Author Topic: People who park like fuds  (Read 139397 times)

Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1150 on: August 10, 2019, 01:26:11 pm »
Either that or lock the bike to the front drivers side wheel.  :demon:

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1151 on: August 15, 2019, 08:48:11 pm »
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“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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1152 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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1153 on: August 16, 2019, 01:09:31 pm »
This is on my commute
 
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. ???

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1154 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... ?
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1155 on: August 16, 2019, 03:45:05 pm »
Looking at the full size picture, it appears to be a custom paintjob.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1156 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... ?
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1157 on: August 16, 2019, 04:40:56 pm »
Zooming in, that becomes clear. Well, the clamp must be worth more than the car now...
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1158 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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1159 on: August 21, 2019, 04:08:12 pm »
To be fair, the art started when somebody wheel-clamped a burnt-out car.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1160 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)

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1161 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...  ::-)
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1162 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)
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1163 on: September 13, 2019, 10:00:25 pm »

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1164 on: September 13, 2019, 10:47:13 pm »
That's not parked, *that's* abandoned!!
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1165 on: September 18, 2019, 08:47:06 pm »
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1166 on: September 18, 2019, 09:06:45 pm »
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1167 on: September 19, 2019, 01:47:54 pm »

Does that belong to the bloke selling trinkets in front of the closed-down shop?
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1168 on: September 19, 2019, 08:00:10 pm »
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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.
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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1169 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.

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Re: People who park like fuds
« Reply #1170 on: September 20, 2019, 07:49:10 pm »
FFS neighbours  :demon:


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