Author Topic: People who park like fuds  (Read 142543 times)

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1075 on: January 30, 2019, 02:28:45 pm »
"Ticket fairy"  ;D
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1076 on: February 03, 2019, 12:27:45 am »

One is an accident, two is careless, but a whole row...
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1077 on: February 03, 2019, 12:30:14 am »
I'd love to see a timelapse video of how they ended up like that.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1078 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...
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1079 on: February 03, 2019, 09:41:36 pm »
Not too bad from this view, "just" one wheel on the kerb


But from this view, you can appreciate the skill needed to cover two bays equally

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1080 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:

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1081 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.


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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1082 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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1084 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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1085 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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1086 on: February 17, 2019, 09:37:23 am »
I always thought that that was to reduce damage from other people parking.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1087 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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1088 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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1090 on: April 22, 2019, 04:19:02 pm »
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1091 on: April 24, 2019, 04:03:21 pm »
Who cares? It's only a cycle path:


They've been there over Easter.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1092 on: April 25, 2019, 01:21:50 pm »
Joke about "Audi Inside" goes here ==>
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1093 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!".
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1094 on: April 27, 2019, 09:06:06 am »
Who cares? It's only a cycle path:


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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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1095 on: May 07, 2019, 01:30:16 pm »
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1096 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).
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1097 on: May 07, 2019, 08:07:32 pm »
Who cares? It's only a cycle path:


They've been there over Easter.
And you thought aggressive dogs on cyclepaths were bad.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1098 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:
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1099 on: May 13, 2019, 04:28:35 pm »
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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.
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