Author Topic: People who park like fuds  (Read 124527 times)

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1100 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 #1101 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 #1102 on: May 07, 2019, 01:30:16 pm »
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1103 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 #1104 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 #1105 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 #1106 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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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1107 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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1108 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.

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1109 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...
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1110 on: May 15, 2019, 07:27:51 pm »
That or by parked outside his house they actually mean on the driveway
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1111 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.
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