Author Topic: People who park like fuds  (Read 135234 times)

Kim

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1000 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
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Andrij

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1001 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...
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meddyg

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1002 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



the blue car is parked behind the black one concealing a meaningless Sustrans traffic island.


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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1003 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?



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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1004 on: May 30, 2018, 08:56:32 pm »
I think you could have 'parked within 10m of a junction' as well for a bonus.

T42

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1005 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.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

road-runner

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1006 on: May 31, 2018, 09:49:42 am »
Highway code rule 238: Double yellow lines indicate a prohibition of waiting at any time.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1007 on: May 31, 2018, 10:33:19 am »
Except to drop off or pick up passengers, I think.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1008 on: May 31, 2018, 10:37:27 am »
Red routes exclude drop off, except in marked zones

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1009 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

hellymedic

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1010 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.

T42

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1011 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.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1012 on: June 02, 2018, 10:35:51 am »
Our very own redfalo is Tweeting some prime fuddishness in Frankfurt.





ian

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1013 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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1014 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:
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1015 on: June 21, 2018, 12:05:04 pm »
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T42

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1016 on: June 26, 2018, 03:48:25 pm »
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1017 on: June 27, 2018, 12:37:22 am »

Prime fuddery in Kirkwall by Mr Larrington, on Flickr
Sometimes this is the result of fuddery that started earlier, and left the subsequent parkers no choice.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1018 on: June 27, 2018, 08:59:56 pm »


I think this deserves a new thread: "People who design cycle paths like fuds".

Kim

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1019 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.
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Graeme

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1020 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. :)
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1021 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.

Brilliant!

Jaded

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1022 on: June 28, 2018, 11:39:56 am »


For a brief moment I thought that was a CDC in the wrong thread.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1023 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..

What's this bottom line for anyway?

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1024 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!