-spring" or late winter when there's already been some thaw. So we don't know whether the car was parked in an area previously identified for snow dumping, or if the snow-clearers dumped the snow on top of the car, or what. It could well be that the car was already abandoned or immobile. One thing's for sure, it's going to be pretty wet inside when spring proper comes.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on February 12, 2014, 10:07:59 am
In leafy Surrey:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfEJst_IUAEZph0.jpg)

More info here: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-police-van-blocks-reigate-6639288 (http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/surrey-police-van-blocks-reigate-6639288)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2014, 10:19:07 am
Not parking, but last night I saw a chap sat in his car waiting (presumably for the dance class to chuck out) near the Methodist Church in Carshalton.  He was waiting on double yellow lines at a Give Way onto a reasonably busy road.  A car coming up behind pipped his horn, and the offender looked offended.

Fud.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: delthebike on March 06, 2014, 03:12:00 pm
On a very busy roundabout this morning.
Just around the corner is a little, ie never, used bus stop.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-b8SMl-YlwLk/UxiPOFVzZ-I/AAAAAAAAIPY/bumgdyB-9TI/s640/p3060192.jpg)

Chelmsford City council have been informed (little good it'll do though!).
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k4gDs_c8SmY/UxiPNJZ-k2I/AAAAAAAAIPQ/hgBY7IcHJOY/s640/p3060193.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on March 15, 2014, 06:03:45 pm
The Country Girl right now.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/1394905195_zpsf0dd1b0f.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/1394905195_zpsf0dd1b0f.jpg.html)

I tried to warn him that there would be loads of studes along soon, lifting their BSOs over his Harley.  He didn't seem to get it.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on March 15, 2014, 08:14:11 pm
I suppose you could assemble a fire...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on March 23, 2014, 04:46:56 pm
I met this one in Dunfermline on Tuesday
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HegxPGGjb-Y/Uy4TJC55SmI/AAAAAAAAFQA/v-_T6kst5hQ/w737-h553-no/DSCF1610)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on March 27, 2014, 12:59:26 pm
https://metro.co.uk/2014/03/25/motorist-unintentionally-discovers-basement-parking-spot-after-crashing-range-rover-4677715/
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on March 27, 2014, 01:01:42 pm
https://metro.co.uk/2014/03/25/motorist-unintentionally-discovers-basement-parking-spot-after-crashing-range-rover-4677715/

"The circumstances of the accident, which took place on Saturday, are unclear"

And will remain forever unclear as the Met say it is not a police matter.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on March 27, 2014, 01:53:13 pm
I'd suggest there is evidence of having driven over the pavement, which is an offence.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: tiermat on March 27, 2014, 02:00:53 pm
I'd suggest there is evidence of having driven over the pavement, which is an offence.

But, as discussed before, the police can only do anything about it if they witness it.  Otherwise there is reasonable doubt about whether the car was craned in there, dropped there by aliens or spirited there by a magician.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on March 27, 2014, 02:08:33 pm
True.  Those skidmarks leading to the edge may have been left by some other vehicle entirely.

Stand down, Constable.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on March 27, 2014, 03:05:17 pm
The Met evidently believe that no careless or dangerous driving have occurred.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on March 27, 2014, 03:08:56 pm
Well, that goes without saying.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 27, 2014, 06:55:49 pm
Quote
...the scenario was made even worse by the fact the car was brand new and only had 500 miles on the clock.

No, it was made worse by some one having a car crash into their home/office/whatever that building is. And the railings.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on March 28, 2014, 01:20:45 pm
https://metro.co.uk/2014/03/25/motorist-unintentionally-discovers-basement-parking-spot-after-crashing-range-rover-4677715/

This seems to be an almost normal parking method for 4x4 drivers:

(http://marjorie-art.voila.net/villes/ChaussedAntin2012.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pickled Onion on April 10, 2014, 12:40:17 pm
Other than the fact the cycle lanes have been specified and painted as mandatory, when they were clearly intended to be advisory, I can't see what's wrong with this.

It's a hugely wide road, plenty of space to cycle on and very little motor traffic. Presumably on a weekday things are different and the blue lanes are full of cyclists rather than parked cars.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on April 11, 2014, 04:46:03 pm
Other than the fact the cycle lanes have been specified and painted as mandatory, when they were clearly intended to be advisory, I can't see what's wrong with this.
Double Yellow Lines
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pickled Onion on April 13, 2014, 09:31:07 am
Other than the fact the cycle lanes have been specified and painted as mandatory, when they were clearly intended to be advisory, I can't see what's wrong with this.
Double Yellow Lines

No, they're single, which is why I thought the mandatoriness of the cycle lane doesn't make any sense - there's no sign showing hours of operation for the cycle lane so parking isn't allowed ever. The council/tfl clearly think otherwise with the single yellow line contradicting this.

(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/cs7.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Regulator on April 30, 2014, 07:06:11 pm
Other than the fact the cycle lanes have been specified and painted as mandatory, when they were clearly intended to be advisory, I can't see what's wrong with this.

Why do you suggest they were they intended to be advisory?  As far as I am aware, all CS routes are mandatory.

And it is not uncommon for mandatory cycle paths not to have hours of operation but to be in force at all times.

EDIT - From the Cycle Superhighway Scheme  (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/routes-and-maps/barclays-cycle-superhighways/about-the-scheme) web-site:

Quote
The Barclays Cycle Superhighways will be delivered to high standards close to international best practice. With the proviso that nothing must reduce cyclists’ right to use any road, segregation will be favoured. Where it is not possible to segregate, semi-segregation will also be considered along with wide mandatory cycle lanes which cannot be entered by motor vehicles. Tackling junctions to provide safer and more comfortable conditions for cyclists is a priority, separating cyclists from other traffic in time and space.


Seems manadatory lanes are intended to be the norm where direct segregation cannot be achieved (as in this case).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on April 30, 2014, 07:47:24 pm
Boris failed to follow the legal procedure, so none of the Superhighways actually have any legal status at all.  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 01, 2014, 12:46:46 pm
A novel approach taken in Kyiv:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/p180x540/10292135_672329056137560_1958439806845080161_n.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pickled Onion on May 03, 2014, 04:29:45 pm
Other than the fact the cycle lanes have been specified and painted as mandatory, when they were clearly intended to be advisory, I can't see what's wrong with this.

Why do you suggest they were they intended to be advisory?  As far as I am aware, all CS routes are mandatory.

And it is not uncommon for mandatory cycle paths not to have hours of operation but to be in force at all times.


Are you suggesting the intention is for cars to park on the other side of the white line? I.e., on the grey tarmac rather than the blue? Because parking is clearly intended to be allowed at some times (single yellow line) but drivers are not permitted to enter the cycle lane as it is, as you say, in force at all times.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on May 16, 2014, 01:02:48 pm
I think we have an all-time winner.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10833548/Bomb-scare-outside-the-Bank-of-England-causes-chaos.html

Someone left a green Avensis in the centre of the junction above Bank station yesterday and buggered off.  We had to move away from the windows (I was working at 1 Threadneedle Street, which is at the other end, but still too close for a car bomb) and stand in the toilet corridor for 90 minutes until the police determined there wasn't a bomb at all.

Lunchtime was quite funny as they let everyone out but the roads were still closed; so the four policemen guarding the car were being filmed by hundreds of City workers with their mobiles.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on May 16, 2014, 03:12:21 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/Photo0788.sized.jpg)

(Also, people who repair pavements like fuds.  They appear to be replacing only half the broken slabs.)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 16, 2014, 04:20:55 pm
I think we have an all-time winner.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10833548/Bomb-scare-outside-the-Bank-of-England-causes-chaos.html

Someone left a green Avensis in the centre of the junction above Bank station yesterday and buggered off.  We had to move away from the windows (I was working at 1 Threadneedle Street, which is at the other end, but still too close for a car bomb) and stand in the toilet corridor for 90 minutes until the police determined there wasn't a bomb at all.

Lunchtime was quite funny as they let everyone out but the roads were still closed; so the four policemen guarding the car were being filmed by hundreds of City workers with their mobiles.

Our Kid was caught up in that as well.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 16, 2014, 04:35:12 pm
I think we have an all-time winner.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/10833548/Bomb-scare-outside-the-Bank-of-England-causes-chaos.html

Someone left a green Avensis in the centre of the junction above Bank station yesterday and buggered off.  We had to move away from the windows (I was working at 1 Threadneedle Street, which is at the other end, but still too close for a car bomb) and stand in the toilet corridor for 90 minutes until the police determined there wasn't a bomb at all.

Lunchtime was quite funny as they let everyone out but the roads were still closed; so the four policemen guarding the car were being filmed by hundreds of City workers with their mobiles.
That could actually have been a rather effective terrorist tactic - closing down the City without the expense, time, trouble and danger of a bomb.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on May 16, 2014, 04:45:21 pm
From my Twitter feed via itv news...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnxGjBACIAAi0A9.jpg:large)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on May 16, 2014, 04:48:10 pm
Levitating onto the pavement (as all law-abiding pavement-parkers do) and landed too early?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 16, 2014, 04:53:24 pm
Addison Lee?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 28, 2014, 10:38:07 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/q79/s720x720/10245444_784272851591743_4762714092055598193_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/q72/s720x720/10369125_650055465063736_486773189446399416_n.jpg)
Winner 'Best Parking of the Year' - the Cup is yours.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on May 28, 2014, 10:40:46 am
They had to park there. The road was full of pedestrians.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on May 28, 2014, 12:08:48 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/q79/s720x720/10245444_784272851591743_4762714092055598193_n.jpg)


What is really strange on this picture is the number of high-end cars around what looks like a social housing complex!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 28, 2014, 12:41:39 pm
Soviet housing meets capitalist aspirations.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on June 02, 2014, 05:14:53 pm
Carmarthen, this afternoon.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/1401723855_zpsb2bcd4bc.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/1401723855_zpsb2bcd4bc.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/1401723793_zpsa3732423.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/1401723793_zpsa3732423.jpg.html)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: bumper on June 02, 2014, 05:15:52 pm
What a prick
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 02, 2014, 05:16:40 pm
You've got a really special one there, Basil.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pickled Onion on June 04, 2014, 12:42:44 pm
No pics, as I was late for a train, but last night a royal mail driver managed to block the entire width of Queen St, quite a feat as it's a pretty wide road. It may not be a road for cars, but a road it is, it's even got traffic lights and evryfink:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.511132,-0.092976,3a,75y,191.79h,78.33t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sjJb5YdfgjW07ADjjetbT2g!2e0

At 5:30 pm this section is a constant stream of cyclists making their way to CS7, one of whom must have mentioned the fuddishness, cos as I passed the friendly postman came charging round shouting "I can park where I fucking well like... just cos you want to ride on the fucking pavement... I'll park where I fucking well like..."

I didn't have time to hang around to see what happened, but he looked like he was ready for fisticuffs.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 07, 2014, 04:38:18 pm
Not so much fud parking as odd parking. Not even inconveniencing anyone. We went out and just up the street was a pale blue Mini with a woman sitting in the driving seat. We came back over an hour later and the same Mini was still parked in the same place with the same woman still sitting in it. Of course it could have been coincidence and she might have been doing something else meanwhile, but if not, it just seems a little sad. Still, as I said, far from fudd.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on June 07, 2014, 05:41:23 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14344108926_cb1be99c36_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nRxiQS)
IMG_3278 (https://flic.kr/p/nRxiQS) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/14365699762_8a4e6361ce_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nTrY3E)
IMG_3279 (https://flic.kr/p/nTrY3E) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14363868441_33a3ec8557_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nThzEa)
IMG_3280 (https://flic.kr/p/nThzEa) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 07, 2014, 06:03:36 pm
^ The cone thingy at the back of the car in the first shot had just been moved by me. It was originally in between the shop and the front tyre, so maybe a couple of inches of spare pavement there, twats.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on June 07, 2014, 10:04:46 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kH-lMRJhzXQ/U5N-CxfQdSI/AAAAAAAACKI/F55kBMKxu9w/s1024/20140519_123450.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on June 19, 2014, 07:30:10 pm
There were so many available close-by legal parking spots including areas closer to where the driver walked to from here  :facepalm:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2901/14480550613_f0a2fabcc2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o4ABcK)
IMG_3307 (https://flic.kr/p/o4ABcK) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 19, 2014, 07:42:07 pm
Why do so many fuds leave six feet of clear space between the front of their motorcar and the start of the double yellow line?  If you moved the damn thing all the way up I'd be able to fit in behind you >:(
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pickled Onion on June 25, 2014, 08:29:56 am
No pics, as I was late for a train, but last night a royal mail driver managed to block the entire width of Queen St, quite a feat as it's a pretty wide road. It may not be a road for cars, but a road it is, it's even got traffic lights and evryfink:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.511132,-0.092976,3a,75y,191.79h,78.33t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sjJb5YdfgjW07ADjjetbT2g!2e0

At 5:30 pm this section is a constant stream of cyclists making their way to CS7, one of whom must have mentioned the fuddishness, cos as I passed the friendly postman came charging round shouting "I can park where I fucking well like... just cos you want to ride on the fucking pavement... I'll park where I fucking well like..."

I didn't have time to hang around to see what happened, but he looked like he was ready for fisticuffs.

It seems to be a regular thing for this driver:

(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photo.JPG)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on June 25, 2014, 09:18:30 am
As I passed the friendly postman came charging round shouting "I can park where I fucking well like..."

That might have been true whilst they were civil servants, but now they are a public company?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on June 25, 2014, 06:32:44 pm
It wasn't true when they were public servants. Just like the ASL is not available to motorcycles even if they ARE marked St John Ambulance. And no, you twat, you can't go anywhere you like. And I do not need a helmet.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 30, 2014, 10:55:38 pm
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/VIDEO-Police-called-parking-row-Clifton-Bristol/story-21309151-detail/story.html

 ::-)

I don't know whether the saddest thing is that they argued about parking for ten minutes or more, that someone videoed it all or that I watched it.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Speshact on July 01, 2014, 07:52:48 am
http://kenningtonpob.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/forgiveness-and-civility.html

Southwark police taking an uncivil approach to a cycling superhighway
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on July 01, 2014, 10:24:41 am
Good blog.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on July 08, 2014, 10:13:30 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14602731621_c90363fc46_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ofoPmR)
IMG_3538 (https://flic.kr/p/ofoPmR) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Biff on July 15, 2014, 06:38:10 pm
Sensitivity is all.

(http://d3dsacqprgcsqh.cloudfront.net/photo/aXbD76P_460s.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on July 15, 2014, 09:40:00 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-28128941
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on July 17, 2014, 04:55:22 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/14697211823_9fb9463384_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ooK42R)P7120024 (https://flic.kr/p/ooK42R) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on July 18, 2014, 08:16:33 am
It's rather warm at the moment so finding a nice shady spot in which to park in SW London can be quite challenging. This chap nailed it though.. at just about 6am this morning.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2933/14679728974_42914bdbd6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oncrZq)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/oncrZq) by davidmamartin (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3926/14678906961_06bc2ed67d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/on8eCM)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/on8eCM) by davidmamartin (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/14495445399_93e68ee5f6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o5UWUp)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/o5UWUp) by davidmamartin (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr


Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on July 18, 2014, 08:54:16 am
South West London?  Some kind of tribute to Marc Bolan?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 18, 2014, 09:55:40 am
Or just a fud who made a thud. That doesn't look like an elm he hit, though.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on July 18, 2014, 09:58:34 am
That takes some doing at 20mph
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on July 18, 2014, 10:13:24 am
Very heavy cars, them.  Lots of kinetic energy, doncha know?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on July 20, 2014, 07:46:06 pm
Or just a fud who made a thud. That doesn't look like an elm he hit, though.

The Elm was removed about 20+ years ago.
And that is the entrance to a 20mph zone. No worries, it was across the road from a bike shop.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on July 21, 2014, 02:25:30 pm
Follow up: http://www.kingstonguardian.co.uk/news/11354201.Drink_driving_arrest_after_car_smashes_through_wall/?ref=erec
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on July 28, 2014, 11:09:15 pm
(http://www.cumbriacrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/car-in-water.jpeg)
http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2014/07/28/dozy-parker-car-submerged-incoming-tide/
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: PeteB99 on July 29, 2014, 12:03:41 pm
One from a few years ago that I've just refound


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag464/PeteB99/IMG_20110628_124800_zps5530ad2f.jpg)

across the road from my old office in Chester
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on July 29, 2014, 12:05:05 pm
That's very impressively fuddish.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on July 29, 2014, 12:10:35 pm
One from a few years ago that I've just refound


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag464/PeteB99/IMG_20110628_124800_zps5530ad2f.jpg)

across the road from my old office in Chester

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4qzPbcFiA
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 29, 2014, 01:04:58 pm
For a moment I thought that the trailer was a bridge and the fud in question was the driver of the dark-coloured car waiting to enter the roundabout :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on July 29, 2014, 01:44:18 pm
Suddenly this makes sense... https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=83975.0
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 29, 2014, 02:06:03 pm
One from a few years ago that I've just refound


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag464/PeteB99/IMG_20110628_124800_zps5530ad2f.jpg)

across the road from my old office in Chester
Podium!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 30, 2014, 02:21:26 am
(http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276268/Article/images/22010994/6553964-large.jpg)
Yes, it's another driver who parks on a steep hill without using the handbrake.
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Car-ploughs-Park-Street-Superdry-store/story-22010994-detail/story.html
But worth it for this quote:
Quote
“The car was actually uninhabited,
Wot, no squirrels?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 30, 2014, 02:41:02 am
Wish I'd had a camera tonight.  Double yellows, smack on a junction, police car.  Not an emergency either, unless a pie shortage qualifies as an emergency.  Because as I passed two fat sweaty coppers were getting in, each clutching a plastic bag from the chippy round the corner.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pickled Onion on July 30, 2014, 08:27:06 am
(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/fud.jpg)

No, not the addison lee driver, he's doing a three point turn because that's a through road for buses only, with a camera. The scaffolding lorry was there for over ten minutes parked pavement to pavement, wheels touching both sides. In rush hour. That's the driver standing at the back of it. I asked him if he could perhaps move back a couple of feet so he wasn't blocking the road, he said he couldn't as doing that would block the other road  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on July 30, 2014, 12:41:07 pm
(http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276268/Article/images/22010994/6553964-large.jpg)
Yes, it's another driver who parks on a steep hill without using the handbrake.
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Car-ploughs-Park-Street-Superdry-store/story-22010994-detail/story.html
But worth it for this quote:
Quote
“The car was actually uninhabited,
Wot, no squirrels?

A squirrel would never be stupid enough to park on park street without deploying a fully functional handbrake.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 31, 2014, 08:08:02 pm
But would a squirrel inhabit a car?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 01, 2014, 01:30:40 am
But would a squirrel inhabit a car?

Other small furry animals are available, some of which are quite particular to bits of motor-car for dinner...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 01, 2014, 08:03:09 am
But we're not in Cardiff!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: red marley on August 01, 2014, 10:16:20 am
Holiday fudishness...

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/italian-sunbathers-pergole-beach-realmonte-car-park-sicily
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on August 01, 2014, 05:17:08 pm
Surprised this has not been posted here.
(http://www.standard.co.uk/incoming/article9636672.ece/alternates/w620/Car-article.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: PeteB99 on August 02, 2014, 01:23:25 am
And another car in a pub

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-28601855 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-28601855)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on August 02, 2014, 02:07:50 am
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-28442897 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-28442897)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 02, 2014, 10:09:29 am
And another car in a pub

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-28601855 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-28601855)

Seems the driver of the Polo has been charged with drink-driving.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rr on August 03, 2014, 12:01:16 am
(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad8/richsafham/yacf/IMG_20140731_1855521_zps188dd210.jpg)

Petrolhead in the electric car charging area at Ikea, plenty of space, but it was closest to the cafe.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 03, 2014, 04:36:30 am
Yeek!  What a shed!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 12, 2014, 09:54:04 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3881/14877102876_5e1ee8302c_c.jpg)

For once the ludicrously overpowered Audi (RS4 estate) is the innocent victim of a fud in a nasty Toyota RAV4.  Audi driven by a sleb not known for his evenness of temper so I imagine there'd have been a few choice words once he'd finished his fag.  Apologies for the crap photo; my phone barely passes muster as a phone never mind a camera.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on August 18, 2014, 10:45:51 pm
(http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/488*273/car+into+pool+altadena+copy.jpg)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/man-crashes-car-through-garage-and-into-pool-after-flipflops-get-entangled-in-pedals-9676422.html
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hatler on August 19, 2014, 09:39:32 am
If nothing else, that shows how watertight all the seals on modern cars are. Not a sign of any oil leaking out there.

Or perhaps the photo was taken as soon as the ripples had stopped.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on August 20, 2014, 12:41:37 pm
Clearly, it was a pool car.



IHMC
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: road-runner on August 20, 2014, 01:08:55 pm
Clearly, it was a pool car.

A Ford.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on August 20, 2014, 02:47:27 pm
Laguna?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on August 20, 2014, 03:32:25 pm
Opel Manta?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 20, 2014, 06:15:36 pm
Morris Marina?
Corvette Mako Shark?
Montiverdi Hai?
Ferrari Super Squalo?
Minnow-Fish Argyll?
Ford Utopian Turtletop1?

["That's enough fish" - Ed.]

1 - One proposal for the name of what eventually became the Edsel.  Trufax.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on August 20, 2014, 06:30:11 pm
At the moment, I'd say it's a No-va...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 20, 2014, 06:55:15 pm
The driver's gone coarsa fishing...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on August 20, 2014, 08:43:08 pm
Plymouth Barracuda?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 21, 2014, 08:30:35 am
AMC Marlin?
AMT Piranha?  (Man From U.N.C.L.E)
Hyundai Tiburon?

Porsche Cayman?
Leyland Octopus? (OK, that's a lorry...)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on August 30, 2014, 03:20:28 pm
Or, how one fud deals with another fud.

https://twitter.com/giftwou/status/505380165632159744
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on September 02, 2014, 01:58:44 pm
One more reason to buy a Mini!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on September 06, 2014, 11:52:43 am
(http://i100.independent.co.uk/image/30639-1kvp8cl.jpg)

Bad enough parking in a disabled bay when not disabled, stupid enough to paint his name and party all over it :facepalm:

Not sure how much call there is for a 4x4 in Romford either
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: TimC on September 06, 2014, 12:35:01 pm
Think that counts more as a banger than a Chelsea Tractor! Not the kind of transport I expect from a Tory MP... But the parking style is suitably inconsiderate.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on September 06, 2014, 01:15:49 pm
Sums up Tory philosophy quite neatly, though.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: barakta on September 06, 2014, 02:30:14 pm
That's like the third Tory parking in disabled spaces "rules don't seem to apply to them" "oh it was only a minute" excuse stuff in the last year I've seen. Problem is, a lot of people think "it was only a minute" and those who don't, probably already have enough reasons to hate the Tories for their hideous disablist ideology anyway.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 09, 2014, 06:51:39 pm
"VVIP"
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on September 09, 2014, 11:53:51 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-29136456 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-29136456)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on September 10, 2014, 10:38:09 am
"One of her legs was outside the car..."
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 10, 2014, 10:57:33 am
(http://i100.independent.co.uk/image/30639-1kvp8cl.jpg)

Bad enough parking in a disabled bay when not disabled, stupid enough to paint his name and party all over it :facepalm:

Not sure how much call there is for a 4x4 in Romford either

Come on, own up. Which one of you added this to his wikipedia page?

Quote
Parking Controversy
On the 4th of September, Rosindell again made the national headlines after his campaign vehicle was photographed whilst illegally parked in a disabled parking space outside Pork's BBQ in Bankside, Central London.[25]
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moose57 on September 13, 2014, 08:16:10 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10540389_10154520457225268_5795831994275350391_n.jpg?oh=bc721ed65bb132aa20036d9431fae315&oe=5499E49F&__gda__=1418282377_a002378c54a39446a9c36bae1264a25c)

(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10384210_10154520457485268_6065135357742032075_n.jpg?oh=ec7ad3a442139086decf59dd2c5bcb45&oe=54825C20)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10538639_10154520457770268_5432166683539417625_n.jpg?oh=f847f88421e5718c20e801a52ce3928c&oe=54938D26&__gda__=1419536755_65871ca84dd94e7bddd25f94aa079fa3)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Wowbagger on September 13, 2014, 09:27:22 am
Where was that, Moose? I reckon your local paper would love to get hold of those photos.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Gus on September 25, 2014, 01:58:51 pm
24 bad parkings :http://news.distractify.com/matt-buco/bad-parking-karma/?v=1 (http://news.distractify.com/matt-buco/bad-parking-karma/?v=1)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on October 10, 2014, 02:24:18 pm
This is my garage. This is not my car.
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/20141009_140259_zpswmude074.jpg)

Last time this happened the driver was in the car, I indicated with my keys that I wanted to get into the garage and could they move. Lots of huffing and puffing they did so, allowing me to open up the garage and extract my bike, which really annoyed the woman in the car as I could have removed the bike with the car where it had been.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on October 10, 2014, 05:54:05 pm
Last time this happened the driver was in the car, I indicated with my keys that I wanted to get into the garage and could they move. Lots of huffing and puffing they did so, allowing me to open up the garage and extract my bike, which really annoyed the woman in the car as I could have removed the bike with the car where it had been.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on October 10, 2014, 07:07:59 pm
Does the door swing out enough to hit the car?
There's only one way to find out.
I'd try a few times, just to be sure.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on October 10, 2014, 07:18:26 pm
Last time this happened the driver was in the car, I indicated with my keys that I wanted to get into the garage and could they move. Lots of huffing and puffing they did so, allowing me to open up the garage and extract my bike, which really annoyed the woman in the car as I could have removed the bike with the car where it had been.

 :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Gus on October 13, 2014, 10:50:22 am
He decided the T**t needed a little lesson, so he parked his car correctly in the box  :)
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/parkering_OK_zps653478ff.jpg) (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/gus69/media/parkering_OK_zps653478ff.jpg.html)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: matthew on October 14, 2014, 12:58:18 pm
I trust the vehicle is left hand drive.  :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on October 14, 2014, 01:06:29 pm
Well, the signs are Scandiwegic (but scenery seems more scenic than Denmark)...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tewdric on October 14, 2014, 01:13:10 pm
(http://i100.independent.co.uk/image/30639-1kvp8cl.jpg)

Bad enough parking in a disabled bay when not disabled, stupid enough to paint his name and party all over it :facepalm:

Not sure how much call there is for a 4x4 in Romford either

Do we know whether or not the car was being driven by a disabled driver, or carrying a disabled passenger?  Prejudice reveals itself in many ways..
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: davelodwig on October 14, 2014, 05:16:05 pm
This is my garage. This is not my car.
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/20141009_140259_zpswmude074.jpg)

Last time this happened the driver was in the car, I indicated with my keys that I wanted to get into the garage and could they move. Lots of huffing and puffing they did so, allowing me to open up the garage and extract my bike, which really annoyed the woman in the car as I could have removed the bike with the car where it had been.

My dad did a more extreme version of this,

Mum and dad live around the corner from a primary school, the school I went to as a kid actually however they have problems with parents blocking the end of their drive when picking little johnny up.  The year is 2008 my grandfather is on his last legs and the call is expected anytime soon, my father who has been doing most of the caring for my grandmother and his father is emotionally and physically shattered, he is still working nights throughout all of this.

The call comes from the hospital, Mr Lodwig it's time you need to come to the hospital now as quickly as you can.

Mum is out at work so only the landrover sits on the drive, dad steps out of the house to leave and notices the car parked across the drive way blocking his exit.

tapping on the window the old man ask's if she could move her car as he has to get to his dying father.

"I'll only be a minute she says" Dad looks at his watch and notes their is 15 minutes till school finishes and says again "you need to move your car now I have to get to hospital my dad is dying and I need to be their".

"F**k off" she says and rolls up the window.

Dad climbs into the 2 ton Land Rover discovery, starts the engine, engages low box, and pushes the car across the road and into the neighbours hedge. he then writes his details on a receipt sticks them under the wiper on the now embedded in a hedge car and drives to the hospital.

The insurance was a nightmare, however the police very sympathetic. Along the lines of I would have done the same.

D.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on October 14, 2014, 06:07:13 pm
^^^^ Outstanding :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on October 14, 2014, 07:47:42 pm
(http://i100.independent.co.uk/image/30639-1kvp8cl.jpg)

Bad enough parking in a disabled bay when not disabled, stupid enough to paint his name and party all over it :facepalm:

Not sure how much call there is for a 4x4 in Romford either

Do we know whether or not the car was being driven by a disabled driver, or carrying a disabled passenger?  Prejudice reveals itself in many ways..

It does indeed - and yes we do ;)
Quote
Mr Rosindell’s spokesman did not deny the politician’s car was parked illegally outside Pork’s BBQ, in Bankside, but insisted it was only for a “short time”.
http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/politics/romford_mp_andrew_rosindell_s_vote_conservative_campaign_car_caught_in_disabled_bay_1_3759447
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on October 15, 2014, 09:41:49 am
^^^^ Outstanding :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
+100
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: sg37409 on October 26, 2014, 01:39:45 pm
Whats the collective noun for range rovers ?


(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5599/15608312816_745a9d3c46.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pMfFBE)parking (https://flic.kr/p/pMfFBE) by sg310 (https://www.flickr.com/people/24775321@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: J.Y.Kelly on October 26, 2014, 04:29:05 pm
I believe the correct term for a gathering of these beasts is called a 'Twat'.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on October 26, 2014, 07:40:59 pm
I prefer a 'spurt'.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on October 26, 2014, 09:30:36 pm
According to yplac.com it's a "constipation".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Deano on October 26, 2014, 10:14:23 pm
In defence of Range Rover drivers (I know, I know), the driver of a Range Rover - and a white one, at that - was the only driver to let people out of a junction last week.  It was a quarter-mile queue to Blands Corner RAB, where pushing forward that extra ten yards would have made no difference at all, but she was the only one to leave a gap.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on October 26, 2014, 11:00:49 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K_ZlgYm0WRQ/VE18F_oemTI/AAAAAAAAHA0/paaLa8LL3Xs/s640/IMG_20141026_152838.jpg)

Obviously parking in one of the many vacant bays further from the door wasn't an option, so they went for the middle of the road instead.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Biff on November 01, 2014, 08:09:59 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0pD1kdCUAA5Vlv.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: red marley on November 05, 2014, 09:14:53 am
This morning outside my local primary school:

(http://staff.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/fud.jpg)
But officer, I wasn't parked on the double yellow lines!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Auntie Helen on November 11, 2014, 07:12:44 am
There's a whole Facebook page for bad parking in Colchester. I keep looking out for people I know!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spotted-Colchester-parking-like-a-twat/156637867869525?ref=ts&fref=ts
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Blade on November 11, 2014, 07:50:18 pm
Spotted today at the local ASDA, badly parked in an end bay.

Checklist:

Audi  :thumbsup:

Vanity plate  :thumbsup:

Mrs. Blades' car  :facepalm:

Didn't dare take a photo.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on November 11, 2014, 08:42:07 pm
Experienced a couple of weeks back as I went to see Joan Armatrading. What the photo doesn't show is that just out of picture to the right is a garden wall. Great sight lines to the nearside when trying to exit the garage block

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/Photo0019.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/Photo0019.jpg.html)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on November 20, 2014, 08:45:08 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20141120_195515_zpsc9583902.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20141120_195515_zpsc9583902.jpg.html)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 20, 2014, 09:23:08 pm
That's a clear candidate for three-part parking enforcement:

1. Tow.
2. Crush.
3. Inform owner via YouTube.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on November 20, 2014, 10:58:59 pm
I remember similar being done with a transit on West St in Sheffield while I was at uni.  On that occasion a load of police turned up and rocked it off the track. :D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on November 21, 2014, 08:35:18 am
That is why trams should have Cow Catchers of Wild West steam train style affixed to the front. Slow tram- contact parked fudlike cage, apply power.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on November 21, 2014, 09:03:03 am
Here's the Beeb's report

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-30138390
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 07, 2014, 06:05:27 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7543/15965954791_b72d13341f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qjRG7B)
IMG_4450 (https://flic.kr/p/qjRG7B) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7543/15942165886_9be09360d7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qhKLv5)
IMG_4451 (https://flic.kr/p/qhKLv5) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 08, 2014, 02:17:37 pm
They need to be either sent to DPD or posted on FaceAche/ Twatter etc.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: road-runner on December 08, 2014, 03:59:45 pm
When I was a lad I parked in High Wycombe next to where the double yellow lines finished. I got a parking ticket because regardless of no double yellows I was still within 10 metres of the junction. So it is I learned rule Highway Code rule 243 the hard way. If I had a penny for every offender I have seen since I would be rich.

Highway Code rule 243 (partial): DO NOT stop or park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction except in an authorised parking space.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on December 10, 2014, 10:04:35 pm
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-e4ECmDI8v9I/VIjCboGMu4I/AAAAAAAAIKE/dncoX1NThUg/w737-h553-no/20141210_195440.jpg)

It's hard getting such a large vehicle into such a small parking space. The really silly thing is the next three bays to the left were also free so they could have had a bay on either side without any problems.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: nicknack on December 10, 2014, 10:48:38 pm
Talking of junctions...
This chap was here, at the bottom of our garden, for about half an hour at school chucking out time. A lot of mums park round here to pick up sprogs. There was quite a bit of interesting manoeuvring to get past this twit (it's a crossroads). There's no one parked behind or in front of him so why he parked on the apex of the corner I've no idea.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/nicknacknick/P1000796_zpsba855bcd.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/nicknacknick/media/P1000796_zpsba855bcd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 10, 2014, 11:08:50 pm
When I was a lad I parked in High Wycombe next to where the double yellow lines finished. I got a parking ticket because regardless of no double yellows I was still within 10 metres of the junction. So it is I learned rule Highway Code rule 243 the hard way. If I had a penny for every offender I have seen since I would be rich.

Highway Code rule 243 (partial): DO NOT stop or park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction except in an authorised parking space.
The sad thing is, since we've had marked parking spaces here (Residents' Parking Zone), there isn't anywhere within 10 metres - usually within 2 metres - of a junction, that's not an authorised parking space.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 11, 2014, 12:57:38 am
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-e4ECmDI8v9I/VIjCboGMu4I/AAAAAAAAIKE/dncoX1NThUg/w737-h553-no/20141210_195440.jpg)

It's hard getting such a large vehicle into such a small parking space. The really silly thing is the next three bays to the left were also free so they could have had a bay on either side without any problems.

Strictly an amateur.  A proper fud could have taken up four spaces even with a car that size.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on December 12, 2014, 12:52:38 am
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/parking-lot-video-of-calgary-s-worst-driver-gets-millions-of-views-1.2138730 (http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/parking-lot-video-of-calgary-s-worst-driver-gets-millions-of-views-1.2138730)

not exactly a person who parked like a fud, rather someone who can't figure out how to get unparked ...

and, a BMW at that
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 15, 2014, 12:07:29 pm
That last one is the parking of a genius ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on December 23, 2014, 07:33:33 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-30591166
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 23, 2014, 11:33:08 pm
On the plus side, he wasn't driving for seven hours  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: matthew on January 13, 2015, 11:49:18 am
A Snow assisted failure in Dundee (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-30795226)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on January 13, 2015, 02:10:09 pm
Whoops.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Torslanda on January 14, 2015, 05:26:08 pm
**points**

**laffs**
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: davelodwig on January 14, 2015, 09:21:37 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7505/16094355430_a8b94eca4a_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qwcM9J)Stupid Parking (https://flic.kr/p/qwcM9J) by davelodwig (https://www.flickr.com/people/31103004@N00/), on Flickr

Ladies and Gents,

This chap is parked in the car park at my digs, not only is he parked in two spaces (one mine, one my housemates) but he's also only halfway in the spaces.  Looks a bit like he's dumped it quickly to to pop into someones flat.... Except it's been there all day.

Generally he seems to visit someone here a lot and generally parks like an arse, I note someone else has already dented a door for him.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Torslanda on January 14, 2015, 09:26:28 pm
You need two trolley jacks and a couple of burly mates . . .
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on January 14, 2015, 09:34:09 pm
Can't see that pic, davelodwig  :(
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on January 14, 2015, 09:38:58 pm
Nor me.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: davelodwig on January 14, 2015, 09:44:27 pm
I've put it on flickr as it seems you can't share from dropbox anymore unless you upgrade to pro.

D.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on January 14, 2015, 09:56:52 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on January 19, 2015, 04:49:43 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/20150119027_G.sized.jpg)

As far as I could tell, they weren't responding to an emergency, and even if they were, there's plenty of room without mounting the pavement.

ETA: They've just driven off, to be replaced by someone sitting in a wankpanzer with the engine running.  At least they're not on the pavement.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: barakta on January 19, 2015, 04:52:50 pm
I vote you tweet that at the local plod with a sarky remark...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on January 21, 2015, 08:18:55 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10392480_10153543085244638_2896365474847240646_n.jpg?oh=6454f7eb8a4bc62db78f09383a30f505&oe=555B8FB0&__gda__=1432111567_3d1b4aa1584fe124caddf3ebbafdd6e0)

Looks like there's snow in Sheffield, and the drivers are up to their normal standards in the stuff :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on January 22, 2015, 12:00:59 pm
I posit that excessive speed is the main factor in that accident (excessive for the conditions).

Sliding on the ice can happen to anyone but I reckon you'd have to be doing close to 30 to go through two brick walls.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on January 22, 2015, 02:27:48 pm
Or, knowing Sheffield, excessive gradient (which amounts to the same thing, but is perhaps more symptomatic of poor judgement rather than deliberate recklessness).

I remember taking lengthy detours to avoid steep descents in slushy conditions, on account of the Fiat Of The Apocalypse's tyres being almost as fit for purpose as its electrical system.  Mind you, this was a car that could barely climb Conduit Road in the dry.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 25, 2015, 04:07:07 pm
Proper winter tyres are the answer to that. But not, I think, to the driver in mcshroom's photo.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Auntie Helen on January 26, 2015, 10:54:19 am
I have proper winter tyres (mandatory here in Germany) and I've got to say they make a very, very significant difference. We had proper snow two nights ago and I went out at 11am, expecting real issues (cleared 8cm of snow off the car roof) but it was all very easy. I drove very slowly and carefully but the car didn't once feel like it would slip or slide. I'm not sure I would have ventured out in the UK in the same conditions with the usual tyres but here it is normal to drive (carefully) in the snow and I was really surprised at the difference.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Clare on January 26, 2015, 11:00:36 am
It is impressive that they have managed to miss the tree and the parked car and still have enough speed to make that much mess.

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on January 27, 2015, 01:35:53 pm
It is impressive that they have managed to miss the tree and the parked car and still have enough speed to make that much mess.

I wondered if there was a side road at 90 degrees to the one in the picture, and whether if so, the driver had just continued in a straight line into the house. I'm really struggling to see how they got there otherwise.

Unless they were reversing out of the front room...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hulver on January 27, 2015, 04:25:07 pm
It is impressive that they have managed to miss the tree and the parked car and still have enough speed to make that much mess.

I wondered if there was a side road at 90 degrees to the one in the picture, and whether if so, the driver had just continued in a straight line into the house. I'm really struggling to see how they got there otherwise.

Unless they were reversing out of the front room...

I'm fairly sure that's the case (side road, not the reversing), from what I read about it. Plus there was a hill involved as well.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on January 29, 2015, 03:06:33 pm
Here's another one: Car skids off icy Edinburgh road into building (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-31040438)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on January 29, 2015, 05:08:33 pm
Here's another one: Car skids off icy Edinburgh road into building (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-31040438)

No driver involved. 

Quote
Police said the Seat Leon Cupra came off the road and drove through railings...

FFS ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jaded on January 29, 2015, 05:20:38 pm
According to the Edinburgh Evening News, the driver had left the car to look for a parking space.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on February 06, 2015, 10:22:34 pm
That is some seriously shit reporting!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on February 07, 2015, 07:47:52 pm
Nope. It is a deliberate way to suggest that what happened is not the driver's fault :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on February 07, 2015, 09:03:28 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lzB4jIOYeWw/VNZ9DYwbUtI/AAAAAAAAs5k/A-KWa-j_pC0/s640/upload_-1.jpg)

Just here http://goo.gl/maps/dB8x1

To be fair there was a hole in the road with only barriers around it.....
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: road-runner on February 12, 2015, 07:13:45 am
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/80939000/jpg/_80939250_025824128-1.jpg)
Source (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31431596)

The tank had an accident but the police chose to park half on the pavement.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Riggers on February 12, 2015, 09:08:34 am
Should we be worried? Is this an invasion?

Like our GPO boxes (old school see) I notice your communication boxes have been beautified!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on February 12, 2015, 10:11:54 am
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/80939000/jpg/_80939250_025824128-1.jpg)
Source (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31431596)

The tank had an accident but the police chose to park half on the pavement.

<Pedant Alert>
The military vehicle in the article is not a tank. A tank has a small crew and a BFO gun, in the region of 105mm to 120mm.

The military vehicle in the article is an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) which is designed to transport and protect a group of Infantry soldiers. It is armed with a 25mm cannon. It is an armoured minibus.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 12, 2015, 10:22:42 am
<More pedantry>
Auntie's article does recognise that. More importantly, I like the phrase 'armoured minibus' very much indeed.  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on February 12, 2015, 11:34:18 am
If that's an APC, they must have a very short infantry men. Looks more like a reconnaissance tank, high speed, light weight, in the same category as the Scorpion.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on February 12, 2015, 11:39:54 am
If that's an APC, they must have a very short infantry men. Looks more like a reconnaissance tank, high speed, light weight, in the same category as the Scorpion.
It's an APC, one of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrior_tracked_armoured_vehicle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrior_tracked_armoured_vehicle)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on February 12, 2015, 12:07:10 pm
Actually, I think it's one of these
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puma_(IFV)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Riggers on February 12, 2015, 12:39:10 pm
"Okay boys, stop boxing!"
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on February 12, 2015, 01:47:04 pm
I do hope the occupants were not wearing uniforms without insignia and stating they had organised themselves to help protect the local Russian-speaking population.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on February 12, 2015, 02:36:01 pm
Actually, I think it's one of these
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puma_(IFV)

<retired AFV recognition instructor mode OB> Sorry Steph, I believe it is a Warrior. Look at the skirts- the Puma skirts are deeper and just about cover the return wheels (though skirts can be modified, retracted or removed). Also look at the storage bin about 3/4 of the way back along the top edge- recessed in to keep a smooth line. Recognition feature of the Warrior <retired AFV recognition instructor mode OFF>
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on February 12, 2015, 03:57:37 pm
The article does say it is a Warrior.  I was wondering from the pic what it might be, since AFAIK only the British Army use Warriors.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jsabine on February 12, 2015, 10:32:06 pm
That article says it is not only a Warrior, but a BRITISH Warrior, of the BRITONS' Army.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on February 13, 2015, 07:50:30 am
My mistake. I was assuming it was Germanic...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 13, 2015, 01:20:22 pm
Saxon, certainly. It has wheels of steel, enforces the strong arm of the law and projects our power and glory.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on February 14, 2015, 01:11:47 am
Action Man had been warned about driving home after a Friday night in the Mattel mess. He knew that this time even his real gripping hands wouldn't save him from having to wear the glitter Come Dancing costume.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on February 25, 2015, 05:02:00 pm
This video would better be posted on a "What could happen when people park like fuds" thread, but I reckon I won't create a new thread just for that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lbuxuXwhJqM
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on February 25, 2015, 11:47:09 pm
This video would better be posted on a "What could happen when people park like fuds" thread, but I reckon I won't create a new thread just for that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lbuxuXwhJqM

Michael Hartmann: new hero.

I will be going over, not around, in future.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Deano on February 26, 2015, 11:29:50 pm
This video would better be posted on a "What could happen when people park like fuds" thread, but I reckon I won't create a new thread just for that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lbuxuXwhJqM

Michael Hartmann: new hero.

I will be going over, not around, in future.

God, I was so tempted to do that this affa - coming back from my old man's, I crossed North Road at the toucan crossing, which has a run-off/on for bikes at the side road, but there was a massive fucking 4x4 parked across the run-off, all over the pavement and all.

I didn't, of course. I just bounced down the kerb onto the road. No wonder I usually ignore the toucan and just turn left onto North Road then right into one of the side streets.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on February 27, 2015, 01:43:32 pm
Marathon Winters.  You know it makes sense...   :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 04, 2015, 11:38:26 am
This video would better be posted on a "What could happen when people park like fuds" thread, but I reckon I won't create a new thread just for that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lbuxuXwhJqM

Michael Hartmann: new hero.

I will be going over, not around, in future.
I was visiting friends in the Black Forest in the mid 90s. This guy was regarded as something of a hero and spoken of such on the news. I seem to recall that he had ceased walking on cars in bare feet; he now wore hobnail boots. There had been something of a change in the law since he started his activities (might have been the presumed liability laws). My memory might be a bit faulty on the details.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on March 13, 2015, 05:45:29 pm
(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/WIN_20150202_164438.jpg) (http://s954.photobucket.com/user/cyclisttony/media/WIN_20150202_164438.jpg.html)

A segregated cycle path in Dale St, Liverpool, last month.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: nikki on March 13, 2015, 06:56:59 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8599/16553033928_8beeb5e3fb_z.jpg)

Same but different in Brum last week with a bonus double yellow too.
Contraflow segregated cycle path, so people travelling by bike were forced either up onto the pavement or onto the road against the flow of the motors. The road bends around to the left just behind the lorry, so there'd be a nice sightline thing going on if you chose the latter.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on March 13, 2015, 07:40:29 pm
The constant flow of deliveries is what sweeps the broken glass out of that cycle lane...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: PeteB99 on March 14, 2015, 11:17:22 am
Upside down in a field (http://www.chesterfirst.co.uk/news/145403/car-crash-man-arrested-for-drink-driving-after-amazing-escape.aspx)

Bonus points for walking away unhurt

Double bonus for then being arrested for drink driving ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 14, 2015, 11:28:38 am
Didn't he try to blame on alien abduction like some chancer did in Roswell NM last year ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on March 14, 2015, 07:32:52 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8660/16813707895_0f25eab7a4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rBLDzr)
IMG_4853 (https://flic.kr/p/rBLDzr) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on March 17, 2015, 11:35:00 am
On the way back from the newsagent this morning

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mFoG8d88W0M/VQgM15Boq-I/AAAAAAAAHss/qGxBpNVFU6Y/s640/IMG_1747.JPG)

Decisions, decisions. Should I:

a) pass to the left, risking life and limb by walking in the road,

b) squeeze through the narrow gap to the right, trespassing on private property, or

c) climb over the top of it?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 17, 2015, 11:54:26 am
I would trip up, accidentally dropping your 10lb sledgehammer on bonnet of car, hitting your nose causing a nosebleed.

alternatively, go jogging with dumbells (the latest trend I'm told) and accidentally run into the car, or maybe catch the wingmirror as you try to squeeze past.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on March 17, 2015, 12:06:21 pm
I would trip up, accidentally dropping your 10lb sledgehammer on bonnet of car, hitting your nose causing a nosebleed.

alternatively, go jogging with dumbells (the latest trend I'm told) and accidentally run into the car, or maybe catch the wingmirror as you try to squeeze past.

I can certainly confirm that Citroen wing mirrors make a satisfying clunk as they fold back.

On reflection, I've decided to use the picture to test election canvassers over the next few weeks - what would your party do about this widespread form of antisocial behaviour? Any who promise to tow & crush get my vote.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 19, 2015, 02:52:46 pm
Good idea re canvassers. I'm tempted to do the same, but I'll have to take my own photo, or the canvassers might recognise it! Shouldn't be hard to find another example.  :(
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Butterfly on March 22, 2015, 11:07:29 pm
My friend's house last week  :( Fortunately the family were all at the back of the house at the time.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8743/16767107736_4c35085ed7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rxDNYq)20150312_114440 (https://flic.kr/p/rxDNYq) by misssherriff (https://www.flickr.com/people/52883981@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 23, 2015, 11:24:02 am

I wonder which will be more expensive, the repairs to that ShiNy Jag, or the house.

How the heck does someone retain their driving licence when they are such a sh!t driver?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: nicknack on March 23, 2015, 11:25:57 am
How the heck does someone retain their driving licence when they are such a sh!t driver?

Because it's a god-given right? Isn't it in the Magna Carta or something?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on March 23, 2015, 01:25:58 pm
I should mention that that house is the other side of a T junction at the head of a longish straight road.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on March 23, 2015, 07:49:38 pm
How the heck does someone retain their driving licence when they are such a sh!t driver?

The Jag was probably Daddy's car  ;D ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on March 26, 2015, 05:49:13 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16173757
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on March 28, 2015, 12:17:05 pm
https://twitter.com/sellyoakpolice/status/581789826279669760/photo/1
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on March 28, 2015, 12:19:51 pm
A fine example of the genre.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on March 28, 2015, 12:48:28 pm
Excellent. 
Unfortunately the perp was pretty unlucky that a cop actually noticed.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on March 28, 2015, 10:00:26 pm
...or cared
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on April 06, 2015, 03:47:19 pm
Good to read Leicester's Finest take exception to obstructive fuddishness.

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Police-action-lazy-parkers-share-photos/story-26290566-detail/story.html (http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Police-action-lazy-parkers-share-photos/story-26290566-detail/story.html)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Torslanda on April 07, 2015, 01:52:08 am
A couple of doors down from the shop there is a dance school which is pretty well attended, particularly on Saturday mornings. Put it this way, if I'm not in the shop before 9 on a Saturday then parking is nigh impossible. People will park on the pavement right outside the shop, blocking the pavement and the door but seem to move sharpish whenever I start wielding a BMX with stunt pegs and bear trap pedals. Can't think why...

Recently all the bays (1 hour & no return within) and the yellow lines and the bus stop were all repainted. Coincidentally the Police chose that weekend for a blitz. One woman who parked on the pavement, in the bus stop and against the flow of traffic had a ticket written and stuck on the car in less time than it took for her to carry (YES. CARRY!) her precious the thirty feet from the car to the door of the studio. The Constable explained in no uncertain terms that if she wanted to get steamed about it he would have no problem in issuing a FPN for obstruction and at that point she STFU.

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Regulator on April 07, 2015, 12:10:41 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8660/16813707895_0f25eab7a4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rBLDzr)
IMG_4853 (https://flic.kr/p/rBLDzr) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

A gentle shove and you could have got it all the way down and onto its roof...  :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Deano on April 07, 2015, 09:16:31 pm
A special shout out to the guy who'd just stopped (I couldn't even call it "parked") at the junction at the bottom of the road. The emergency? He had to nip into the bookies ::-)

He'd even left the engine running. Oh, the temptation.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on April 07, 2015, 09:17:54 pm
A special shout out to the guy who'd just stopped (I couldn't even call it "parked") at the junction at the bottom of the road. The emergency? He had to nip into the bookies ::-)

He'd even left the engine running. Oh, the temptation.
That's a free car.
Isn't it?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on April 07, 2015, 09:18:36 pm
Getaway driver was on holiday, perhaps?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Deano on April 07, 2015, 09:23:23 pm
Sadly, none of the local scallies were paying attention.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on April 09, 2015, 07:50:31 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/32216878
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on April 09, 2015, 09:17:01 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/32216878

Bajorans fighting back?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on April 09, 2015, 09:47:16 pm
A special shout out to the guy who'd just stopped (I couldn't even call it "parked") at the junction at the bottom of the road. The emergency? He had to nip into the bookies ::-)

He'd even left the engine running. Oh, the temptation.
That's a free car.
Isn't it?

Lost property. Either take the whole car or just the keys to the local cop shop.

(Years ago my dad reported a car as lost/abandoned on the A23 near Gatwick. 28 days later it was his. DKW, two stroke.)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on April 09, 2015, 09:57:34 pm
A special shout out to the guy who'd just stopped (I couldn't even call it "parked") at the junction at the bottom of the road. The emergency? He had to nip into the bookies ::-)

He'd even left the engine running. Oh, the temptation.
That's a free car.
Isn't it?

Lost property. Either take the whole car or just the keys to the local cop shop.

(Years ago my dad reported a car as lost/abandoned on the A23 near Gatwick. 28 days later it was his. DKW, two stroke.)
What!
DKW?
As in the amphibious thing?
Srsly?

Realises teh branes are thinking of DUKW  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 09, 2015, 09:59:23 pm
I rather think it would have been one of the forerunners of AUDI.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on April 09, 2015, 10:16:32 pm
I rather think it would have been one of the forerunners of AUDI.

Cudzo has it right. Four ring logo (Auto Union IIRC). Apparently chummy was emigrating and couldn't flog it, so abandoned it on the dual carriageway beloved of the FNRTTC looking for coffee en route to Brighton. Recovered to Horley Police station (which is odd, as the dual carriageway is in Sussex (perhaps he'd left just this side of the border)) and then to our garage. Engine was seized/rusted up so Dad sold it for spares to some enthusiasts.  must have been '71, '72, that sort of time.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 10, 2015, 01:30:04 pm
I rather think it would have been one of the forerunners of AUDI.

One of the four companies which merged to form Auto-Union, the others being Audi, Horch and Wanderer.  IIRC VAG still owns the names; a Maybach-stylee revival for Horch has been mooted in the past.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on April 11, 2015, 02:43:52 am
The end of the line for the old European Bike Express Adriatic route, when it was run by Bolero, was the former Auto Union works holiday camp near Venice, now called "Union Lido".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Deano on May 10, 2015, 11:30:38 pm
This video would better be posted on a "What could happen when people park like fuds" thread, but I reckon I won't create a new thread just for that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lbuxuXwhJqM

Michael Hartmann: new hero.

I will be going over, not around, in future.

God, I was so tempted to do that this affa - coming back from my old man's, I crossed North Road at the toucan crossing, which has a run-off/on for bikes at the side road, but there was a massive fucking 4x4 parked across the run-off, all over the pavement and all.

I didn't, of course. I just bounced down the kerb onto the road. No wonder I usually ignore the toucan and just turn left onto North Road then right into one of the side streets.

Different car, same place:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7756/16880712924_9fae31b88f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rHG4Qy)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on May 16, 2015, 11:14:51 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-32764548 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-32764548)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 18, 2015, 10:36:02 am
Quote
Waco police said the shooting happened shortly after midday when rival gangs got into a fight, apparently over parking space near the restaurant. Up to five gangs were involved.
9 people shot in fight over parking. For motorbikes.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32776280

(Might have been a little more to it than parking, I'd think, but that's the way it's reported.)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 18, 2015, 02:10:16 pm
Fantastic news that the ready availability of firearms once again proved to be a protection.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on May 18, 2015, 05:12:13 pm
In wacko Texas
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on May 18, 2015, 05:35:56 pm
In wacko Texas

(http://rokradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Edwards.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on May 19, 2015, 03:27:27 am
Completely off topic here...

Many years ago, I was watching a late evening chat show on BBC North East. The initial programme had guests on to talk about their new show at the Theatre Royal, but earlier that day there had been the minor disgreement that was the seizure of the USA embassy in Tehran. That was discussed on one side between a baying mob of rent-a-gob Iranian students clutching copies of various booklets of The The Thoughts of Chairman Khomeini, and on stage the heavily refreshed pair of, er, Jimmy Edwards and Eric Sykes.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rafletcher on May 19, 2015, 07:31:30 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-32764548 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-32764548)

She's started a trend!

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/evacuation-after-car-hits-shop-1-6750629
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 19, 2015, 09:17:00 am
The car's fault again!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 19, 2015, 09:28:48 am
This thread is turning into "Today's motorised moron part 2".  Surely it should be for parking crimes rather than just driving into things?

</pendant>
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on May 19, 2015, 12:36:34 pm
Given a sufficiently unskilled driver, driving into things is indistinguishable from parking.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on June 20, 2015, 09:59:28 am
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yMIWTVffBKA/VYUqWDKjo4I/AAAAAAAADCs/YmY3LJ1Ieyk/s800/20150619_132534.jpg)

Just south of Stonebridge Locks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonebridge_Lock) (visible in the background) on the Lea Navigation.  Someone has driven down the towpath to park next to a boat.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on June 25, 2015, 12:41:12 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/06/25/guy-parked-disabled-space_n_7660532.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Awesome.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 25, 2015, 12:50:40 pm
How long did that take? Amazing.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 29, 2015, 08:18:51 pm
Looks like a pretty organised flashmob.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on July 28, 2015, 08:31:40 pm
An alternative method of dealing with parking in bike lanes

http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2015/7/28/Don-t-Park-Your-Car-On-The-Bike-Lane-When-This-Guy-Is-Around-7728326/
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on August 07, 2015, 11:49:19 am
I don't know what possesses some people (http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/13579852.Cars_parked_across_zebra_crossing_towed_amid_town_s_growing_parking_troubles/?ref=mr&lp=2)

 ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: tiermat on August 07, 2015, 12:05:59 pm
I don't know what possesses some people (http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/13579852.Cars_parked_across_zebra_crossing_towed_amid_town_s_growing_parking_troubles/?ref=mr&lp=2)

 ::-)

Surely that is easily fixed with Semtex GBFO bollards?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on August 07, 2015, 01:35:28 pm
I don't know what possesses some people (http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/13579852.Cars_parked_across_zebra_crossing_towed_amid_town_s_growing_parking_troubles/?ref=mr&lp=2)

 ::-)

Surely that is easily fixed with Semtex GBFO bollards?

Automatic rising ones that only rise if they detect a car parked above them?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: tiermat on August 07, 2015, 01:37:57 pm
I don't know what possesses some people (http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/13579852.Cars_parked_across_zebra_crossing_towed_amid_town_s_growing_parking_troubles/?ref=mr&lp=2)

 ::-)

Surely that is easily fixed with Semtex GBFO bollards?

Automatic rising ones that only rise if they detect a car parked above them?

I like your thinking, Fuzzy.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 16, 2015, 03:36:25 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/605/21279853989_a253d375ed_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yqqPdi)
Fig. 1: Large vacant lot suitable for parking like not a fud in (https://flic.kr/p/yqqPdi) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/566/21466770175_79d554e354_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yGWNTa)
Fig. 2: Trailer parked by not a fud (https://flic.kr/p/yGWNTa) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5812/21278985518_3cf115ea4e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yqmn3E)
Fig. 3: Truck and trailer parked by not a fud (https://flic.kr/p/yqmn3E) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5772/21466788955_b7b1d69f5a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yGWUsX)
Fig. 4: Fud (https://flic.kr/p/yGWUsX) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on September 21, 2015, 05:35:16 pm
https://twitter.com/qikipedia/status/645999069123448832?s=09

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on September 21, 2015, 05:45:28 pm
https://twitter.com/qikipedia/status/645999069123448832?s=09

Perfectly reasonable.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fboab on September 22, 2015, 01:41:18 pm
In La Belle France, they do diffrnt.

(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20150919_215841.jpg)

Yes, that one in the middle of the road is parked. Straddling the centre line.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on September 23, 2015, 11:55:40 pm
Shit just got multi-modal:

https://twitter.com/driverpotter/status/637741731044282368
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 24, 2015, 04:01:42 pm
!!!  :o
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on October 07, 2015, 07:47:25 am
Shame it is needed, but a fucking genius idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUfcNNv3g68
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on October 08, 2015, 08:19:24 am
^^^Brilliant!

Someone must invent a similar device for people who park on cycle lanes!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on October 13, 2015, 10:17:44 am
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/624/21944260999_7ac6c734d6_k.jpg)
See that opening in the brick wall next to the car? That's their off-road parking, large enough to fit 3 cars (one is parked in there already).
cnuts
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on October 13, 2015, 10:30:26 am
That is just screaming out for a jogger to hop onto the bonnet and off the other side-

or a pavement BMX/ Jump biker to bunny hop across.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on October 13, 2015, 10:46:35 am
That is just screaming out for a jogger to hop onto the bonnet and off the other side-

or a pavement BMX/ Jump biker to bunny hop across.
Quite. Or for a miserable old git wearing steel toecaps to accidentally walk into it . . .

I'd missed off a description. Added now.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on October 13, 2015, 02:03:15 pm
That is just screaming out for a jogger to hop onto the bonnet and off the other side-

or a pavement BMX/ Jump biker to bunny hop across.

Seems like as good a day as any to run-in those studded tyres before the winter...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rafletcher on October 15, 2015, 02:17:08 pm
It's the marque, not the ethnicity that counts it seems. A Super U car park..

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k87/rafletcher/IMG_1107.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/rafletcher/media/IMG_1107.jpg.html)

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k87/rafletcher/IMG_1106.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/rafletcher/media/IMG_1106.jpg.html)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: red marley on November 12, 2015, 10:02:38 am
Seen yesterday.

(http://staff.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/fudNov11.jpg)

I would have told the driver that they'd left their lights on, but as a cyclist I was wary of passing this vehicle on the inside.

Oh and that white van off to the left was waiting at red. Despite crossing two lines and blocking the pedestrian crossing I suppose you can't really blame them as they would have had trouble seeing what was beyond the Hills Prospect lorry.

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on November 19, 2015, 11:02:45 am
Just don't annoy the scaffolders, OK?

(https://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/2fabde42-20a6-44cb-82e0-a5d880b67b1b-original.jpeg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on November 19, 2015, 12:13:08 pm
Are we sure that is fuddish parking rather than just a prank?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on November 19, 2015, 12:50:40 pm
No, but it is a picture of a parked car
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on November 19, 2015, 01:21:38 pm
Also in not technically fuddish parking, I just witnessed an amazing feat of skip lorry acrobatics, extracting a heavily overloaded skip from between two parked cars, one of which it was literally overhanging[1].

The secret is to attach a chain from the wrong side of the skip lorry's hydraulic lift to a corner of the skip, and use the lifting force to drag it towards the road.  Bonus points for knowing when to stop before the skip falls over.  Further dragging by moving the lorry forward, combined with a 15-point turn lined things up sufficiently to hoist the skip without actually bashing any of the surrounding parked cars.

Our intrepid skip lorry driver managed all this without dropping his cigarette.  The same can't be said for a quantity of plasterboard, which someone has now come and parked a car on top of.


[1] Parking with your bonnet underneath a teetering pile of building waste in order to stay outside the double yellow lines is brave rather than fuddish.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 19, 2015, 07:05:50 pm
That's ^^^^ rather cool.  I have seen on the anbaric distascope Leftpondian truckers using the rear wheels of their tractor units as a winch to haul themselves out of snow-filled ditches, with the aid of those toestraps-with-attitude used for tying down loads, and a sturdy tree.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on November 20, 2015, 01:13:56 pm
Not fud parking but this seems a good place to put it.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34806423 (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34806423)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on November 20, 2015, 05:55:01 pm
Reverse parking disaster leaves OAP's car on two wheels (http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/oops-reverse-parking-disaster-leaves-10475499)

Ob-pedant:  Three wheels, one of which is in a car.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on November 25, 2015, 10:18:53 pm
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/14102333.10_of_the_worst_car_parking_examples_in_Bolton/?ref=mr&lp=3 (http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/14102333.10_of_the_worst_car_parking_examples_in_Bolton/?ref=mr&lp=3)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on November 25, 2015, 10:33:56 pm
Linky b0rked?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on November 25, 2015, 11:40:07 pm
Seems to work for me when I click on it.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on November 26, 2015, 08:46:48 pm
this driver found appropriately marked space(s)

(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/Joel_Niemi/idiot_parking_zpscz1cvick.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on December 03, 2015, 08:18:53 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/2015_12_03_14_43_26.sized.jpg)

Here we have a (presumed) dentist making rare use of the illegal parking lights in a horriblemarket car park.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 03, 2015, 08:36:28 pm
Dentist? That's Steve Abraham's mechanic!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 04, 2015, 08:43:20 am
Unless there was a carbon Pinarello in the back obv.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: sg37409 on December 04, 2015, 09:54:03 am
This one, just at my office !

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-35000276
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 04, 2015, 08:21:39 pm
Good job!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on December 04, 2015, 08:46:48 pm
That is just screaming out for a jogger to hop onto the bonnet and off the other side-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74

1:53
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on December 05, 2015, 01:44:18 am
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34971749?post_id=10207379406795976_10207379406715974 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34971749?post_id=10207379406795976_10207379406715974)

mis-parking a slightly different vehicle
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 06, 2015, 02:41:32 pm
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/Photo0206.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/Photo0206.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/Photo0207.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/Photo0207.jpg.html)

Yes Dear Reader, this Wankpanzer driver has occupied 4 parking spaces. I think they must be special.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on December 07, 2015, 12:03:08 am
The tree seems badly parked too...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: nikki on December 07, 2015, 08:25:33 am
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/733/23471838762_cb03a47eaa.jpg)

Taxi drivers really needing to chat outside The Lowry (but not outside their cars).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: perpetual dan on December 22, 2015, 01:51:51 pm
(http://www.theargus.co.uk/resources/images/4572521/)

described this as a "prang"...
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/14159472.Oops____That_s_one_way_to_park_your_car/?ref=ar (http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/14159472.Oops____That_s_one_way_to_park_your_car/?ref=ar)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 22, 2015, 06:54:04 pm
Quote
This picture shows how the dark green car backed up on to the silver Renault behind it.

Quote
...was caused by one car reversing on top of another.

Quote
One vehicle was found to have reversed on to the second vehicle.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Wombat on December 22, 2015, 08:22:45 pm
Naughty car! Just wait till your driver finds out you've done that.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 23, 2015, 05:05:54 pm
Why are Google and others working on self-driving cars? It's a waste of time when they're here already!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on December 23, 2015, 05:33:24 pm
Why are Google and others working on self-driving cars? It's a waste of time when they're here already!

The current ones are fairly crap at it, thobut.  Always getting in the papers having parked in stupid places or crashed into things.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 23, 2015, 05:57:33 pm
That's the trouble with these newfangled horseless carriages. They just don't have the brains of a good equine.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on January 07, 2016, 01:59:22 pm
Fud or genius. You decide (http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/14182944.Is_this_the_most_bizarre_example_of_how_to_park__Driver__creates__space_during_shopping_rush/?ref=ar)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on January 07, 2016, 03:12:29 pm
Fud or genius. You decide (http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/14182944.Is_this_the_most_bizarre_example_of_how_to_park__Driver__creates__space_during_shopping_rush/?ref=ar)

Could be handy for changing the oil...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 07, 2016, 06:40:16 pm
Fud or genius. You decide (http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/14182944.Is_this_the_most_bizarre_example_of_how_to_park__Driver__creates__space_during_shopping_rush/?ref=ar)

Fud.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 07, 2016, 06:43:40 pm
Impatient.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on January 08, 2016, 06:12:55 am
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/Joel_Niemi/parking_tortoise_zpshvcjadyd.jpg?t=1452146987)

There is help for the Fud-Parkers of the world, if they'll only practice
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 08, 2016, 10:08:45 am
Replace the plates on the turtle's shell with a rendition of the Audi badge for +4 comedy value.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 08, 2016, 07:48:54 pm
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/Joel_Niemi/parking_tortoise_zpshvcjadyd.jpg?t=1452146987)

There is help for the Fud-Parkers of the world, if they'll only practice

POTD!  :D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on January 11, 2016, 08:54:25 am
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1547/23684505083_c9f0342897_z.jpg)
Very hurriedly-snapped photo (I didn't want people to be recognisable).

That black bit of pavement is actually a wide cycle path. The van is parked jammed up against the pillars of the road sign, so it's impossible to get past on a bike without going onto the pedestrian bit.

There is parking nearby. Proper parking.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on January 11, 2016, 12:59:18 pm
Have you sent it to the BBC?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on January 11, 2016, 02:16:30 pm
I tried - but their online form insists that you select the 'division' from a drop-down list; which doesn't include Radio Leeds.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on January 11, 2016, 02:20:34 pm
A sarcastic tweet would seem to be the order of the day.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on January 11, 2016, 02:29:32 pm
A sarcastic tweet would seem to be the order of the day.
I've just twitted for the first ever. You've led me to the dark side.

#radioleeds
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on February 05, 2016, 08:16:31 pm
From my Twitter feed...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cadc4fDXEAA701R.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on February 06, 2016, 03:47:54 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2382626/Van-driver-gets-stuck-houses-Doc-Martins-Cornish-fishing-village.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2382626/Van-driver-gets-stuck-houses-Doc-Martins-Cornish-fishing-village.html)

another example of non-advanced parking
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on February 07, 2016, 10:33:56 pm
Mwah-hah-hah

http://www.fox9.com/news/85524661-story
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tom M on February 12, 2016, 12:08:30 pm
I thought this (http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/02/12/parking-mad-driver-blocks-barrier-at-railway-station/) fine example of parking so close to a level crossing that the barriers couldn't descend certainly deserved a special mention
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on March 15, 2016, 11:43:50 am
A few weeks ago, here (https://goo.gl/maps/mx19hnzLHwp), where York Road curves left into the A106:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KUOsMjBGAyo/VufYJXv7vtI/AAAAAAAAEis/QglBgi0CH_cRvPEnEzACU5WPtOFa8NLsACCo/s640-Ic42/20160227_101806.jpg)

Yesterday, on Holywell Lane (here (https://goo.gl/maps/DmFUV7sSxdD2))
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3P9B9u6bOI0/VufYRC39KRI/AAAAAAAAEi0/Ifwt-vteRnAqksBAA_H0E1hy0RgxutjQQCCo/s640-Ic42/20160314_133447.jpg)
And the van parked in front of the car:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Niu4kwjbP2A/VufYVqsCqLI/AAAAAAAAEi0/eHjmAMPGVJMmAdDcRWJapVTSdnDfTafWQCCo/s640-Ic42/20160314_133516.jpg)

I am inclined to write to the company, but other than parking like tw@s, are they actually breaking any laws?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on March 15, 2016, 12:50:54 pm
Only the one against teleporting onto the pavement.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jsabine on March 15, 2016, 01:45:13 pm
In London there's a general prohibition against parking on the pavement: I suspect it depends on the traffic orders whether that cyclepath counts as pavement or not, but in any case IIRC the road markings apply to the whole of that side of the highway, so they're probably in contravention of the single red line restrictions.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on March 15, 2016, 02:06:41 pm
Ah yes, I forgot it was That London.  They do things differently there.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pickled Onion on March 26, 2016, 08:16:23 am
Stopping on a red route is strictly forbidden.

Except of course for the lorry drivers on the inner ring road who think it's fine to park at 08:00 as long as they're within the red dotted box next to the sign that says "Red route: no stopping except 1 hour max between 10:00 and 16:00". Causing several kilometres of stationary traffic in both directions.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: David Martin on March 27, 2016, 06:22:19 pm
In London there's a general prohibition against parking on the pavement: I suspect it depends on the traffic orders whether that cyclepath counts as pavement or not, but in any case IIRC the road markings apply to the whole of that side of the highway, so they're probably in contravention of the single red line restrictions.
They may be able to make an argument that they were carrying out works on the cycleway and required to have their vehicles there. (I didn't say it was a convincing argument).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on March 27, 2016, 10:41:34 pm
I think this would count: -

Quote from: TfL
Stopping and parking
You can't stop or park on the parts of the red route with:

A wide red line (bus stops) or double red line
Pedestrian crossings
Zigzags
A pavement
Cycle lanes
https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/red-routes/rules-of-red-routes/red-lines-and-no-stopping
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: road-runner on March 31, 2016, 12:17:48 am
(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/E330/production/_89006185_gold-cars2_pa.jpg)

In London, parked in pay-and-display bays. All now have parking tickets. Full story. (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-35927925)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on March 31, 2016, 12:22:47 am
(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/E330/production/_89006185_gold-cars2_pa.jpg)

 :sick:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jon on March 31, 2016, 12:52:09 pm
(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/E330/production/_89006185_gold-cars2_pa.jpg)

In London, parked in pay-and-display bays. All now have parking tickets. Full story. (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-35927925)
Surprised they even noticed them with such subtle paintwork...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on March 31, 2016, 01:01:56 pm
Gold!  Always believe in your...

...absolute right to be a complete prick because you are obscenely rich, and petty matters like laws do not concern you.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on March 31, 2016, 01:26:02 pm
I assume that parking tickets compare favourably to the cost of legitimate long-term parking in that part of London...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 31, 2016, 03:44:52 pm
No. ^ They say £80 fines whereas a nearby multistorey car park charges £50 for 24 hours. But I assume paying a fine every day is a way of saying "I laugh at your petty laws."


Anyway...
Quote
Last year in November, Kensington and Chelsea council put a ban on motorists from revving engines, sudden acceleration and racing on the streets of Knightsbridge following complaints from residents.
Surely these are all illegal anyway. Motor racing on the highway is an automatic banning offence (or certainly used to be), and the others could fall under existing legislation. If anyone could be arsed to enforce it in the courts.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on April 01, 2016, 02:24:44 pm
I love that the Lamborghini got 2 tickets. Presumably because the driver hadn't bought a ticket for either of the bays parked in?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on April 04, 2016, 09:48:34 am
This is why I favour clamping/towing away. Money doesn't do it, but inconveniencing the turds will. Oh, and crush their penis substitutes if they don't pay on time.

The alternative would be to link fines to income levels...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: madcow on April 04, 2016, 10:04:06 am
I reckon the tow truck would already be on it's way if it was a crappy Ford Fiesta or Nissan Micra overstaying the time.

Reckon Bojo would do this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ-8xj8CUZw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ-8xj8CUZw)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on April 04, 2016, 10:48:45 am
Spot on re fiesta et al.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on April 04, 2016, 03:30:14 pm
This is why I favour clamping/towing away. Money doesn't do it, but inconveniencing the turds will. Oh, and crush their penis substitutes if they don't pay on time.

The alternative would be to link fines to income levels...
I think they were all towed away as well. Such a shame if that gold 'paintwork' got scratched.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ruthie on April 04, 2016, 04:01:18 pm
So they hadn't paid and displayed then?  Well, they'd displayed, obviously, but ...

At least they're parked in the bays.  That in itself is a rarity.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on April 04, 2016, 08:54:11 pm
Well, where they aren't overlapping into the road at any rate
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on April 06, 2016, 07:51:30 pm
Our neighbour has got quite close to our car. I haven't gone to look at it yet.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1609/25673806523_df1b961a2c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F7GYdB)
IMG_6517 (https://flic.kr/p/F7GYdB) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on April 06, 2016, 07:58:24 pm
(http://www.qy1.de/img/s309613.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 06, 2016, 08:31:47 pm
I was looking for a decent photie of a snooker referree holding his hand over the balls looking for a gap,  but I failed.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on April 07, 2016, 09:40:12 am
Wouldn't that be NSFW?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Clare on April 07, 2016, 09:45:37 am
One of our neighbours does that, the first time it was our car they had reversed into and I was concerned they would try to claim we had hit their car rather than vice versa. A couple of days later I noticed they had done exactly the same to another car further down the road.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 07, 2016, 05:58:41 pm
When I went to inspect the front of our car on the way past this morning I noted that my neighbour does in fact have reversing sensors!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on April 08, 2016, 12:02:15 pm
Probably the percussive sensors.......
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: matthew on April 08, 2016, 12:48:42 pm
All it needed was for another neighbour to do the same at the front of his car and you to both go on holiday for a couple of weeks.  :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on April 09, 2016, 08:15:51 pm
Probably the percussive sensors.......
[/quote

That's how the French park.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 18, 2016, 08:33:11 pm
On a ten minute walk to the shops yesterday, two separate cars parked with their engines running unattended. One still had its lights on. Both filling the air with that waxy diesel smell.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on April 18, 2016, 08:35:55 pm
On a ten minute walk to the shops yesterday, two separate cars parked with their engines running unattended. One still had its lights on. Both filling the air with that waxy diesel smell.

That sounds like an excellent way to save you having to walk to the shops...  :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 18, 2016, 08:59:00 pm
I really should have switched them both off. And perhaps accidentally dropped the keys down a drain.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on April 18, 2016, 09:26:08 pm
I bet they moan about the price of fuel.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on April 19, 2016, 09:07:59 am
On a ten minute walk to the shops yesterday, two separate cars parked with their engines running unattended. One still had its lights on. Both filling the air with that waxy diesel smell.

It is an RTA doing that, I hope they get nicked

Quote
Regulation 107(2)(a). This states that no person shall cause or permit to be on any road any motor vehicle which is not attended by a person duly licensed to drive it unless the engine is stopped and the parking brake is effectively set. Exemptions to the requirements of this Regulation as to the stopping of the engine include a fire brigade vehicle, the engine of which is being used for any fire brigade purpose.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 19, 2016, 12:33:16 pm
Ha ha! One of them was one the zig zags next to the zebra crossing, but it's not like a real law, is it?

(I didn't know the bit about the parking brake though. A lot of people don't do that either.)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on April 20, 2016, 11:12:19 am
Touch parking was OK when the French drove Citroen Visas and Renault 5s with those grey plastic bumpers (dents gradually popped back out over a few hours).  Now everything has body-coloured bumpers, it's hopeless.  Who on earth thought they were a good idea, except maybe paint and bodyshops?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hatler on April 20, 2016, 11:14:39 am
Stylists.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on April 21, 2016, 02:06:37 pm
Stylists.

The automotive equivalent of fecking architects :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hatler on April 21, 2016, 02:47:28 pm
Wildly OT, but I've had the very occasional beer with some people who were part of the engineering team for the Wobbly Bridge. The Engineers were Arups, and it was one of their chaps who had the idea of the bridge and its novel design. However, in order to win the competition they knew they would have to get a famous architect on board. Cue stage right, Foster and Partners. This gave the bid sufficient cachet that they won. However, given that this bridge's form is about 98% function, the architectural partner assigned to the project was rapidly consigned to specifying things like the texture of the handrails and footway.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Deano on May 04, 2016, 11:28:56 pm
I wish I'd had a camera, as there was some craptacular parking at Darlo's Lidl. There's some building work on in the car park, which is small excuse - there's a car park at the next door Aldi. But god forbid they should have to walk.

Second prize goes to the mahoosive van parked on a zebra crossing blocking a dropped pavement. This leads up to supported housing at the back of the car park, and for me it was a minor inconvenience, but there could easily be people who were unable to get into their houses owing to this clown's selfishness.

Normally that'd be a gold medal, but he was trumped by the BMW driver who was so incompetent that she ended up at a 45º angle, half on the pavement, half arse sticking out into the road, maximising the inconvenience to both pedestrians and drivers. There was space to park properly, too, even for her ridiculous X5.

As I'm turning into my dad, I asked her "Is that really the best job of parking you can do?".

Her response: "Yeah. I'm just going to the pharmacy".  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on May 04, 2016, 11:41:45 pm
Fuddishly parked Nissan Leaf at the end of my road today (no, not the car club one).  I think that means electric cars have gone mainstream.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Si S on May 05, 2016, 08:33:31 am
"Is that really the best job of parking you can do?".

Her response: "Yeah. I'm just going to the pharmacy".  ::-)

 :o and I thought obesity and smoking were a drain on the NHS, that little pill is going to bankrupt the nation.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 23, 2016, 09:32:05 pm
In the news: People who know how to f**king park on brink of extinction (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/environment/people-who-know-how-to-fucking-park-on-brink-of-extinction-20070912397)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on May 24, 2016, 09:29:48 am
This morning, outside the office. One BMW blocks 6 parking spaces:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fm1PSehC5fw/V0QPu_TF4qI/AAAAAAAAe_U/6jedqI-XwUY9BXGaxToXrD3qdpqT4wffQCCo/s640/IMG_0902.JPG)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: matthew on May 24, 2016, 10:20:54 am
You got that wrong, the bike should be locked to the sheffield stand that is by the drivers door so that they can't open it.  :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on May 24, 2016, 10:40:50 am
You got that wrong, the bike should be locked to the sheffield stand that is by the drivers door so that they can't open it.  :demon:

... so which is the most likely outcome: driver says 'oh dear, I'll have to try to climb in from the passenger side, must park more carefully next time', or driver simply forces bike out of the way? Not wanting to stereotype - but this is a BMW...

Actual outcome - I told Reception, and they got the car moved.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 24, 2016, 12:01:30 pm
You got that wrong, the bike should be locked to the sheffield stand that is by the drivers door so that they can't open it.  :demon:

Or, if possible, to the driver's door handle.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: matthew on May 24, 2016, 12:01:54 pm
You got that wrong, the bike should be locked to the sheffield stand that is by the drivers door so that they can't open it.  :demon:

... so which is the most likely outcome: driver says 'oh dear, I'll have to try to climb in from the passenger side, must park more carefully next time', or driver simply forces bike out of the way? Not wanting to stereotype - but this is a BMW...

Actual outcome - I told Reception, and they got the car moved.
Agreed, it would have required careful deployment of the lock to secure the bike as an obstruction and such that the driver was unlikely to damage it.

In practise I would have used your receptionist technique, particularly if it required a circular email to all in the building to identify the owner.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Guy on May 24, 2016, 02:30:19 pm
I dunno why, but I find this rather amusing:
Quote
Official Vote Leave bus lands parking ticket in Harrogate

Activists campaigning for the UK to leave the European Union had a shock this morning when their official ‘battle bus’ was given a parking ticket.

The distinctive, red Vote Leave vehicle was parked on one of the main roads through Harrogate town centre while activists handed out flyers.

Sign-carrying supporters of the leave campaign had barely been gone for half an hour when the vehicle received the ticket from a council parking enforcer...



Read more: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/official-vote-leave-bus-lands-parking-ticket-in-harrogate-1-7928520#ixzz49ZytZneD (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/official-vote-leave-bus-lands-parking-ticket-in-harrogate-1-7928520#ixzz49ZytZneD)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: trekker12 on May 24, 2016, 02:57:34 pm
I dunno why, but I find this rather amusing:
Quote
Official Vote Leave bus lands parking ticket in Harrogate

Activists campaigning for the UK to leave the European Union had a shock this morning when their official ‘battle bus’ was given a parking ticket.

The distinctive, red Vote Leave vehicle was parked on one of the main roads through Harrogate town centre while activists handed out flyers.

Sign-carrying supporters of the leave campaign had barely been gone for half an hour when the vehicle received the ticket from a council parking enforcer...



Read more: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/official-vote-leave-bus-lands-parking-ticket-in-harrogate-1-7928520#ixzz49ZytZneD (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/official-vote-leave-bus-lands-parking-ticket-in-harrogate-1-7928520#ixzz49ZytZneD)

Which way is the parking officer voting?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Guy on May 24, 2016, 03:28:04 pm
Quote
“In the interests of balance, I must make it clear that had this been a Remain campaign battle bus then we would also have ticketed it.”
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on May 24, 2016, 11:58:48 pm
You got that wrong, the bike should be locked to the sheffield stand that is by the drivers door so that they can't open it.  :demon:

Or, if possible, to the driver's door handle.

Alloy wheel.  Steel-o-flex.  Sheffield stand.

Just sayin'
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on May 25, 2016, 12:04:44 am
Bad Kim.   :D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on May 25, 2016, 05:08:00 pm
'allo, 'allo, 'allo (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-36371448)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 25, 2016, 05:16:44 pm
"Police do not park on yellow lines" would be more newsworthy.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: iddu on May 26, 2016, 12:48:55 pm
This morning, outside the office. One BMW blocks 6 parking spaces:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fm1PSehC5fw/V0QPu_TF4qI/AAAAAAAAe_U/6jedqI-XwUY9BXGaxToXrD3qdpqT4wffQCCo/s640/IMG_0902.JPG)

Surely you should have been the good samaritan,  found a key for one of the (resident) locks, and made their pride and joy safe via running it through the front wheel --> stand, so no nefarious scrote could make off with their pride and joy, which they had forgotten to secure... :demon:

[Edit: Kim FTW...]
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on May 26, 2016, 04:17:05 pm
'allo, 'allo, 'allo (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-36371448)
All the cops in the donut shop say 'Way-oh way-oh'
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on May 28, 2016, 06:08:51 am
This morning, outside the office. One BMW blocks 6 parking spaces:

Lock BMW door handle to bicycle rack to keep it from being thieved
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on May 29, 2016, 07:59:29 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjnAtDnWEAAHYCJ.jpg:large)

From my Twitter feed.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 30, 2016, 02:18:10 pm
There's got to be some story behind that. It would take a ridiculous amount of determination to drive a car into that position. Did it fall from somewhere (but where?). Or is it just shopped?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on May 30, 2016, 02:23:46 pm
Brummies.  They'll park anywhere.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2016/05/29/midland-metro-blocked-by-abandoned-car-left-straddling-tram-tracks/
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: phil653 on May 30, 2016, 03:04:08 pm
OT but elsewhere on the page Kim linked to:

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2016/05/27/watch-is-this-really-wolverhamptons-shortest-cycle-lane/imgid21229905/
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on May 30, 2016, 05:55:51 pm
There's got to be some story behind that. It would take a ridiculous amount of determination to drive a car into that position. Did it fall from somewhere (but where?). Or is it just shopped?

The Tweet was from the tram operators in Manchester, announcing the reason for cancelled services as 'an abandoned car'.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on May 30, 2016, 06:08:05 pm

The Tweet was from the tram operators in Manchester, announcing the reason for cancelled services as 'an abandoned car'.

Which is a bit odd as this happened in Birmingham .
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on May 30, 2016, 06:31:52 pm

The Tweet was from the tram operators in Manchester, announcing the reason for cancelled services as 'an abandoned car'.

Which is a bit odd as this happened in Birmingham .

Whoops!

ETA Now in the Standard
 http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/driver-sparks-rail-delays-by-somehow-parking-car-on-fencedoff-stretch-of-track-a3259316.html (http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/driver-sparks-rail-delays-by-somehow-parking-car-on-fencedoff-stretch-of-track-a3259316.html)

Fuddish parking anyway...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Auntie Helen on May 31, 2016, 09:08:14 pm
That Standard article has no mention of a driver, just that the car was parking naughtily.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on May 31, 2016, 09:17:17 pm
The Tweets don't mention the driver. My version of the article is headlined with the word Driver'.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 02, 2016, 05:15:41 pm
Brummies.  They'll park anywhere.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2016/05/29/midland-metro-blocked-by-abandoned-car-left-straddling-tram-tracks/
Quote
The incident left hundreds of people who were piling into the city centre for the weekend Pride festival to walk or find alternative transport the last part of their journey.
So that's the story. It's a covert attack by the tactical squad of the straight rights-fattist front!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on June 07, 2016, 05:39:36 pm
(https://cml.sad.ukrd.com/image/503335-640x380.scale_type-center_crop.jpg)

Sunday at the pub down the road. The car park is steeper than it looks in the photos. A car parked without the handbrake on rolled into a one day old Ferrari and shoved it over the grass into the trench and a little while later another car with handbrake off rolled into the ambulance (luckily the ambulance was just there as support for an organised cycling event).

(https://cml.sad.ukrd.com/image/503337-960x720.jpg)
(https://cml.sad.ukrd.com/image/503336-960x720.jpg)

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: clarion on June 09, 2016, 12:42:40 pm
Buff out?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on June 09, 2016, 01:02:01 pm
Chassis well bent according to a friend who saw it happen.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on June 12, 2016, 12:54:16 pm
Early Wednesday afternoon, CS3, alongside the Canning Town flyover:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bK7z5vUZFao/V11LRmP2MwI/AAAAAAAAEjs/JazmGiyUJmsNeMQPKUmZbUeUoVerGVizQCCo/s800/20160608_113917.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-St_lNVOO59I/V11LQEUn4eI/AAAAAAAAEjk/3_yBrQnv00I0K6W_5MRUNPggyFbMRsnRwCCo/s800/20160608_113839.jpg)


But it's OK -
(click to show/hide)

==========

In Oxford, a few weekends ago:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RWvEJZErMOo/V11NKVna8tI/AAAAAAAAEkQ/4Yvt1zFs57MVAilOesmFX_4jrO-PL2GeACCo/s800/20160521_164412.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on June 28, 2016, 12:22:10 am
All the time (and more) that it took me to eat a banananana and drink a can of Irn Bru this fud was stopped with the engine running and left indicator on within 5 seconds walk of legal parking.

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IMG_6902_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Jwqr8s) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 28, 2016, 01:27:07 am
In Oxford, a few weekends ago:
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That sign is crying out to be moved onto the fud's bonnet...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on July 28, 2016, 10:06:09 pm
Near RSPB Bowers Marsh
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If only there was some place designated for cars.  I wonder what is in the other direction...
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Meanwhile, in Purfleet
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Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: sg37409 on August 22, 2016, 02:12:23 pm
A classic of the genre.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-37154123
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rr on August 30, 2016, 09:18:08 am
(http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac347/Jocko_2010/Abrilliantpieceofparkingbyadrivinginstructor5-2-13_zps5df83dc3.jpg)

A friend of mine in Kirkcaldy took this photo. The driver, a driving instructor, noticed the camera and wasn't amused, especially when my friend said to look out for it on the internet.
As a driving instructor the driver should know that the double yellows apply to the pavement and indeed the verge as well as the carriageway, damhikt.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jsabine on August 30, 2016, 06:57:09 pm
(http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac347/Jocko_2010/Abrilliantpieceofparkingbyadrivinginstructor5-2-13_zps5df83dc3.jpg)

A friend of mine in Kirkcaldy took this photo. The driver, a driving instructor, noticed the camera and wasn't amused, especially when my friend said to look out for it on the internet.
As a driving instructor the driver should know that the double yellows apply to the pavement and indeed the verge as well as the carriageway, damhikt.

I'm not sure that I can quite make it out from the picture, but that looks as though it's a car from Waring School of Motoring. From their website, I don't think they're actually based in Kirkcaldy (though they operate there and in Leven), but in Glenrothes.

They look as though they're a bit of a one man band - if it's his company, you'd have thought George Waring might take more care over how his car gets parked, and know the parking rules a bit better.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 02, 2016, 10:21:55 pm
Waring? Should be Warning.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on September 13, 2016, 07:17:00 am
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37327162

cross-posted from Today's Motorised Moron

self-confession time: in preparation for LEL 2017, and coming from a part of the world where we drive on the other side of the road, I read that thread every day, to find out what to watch out for.  So far I've learned about Audis ...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on September 15, 2016, 05:20:39 pm
David had an electronic keyboard that became surplus to requirements and piano teacher friend had pupil who could rehome this.

Pupil & father come here to collect this in David's absence, with father parking across footway, though we have generous driveway.

Had to lecture father & daughter about wheelchair users' needs...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: T42 on September 29, 2016, 05:16:07 pm
(http://www.pbase.com/image/164180231.jpg)

1. In a chicane
2. On top of a "no parking" yellow kerb
3. Across the entrance to the cycle passage

(Number blurred coz I also put it on FB and in France there's a law about protection of people's private lives. He might have been there for immoral purposes.)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ashaman42 on September 29, 2016, 10:15:35 pm
I saw two bikes yesterday locked round the bars/forks but not actually through the frame. A relatively easy detangle as they were both cable locks rather than D-locks.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on September 29, 2016, 10:26:01 pm
This is David Cameron's legacy.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on October 13, 2016, 11:38:58 am
Take a look at @KingsNortonFire's Tweet: https://twitter.com/KingsNortonFire/status/786514067066384384?s=09

Just to be clear.  That is Kings Norton Fire Brigade forecourt.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mcshroom on November 28, 2016, 09:39:38 pm
One from Aberdeen
https://twitter.com/aboutaberdeen1/statuses/803280046387560448
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Samuel D on November 28, 2016, 09:59:42 pm
The wankpanzer in its natural habitat.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on November 28, 2016, 10:07:05 pm
Honorary mention to the legitimate disabled bay user who complained about us BloodyCyclists *standing* in the disabled bay (while waiting for one of our group to finish unlocking his bike) outside the Pub on Sunday's ride.  As if we hadn't moved out of the way as soon as we saw his car coming.   ???

He then proceeded to park diagonally in the bay for no apparent reason.

Disablist comments were made, and I had to explain the difference between being disabled and being a cockwomble.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 28, 2016, 10:27:26 pm
One of First Aberdeen's finest.

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Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Samuel D on November 29, 2016, 12:03:14 am
It must be the oil money sloshing about up there.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 05, 2016, 09:45:36 pm
Audi - check.
Pavement - check.
Double parked - check.
Engine running - check.
On the phone - check.
Fud - check.

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Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on December 05, 2016, 09:55:56 pm
One of First Aberdeen's finest.

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That particular crossing routinely has cars parked all the way over the zig-zags.
It's parents dropping off / picking up sprogs from activities at ASV.

From time to time plod sit around and ticket people.

Given that teams regularly depart/return from ASV on team busses, there's remarkably poor provision for the coach loading / unloading out the front.
I seem to remember that there is in fact coach parking round the back, accessible from Regent Walk, but I think it's hardly ever open; only to host coaches from afar when there's an event at ASV.

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rr on December 06, 2016, 12:14:34 am
(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad8/richsafham/IMG_20161201_182415105_zpsj27w78ul.jpg)

Yes that really is "parked" not in mid-manoeuvre, the lights were off as well, no driver present.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 29, 2016, 05:00:42 pm
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/565/31588159820_8f72def793_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q8kzpb)
IMG_8037_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Q8kzpb) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on January 18, 2017, 09:12:39 pm
http://fox59.com/2017/01/16/man-critically-injured-after-vehicle-crashes-around-20-feet-into-building/

You'll need to scroll through the "gallery" to see the driver's particularly artful way of parking his vehicle on its side in a doorway.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Torslanda on January 19, 2017, 12:04:55 am
"Is the building on fire?"

"No. But it's gonna need a paintjob anna shitload of screen doors!"
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 19, 2017, 12:24:40 pm
I wish I had had even my phone about my person the other day when I spied, in the car park of Mr Sainsbury's House Of Toothy Comestibles, a Volvo FH with attached trailer parked across about ten spaces.  It would have doubled my fun to watch him trying to get it out again.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on March 02, 2017, 10:27:01 am
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Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 07, 2017, 02:48:23 pm
They fought the holy cows of Warsaw with their own bodies. (http://metrowarszawa.gazeta.pl/metrowarszawa/7,141637,21593326,wlasnym-cialem-bronili-przystanku-przed-swietymi-krowami.html)
A facebook group organised a protest against the "holy cows of Warsaw" at an upmarket city centre shopping mall where cars park with, in practice, impunity on pavements, cycle paths, pedestrian crossings and under the shelters at bus stops. It ended in fisticuffs, of course, as well as parking fines.
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"It was an important and very necessary action. I think we were successful, because it got noticed and talked about by the media. Several drivers received summons to the police station for the next day. In addition, three police units, despite initial problems, backed us up," the main organizer of the action, Wojciech Galeński, told Metrowarszawa.pl.

(Also note the video at the bottom showing the driver of a Mercedes A class running a parking attendant down because he didn't want to pay 2 zloty – about 40p.)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: firedfromthecircus on April 07, 2017, 04:22:22 pm
This fud is selling coffee, so that obviously excuses parking like a complete twat.  >:(

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Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 07, 2017, 06:38:38 pm
Not just coffee, but hipster coffee.  The Citröen H van is a dead giveaway.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 07, 2017, 06:46:19 pm
And here, by sheer good timing, is an Economist article about the hidden costs of free parking.
http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21720269-dont-let-people-park-free-how-not-create-traffic-jams-pollution-and-urban-sprawl
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Parkageddon
How not to create traffic jams, pollution and urban sprawl

Don’t let people park for free


 From the print edition | Briefing
Apr 8th 2017 | AMSTERDAM, BEIJING AND TOKYO
EVEN if the new headquarters that Apple is creating in California does not prove to be “the best office building in the world”, as Steve Jobs boasted shortly before his death in 2011, it will be an astounding sight. The main building resembles a flying saucer with a hole in the middle. Through its large, gently curving windows, workers will eventually look out on a wood containing some 7,000 carefully chosen trees. It is as though a race of high-tech beings has landed on a pristine planet.

And then, unfortunately, there’s the car park. For 14,000 workers, Apple is building almost 11,000 parking spaces. Many cars will be tucked under the main building, but most will cram into two enormous garages to the south. Tot up all the parking spaces and the lanes and ramps that will allow cars to reach them, and it is clear that Apple is allocating a vast area to stationary vehicles. In all, the new headquarters will contain 318,000 square metres of offices and laboratories. The car parks will occupy 325,000 square metres.

Apple is building 11,000 parking spaces not because it wants to but because Cupertino, the suburban city where the new headquarters is located, demands it. Cupertino has a requirement for every building. A developer who wants to put up a block of flats, for example, must provide two parking spaces per apartment, one of which must be covered. For a fast-food restaurant, the city demands one space for every three seats; for a bowling alley, seven spaces per lane plus one for every worker. Cupertino’s neighbours have similar rules. With such a surfeit of parking, most of it free, it is little wonder that most people get around Silicon Valley by car, or that the area has such appalling traffic jams.

Parking can seem like the most humdrum concern in the world. Even planners, who thrill to things like zoning and floor-area ratios, find it unglamorous. But parking influences the way cities look, and how people travel around them, more powerfully than almost anything else. Many cities try to make themselves more appealing by building cycle paths and tram lines or by erecting swaggering buildings by famous architects. If they do not also change their parking policies, such efforts amount to little more than window-dressing. There is a one-word answer to why the streets of Los Angeles look so different from those of London, and why neither city resembles Tokyo: parking.

For as long as there have been cars, there has been a need to store them when they are not moving—which, these days, is about 95% of the time. Washington, DC, had a parking garage in 1907, before Ford produced its first Model T. But the most important innovation came in 1923, when Columbus, in Ohio, began to insist that builders of flats create parking spaces for the people who would live in them. “Parking minimums”, as these are known, gradually spread across America. Now, as the number of cars on the world’s roads continues to grow (see chart), they are spreading around the world.


The codes that tell developers how much parking they must provide can be wonderfully revealing of local mores. In Las Vegas, “sex novelty shops” must have at least three spaces per 1,000 square feet (93 square metres) of floor space but “adult entertainment cabarets” at least ten for the same area. Singapore insists on one space for every 500 niches in a columbarium—a place where funerary urns are stored. Chennai’s city plan calls for one parking space for every 20 square metres of marriage hall. Perhaps unwisely, the city of Swan, in Australia, has parking minimums for taverns and wineries.

Might as well do the white line

Some developers are happy to supply parking spaces. Ryan Shear of Property Markets Group builds expensive flats in Miami, which are often bought by Latin Americans. He sometimes creates more spaces than the city requires, because his customers desire a safe place for their precious motors. But most developers create the number of parking spaces they are compelled to build and no more. In 2004 London abolished minimum parking requirements. Research by Zhan Guo of New York University shows that the amount of parking in new residential blocks promptly plunged, from an average of 1.1 spaces per flat to 0.6 spaces. The parking minimum had boosted supply far beyond what the market demanded.

Water companies are not obliged to supply all the water that people would use if it were free, nor are power companies expected to provide all the free electricity that customers might want. But many cities try to provide enough spaces to meet the demand for free parking, even at peak times. Some base their parking minimums on the “Parking Generation Handbook”, a tome produced by the Institute of Transportation Engineers. This reports how many cars are found in the free car parks of synagogues, waterslide parks and so on when they are busiest.

The harm caused begins with the obvious fact that parking takes up a lot of room. A typical space is 12-15 square metres; add the necessary access lanes and the space per car roughly doubles. For comparison, this summer The Economist will move into a building in central London where it is assumed each employee will have ten square metres of space. In cities, such as Kansas City (see map), where land is cheap, and surface parking the norm, central areas resemble asphalt oceans dotted with buildings.
Kerb your enthusiasm

The more spread out and car-oriented a city, as a result of enormous car parks, the less appealing walking and cycling become. Besides, if you know you can park free wherever you go, why not drive? The ever-growing supply of free parking in America is one reason why investments in public transport have coaxed so few people out of cars, says David King of Arizona State University. In 1990, 73% of Americans got to work by driving alone, according to the census. In 2014, after a ballyhooed urban revival and many expensive tram and rapid-bus projects, 76% drove.

The rule of thumb in America is that multi-storey car parks cost about $25,000 per space and underground parking costs $35,000. Donald Shoup, an authority on parking economics, estimates that creating the minimum number of spaces adds 67% to the cost of a new shopping centre in Los Angeles if the car park is above ground and 93% if it is underground. Parking requirements can also make redevelopment impossible. Converting an old office building into flats generally means providing the parking spaces required for a new block of flats, which is likely to be difficult. The biggest cost of parking minimums may be the economic activity they prevent.

Free parking is not, of course, really free. The costs of building the car parks, as well as cleaning, lighting, repairing and securing them, are passed on to the people who use the buildings to which they are attached. Restaurant meals and cinema tickets are more pricey; flats are more expensive; office workers are presumably paid less. Everybody pays, whether or not they drive. And that has an unfortunate distributional effect, because young people drive a little less than the middle-aged and the poor drive less than the rich. In America, 17% of blacks and 12% of Hispanics who lived in big cities usually took public transport to work in 2013, whereas 7% of whites did. Free parking represents a subsidy for older people that is paid disproportionately by the young and a subsidy for the wealthy that is paid by the poor.

A few crowded American cities, including San Francisco, have abolished their parking minimums. So has one shrinking city—Buffalo, in New York state. But most of the country seems to be stuck with a hugely costly and damaging solution to the parking problem. And the American approach to parking is spreading to some of the world’s fastest-growing cities.

In China, cars park everywhere—in marked spaces, in places where parking is specifically banned, in bicycle lanes, on pavements. In some cities, the fight for parking spaces has become so intense that people install metal barriers to which only they have the key, or persuade their parents to reserve spaces by sitting in them. Beijing’s streets are patrolled by orange-jacketed workers who, in theory, put slips of paper on car windows to mark when the vehicles arrive, and then collect money from drivers when they leave (they also assist novice drivers in the tricky art of parallel parking). In practice, the parking wardens give discounts to drivers who forgo receipts, then pocket the money. Some also make cash from illegal parking spaces.

Beijing’s parking minimums were laid down in 2003, before driving took off, and are modest: just 0.3 spaces per flat in the city centre and 0.5 outside it. They are expected to rise in response to the growing chaos on the streets. Most Indian planners concur that the best way of ameliorating a shortage is to require more off-street parking, says Shreya Gadepalli of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, a think-tank. One reason, she suggests, is that so many of them studied at American universities.

Whether in America or Asia, oceans of free parking might delay a transport revolution. When autonomous cars that are allowed to move with nobody inside them become widespread, demand for private cars could fall sharply. Starting in the morning, one car could take a child to school, a city worker to his office, a student to her lecture, party people to a club, and a security guard to his night shift, all more cheaply than taxis. Cars that now sit idle could become much more active, which would drastically change parking needs.

Parking garages would still be needed in a driverless world, predicts Sean Behr, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Instead of storing vehicles for hours at a time, though, garages might become service centres where shared battery-powered cars could be cleaned, repaired and recharged before being sent back on the road. “We will need better facilities for a smaller number of vehicles,” he suggests. These garages need not be in city centres. In the slow hours of mid-morning and early afternoon, driverless cars could trundle to industrial estates in suburbia. Much of the area now allocated to cars in city centres could be turned into homes, offices or parks.

Mr Shear is already building flats with drop-off and pick-up areas, to accommodate people who travel by Uber cars. In a radically driverless future, he could perhaps do away with many of his parking spaces. But only if consumers decide to forgo car ownership—and whether they do is connected to parking. Where spaces are expensive, shared vehicles that need not be parked are highly attractive. They are less attractive in cities where parking is plentiful and free, such as Miami.

Unlike Africa and Asia, European streets are for the most part well-policed. Although some cities have parking requirements, these are seldom as extravagant as American ones, and have been progressively weakened. Several cities even have parking maximums, which restrict the amount of spaces. Huge buildings rise with hardly any provision for cars: the Shard in London has 95 storeys but just 48 spaces. Yet European cities are much kinder to cars than they usually admit.

To ride in one of Amsterdam’s “scan cars” is to witness the epitome of Western parking enforcement. As it moves through the streets, clicking noises confirm that roof-mounted cameras are snapping the number plates of every parked car. If any vehicle has overstayed—which the system knows because Amsterdam’s parking meters are connected to a database, and drivers are required to enter their number plates when they pay—a second officer is alerted. He rides to the scene on a moped and issues a digital fine. Amsterdam’s parking officers describe their system as fair. They mean it is so ruthlessly efficient that it cannot be beaten.

Just the ticket

Amsterdam charges up to €5 ($5.30) an hour for parking on the street. Visitors can also park underneath office buildings or in large, clean park-and-ride garages run by the city. Drivers thus have many choices and the city raises a lot of money—€190m in 2015. Yet this diverse, market-based system covers only a small slice of parking in Amsterdam. Three-quarters of spaces on the streets of the city centre are occupied not by visitors or commuters but by residents. And the people of Amsterdam, who are so keen on pricing parking for others, would not dream of exposing themselves to market forces.

Anybody who lives in a home without a dedicated space is entitled to buy a permit to park nearby for between €30 and €535 a year. This is a good deal and, not surprisingly, the number of takers in many districts exceeds the number of spaces. So Amsterdam has waiting lists for permits. The longest, in the Westerpark area, is 232 months long. To free more spaces, the city has begun to reimburse permit-holders part of the annual fee if they keep their cars in suburban garages. Take-up is encouraging—which suggests that, despite the long queues, many people do not prize the opportunity to park close to their homes.


It’s a sign of the times in Kolkata
A more obvious solution would be to charge more for permits. But that is politically fraught. Amsterdammers believe they have a right to park near their homes, explains Pieter Litjens, the deputy mayor in charge of transport. (They also believe they should be able to leave their bicycles absolutely anywhere for nothing, which is another headache.) So the queues for permits are likely to grow. Amsterdam expects to build 50,000 more homes before 2025, which will mean between 20,000 and 30,000 more cars.

Even more than in America’s sprawling cities, car parking in Amsterdam is unsightly. “The canals are beautiful, and cars are parked along them all the time,” laments Mr Litjens. The city would love to sweep them away, but that would be unpopular. So in one district, De Pijp, a bold (and expensive) remedy is under way. Engineers have drained a canal and are digging an underground garage with 600 parking spaces into the marshy ground beneath. When the car park is finished and sealed, the canal will be refilled with water. The city will then abolish 273 parking spaces on the streets above.

Other cities lauded for their excellent public transport and enthusiasm for market-based solutions to traffic problems also have a blind spot when it comes to residents’ parking. Much of inner London, for example, is covered with residents’ parking zones. The permits are often even cheaper than in Amsterdam: Kensington and Chelsea charges between £80 ($100) and £219 a year for the right to park anywhere in the borough and on the fringe of nearby Westminster. Visitors, on the other hand, must pay between £1.20 and £4.60 an hour. Given that the average home in Kensington and Chelsea sold for £1.9m last year, residents’ parking represents a gift to some of Britain’s richest people.

Despite being the home of Lyft and Uber, two car-sharing services, San Francisco is similarly generous. It charges just $127 a year for residents’ permits. Unlike Amsterdam, though, San Francisco does not cap the number, and in some neighbourhoods one and a half are issued for every parking space. The result is a perpetual scrap for empty kerb. A survey in 2015 found that 53% of permit-holders had spent at least five minutes looking for a space at the end of their most recent trip, and 7% more than half an hour.

As San Francisco’s infuriated drivers cruise around, they crowd the roads and pollute the air. This is a widespread hidden cost of under-priced street parking. Mr Shoup has estimated that cruising for spaces in Westwood village, in Los Angeles, amounts to 950,000 excess vehicle miles travelled per year. Westwood is tiny, with only 470 metered spaces.

There is, however, one exception to the rule that residential parking must never be subjected to market forces. In the 1950s, when it was still far from rich, Japan began to require city-dwellers who did not have parking spaces in their buildings to purchase them. These days anybody who wishes to buy a car must first show a receipt for a space. He or she had better use it: any vehicle without one left on the roadside will be removed by the police in the middle of the night.

Parking brake

Freed of cars, the narrow residential streets of Tokyo are quieter than in other big cities. Every so often a courtyard or spare patch of land has been turned into a car park—some more expensive than others. Takaomi Kondoh, who works for a firm that manages buildings and car parks, explains that prices are usually higher close to transport hubs, because commuters compete for those spaces. Near the central station in Tama, a suburb, the going rate is ¥17,000 per month ($150). Ten minutes’ walk away it drops to ¥10,000.

Once you become accustomed to the idea that city streets are only for driving and walking, and not for parking, it is difficult to imagine how it could possibly be otherwise. Mr Kondoh is so perplexed by an account of a British suburb, with its kerbside commons, that he asks for a diagram. Your correspondent tries to draw his own street, with large rectangles for houses, a line representing the kerb and small rectangles showing all the parked cars. The small rectangles take up a surprising amount of room.

This article appeared in the Briefing section of the print edition under the headline "Sacred spaces"
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on April 26, 2017, 03:16:57 pm
See also Super Twat thread in the Pub...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on May 09, 2017, 09:02:25 pm
More abandoned than parked.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4193/34518508976_dc7128ed8b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UAho7u)
IMG_8491_01 (https://flic.kr/p/UAho7u) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Vince on June 20, 2017, 01:53:10 pm
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1560348994000018&set=o.118436578220297&type=3&theater
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 13, 2017, 10:44:36 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4320/35774181261_129448e245_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wvf2JD)

Not only parked like a drunken oath but no front reg plate and no parking permit (residents' parking zone), so hopefully got ticketed/rocketed/nuked from orbit.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 13, 2017, 10:45:23 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4283/35774186211_373cb9783f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wvf4cZ)

Saw this on a drainpipe today!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on July 14, 2017, 12:21:51 pm
That sort of stickers should be put on badly parked cars, not on drainpipes! Of course, the poor drainpipe is parked on the pavement, where are drainpipes supposed to be?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: matthew on July 20, 2017, 11:59:58 am
See here for some good examples.

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/silly-parking-sees-huge-lorry-13358679#ICID=nsm (http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/silly-parking-sees-huge-lorry-13358679#ICID=nsm)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on July 21, 2017, 01:11:28 pm
Kyiv residents take revenge. (http://news.infocar.ua/dveri_avto_geroya_parkovki_v_kieve_zaduli_montajnoy_penoy_115369.html) 

Locals let air out of the tyres of a badly parked car.  And fill spaces around doors with expanding foam.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 21, 2017, 01:16:21 pm
Kyiv residents take revenge. (http://news.infocar.ua/dveri_avto_geroya_parkovki_v_kieve_zaduli_montajnoy_penoy_115369.html) 

Locals let air out of the tyres of a badly parked car.  And fill spaces around doors with expanding foam.
They take no prisoners . . .
Would have liked to have seen the owner's reaction on returning to their car.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on July 21, 2017, 01:33:23 pm
Presumably they didn't have enough foam available to do a proper job (http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/humour.html#foam)...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on July 21, 2017, 01:43:48 pm
Presumably they didn't have enough foam available to do a proper job (http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/humour.html#foam)...

*wipes away tears*
I haven't laughed that hard in ages - thank you!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ashaman42 on July 22, 2017, 06:58:57 pm
I haven't read that in a while but I just knew what the link would lead to.

Still makes me giggle.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on August 02, 2017, 11:09:53 am
Two recent incidents at the same location: Gredley House, 1-11 Broadway, London E15 4BQ (https://goo.gl/maps/o76LCoTTVeq).

26 July 2017, 16:10.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/35520738973_f3a315bb7b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W7R5b2)20170726_161350 (https://flic.kr/p/W7R5b2) by Andrij (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bebchenko/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4407/35933069170_9efa81d2df_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WKhnzm)20170726_161410 (https://flic.kr/p/WKhnzm) by Andrij (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bebchenko/), on Flickr
Two busses.  Proper registration of both confirmed on the company's website.

1 August 2017, 15:50.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4390/36329431455_f1c8455dcd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XmiQgR)20170801_155437 (https://flic.kr/p/XmiQgR) by Andrij (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bebchenko/), on Flickr

Complaints have been sent to both companies.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on August 02, 2017, 04:16:55 pm
Initial response from London Bus Company:
Quote
Good afternoon
 
I note the comments in your email dated today.
 
Can I please your connection with the links you have sent or how this effected yourself.
 
Regards

name redacted
Office Manager/Accounts

 :facepalm:


EDIT:  Having answered the questions I thought there were asking, it appears the matter is now closed.

Quote
Hi Mr surname
 
I will advise our drivers in future to be more considerate where they are parking and I am pleased to hear that you never hurt yourself in this process.
 
Kind regards
 
name redacted
Office Manager/Accounts

I've learned something today - (il)legal parking is a matter of being (in)considerate.   ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Samuel D on August 02, 2017, 04:29:51 pm
Persevere! (Just don’t use long words.)

Even if this manager has no intention of being helpful or admitting wrongdoing or even seeing your point of view, the mere fact of having to reply to you tells him that something has gone slightly wrong.

In the future, he may receive other complaints. It all adds up to pressure. Pressure effects change if not yourself.



Edit: I posted the above before noticing your edit.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: TheLurker on August 02, 2017, 08:27:05 pm
I hope those replies were written by someone who speaks English as a second or even a third language. 
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on August 02, 2017, 08:36:59 pm
I hope those replies were written by someone who speaks English as a second or even a third language.

Given name is Melissa, her surname is a common Irish one.  It's possible she's not a native speaker of English, but I know where I'd put my money.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Samuel D on August 02, 2017, 08:41:20 pm
Sorry for assuming the manager was a man, all.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on August 03, 2017, 01:47:56 pm
And this just in from DHL as a proper letter (pdf) attached to an email.

Quote
Dear name
 
Thank you for your email dated 2nd August 2017 regarding an incident you witnessed with one of our vehicles. I’m glad you wrote to tell me of your recent experience, giving me the chance to respond.
 
DHL has a high standard of health and safety practices across our business and adherence is strictly managed. As the world’s leading express delivery and Logistics Company, road safety is naturally of paramount importance to us and we were concerned to hear of the circumstances surrounding the incident that you witnessed.
 
All DHL employees are required at all times to obey the High Way Code and to be polite and courteous to other road users. DHL’s expectations are continually made aware to all employees and we take any road safety incidents extremely seriously. Please be assured that the appropriate investigations are underway regarding this matter and any necessary measures will be put in place.
 
Thank you once again for bringing this to our attention and allowing us to review and action this accordingly.
 
Kind Regards
name
Customer Care Team

Seems pretty much pro forma, but I'm much happier with this response than the one from London Bus Company.  I'm still contemplate further action on that one.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on August 03, 2017, 02:46:02 pm
And this just in from DHL as a proper letter (pdf) attached to an email.

Quote
Dear name
 
Thank you for your email dated 2nd August 2017 regarding an incident you witnessed with one of our vehicles. I’m glad you wrote to tell me of your recent experience, giving me the chance to respond.
 
DHL has a high standard of health and safety practices across our business and adherence is strictly managed. As the world’s leading express delivery and Logistics Company, road safety is naturally of paramount importance to us and we were concerned to hear of the circumstances surrounding the incident that you witnessed.
 
All DHL employees are required at all times to obey the High Way Code and to be polite and courteous to other road users. DHL’s expectations are continually made aware to all employees and we take any road safety incidents extremely seriously. Please be assured that the appropriate investigations are underway regarding this matter and any necessary measures will be put in place.
 
Thank you once again for bringing this to our attention and allowing us to review and action this accordingly.
 
Kind Regards
name
Customer Care Team

Seems pretty much pro forma, but I'm much happier with this response than the one from London Bus Company.  I'm still contemplate further action on that one.

My bold.
Tell me you are being ironic there  :demon: :P :-*

And FWIW, I'd further action it.
Their reply to you with a badly phrased question is just f*cking arrogant.
And sh!t PR.

ETA - something about their response tells me that if you fed them sufficient rope.....
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on August 03, 2017, 02:51:08 pm
Bah!  No irony, sadly, just poor multi-tasking.  :(
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on August 03, 2017, 02:54:51 pm
 ;D
Get on with it!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: bobb on August 03, 2017, 09:41:14 pm
Not a very good picture, I know - it was getting dark and I only had my phone. But this prick really fucked me off.

(http://www.zaribor.co.uk/raz/pics/utter_twat.jpg)

I'm sick and tired of people parking outside the shop at the bottom of my street when there are always spaces just 50 metres or so up the road. But oh no. This bellend just had to dump his car right on the corner.

It's hard to explain without going into massive detail, but that is so dangerous in the context of the junction in question.

So... Matey boy comes out of the shop just as I'm taking the photo. Bear in mind, he went into the shop before me and I bought my stuff before him. So the "I'll only be a minute!" bullshit excuse doesn't wash.

Anyway, he starts coming straight at me. I start to get a bit concerned, but then realise if it went noisey, I could take his arse down. I always try and avoid confrontation these days, but just couldn't stop myself on this occassion. I gave him both barrells and he shat himself and drove off.

Whether or not he'll rethink his parking policy, I don't know. But rest assured - I shat a fud right up  :P
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: delthebike on August 24, 2017, 01:58:40 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Kny0B3nt3uKa_GxNhybEGyEFdnVoJgONO2qOXyT8xqFZLXdGyWwk-kIM3ZhlCOIsS8ONimSLaP8V0Tps_Jqe0-_KByArE7ARNGHIxSlhClZdXUYUTbXs44PoIIMiMMKbBLw9v-DFsIKICVv2tE5mLJljc3rypqSjUN02LD193HHurIxQi_21jpVgxs8RXGdBukv0rC2I9WoYIF4KeV--X4e1oGXH3VjQc-TfAYhy61AEw1RCtxDjt_5UTwfRP4-RwbSM9bzF_MUBLDCub0Rm_RhTWZ5H1TLv68Iz1Tyw1AByaPkEG6_eJeKWyG-gIjMUzpJ4yv88N1GJY0aTTU4sdmcX0yz3gHnzA6IoFZbnWWtmv2w3SsEuRkLpnsNIP-n4W72vFPCpgtMrr5L3DoLKSduTCNpuqyEp0qZ904w739I1zv-lsRQdozTEKoxWQBscmSHPRwsLPb1D7DiXx9aSEl90wu72XN786ln3o1B8fJV3avhftad_zYxiBp9T1OpYAYp9D7KGWtD55Za3uQOz1PqmQrcvJXm6lv9OCjauJOGlGMCz-igunQBdJZSCNoKE_-_wfrexOqchNgy9-NTyo_xuKpATjvS36TFuHGNhuDK0NA=w1176-h662-no)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: PeteB99 on August 24, 2017, 02:26:38 pm
Parked on top of graves

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/480/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2017/8/24/75230a4b-6708-4239-8fd9-284a147891d7.jpg)

Picture from BBC
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on August 24, 2017, 03:01:34 pm
Wimbledon?

I recall this has been an issue in the past.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: PeteB99 on August 24, 2017, 03:59:28 pm
Wimbledon?

I recall this has been an issue in the past.

Loughborough - It was on one of the BBC's rolling local news pages.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 09, 2017, 12:14:40 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4361/36931086466_e8666d441c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ygttm7)

Perhaps a train driver who mistook the bollards for buffers.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on September 09, 2017, 12:29:25 pm
A question for the twitterati: is there a common hashtag for photos of people parking like fuds?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on September 09, 2017, 01:33:24 pm
@YPLAC IIRC...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on September 09, 2017, 02:11:30 pm
@YPLAC IIRC...
;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: citoyen on September 09, 2017, 02:17:39 pm
I encountered a prize bellend this morning when I dropped my wife off at the station.

The road in front of the station has a waiting area for taxis on one side and drop-off spots for punters on the opposite side. Being 8am on a Saturday, there were plenty of spaces available on both sides. I naturally stopped in one of the drop-off spaces. Moments later, Mr Important drives up and stops right in the middle of the road - and to make add insult to injury, he's stopped on the raised section that acts as a pedestrian crossing. By this time, I'm ready to move off but the CUNT is blocking my way.

Un-fucking-believable.

I might have been sympathetic if the passenger he was dropping off was an invalid, but it appeared to be his perfectly able-bodied teenage daughter.

OK, so I wasn't hugely delayed but that's not the point. It's the sheer arrogance that riles me.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 28, 2017, 01:31:56 pm
(http://i1.bristolpost.co.uk/incoming/article544025.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Jenny-Webb-car-pic-1.jpg)
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/residents-bedminster-plaster-badly-parked-544131
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: barakta on September 28, 2017, 03:17:21 pm
HAHAHA

I'm of the view a nice set of extremely sticky stickers applied to the middle of the driver side windscreen would be ideal to carry for such occasions. Especially those who block blue-badge parking bays, dropped kerbs or pavements or similar...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 28, 2017, 11:34:33 pm
I could have done with some for the fud who parked his brand new Merc in the coach parking bay at Woking station today, which lead to the coach from Heathrow blocking all vehicle access to the station and quite of lot of grumpy taxi drivers and passengers.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 29, 2017, 09:20:11 am
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4X-YOU-PARK-LIKE-A-C-NT-CAR-STICKER-Decal-Safety-Funny-4x4-Funny-6678EN-/121728746394
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: T42 on September 29, 2017, 09:37:50 am
Last Monday, a twat from Rastatt who had parked on the tarmac part of this:

(http://www.pbase.com/image/165647666.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on November 03, 2017, 08:11:04 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4520/38114836002_bedda0ea9a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2155uQS)20171103_161659(0) (https://flic.kr/p/2155uQS) by rogerzilla (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41286375@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on November 13, 2017, 01:11:58 pm
Obligatory Audi parked on the white divider in the supermarket car park yesterday. Is there some kind of test you have to fail before they let you buy an Audi? It really is the chosen car of fuckwits.

On, and on the way home, a van parked on the zebra crossing in Addiscombe. Chap was getting back into in with a harvest of junk food or whatever convenience crap he couldn't be bothered walking more than a few metres to collect. I was going to grink them but I can't remember the name on the van now (something and Byfleet, or somesuch).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on November 19, 2017, 06:40:10 pm
Park Like a Fud Sunday in FurryBootToon. It's fuds all the way down.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4544/38469164826_a2c2533aac_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21Bowsw)
IMG_0067_01 (https://flic.kr/p/21Bowsw) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on November 25, 2017, 04:56:36 pm
This driver's neighbours in Swindon were so impressed by his/her parking that they got out the yellow paint.  I think you can guess what the pixellated word might be.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4553/26861938509_852ab1647e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GVGssR)imgID135461227.jpg.gallery (https://flic.kr/p/GVGssR) by rogerzilla (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41286375@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: bobb on November 25, 2017, 06:36:29 pm
^ That is decent  ;D

Out of interest - one for the legal eagles - is it actually against the law to stop, or park (and leave the car) across someone's driveway? There are no lines at all on my side of the road (double yellows on the opposite side) but the amount of fuds parking across our drive recently is doing my head in. Earlier this year I had to do some serious leaning on the horn to get a fud of a Tesco delivery driver to move his truck (he had ample room to delivery whatever shit to my neighbours by simply stopping 10 metres west of where he'd stopped) and I've had a fair few outburst at parents (usually orange) picking up their kids doing the same thing.  Or is it fair game?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Little Jim on November 25, 2017, 06:42:51 pm
AIUI if you park across someone's drive you are causing an obstruction and therefore they are entitled to move your vehicle (in a legal way - ie if you drive it you need to be insured).  I did this once quite a few years ago when a delivery driver parked across out drive to save himself the extra 10 yards walk to the village shop.  He eventually came out to find his van quite a way up the road with the door open the engine running and it was not particularly close to the kerb.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on November 25, 2017, 06:48:50 pm
I don't get bobb's  picture.   I see no driveway.  What are they doing wrong?
Is it because the image is too small on my phone?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Feanor on November 25, 2017, 06:51:46 pm
I don't know the answer to your question, but at my former workplace, the entrance gates to the site were the width of a normal 2-lane street.
Immediately inside the gates, the road turns 90 degrees right.
HGV access requires the full width of the entrance gate.

The parking was sometimes a bit 'fraught', with cars parked on-street outside the gates, right up to the gates.
On one occasion, someone parked *in* the gates.
This blocked HGV access.

The vehicle was moved with extreme prejudice, and I seem to recall a fork lift may have been involved.
It was just a shame they didn't leave it sat on top of a 20 foot container.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on November 26, 2017, 08:04:03 pm
I don't get bobb's  picture.   I see no driveway.  What are they doing wrong?
Is it because the image is too small on my phone?
They are parked on double yellows.

At a guess, it is one of those streets where the parking alternates sides. If people park on both sides, cars can't get through.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Bluebottle on November 26, 2017, 11:38:20 pm


Out of interest - one for the legal eagles - is it actually against the law to stop, or park (and leave the car) across someone's driveway?

I is not a lawyer, but round our way blocking you access to your driveway is practically* unenforceable but blocking you in, is fair game for the artists formerly known as traffic wardens. The local coonsull rely on the fact that the offending blocker is blocking access to a public highway. The lines, in their view, are irrelevant, as long as it is a recognised/recognisable dropped kerb. Speaking from experience. We dropped our kerb, sent a cheque for lines to be painted, then got told they aren't going to bother^ as the lines are merely for guidance and are unenforceable.

* Inasmuch that the will of the local enforcement is negligible to act on it.

^ "Cuts to local government... not worth it... subsidising the lines..." They still have our cheque.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on November 27, 2017, 01:37:17 am
I don't get bobb's  picture.   I see no driveway.  What are they doing wrong?
Is it because the image is too small on my phone?
They are parked on double yellows.

At a guess, it is one of those streets where the parking alternates sides. If people park on both sides, cars can't get through.

The old marital place had a convention of only parking on one side for the same reason, but there would always be one person who would insist that they had to be different.

Where I used to live in Dover, there was a consummate dickhead who always parked squarely in front of his house. If there were two spaces available, he parked in the middle of the tow, so as to occupy both, and with regular drain-related flooding, he even ignored the 'don't park here' signs that went up because twunt.

Where he parked was by a drain cover. They removed his car. We all laughed.

Down the road from him was someone who had been given their own disabled space, or perhaps marked it out themselves. They would park their car on the footpath, level with the 'disabled' box. Looking at Streetview, I see the box is still there, and is clearly being ignored (West end of Barton Road, Dover)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on November 27, 2017, 02:39:46 pm
Out of interest - one for the legal eagles - is it actually against the law to stop, or park (and leave the car) across someone's driveway?
Highway Code Rule 243
DO NOT stop or park:

-near a school entrance
-anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Services
-at or near a bus or tram stop or taxi rank
-on the approach to a level crossing/tramway crossing
-opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space
-near the brow of a hill or hump bridge
-opposite a traffic island or (if this would cause an obstruction) another parked vehicle
-where you would force other traffic to enter a tram lane
-where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles
-in front of an entrance to a property
-on a bend
-where you would obstruct cyclists’ use of cycle facilities

except when forced to do so by stationary traffic.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on November 27, 2017, 04:09:40 pm
I love the do not park within 32 feet of a junction one. In our village people visiting the pub park right on the junction with the car frequently sticking out into the junction by several feet.
Often there will be three cars parked illegally n the junction at once. Not once in the twenty years I have lived here has anyone got a ticket for doing this even though a traffic cop lives n the village and drives past this almost every day.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: R_nger on November 27, 2017, 09:05:25 pm
I love the do not park within 32 feet of a junction one. In our village people visiting the pub park right on the junction with the car frequently sticking out into the junction by several feet.
Often there will be three cars parked illegally n the junction at once. Not once in the twenty years I have lived here has anyone got a ticket for doing this even though a traffic cop lives n the village and drives past this almost every day.

A constant problem in these parts. Council thought they could resolve by painting double yellow lines around the junctions - of course, the cars circumvented that by parking on the pavement on the junction  :facepalm: . Most of the others on that list are broken daily on the same road - what do you expect with three schools on the road !
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on November 27, 2017, 10:24:54 pm
Parking on the pavement/verge or whatever doesn't circumvent the double yellow lines. The lines indicate no parking on that part of the highway. The highway extends from margin to margin not kerb to kerb so, if the road is between two hedges, with a 6 foot grass verge then pavement then kerb then road, the restriction is effective right up to the hedges.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 28, 2017, 10:11:35 pm
If only it were enforced, fuzzy...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 29, 2017, 04:32:17 am
There are signs strapped to the lamp-posts in the neighbourhood warning that parking will be be Policely Forbidden on various days over the next fortnight or so because some kind of roadworks.  Today's street was just as full of parked cars as usual, though there was no evidence of brawny labourers drinking tea and leaning on their shovels either.  It's our turn next week.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: meddyg on December 02, 2017, 10:24:31 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4558/23915326587_a81c775051_k.jpg)


A Cheshire pub car park

'I've got a Jag - why not  flaunt it !'
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 02, 2017, 02:09:36 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQCSTadVQAAQD3k.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 04, 2017, 11:05:32 am
https://youtu.be/5RXtlhqZ-7Y

Parks in disabled space then drives off with clamp still on car.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 04, 2017, 11:32:45 am
This is remarkable; a car gets towed away for blocking the pavement (no yellow lines)! And on a Sunday!
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/car-towed-pavement-parking-police-871316
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: bobb on December 04, 2017, 12:28:43 pm
I don't get bobb's  picture.   I see no driveway.  What are they doing wrong?
Is it because the image is too small on my phone?

I didn't post a picture. It was just a question...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on December 04, 2017, 12:34:49 pm
Sorry bobb, my mistake.  It was Roger's picture.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on December 05, 2017, 09:49:53 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4515/24975116898_078c290819_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E3Y18L)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 05, 2017, 09:58:41 am
Is that Joe's Bakery again?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on December 05, 2017, 10:54:10 am
Is that Joe's Bakery again?

Not this time (could fill a whole album with JtB's pavement parking). It's the Clean Bean Launderette Cafe just up the road.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on December 05, 2017, 12:37:47 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4515/24975116898_078c290819_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E3Y18L)

Right foot on the tyre, left foot on the top of the bonnet, right on the wing mirror, grab the aerial with the left hand and haul yourself onto the roof, shuffle across to the other side and descend in reverse?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on December 05, 2017, 01:15:30 pm
I'll just leave this here: https://twitter.com/bbcmtd/status/937738979520253953
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 05, 2017, 01:38:24 pm
I'll just leave this here: https://twitter.com/bbcmtd/status/937738979520253953
WTF is happening with West Midlands Police (or Mercia Cops or whatever they're called)? It's almost as if they've been infected by common sense or something. Are they no longer associated with other UK police forces? A sort of Policexit? Or has Barakta been grinking them?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on December 05, 2017, 01:41:02 pm
TBH, I think it's just Ossifers Hudson and Hobson being uncharacteristically sensible.  Don't think they represent the force as a whole, though I suspect some of the sense is creeping out to the rest of the traffic unit (which is probably about 4 of them).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 05, 2017, 01:43:13 pm
Are they the same ones doing the Close Pass scheme (or was that Thomson and Thompson?)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on December 05, 2017, 01:43:34 pm
Are they the same ones doing the Close Pass scheme (or was that Thomson and Thompson?)

The very same.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on December 06, 2017, 11:19:32 am
Yay!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 07, 2017, 02:36:40 pm
Yeahbut, why aren't they off tackling real crime like rape, murder and burglarizing?

(Just in case-  ;) )

Well done them :thumbsup:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on December 08, 2017, 08:45:57 am
Seen on twitter this morning:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQetuuSX4AEGo5P.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on December 08, 2017, 12:11:54 pm
This is remarkable; a car gets towed away for blocking the pavement (no yellow lines)! And on a Sunday!
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/car-towed-pavement-parking-police-871316

Finally a little ray of sunlight. A pity they don't do it around here. Then crush the cars.

Pavements for people. Block this militant pedestrian and I leave a bootprint on your paintwork.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fimm on December 08, 2017, 01:15:10 pm
Not my image: copied from here (http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=11196&page=36#post-269168) : "Courtesy of @Monymusk on Twitter:"
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4687/24047681177_6e31d9f3fa_z_d.jpg)

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Riggers on December 08, 2017, 01:27:07 pm
Aren't some of these really: "People who park inconveniently"? The vehicle(s) can be negotiated.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 08, 2017, 06:03:57 pm
Not my image: copied from here (http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=11196&page=36#post-269168) : "Courtesy of @Monymusk on Twitter:"
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4687/24047681177_6e31d9f3fa_z_d.jpg)

That's not Monymusk  ;)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: bobb on December 08, 2017, 06:35:24 pm
Aren't some of these really: "People who park inconveniently"? The vehicle(s) can be negotiated.

I would say somebody who parks inconveniently is a Fud.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on December 08, 2017, 11:06:46 pm
Aren't some of these really: "People who park inconveniently"? The vehicle(s) can be negotiated.

Try it in a wheelchair which is 2 feet wide and has 8 inch front castor wheels, please!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 08, 2017, 11:08:55 pm
Aren't some of these really: "People who park inconveniently"? The vehicle(s) can be negotiated.

I would say somebody who parks inconveniently is a Fud.

Quite.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 08, 2017, 11:12:52 pm
Aren't some of these really: "People who park inconveniently"? The vehicle(s) can be negotiated.

Also, if they can be negiotiated then let them be negiotiated on the road by other motorists.
Pavements are for pedestrians, not motons.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on December 08, 2017, 11:16:23 pm
Aren't some of these really: "People who park inconveniently"? The vehicle(s) can be negotiated.

I would say somebody who parks inconveniently is a Fud.

Quite.

Fuddishness fails to comprehend that what appears minimally inconvenient to them might be impassable to others.

8 inch castor wheels stop DEAD at a 2 inch step.

Power chairs have smaller front wheels.

Human-powered cargo carriers might have LONG wheelbases and big turning radii...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on December 11, 2017, 10:13:58 am
Aren't some of these really: "People who park inconveniently"? The vehicle(s) can be negotiated.

Also, if they can be negiotiated then let them be negiotiated on the road by other motorists.
Pavements are for pedestrians, not motons.

I had a discussion yesterday with a Sainsbury's delivery driver parked across the pavement as I took a stroll, pointed out was completely blocking the pavement and he said he didn't want to obstruct the road. This was an empty two lane road and really wouldn't have imposed any hindrance on drivers. Whereas I, as a pedestrian, have to step out into the road (and I can't see what's coming because there's a big van in my way). Frankly I shouldn't have to step into traffic. I was polite but he didn't, tbh, seem to get it.

But yes, it's not just inconvenient if you're in a wheelchair, have any other kind of mobility issue, limited vision, or just happen to pushing a buggy. Negotiating around cars makes the urban environment worse for us all and puts people off walking.

Pavements are for people, let's get vehicles off them. If there's no room to park on the road, there's no room to park. Go somewhere else.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fimm on December 11, 2017, 10:50:53 am
That's not Monymusk  ;)
???
Is Monymusk a place? All I meant was, the picture I had posted was, according to the place I copied it from, originally posted on Twitter by a person using the pseudonym @Monymusk.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Riggers on December 11, 2017, 12:00:47 pm
I retract my question. It was akin to booting a wasp's nest!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on December 11, 2017, 12:43:17 pm
It's a bugbear round here, it's impossible to walk to the train station without walking around a badly parked car. Quite oddly along one section of the road they half on the pavement to allow 1.5 lanes of road to be free, so there's no point, two cars can't pass anyway. They mostly leave enough pavement to squeeze down, except when they park by a streetlight or telegraph pole of course, at which point anyone hoping to pass along the pavement needs to two dimensional.

And there's the attitude that it's OK to block the pavement to avoid inconveniencing other drivers and that convenient parking trumps everything else including safety.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Riggers on December 11, 2017, 02:04:04 pm
I fully agree with you Ianski.

I rather think, those that are parking on pavements are doing so less to inconvenience other car drivers, but more to diminish the chance of their vehicle being clobbered by someone squeezing past. It is pure selfishness. Much the same as those who feel their journey is taking far too long, will race through residential areas, and couldn't give a monkey's for their speed.

A friend (who has a drive), who lives close to one of the many schools round our way, and the one closest to him had a Open Evening. He stood outside his house to watch a woman pull up across his drive to park and, getting out said: "I won't be long!" She was off to the school. He said: "I can't get my car out! She said: "But I won't be long!!!" He told her, if she left it there it wouldn't be in the same state as it arrived. She huffed and puffed and then tore off down the road. Unbelievable really. It happened to him on the following evening, when somebody parked across his drive, so he walked up and down the road knocking on people's doors to see if anyone knew who's car it was. Nobody did, so he then got a friend with a big Land Rover to haul it down the road. Maybe they'll learn? Who knows.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on December 11, 2017, 03:22:06 pm
A lot of parking on the pavement here, mainly because if you don't park half on the pavement no one can get a tractor or a bin lorry or whatever passed as the road is too narrow. Also quite a few roads with no pavement so everyone is used to walking in the road anyway.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on December 11, 2017, 08:37:25 pm
That's not Monymusk  ;)
???
Is Monymusk a place? All I meant was, the picture I had posted was, according to the place I copied it from, originally posted on Twitter by a person using the pseudonym @Monymusk.

It's a village not far from here. I quite often cycle through it :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monymusk
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fimm on December 12, 2017, 09:21:01 am
It's a village not far from here. I quite often cycle through it :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monymusk
I see. Thank you.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on December 12, 2017, 10:10:50 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4558/23915326587_a81c775051_k.jpg)


A Cheshire pub car park

'I've got a Jag - why not  flaunt it !'
Probably the fugliest car Jaguar ever made, too.  It's up there with the second generation Subaru Impreza and Hyundai Coupe for headlight bug-eyedness.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 14, 2017, 10:09:24 pm
I'll just leave this here. Apptly there is a FB page called Badly Parked Cars...
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25445958_1514442768622499_2862567950851844788_n.jpg?oh=98e373953fd2785c4ef62f51ab859eb2&oe=5AC297E8)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: barakta on December 15, 2017, 02:01:15 pm
Yeah common issue for disabled people and those with buggies/children.

I'm part of a disability community which showed a council truck parked over the entire the pavement with workmen nearby. The workmen refused to move the vehicle off the pavement so child using a mobility-walker could get past - so this 7 yr old kiddie was expected to just use the road. I sincerely hope the OP complained to the council and someone gets ripped a new one!

I know wheelchair users who happen to have a sharp thing sticking out to scrape such offenders. 

Hedges are harder, the walking route near the local hospital is like that, a nasty uneven pavement full of trees and a prickly holly bush. I hate it cos it makes me unbalanced and there isn't space to pass another pedestrian despite it being busy. I really must chunter at the council about that.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on December 15, 2017, 02:28:19 pm
Get in contact with them ASAP Barakta.

Once it gets to nesting season hedge cutting is illegal so they wont do it until next summer.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on December 15, 2017, 04:37:28 pm
That's a stretch that the local cycling campaign have moaned about, on account of the cycling provision consisting of a couple of crudely-drawn bicycles on the carriageway.  My comment was that cycling in primary with some impatient motorist on your wheel was still better than the provision for pedestrians.  I think what's really needed is to make the road one-way in the downhill direction, and use the space freed for a properly segregated cycling contraflow and decent width footway.

The hedge isn't actually overgrown, it's just that the footway is woefully inadequate.  I suspect the hedge marks the boundary of hospital land.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jaded on December 15, 2017, 04:44:57 pm
It’s possible that the hedge used to mark the boundary, but has grown over it to grab some footpath. It can be problematic discovering who is responsible (owners, District, County) but I’d start with County. Our county used to write to owners and then if they didn’t cut back, they’d do it and charge the owners. I doubt there’s enough staff or will to do that now.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on December 15, 2017, 04:57:59 pm
https://goo.gl/maps/bJtekeBJJPy shows the hedge in question.  Note how the pavement on the left hand side of the road evaporates after the car park, squeezing all the foot traffic (which can be substantial when students move between the Medical School and other buildings en masse) onto the half-width pavement on the right.  Interestingly, Streetview has images going back to 2008, and while they show an unoffical desire line evaporating and the hedge thickening and gaining height, it doesn't seem to encroach any further onto the pavement.

TBH, the real issue (other than the disproportionate space allocated to motor vehicles), is that so much of the footway is given over to the trees, to the point of not even being properly surfaced.  Unacceptable for a major access route to the hospital to be so useless for wheelchair users.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 15, 2017, 06:04:33 pm
TBH that hedge doesn't look so bad to me. It is at least in one vertical line. It's a rare hedge that grows so neatly on private property. Wheelie bins are another problem.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on December 15, 2017, 06:06:23 pm
Yeah, the problem of the hedge is mainly that it hurts when you're forced into it by the crowded conditions.

Don't get me started on wheelie bins...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 15, 2017, 06:54:32 pm
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/101418b0370e26657b9f461eac6be74731f98221/222_367_3278_1966/master/3278.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=0621f0a72e0750063729479dc478308a)
Not driving on the pavement though, so that's alright, isn't it.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/15/driver-arrested-mercedes-wedged-upright-london-street
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on December 15, 2017, 10:18:17 pm
Seems not uncommon for pricy basement flats to get this treatment.

Don't think it's that long since the last...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on December 16, 2017, 01:08:48 am
How many basement flats include parking?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Butterfly on December 16, 2017, 09:47:15 am
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/101418b0370e26657b9f461eac6be74731f98221/222_367_3278_1966/master/3278.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=0621f0a72e0750063729479dc478308a)
Not driving on the pavement though, so that's alright, isn't it.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/15/driver-arrested-mercedes-wedged-upright-london-street

A tipper truck did that a couple of years ago, with it's load ending up in the cab. The driver was very lucky to escape.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: meddyg on December 16, 2017, 10:10:38 pm
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/101418b0370e26657b9f461eac6be74731f98221/222_367_3278_1966/master/3278.jpg?w=1920&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=2231458f83b9a8e36fdc66ebe255ecb2)

You can see the estate agent blurb -
'Cosy basement flat; centrally located
own off-street basement parking.'

£1,000,000 Zillion
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 19, 2017, 09:05:54 am
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/outrage-anti-bird-spikes-fitted-943672
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A resident of the flats, who asked not to be named, said: "The spikes are solely to protect the cars, there is no other reason.

"There is a big problem with bird droppings around here. They can really make a mess of cars, and for some reason they [the birds] do seem to congregate around this area."

The resident conceded that some might view the practice as cruel but said there are were many more trees nearby for birds to roost and nest in.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 06, 2018, 11:57:12 am
(https://i2-prod.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/article1169232.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/car2jpeg.jpg)

Council put bollards up to stop people parking on this grass verge, trapping a car which was parked there at the time.
Quote
A check of the DVLA database shows the car is MOT’d until May but its tax ran out in August 2017.
Which is presumably why they left it there.
Quote
A Bristol City Council spokesperson said:...

“We suspect this vehicle has been abandoned for some time and as a result we have reported it to the police and DVLA so it can be removed. We are in contact with our contractors to temporarily remove the bollards so the vehicle can be removed safely as soon as possible.”
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/car-trapped-grass-verge-after-1169217

I think some of the locals will be having a bonfire.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 09, 2018, 12:06:08 pm
This is appearing in your local paper soon: https://www.eta.co.uk/2018/01/10/catclaw-tackles-illegal-and-dangerous-pavement-parking-by-bursting-car-tyre/
(The comments in the Bristlepost were mostly surprisingly sensible, "Enforcing the laws would be a better start")
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Moleman76 on March 18, 2018, 06:11:09 am
this guy:
http://www.kulr8.com/story/37737532/ephrata-man-spends-night-in-cave-after-nearly-driving-off-cliff (http://www.kulr8.com/story/37737532/ephrata-man-spends-night-in-cave-after-nearly-driving-off-cliff)
look at the photo of his "parking place"
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on May 07, 2018, 01:59:04 pm
From my Twitter feed...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcmHdP6VMAAx6XW.jpg:large)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on May 10, 2018, 01:34:19 pm
I forgot to post this here.  Hot weather brings out the worst in Brummie moton entitlement: https://twitter.com/PeterSmallbone/status/993168882671157250
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on May 10, 2018, 02:03:06 pm
This past Monday saw plenty of fuds in Hyde Park.  For a moment I thought West Carriage Drive had been turned into a car park, but it was just doing a great impression of the M25.  There was still plenty of fuddish parking on the pavements around the proper car parks.  If only London had a system of buses and trains people could use to reach parks, especially those in the centre of town, so visitors could leave their motor vehicles at home.  One can only dream...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: meddyg on May 22, 2018, 06:54:19 am
this is quite special ! Talbot Green in South Wales - so not the cycle flow of , say Copenhagen at rush hour

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/909/42205103802_9cebaafe75_z.jpg)

the blue car is parked behind the black one concealing a meaningless Sustrans traffic island.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/911/42205103982_847bf373ec_z.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on May 30, 2018, 08:43:43 pm
On the pavement? Check.
On double yellow lines? Check.
Plenty of available legal places to park nearby? Check.
Engine running? Check.
On the phone? Check.

Fud?

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1735/28586780348_3cee14b8b7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ky7HRf)
IMG_0816_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Ky7HRf) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: graculus on May 30, 2018, 08:56:32 pm
I think you could have 'parked within 10m of a junction' as well for a bonus.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: T42 on May 31, 2018, 07:57:13 am
But if the driver's still in it and the engine's going it's not parked but merely halted. Dunno about UK, but in Germany at least you're allowed a 3-minute halt anywhere.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 31, 2018, 10:33:19 am
Except to drop off or pick up passengers, I think.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on May 31, 2018, 10:37:27 am
Red routes exclude drop off, except in marked zones
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on May 31, 2018, 05:20:25 pm
But if the driver's still in it and the engine's going it's not parked but merely halted. Dunno about UK, but in Germany at least you're allowed a 3-minute halt anywhere.

and in France, being merely halted like that but not properly parked on a legal parking spot means using your phone is still a serious offence  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on June 01, 2018, 04:42:09 pm
I am not a motorist.
My understanding is there are two static car entities: ' 'Waiting' ie parking and 'loading'.

Loading may be allowed when parking is not. Parking restrictions are indicated by kerbside yellow lines and loading restrictions by yellow marks on the kerb edge.

An empty, closed car is waiting, an occupied or open car might be loading.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: T42 on June 02, 2018, 08:36:10 am
^^^ and delivering. The excuse of the gent who swerved from the other side of the road to stop some way in front of me with half his van on the pavement yesterday. He had his "Livraison" sign taped to the windscreen as evidence.  I had to stop and wait for a gap in the traffic so that I could get round him.

---o0o---

Highway code rule 238: Double yellow lines indicate a prohibition of waiting at any time.

Had forgotten that - last time I drove in the UK was in 1985. We don't have them here.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on June 02, 2018, 10:35:51 am
Our very own redfalo is Tweeting some prime fuddishness in Frankfurt.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DerMomcW4AAIQ45.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DerMoe1X0AAqWUV.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DerMoZjX4AAx2L_.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DerMopRX0AErVtb.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on June 05, 2018, 12:37:25 pm
That's really nothing compared to Surrey in merry old England (I'll admit Parisian parking is often something to behold).

I came back to a notice stuck outside from the council about a parking review which finally proposes a double-yellow on the t-junction of the lanes outside our house (quite obviously the most stupid place to park*, though a small number of drivers seem not to notice the evidence of their own stupidity). Not that the council enforces double-yellows but it saves me and the neighbours putting out our own 'no parking' signs for drivers to ignore...

*seriously, it's a narrow t-junction at the top of a 25% hill, parking there means zero visibility for any vehicles trying to come around the corner, forces any pedestrians into the same situation, and prevents any large vehicles getting around the corner, even without people parking there, I have sizeable collection of wing mirrors.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on June 15, 2018, 10:01:41 am
In Liege at the weekend, we spied a car parked sort of underneath the folded arm of a parked cherry picker.  Which was there first I don't know. However, later that evening, I imagine through the power of slowly leaking hydraulics, this happened:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/axRIC010-zVa_Gvsd2CFsDgUz2L5-65WMfc8ELuA-FaFVowSE3EyMBOFg8m3iTHQayFZ5-LtgCe0Ys9lTLnOht4_B57LKyZTCr_VDoMHQBXTMVZFwsK_ENmsV1s1Su0xSi07LWCfrALWJpNxMZB0Oy6RtLvW0h9dRTfIINMWEpMhWq9-uRnYHrxLKWlwQ5yIw0UgMWNNslci3yfqQpHdEq6jtd25qjSaZMT_JAcBZW-t51ybft4y_n9-bGHSFQ12mbvnEhMN1crA-r0qEanWvy_8EFNOITCG4zM4_5EgPrTZ-xalzIGVgQ2AXsAApCbHw4fbCnehrPfcF5sAhzQ3RRR1zTo659p9D6KWc6BLE5T-WSqqWGRtxbr8ipNhPT49tYkNq-q6HLO2HFETNYfpxuEUBuFCcsuGUZoiJiT0oC_6ylVuIXoNrBSweiR6bd8Pr-OnMpfI0-EsPMzFFely7IHaPwc9-DyHYXNM1d27dxhj6cYmlRYi3YAwlWYbEAl_64c1_z6Mlo2BDq4zM1_kOG6rJ91DA5lHWQ9goXqsgh3mkVfRUooWcAd2nmU1TTNdUHDpKdzBfcmZ4y4xRwz6t33tj-fwcw8_5jN7epHSaVXRwfdrxSkP3-sZYWJm_O-Jt9fRrufrylee4BeOFP0nuHqEC9N2p-95=w582-h389-no)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 21, 2018, 12:05:04 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1792/41123641610_8efe7b3e6b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25DXpVC)
Prime fuddery in Kirkwall (https://flic.kr/p/25DXpVC) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: T42 on June 26, 2018, 03:48:25 pm
(http://www.pbase.com/image/167714366.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on June 27, 2018, 12:37:22 am
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1792/41123641610_8efe7b3e6b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25DXpVC)
Prime fuddery in Kirkwall (https://flic.kr/p/25DXpVC) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Sometimes this is the result of fuddery that started earlier, and left the subsequent parkers no choice.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on June 27, 2018, 08:59:56 pm
(http://www.pbase.com/image/167714366.jpg)

I think this deserves a new thread: "People who design cycle paths like fuds".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on June 27, 2018, 09:45:57 pm
I think this deserves a new thread: "People who design cycle paths like fuds".

There's a website for that. (http://wcc.crankfoot.xyz/facility-of-the-month/index.htm)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Graeme on June 28, 2018, 08:25:42 am
Aren't some of these really: "People who park inconveniently"? The vehicle(s) can be negotiated.

Try it in a wheelchair which is 2 feet wide and has 8 inch front castor wheels, please!

Thinking about castors gave me an idea... A small jack and four small steel plates with castors, each plate the size of a car tyre's footprint, would make a very simple kit for moving a car from in front of a dropped curb... Once the car is rolling it could be pushed anywhere. Does that make it my problem to find a new legal parking space. :)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on June 28, 2018, 11:30:42 am
I think this deserves a new thread: "People who design cycle paths like fuds".

There's a website for that. (http://wcc.crankfoot.xyz/facility-of-the-month/index.htm)

Brilliant!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jaded on June 28, 2018, 11:39:56 am
(http://www.pbase.com/image/167714366.jpg)

For a brief moment I thought that was a CDC in the wrong thread.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Séamas M. on June 28, 2018, 01:43:26 pm
From another forum so I don't know if the link will work without being logged in..

(http://dev.avsig.com/filedata/fetch?photoid=4930)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Neil C on June 28, 2018, 01:57:10 pm

Thinking about castors gave me an idea... A small jack and four small steel plates with castors, each plate the size of a car tyre's footprint, would make a very simple kit for moving a car from in front of a dropped curb... Once the car is rolling it could be pushed anywhere. Does that make it my problem to find a new legal parking space. :)
No need to make your own Graeme. Just buy them here for £54 a pair.
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/awd1-automotive-wheel-dolly-pair/

Or for maximum ease of use buy them with the jacks built in.
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/sealey-ws680-wheel-skate-hydraulic-680kg-capac/

Oh what fun we could have!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Graeme on June 28, 2018, 02:18:57 pm

Thinking about castors gave me an idea... A small jack and four small steel plates with castors, each plate the size of a car tyre's footprint, would make a very simple kit for moving a car from in front of a dropped curb... Once the car is rolling it could be pushed anywhere. Does that make it my problem to find a new legal parking space. :)
No need to make your own Graeme. Just buy them here for £54 a pair.
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/awd1-automotive-wheel-dolly-pair/

Or for maximum ease of use buy them with the jacks built in.
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/sealey-ws680-wheel-skate-hydraulic-680kg-capac/

Oh what fun we could have!

£54 for a pair... Machine Mart could be marketing them on every 'bad parking' Facebook page. #MischiefManaged
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 08, 2018, 05:59:06 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/42561746934_99590bafe6_c.jpg)

I'm not sure if this has been parked in the ditch, reversed into it, or crashed in a remarkably neat manner. It seems to have reversed in, so probably not the last, but who knows? I'd say "stolen abandoned" except it's right outside a farm house.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on July 10, 2018, 11:51:56 am
Could well have been someone parking and finding the verge a lot softer than they expected ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on August 07, 2018, 09:59:10 pm
 This is a mixture of crap cycle facilities and people who park like fuds.
The lane is all over 2m long (although it leads to a shared use footway) but is often used as a teeny parking bay.
linky (https://photos.app.goo.gl/TvVUGPFFgnqV1QJx6)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hatler on August 07, 2018, 10:40:50 pm
Special.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on August 07, 2018, 11:49:36 pm
We've got one of those, but bigger.  It functions as over-spill wankpanzer parking for when good weather causes half of Birmingham to drive to the park and/or cricket is being perpetrated at Edgbaston.

Oddly, google maps only seems to have photos of it not in car park mode: https://goo.gl/maps/PSa6WLGyHjs

The bollocksinfra quotient is enhanced by several strategically positioned potholes at the point where you have to execute a confusing (to motorists) right turn to join the path.  The usual method of ignoring crap cycle infrastructure entirely is contraindicated by it leading to a useful (for stopping the endless flow of cars) toucan crossing.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on August 08, 2018, 12:17:45 am
Ooh! Prompted by Kim linking to Google maps, I find my one is in car park mode again on Streetview. linky (https://goo.gl/maps/fYUZac7bbox)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on August 08, 2018, 12:19:55 am
Ooh! Prompted by Kim linking to Google maps, I find my one is in car park mode again on Streetview. linky (https://goo.gl/maps/fYUZac7bbox)

If you scroll back through time you can see that prior to becoming a luxury parking space, that bit of pavement was once home to a portacabin, and a glitch in the space-time continuum.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on August 11, 2018, 11:25:08 pm
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38898931_2045848025459998_3686200615739850752_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=35154241526e49ca4229dc476d35972b&oe=5BC84161)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on August 30, 2018, 11:00:29 am
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40337645_1933980143325766_1823924344045174784_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=f25ce4856ebaaec20d5f01f90f4ab607&oe=5BEE4FCC)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hulver on August 30, 2018, 11:20:36 am
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40337645_1933980143325766_1823924344045174784_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=f25ce4856ebaaec20d5f01f90f4ab607&oe=5BEE4FCC)

But, that is a red car.  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andrij on August 30, 2018, 11:09:31 pm
At the east end of Cable Street (https://goo.gl/maps/e3LhG7kUGLr) there is a triangular traffic island to split traffic turning left or right.  The side of the traffic island along Butcher Row is about the length of a car.  So...   ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hellymedic on August 31, 2018, 02:52:14 pm
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40337645_1933980143325766_1823924344045174784_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=f25ce4856ebaaec20d5f01f90f4ab607&oe=5BEE4FCC)

But, that is a red car.  ;D

Parked EXACTLY as is shown on the sign!

What's the problem? ;) ;D ???

I presume that sign means such diagonal parking is prohibited but can see how it might purportedly be interpreted by those looking for excuses.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 23, 2018, 08:35:10 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1920/44819769932_aa914af802_c.jpg)
Moving-in day for new students. Unfortunately they brought their imbecilic parents with them.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on September 24, 2018, 09:03:59 am
Someone needs to remind the parents (and enforcement body) that the double yellow lines restriction extends all the way accross the pavement to the building line.

I do hope there was an enforcement type gadggie waiting nearby as a puschair pushing mum or wheelchair propelling pedestrian failed to negotiate the pavement and had to take to the road.

No, I am NOT holding my breath.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on September 24, 2018, 03:02:34 pm
In shock news, only three brief years after I asked Surrey Highways about double yellow lines on the corner by my house, someone has marked out their position with spray paint on the curb.

At some point, I assume, they'll be painted. It would probably make sense to repair the curb, but that's apparently low on their 'repair matrix.'
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 24, 2018, 03:40:49 pm
I think it takes a long time to get yellow lines approved, because democramonster. Though it shouldn't take three years. What can be done without procedures is painting white "keep clear" lines, because they don't have legal standing.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on September 24, 2018, 04:51:36 pm
It's Surrey, despite being one of the most affluent parts of the UK with a high council tax, they still seem to be unable to do anything. We do have well compensated executive leadership team and nice offices in Kingston. If you ask anything of the council they're basically: well we could fix that big hole in your road, but eight old people will starve in one of our homes, so come on, which do you want? Dead Grandmas?

So anyway, you have to persuade the council, get the backing of the police, then it has to wait for the traffic regulation committee (which seems to meet precisely once a year), and then if they agree, it has to go out to consultation, and finally if there aren't objections, someone comes to paint the lines. So, yes, three years and we're close. It's not without irony that I'm sure it's actually illegal to park on a junction anyway. It's definitely stupid to do so a t-junction between two narrow lanes at the top of a 25% hill.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on September 24, 2018, 05:36:34 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1920/44819769932_aa914af802_c.jpg)
Moving-in day for new students. Unfortunately they brought their imbecilic parents with them.
Go and spray "OXBRIDGE REJECT" down the sides of all the wankpanzers.

(Disclaimer: SO's niece is at Bristol.  After being rejected by Oxford, as per stereotype)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on September 24, 2018, 09:06:50 pm
Objection:  Oxbridge rejects go to Durham.  Brizzle was *built* by an Oxbridge reject.

(Disclaimer: They're both perfectly fine universities, built on the side of bastard hills.)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on September 25, 2018, 09:55:10 pm
https://goo.gl/maps/WoYwgwrzK9C2
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on September 26, 2018, 08:56:38 am
It's definitely stupid to do so a t-junction between two narrow lanes at the top of a 25% hill.
Less stupid than doing the same at the bottom of a 25% hill though.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 26, 2018, 12:07:11 pm
Objection:  Oxbridge rejects go to Durham.  Brizzle was *built* by an Oxbridge reject.

In my day the canonical Oxbridge Reject repository was Exeter.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rr on September 26, 2018, 12:31:47 pm
Objection:  Oxbridge rejects go to Durham.  Brizzle was *built* by an Oxbridge reject.

In my day the canonical Oxbridge Reject repository was Exeter.
And imperial, well over 50% of my year had applied to Cambridge.

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Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on September 26, 2018, 01:48:39 pm
It's definitely stupid to do so a t-junction between two narrow lanes at the top of a 25% hill.
Less stupid than doing the same at the bottom of a 25% hill though.

Well, one car started at the top and ended up at the bottom (or near enough). Estate agent (quelle surprise), parked not just on the corner but on ice. We saw the car slowly slide past. He was lucky we'd gritted the road itself or his car might have ended up in someone's front room.

The bottom road is busier so while people park on the double yellows, they don't do so on the corner itself. That said, for the first time ever (to my knowledge), all the miscreants had been ticketed a few weeks back, which seems to have temporarily discouraged the practice.

Tbh, not many people park on the t-junction as it's obviously stupid, but it appeals to the 'just here for a minute' or 'there's nowhere else to park' brigade, there's only been one chap who thought it would make an ideal regular parking place until the police turned up to point out otherwise. If someone is parked there nothing big can get around the corner – which would include fire engines.

I've no idea when they're going to paint the lines though. There's a big pothole on one side so I'm interested to see if they paint around it or through it, or actually get someone to fill it – which may take another couple of years...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on September 26, 2018, 05:27:03 pm
Conversation with an Addison Lee driver in Horley yesterday.

"I got some good pictures! Couple with sign in as well as your number plate/"

"What sign?"

"That great big one that says 'no vehicles, behind your car"
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Redlight on September 26, 2018, 10:38:58 pm
i'm always intrigued by the fact that in Blackheath (south London) where I live, there is one car that appears to be permanently parked on the double yellow, on a corner, outside a specific shop yet, despite the fact that the local wardens seem to find you every time you park with one pair of wheels slightly the wrong side of the dotted line marking the border between residents' and businesses' parking places, never seems to be ticketed. 

I presume the owner has a special financial arrangement in place with the wardens.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 30, 2018, 08:23:34 pm
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/badly-parked-cars-blocked-firefighters-2058731

Fire engine can't reach fire due to parked cars. Worth noting that the cars were not actually parked in an illegal place. Ironically, the fire started in a car.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: meddyg on September 30, 2018, 08:44:02 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1966/43203833650_a7b3cd1a3a_k.jpg)

'nuffink wrong wiv' my parking'

says white  van man !

Compare and contrast co-operative and communistic parking

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1903/44295839944_a0360b678f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on October 01, 2018, 04:04:30 pm
I hope he paid for 4 parking tickets......
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ham on October 01, 2018, 07:44:00 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1966/43203833650_a7b3cd1a3a_k.jpg)

'nuffink wrong wiv' my parking'

says white  van man !


given that it would occupy 4 spaces wherever it stopped, unless there were dedicated van spaces it is actually considerately parked, avoiding blocking adjacent spaces and through ways. If you've ever had to pilot a van like that in a standard parking area, you would realise that quite quickly.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on October 08, 2018, 10:34:23 pm
Fuds as far as the eye can see.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1932/45117313972_cee925b0f4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bJS2zE)
IMG_1945_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2bJS2zE) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 24, 2018, 09:40:54 am
Quote
Poor, thoughtless and illegal parking isn't a new issue in Bristol, but it is something that appears to blight certain areas of the city more than others.

So much so that a Facebook group has been setup by residents of Bishopston and St Andrews to capture, and probably shame, motorists leaving their vehicles in restricting and often dangerous situations.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/facebook-group-captures-worst-parking-2138507

Though it won't shame them if, like the Post, you blank out their number plates.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on October 24, 2018, 10:36:11 am
Why do they blur/blank the number plates anyway?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 24, 2018, 11:00:26 am
Over-enthusiastic legal depts.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: arabella on October 24, 2018, 08:11:30 pm
Cycling home along my road today what I saw coming in the other direction was a double buggy.
'cos with cars parked nose to tail along both pavements the pavement was too narrow even if there's been a gap big enow to get onto the pavement.
ho hum.
I'm sure some of the cars are used so little it would be better for the owner to merely hire a car on the odd occasion (like what I do)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: meddyg on November 01, 2018, 05:51:36 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1975/30660455777_458dcc7bd6_k.jpg)

fairly snug parking for a Saturday afternoon in Cambridge...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: meddyg on November 01, 2018, 05:52:54 pm
but when you take in to consideration the backseat driver !

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1962/44687336465_a759a5e35c_k.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on November 10, 2018, 10:58:17 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4814/31937793618_e42781c0f7_z.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on November 10, 2018, 11:14:51 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4831/45808943411_1aa336291d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cMYNVa)20181110_111223 (https://flic.kr/p/2cMYNVa) by rogerzilla (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41286375@N07/), on Flickr

Oh dear, someone bought a Brokeback wagon too big for the country.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 10, 2018, 04:36:08 pm
Some clod just round the corner from Larrington Towers has one of them.  And a Dodge camper van.  And a really shit 90s Mustang.  All with matching black and white paint jobs :sick:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ElyDave on November 10, 2018, 08:28:41 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1975/30660455777_458dcc7bd6_k.jpg)

fairly snug parking for a Saturday afternoon in Cambridge...

Hmm, interesting if they did that behind the Dodge wagon, or my Disco
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: arabella on November 11, 2018, 09:10:53 pm
I've been reminded, again, that cars are getting ever more bloated.
A 1950s double garage is now merely a roomier than usual single garage.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on November 13, 2018, 09:32:48 pm
I was pleased to emerge from my driveway this morning to gaze upon the corner that will one-day-have-double-yellow-lines to see a van blocking the junction and preventing the green waste lorry from getting up the street.

Pleased because it was emblazoned with the words

Surrey Highways

Super.

They've actually started ticketing the cars at the bottom of the road now. It makes me feel warm inside to see those little fluttery penalty notices.

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on November 17, 2018, 02:03:28 pm

Not strictly parking, but obstructing a cycle path by non-cycle related activities..

(https://www.lejdc.fr/photoSRC/Gw--/img-20181117-122830_4083489.jpeg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 17, 2018, 03:15:16 pm
What are they actually doing? Looks like it might be a feeding the homeless thing – or maybe it's a feeding station for runners? Either way, they don't actually seem to be obstructing the cyclepath as much as eg expanding dog leads.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: yorkie on November 17, 2018, 07:36:53 pm
This one drove onto the path running alongside the road and parked up right in front of me. The path in question is a mandatory cycles only path (blue circular sign with only a picture of a bike on it, no pedestrians, etc.) running along the South side of Field Lane in York adjacent to the East Campus of the University of York.

Here:  https://goo.gl/maps/oRS3t4mrjXy (You may need to move the view from straight down! Technology, don'tcha love it!!)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181117/f411634cb6e9c2299166d2647e17638c.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: bobb on November 17, 2018, 09:53:04 pm
I saw something earlier that I haven't seen for a very long time - a traffic warden (or whatever they're called now). It was wonderful watching her ticket many, many twattish SUVs parked on the pavement, double yellows etc... I don't know why they don't come down my street more often - they could easily be employee of the month every month. I've often thought about becoming a traffic warden, I'm not sure the pay is that great, but I would get a hell of a lot of job satisfaction!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on November 17, 2018, 11:51:55 pm
What are they actually doing?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/17/french-protester-killed-accident-anti-fuel-tax-blockade


The motto seems to be "just block everything", the roads, the roundabouts, and even the cycle paths.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: meddyg on December 10, 2018, 08:47:32 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4888/46213021382_369f8f3909_k.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4878/46213013622_14c8bdc61f_k.jpg)

nice one, in leafy Didsbury  ! - Probably why he got stuck....
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 10, 2018, 08:50:35 pm
The invasion is cancelled due to leaves on the track.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on January 05, 2019, 02:41:38 pm
https://www.thepoke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/M4EiMMY.jpg
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on January 07, 2019, 06:51:09 pm
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/17340750.parked-car-stops-town-centre-revamp-work-before-its-started/
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pdm on January 08, 2019, 07:05:19 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4888/46213021382_369f8f3909_k.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4878/46213013622_14c8bdc61f_k.jpg)

nice one, in leafy Didsbury  ! - Probably why he got stuck....

There's a SONG (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IbHS7-RDsg) about that (listen from 2:20 onward if the first bit doesn't rock your boat...) :)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 11, 2019, 07:46:55 pm
I've discovered that in some Chinese cities you not only get a hefty fine for illegal parking, you get 3 points on your licence. The licence-losing figure is 12 points, same as UK.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on January 30, 2019, 11:59:13 am
Birmingham school run mum parked across roundabout exit (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-47042030)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: andytheflyer on January 30, 2019, 01:01:44 pm
Birmingham school run mum parked across roundabout exit (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-47042030)
I despair.  Take her keys and crush the car.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on January 30, 2019, 02:28:45 pm
"Ticket fairy"  ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 03, 2019, 12:27:45 am
(https://bi.im-g.pl/im/42/47/17/z24408898IH,Kierowcy-zablokowali-sie-na-parkingu-w-Wejherowie.jpg)
One is an accident, two is careless, but a whole row...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on February 03, 2019, 12:30:14 am
I'd love to see a timelapse video of how they ended up like that.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 03, 2019, 06:08:04 pm
At a guess the "middle" row formed complete and people started parking behind it at one end and in front at the other. Probably the markings being covered by snow didn't help (and they've probably been snowed over for a couple of months). If people just looked...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Andy64 on February 03, 2019, 09:41:36 pm
Not too bad from this view, "just" one wheel on the kerb
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6McayyjtBPgaB9bBFrufvp_xMzYTaKFRAHj2Cq0ox-q0ChTkVi1L7RCBw8y6nzhkLdq8wx-pCW4bRAf2w5XlZA_G3BGQBFcRfEFzinLSFnTrqoid5zoRdn-xvuKrJk0fC2Db5N0nnBWoaD_4sVinN8VQoA3qqrLUrKmJcPEjilu5Xg8h5TsPhN9mIfuRuRhNBscjZTGy96lxHZcT6mhYoIZYasde7yZF4Pk1n-txclc8thU1XWdK4cpA9Z7CRHAxVK84CXezzoFBMG-kGjmY5n4vJ7Nh7N8j9HoDRNnUQCNVohmsZ2MUzS4DrdEuzxFVPzV3ldd0vzOIe-p30XIB4fGDlXWcrIAzNb0_6ZVLA-Xv3DHHSVziqaf8g7QJJh9vYQrAbAjx0YX_B_y7DfoHlDsK6SfcQdqH66AIWowI13b2-rixgGtcDrvfWwLVMAvwkNZz0guiyR2hF3eJITGK9YKdk0DzQbKi1E-QH_Y6TGD6Hjt5tphkor0OCbffkMC03hGKrJCRE1hqR3q4mbLHBPwjBizG-nct5C24HURCqBZFX3mdeKDJcUDQPqPja9cEBKjzQCzAGeHMiF8fZvNPHyqluV6VsE8-zlMZX2QsrEoH3ATPtfjE1zyh8CQ0yvovtRQs9mHzD8pU2jcxmQ6LE103fa6gGy8=w470-h627-no)

But from this view, you can appreciate the skill needed to cover two bays equally
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Nt1rt0rShLDce_OQDes1ND9YthsKGWsdtQ-znlVpxwyrjY-D1MKemgzmaNNMauO1Ko8Ftqh5Wz-rgkpFmccpb15nXW7XthCnP9g6ge8fWiTrucwufNkbtQsduohc6yvZviGppZPaLiAscJCmbPTQeMzFwFDqS--zpEJoYJehG2OVHsTFWyhyC4sbq9vwtrlD_xGv1w_Mc23_Il-emtSJmmnA7MBINlVRRtYzkYr90VktGanreVOSoSSWOCsLkSEewjTKAKmXgohfUQwwte-3LNINgMaZm8SnXYTIOd9EXguBX8EtfsqYO7hvKb5VJZ80fxjzJwkeaakiOkQeBSSSoYXzhW6pI1FXdd5y3dMGNFT1TpaCujoDqybRskjEiNbiSHUlvDo7bfbVIj-RGPw437nDC0z3ewy6_Uks972NUPuKzGT0vrQHhCd2tIsCybTlrmYeT7sYEcMmH3F2GquFK6uP9ed-oSiS4_T55wwq6MUbmBtkG7tN1CNxr5Sj-_QWFeZcXTMWdbgI_hIq9OKgeyiwzZINXEhWWopoc_s-mHHnot7esF2tm3eE9L1D5GRK1qjEwcCd3zd_7wOd-KEXyyqddEyMm9ZSB6Ux1yDiaYW2v862qVqsZ5BHNb9hCez3Q9S3Q3BdEaKJk2umj8FIBZcXshitYoE=w470-h627-no)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: perpetual dan on February 03, 2019, 10:20:32 pm
I occasionally tweet pavement parking. The other day someone spotted that the car in question wasn’t taxed. Report form filled :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: MattH on February 04, 2019, 08:15:52 am
One is an accident, two is careless, but a whole row...

I suspect as Kim said they started parking in the outer rows separately, then people driving in saw gaps in the outer rows and filled them without seeing that there was now three.

Many years ago I was doing some work at the Hyundai car factory in Korea. The car park wasn't big enough, so what they did was the first people to arrive parked in the bays normally. The later ones parked at right angles across the front of the bays, blocking a couple of them. However, they left some gaps between the cars, made sure the wheels were pointing straight ahead and left them out of gear without the handbrake on. If your car was blocked in, you could push the other cars around to make enough of a gap to get out of! Actually quite a civilised solution, though it would only work on a flat car park without bored youth* around.


* Other ages of "practical joker" types are available.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 04, 2019, 08:54:56 am
Urban legend has it that in Brazilian cities (at least the flat parts) you also park with handbrake off and wheels dead straight so the street kids can car shuffle to earn a few rials.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 16, 2019, 07:58:34 pm
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/man-dies-ambulances-blocked-parking-row-sussex-care-home-a8782681.html
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on February 16, 2019, 08:30:05 pm
Urban legend has it that in Brazilian cities (at least the flat parts) you also park with handbrake off and wheels dead straight so the street kids can car shuffle to earn a few rials.

I heard that one about Paris.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Basil on February 16, 2019, 09:00:40 pm
Urban legend has it that in Brazilian cities (at least the flat parts) you also park with handbrake off and wheels dead straight so the street kids can car shuffle to earn a few rials.

I heard that one about Paris.
True.  At least in the flat central flat areas.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: T42 on February 17, 2019, 09:37:23 am
I always thought that that was to reduce damage from other people parking.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on February 18, 2019, 10:51:36 am
Urban legend has it that in Brazilian cities (at least the flat parts) you also park with handbrake off and wheels dead straight so the street kids can car shuffle to earn a few rials.

I heard that one about Paris.

My Parisian flatmate would physically squeeze his stereotypically little Renault 5 into parking spaces through the application of his bumpers and the accelerator pedal.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 18, 2019, 11:16:10 am
I'm told punters in cities such as Rome and Paris will not buy cars with body-coloured bumpers.  Black or black, mate.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Graeme on February 18, 2019, 04:10:38 pm
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/man-dies-ambulances-blocked-parking-row-sussex-care-home-a8782681.html

 :o
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 22, 2019, 04:19:02 pm
(https://i2-prod.somersetlive.co.uk/incoming/article2782197.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_BARB-beach-image-2.jpg)
"Let's go to the seaside and park on the beach."

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/van-submerged-sea-after-being-2782159
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: T42 on April 24, 2019, 04:03:21 pm
Who cares? It's only a cycle path:
(https://pbase.com/image/169101970.jpg)

They've been there over Easter.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 25, 2019, 01:21:50 pm
Joke about "Audi Inside" goes here ==>
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: pcolbeck on April 26, 2019, 09:33:18 pm
In the Dales last weekend someone had left a car on a very narrow road just before a blind bend. Someone had stuck a note on the front and back windows that said "knob-head, dangerous parking!".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: MikeFromLFE on April 27, 2019, 09:06:06 am
Who cares? It's only a cycle path:
(https://pbase.com/image/169101970.jpg)

They've been there over Easter.
We get that a lot in Abbey Park in Leicester. Every ****** there's a fair. Thankfully I no longer commute that way, or I'd go all gammon over it.

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Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 07, 2019, 01:30:16 pm
http://krakow.wyborcza.pl/krakow/10,88283,24759253,samochod-wjechal-na-peron-na-krakowskim-dworcu-glownym.html

Video of someone "parking" at a railway station... on the platform.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on May 07, 2019, 02:07:21 pm
There's a bus shelter on my route home that some drivers had opted to treat as a parking space (presumably from the houses opposite. I wish I were joking, but no, they use the space directly in front of the shelter thus preventing access and making boarding the bus impossible for anyone of limited manoeuvrability, or bags, or a pushchair. Anyway, I see the space in front has sprouted bollards, so huzzah for that. It just saddens me that people are so thoughtless.

On a plus point, the magic yellow paint on the corner by my house seems to have worked, not seen a single car blocking the junction since it was applied at the end of last year. So where commonsense fails, paint triumphs (to be honest, I think the latter reminds people of the former, it's not like the yellow paint isn't roundly ignored elsewhere).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: rogerzilla on May 07, 2019, 08:07:32 pm
Who cares? It's only a cycle path:
(https://pbase.com/image/169101970.jpg)

They've been there over Easter.
And you thought aggressive dogs on cyclepaths were bad.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: essexian on May 13, 2019, 03:29:07 pm
Have we had this yet?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/family-fined-4000-parking-outside-15592056


So you call for double yellow lines and then ignore them...… and then ignore the fines... and then ignore the collection agency..... :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 13, 2019, 04:28:35 pm
Quote
Dad Scott Taylor was among residents in Salford who called for lines to be painted after his four-year-old daughter was knocked down by a car and injured.

He hoped it would help to reduce the number of cars parking on the street, making it safer for pedestrians to cross the road, reports the Manchester Evening News.
Your own car is always safe though.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 15, 2019, 12:57:49 pm
Have we had this yet?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/family-fined-4000-parking-outside-15592056


So you call for double yellow lines and then ignore them...… and then ignore the fines... and then ignore the collection agency..... :facepalm:

I call "bollocks" on his claim about the terms of his insewerants too.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: tom_e on May 15, 2019, 01:03:59 pm
I think it's more a case of him failing to understand how insurance conditions work.  You can get insurance which limits where you park.  You can get insurance for different postcodes which will cost a different amount.  Your insurance cost will also vary with occupation.  But it's still up to you to arrange appropriate insurance for your circumstances.  If your circumstances change, sometimes you will need to suck it up and rearrange insurance.  Cheaper insurance for parking outside your house doesn't magically give you authority to park outside your house.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on May 15, 2019, 04:21:46 pm
Honestly, reading that is like feeling the level of stupidity in the universe rise until you're almost drowning. How do these people survive without adult carers?

Presumably if his car is damaged outside the house, any insurance won't pay up anyway, as he's illegally parked...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Ashaman42 on May 15, 2019, 07:27:51 pm
That or by parked outside his house they actually mean on the driveway
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on May 16, 2019, 08:41:06 am
One might imagine that by obtaining insurance on the proviso that he has parking outside his home when he doesn't have parking outside his home is defacto fraudulent anyway. It's the same as claiming your car is stored in a garage when you don't actually have a garage.

ETA: in a situation like this, I think we need a term for multidimensional stupidity, it's not just the singular stupid, like parking on a double-yellow, it somehow transcends.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 09, 2019, 02:51:15 pm
(https://i2-prod.bristolpost.co.uk/incoming/article2957861.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_D8knTScXsAYgpxZ.jpg)
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/pictures-show-aftermath-car-fire-2957895
Posted here as the most appropriate place for 'Reasons why you shouldn't turn your garden into a parking space'.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: jsabine on June 10, 2019, 05:42:51 pm
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/pictures-show-aftermath-car-fire-2957895
Posted here as the most appropriate place for 'Reasons why you shouldn't turn your garden into a parking space'.

"The cause of the fire was accidental ignition."

Really? Isn't that basically saying "it went on fire because it went on fire"?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on June 10, 2019, 05:46:35 pm
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/pictures-show-aftermath-car-fire-2957895
Posted here as the most appropriate place for 'Reasons why you shouldn't turn your garden into a parking space'.

"The cause of the fire was accidental ignition."

Really? Isn't that basically saying "it went on fire because it went on fire"?

Well I don't know how else they could explain it, it wasn't even charging its battery.  And everyone knows it's only electric cars that randomly catch fire.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on June 11, 2019, 08:53:07 am
Reminds me of an incident I came accross whilst doing a ver' ver' early morning patrol in that there Bourne End.

My crewmate and I were engaged in a bit of JDA* at about 0200 when we detected the odour of burning plastic.
We followed our noses (which for those of you that know me will understand is quite easy for me. I wasn't known as Big Nose for nothing) and discovered a car in a parking bay which had a fire inside the cab. After a quick check of the cab we were happy it was unoccupied
It was small but beyond the capabilties of our fire extinguisher. Not only couldn't we put the fire out, we couldn't identify the owner of the burning car or the one next to it as they were both PKO+.
The fire was rapidly expanding and after about 5 minutes, had started to bubble the paintwork on the car next to it. We were knocking on doors and trying to wake people to try and get the soon to be badly damaged car moved. No one we raised knew who the cars belonged to.

Shit then got very weird.
The first car was by now very much alight. Suddenly the engine fired into life........

Both crewmate and I looked at each other and I could see he was thinking WTF?$ as was I. I had a good look around the area and found no trace of Steven King, a 58 Chevy or anything else scary for that matter. At this point the Cavalry** arrived and saved the day but not the second vehicle which was by now also well alight.

We suspect that the engine started because the fire had melted insulation on the ignition loom in the cab and allowed the most definitive case of 'Hot Wiring' that I have ever seen.

I dread to think how things would have progressed if the car had been left in gear.

*JDA- Just Driving Around
+ Previous Keeper Only
$ You really need to ask?
** Bucks Fire and Rescue
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 11, 2019, 12:19:47 pm
<pendant>
Mr King's haunted motor-car was a Plymouth.
</oendant>
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on June 11, 2019, 12:20:57 pm
Just checking you were paying attention.

Every fule kno's that it was a Plymouth Fury
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on June 11, 2019, 01:21:31 pm
I once followed my nose[1] to a perished fuel line under the bonnet of my car, which due to the gradient of the parking spot was steadily dripping motor spirit on some of the hot, loud oily stuff within, rather than the road beneath.  I proceeded to the nearest Halfrauds in order to replace it with a minimum of fucking around, for exactly this sort of reason.


[1] Which doesn't have a name, but has previous for early warning of developing combustion hazards (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=111849.msg2401530#msg2401530).
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: madcow on June 11, 2019, 06:56:21 pm
We were on our way to Stranraer to catch a ferry and smelt petrol on the road. As we neared the ferry terminal ,the smell got stronger and as we queued up the driver of the Jeep in front of us started looking underneath the vehicle.
Needless to say he was asked to leave the queue and park as far away from the buildings and cars .

Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on June 12, 2019, 10:09:40 am
A former... client saw me in a pub years ago, and when I returned to my motorcycle my nose told me all sorts of things.

He (allegedly, natch) had unscrewed the plug caps and put the leads close enough to allow a spark gap between cap and lead. He had then pulled off the petrol pipe so that the tank drained over said potential spark gap. I am sure you can work out what his intention was.

Five gallons of petrol certainly cleaned off all the old chain-lube in the drive sprocket area!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on June 13, 2019, 12:00:11 am
<pendant>
Mr King's haunted motor-car was a Plymouth.
</oendant>
As featured in the Guardian weekend quiz the other week. What links a 1904 Darracq; 1963 Volkswagen Beetle and a 52 Plymouth Fury?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on June 13, 2019, 07:29:17 am
<pendant>
Mr King's haunted motor-car was a Plymouth.
</oendant>
As featured in the Guardian weekend quiz the other week. What links a 1904 Darracq; 1963 Volkswagen Beetle and a 52 Plymouth Fury?
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Tim Hall on June 13, 2019, 08:27:09 am
<pendant>
Mr King's haunted motor-car was a Plymouth.
</oendant>
As featured in the Guardian weekend quiz the other week. What links a 1904 Darracq; 1963 Volkswagen Beetle and a 52 Plymouth Fury?
(click to show/hide)

Tick. VG.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 13, 2019, 12:17:21 pm
<pendant>
Mr King's haunted motor-car was a Plymouth.
</oendant>
As featured in the Guardian weekend quiz the other week. What links a 1904 Darracq; 1963 Volkswagen Beetle and a 52 Plymouth Fury?

If the Graun really said "52" then the correct rnser is, of course, "Nothing".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 03, 2019, 09:58:26 am
(https://i2-prod.bristolpost.co.uk/incoming/article3043582.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/3_TCR_BRI_020719worstparking_2.jpg)
It's not so much the parking as the reporting that's surprising:
Quote
It could be an example of bad parking as a political protest.
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/blatant-contempt-mercedes-driver-worst-3043542
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hatler on July 03, 2019, 01:29:32 pm
What on earth is the justification for blanking out the reg plate ?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 03, 2019, 02:15:00 pm
I think news sites do that reflexively nowadays, there doesn't need to be a reason. 
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on July 03, 2019, 06:26:07 pm
It's not so much the parking as the reporting that's surprising:
Quote
It could be an example of bad parking as a political protest.

Political protest against what? against new cycle paths? Probably the kind of person who shouts "Cycle path" against every cyclist on the road  :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 03, 2019, 11:02:54 pm
Against this dreadful infringement of their right (enshrined in the Geneva Convention and the UN Charter) to be superior to the non-motorized population.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on July 04, 2019, 01:22:27 pm
I'm not sure it is a protest, some motorists genuinely do believe anywhere convenient* that fits their car is fair game as a parking space.

*within a maximum of five metres of their destination.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 05, 2019, 12:45:16 pm
Be a shame if someone were to walk over that shiny Mercedes while wearing crampons.  Bonus points for ice-axe damage to the windscreen.  "Sorry, ossifer, I thought it was a new kind of climbing wall.  I really must go to the optician."
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on July 21, 2019, 08:02:17 pm
Should've gone to Mercsavers?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 26, 2019, 07:59:41 am
What on earth is the justification for blanking out the reg plate ?
The reg seems to be blanked out in this photo too – even though the accompanying story names the driver.
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/b7f667b49d31fbfa41bf86cc08a4d3ae7b12927b/0_406_3000_1800/master/3000.jpg?width=620&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=ca5fdc4515a42003081aba4d5e01d717)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/26/man-73-and-his-two-dogs-survive-four-days-lost-in-oregons-remote-high-desert

(It's a story of ill-judged audaciousness and good fortune rather than parking)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: T42 on July 26, 2019, 09:39:54 am
What on earth is the justification for blanking out the reg plate ?

I think that started when people got worried about being found out via Google Streetview.  Who then got so bloody overzealous that half the street-signs in their pics became illegible.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on July 26, 2019, 12:01:45 pm
What on earth is the justification for blanking out the reg plate ?
The reg seems to be blanked out in this photo too – even though the accompanying story names the driver.
(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/b7f667b49d31fbfa41bf86cc08a4d3ae7b12927b/0_406_3000_1800/master/3000.jpg?width=620&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=ca5fdc4515a42003081aba4d5e01d717)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/26/man-73-and-his-two-dogs-survive-four-days-lost-in-oregons-remote-high-desert

(It's a story of ill-judged audaciousness and good fortune rather than parking)

The amazing thing is that it took about the same time to summon an ambulance to Nowhere, Oregon as it does to get one in Sible Hedingham.   :o
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 26, 2019, 04:32:32 pm
The roads which do exist out there have an amazing amount of no traffic on them :D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Steph on July 26, 2019, 05:46:28 pm
What on earth is the justification for blanking out the reg plate ?

I think that started when people got worried about being found out via Google Streetview.  Who then got so bloody overzealous that half the street-signs in their pics became illegible.

You mean like the gentlemen pictured receiving a professional hand with his tensions in, IIRC, Manchester? Or the Prague gentleman seen in a solo performance in a window seat? Both have been blurred out. Ditto for my own appearance on Streetview, which doesn't involve an act of moral pollution.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: T42 on July 27, 2019, 09:50:18 am
I once discovered a postie having a quick whizz round the back of his van, somewhere south of Dunkirk.  AFAIK he's still there.

At least grundyish blankings-out aren't impediments to route-planning.  Seeing street-signs blurred out because Gargle's algorhythm method takes them for car-numbers is bloody annoying - reminiscent of removing road-signs and railway-station name-boards in anticipation of the invasion in 1940.

I've yet to see a car number-plate reading "Rue des Acacias".
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 27, 2019, 10:10:03 am
The amazing thing is that it took about the same time to summon an ambulance to Nowhere, Oregon as it does to get one in Sible Hedingham.   :o
As the Mayor says, no traffic and easy navigation, plus – though I don't know what happened in Sible Hedingham – presumably some triage is involved and this case really was urgent.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on July 27, 2019, 01:14:01 pm
I've yet to see a car number-plate reading "Rue des Acacias".

That's half the problem, I suspect.  No simple algorithm for determining whether a random string is a car number plate.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: The French Tandem on July 29, 2019, 12:13:11 pm
I've yet to see a car number-plate reading "Rue des Acacias".

That's half the problem, I suspect.  No simple algorithm for determining whether a random string is a car number plate.

There must be a simple algorithm for classifying "random string on a car" and "random string on a post"

A
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on July 29, 2019, 12:31:39 pm
I've yet to see a car number-plate reading "Rue des Acacias".

That's half the problem, I suspect.  No simple algorithm for determining whether a random string is a car number plate.

There must be a simple algorithm for classifying "random string on a car" and "random string on a post"

Absolutely.  It's called a neural network, and while the algorithms themselves are simple, they're computationally expensive and only as good as the data they're trained on.  They're also notorious for taking unexpected shortcuts: You might think you've trained it to recognise numberplates, but it might actually have learned to recognise a specific font or background colour or proximity to a wheel or the 137 individual models of car in the training set or something.  This is basically the same class of problem that self-driving cars are up against.

It's worth the effort for google to use it to avoid data protection headaches, but since they want to avoid false-negatives, they accept the high rate of false positives.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on July 29, 2019, 05:55:20 pm
Don't they have ranks of poorly paid people in the Philippines to do this?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: iddu on August 02, 2019, 11:17:47 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/AyARbbn.jpg)

<Berk^N-inna-Merc>"Oi - don't care how far you've come, you don't roar up the pedestrianised gravel area just to take a picture, ya poxy Cockwomble..."</B^NinnaM>
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on August 08, 2019, 05:06:05 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/badly_locked_bikes/2019_08_08_15_52_31.sized.jpg)

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: toontra on August 08, 2019, 05:55:53 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/badly_locked_bikes/2019_08_08_15_52_31.sized.jpg)

 :facepalm:

Wrong on many levels  ::-) ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on August 08, 2019, 06:13:58 pm
Our local Tesco Express one house back had a disabled parking bay that overlapped the cycle stands, so it was impossible to use the parking space and the stands simultaneously.

I probably don't have to say that the only disability required to use that parking space seemed to be the possession of an oversized car.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Paul on August 08, 2019, 08:21:40 pm
Worth a cable lock to see how much trim they’d lose when reversing. :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on August 09, 2019, 11:28:35 pm
Worth a cable lock to see how much trim they’d lose when reversing. :demon:
That thought crossed my mind also ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: T42 on August 10, 2019, 08:36:03 am
Worth a cable lock to see how much trim they’d lose when reversing. :demon:
That thought crossed my mind also ;D

What a delightful idea... ;D
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: matthew on August 10, 2019, 01:26:11 pm
Either that or lock the bike to the front drivers side wheel.  :demon:
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 15, 2019, 08:48:11 pm
Quote
“Once you’ve parked your car, think to yourself: ‘Can you get a fire appliance or an ambulance through that gap and if the answer is ‘no’, then maybe you should park somewhere else, because the next call that we’re coming to might be someone related to you."
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/britains-parking-hell-channel-5-3207076
(I have a feeling I've posted that video before) Anyway, perhaps they should just fit the fire engines with bull bars and shove the parked cars out the way.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ian on August 16, 2019, 10:28:35 am
I think I've said that at the small estate I managed, when I pointed out that someone parking where they did would prevent a fire engine getting around the corner readily agreed, that yes, it would, but you see, there was nowhere else to park so what where they to do?

Eventually, they acceded to parking elsewhere in principle, instead just leaving their car there at night in the hope that no one noticed (when challenged: we'll move it if a fire engine needs to get around). Seriously.

We solved it by physically obstructing the space with a large planter and tree.

Half the streets around us would, I expect, be inaccessible to fire engines, particularly from the evenings onward.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on August 16, 2019, 01:09:31 pm
This is on my commute (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.577005,-0.0360483,3a,75.3y,264.36h,89.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxyxYvBhaIfQFkL7qwMmOZw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48550564686_c359bcb4fa_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gYfkpu) (https://flic.kr/p/2gYfkpu)   (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurekb/)
The roads around here are so narrow and so tightly parked with cars of an evening, that a fire engine has absolutely zero chance of getting around the corners, or within 1/4 of a mile of this.
Effectively, this thing burned until it burnt itself out, causing enough damage to the the road that it needed to be re-surfaced.
And yes, a couple of days after the fire, the council did put a clamp on it, even though I doubt there was anything left on the car by which it could be identified. ???
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 16, 2019, 03:21:37 pm
What's happened to the clamp? If it was a rural area I'd say shotgun practice, but... ?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: spesh on August 16, 2019, 03:45:05 pm
Looking at the full size picture, it appears to be a custom paintjob.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on August 16, 2019, 04:31:43 pm
What's happened to the clamp? If it was a rural area I'd say shotgun practice, but... ?
Local graffiti artist.
Spray a black blob, add a couple of self adhesive white dots to represent eyes. ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 16, 2019, 04:40:56 pm
Zooming in, that becomes clear. Well, the clamp must be worth more than the car now...
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Riggers on August 21, 2019, 04:06:31 pm
For God's sake, don't show Tracy Emin – she'll 'acquire' it and promote it as street art.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Kim on August 21, 2019, 04:08:12 pm
To be fair, the art started when somebody wheel-clamped a burnt-out car.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on August 21, 2019, 04:28:12 pm
To be fair, the art started when somebody wheel-clamped a burnt-out car.
Word.

Also, it intrigues me that someone should tea-leaf the doors from the auto-flambe.
A) They're unlikely to fit a bodyshell that hasn't been tempered at similar temperatures.
B) I cannot see paint adhering to toasted metalwork.
C) The rest of the trim/glass/rubber you'll need to make them work will probably cost more than that of a half decent second hand BMW 3 series (I'm guessing that's what has been cremated)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 21, 2019, 04:35:14 pm
To be fair, the art started when somebody wheel-clamped a burnt-out car.
Word.
I'm wondering if nikki otp could incorporate this into her journey series things...  ::-)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on August 21, 2019, 11:38:43 pm
To be fair, the art started when somebody wheel-clamped a burnt-out car.
Word.

Also, it intrigues me that someone should tea-leaf the doors from the auto-flambe.
A) They're unlikely to fit a bodyshell that hasn't been tempered at similar temperatures.
B) I cannot see paint adhering to toasted metalwork.
C) The rest of the trim/glass/rubber you'll need to make them work will probably cost more than that of a half decent second hand BMW 3 series (I'm guessing that's what has been cremated)
To the right person, all metal has scrap value
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on September 13, 2019, 10:00:25 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48728754502_f4720b7011_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2heZB2G)
IMG_3953_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2heZB2G) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: yorkie on September 13, 2019, 10:47:13 pm
That's not parked, *that's* abandoned!!
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on September 18, 2019, 08:47:06 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48755602363_375c3eaa73_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hhncXR)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: ElyDave on September 18, 2019, 09:06:45 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48728754502_f4720b7011_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2heZB2G)
IMG_3953_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2heZB2G) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

That's Peterborough parking
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 19, 2019, 01:47:54 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48755602363_375c3eaa73_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hhncXR)
Does that belong to the bloke selling trinkets in front of the closed-down shop?
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: JStone on September 19, 2019, 08:00:10 pm
...
Does that belong to the bloke selling trinkets in front of the closed-down shop?

Neither of the couple sitting in it looked like they were engaged in active trinketing. Gone a couple of minutes later.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Jurek on September 19, 2019, 09:07:04 pm
To be fair, the art started when somebody wheel-clamped a burnt-out car.
Word.

Also, it intrigues me that someone should tea-leaf the doors from the auto-flambe.
A) They're unlikely to fit a bodyshell that hasn't been tempered at similar temperatures.
B) I cannot see paint adhering to toasted metalwork.
C) The rest of the trim/glass/rubber you'll need to make them work will probably cost more than that of a half decent second hand BMW 3 series (I'm guessing that's what has been cremated)
To the right person, all metal has scrap value

Point taken.
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: Pingu on September 20, 2019, 07:49:10 pm
FFS neighbours  :demon:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48765700606_dd7e4c051c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hifXPu)
IMG_3965_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2hifXPu) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: hubner on September 29, 2019, 07:02:18 pm
I suppose it's not that common, the front garden's too small but they park it there anyway.

(https://i.imgur.com/9NB1wQP.jpg)
Title: Re: People who park like fuds
Post by: road-runner on October 09, 2019, 08:39:33 pm
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/692E/production/_109162962_capture.jpg)

From this BBC article. (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49987780)