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Enforcement comes to disabled parking

By 28 March 2011 24

disabled parking

I have lived in Canberra for 37 years this is a first for me, someone possibly being done for parking in a disabled parking space.

The bearded policeman had just asked for the drivers disable parking permit. So it does happen!

Charnwood shops, Maccas and the circus cross the road was packed, cars were driving round in circles looking for non existent parking spaces. There is one disabled spot in Maccas and another two at least over at the shops which most people seem to ignore in peak times.

Ah, the excitement of Charnwood.

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24 Responses to
Enforcement comes to disabled parking
JessP 9:10 am
28 Mar 11
#1

About time.

carnardly 9:23 am
28 Mar 11
#2

lets hope they go to every other set of shops in town on a friday night and see the number of young kids parked in disabled spots. i saw 3 kids bouce out of a black ute at wanniassa shops the other day.

Forgot your parking permit lads?
f*** off.

happens all the time

KaptnKaos 9:46 am
28 Mar 11
#3

#1 +1.

Watson 10:25 am
28 Mar 11
#4

That is great to see indeed.

But did anyone notice that the police car is completely blocking the pedestrian crossing?!

shirty_bear 10:47 am
28 Mar 11
#5

Couple of odd things here,
– cops writing parking tickets? Sure, they always could … but did they ever bother?
– parking ticket issued in Maccas carpark? Expect the carpark is also Macca’s land, so wouldn’t have thought parking laws/signage would be legally binding there? As opposed to the main shops carpark, which I expect is Govt-operated.

Was a ticket actually issued, or are they just trying to scare the bludger?

Spideydog 11:10 am
28 Mar 11
#6

Watson said :

That is great to see indeed.

But did anyone notice that the police car is completely blocking the pedestrian crossing?!

Fish, Fish ……. lol

shirty_bear said :

Couple of odd things here, parking ticket issued in Maccas carpark? Expect the carpark is also Macca’s land, so wouldn’t have thought parking laws/signage would be legally binding there? As opposed to the main shops carpark, which I expect is Govt-operated.?

A road related area, open to and used by the public.

Bosworth 11:33 am
28 Mar 11
#7

the number plate is also obscured. I hope they got a fine for that too.

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akinom 11:43 am
28 Mar 11
#8

Good to see.

troll-sniffer 12:02 pm
28 Mar 11
#9

Bosworth said :

the number plate is also obscured. I hope they got a fine for that too.

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In the spirit of this post… the tyres don’t seem to have any tread, and the exhaust pipe has a round hole in it. Registration sticker is not visible either. Boy is he going dooooown… lucky it wasn’t a hoon car eh?

frank2112 12:17 pm
28 Mar 11
#10

What a surprise, a flaming Camry driver. I’m one of those dreaded white commodore drivers but Camry’s have to be the one car that always drive around with no idea about their surroundings. Applies to parking as well obviously.

KaptnKaos 12:33 pm
28 Mar 11
#11

They pushed in line in front of plod at maccas.

frank2112 said :

What a surprise, a flaming Camry driver. I’m one of those dreaded white commodore drivers but Camry’s have to be the one car that always drive around with no idea about their surroundings. Applies to parking as well obviously.

Magna’s and volvo’s for me.

Postalgeek 2:20 pm
28 Mar 11
#12

obviously caught parking in the cop’s usual spot at his local maccas.

PBO 3:14 pm
28 Mar 11
#13

People please, use your armchair expertise. Read between the lines: A brand new Camry in Charnwood screams suspicious goings on.

Davo111 3:46 pm
28 Mar 11
#14

http://tinyurl.com/47sxwot

Its private property, the parking laws don’t count here. Probably for another offense.

You’ll probably find they went to speak to him, and then found out that the rego is expired (or something like that)

But yes, i think its a great idea to check disabled parking permits.

troll-sniffer 4:07 pm
28 Mar 11
#15

Davo111 said :

http://tinyurl.com/47sxwot

Its private property, the parking laws don’t count here. Probably for another offense.

You’ll probably find they went to speak to him, and then found out that the rego is expired (or something like that)

But yes, i think its a great idea to check disabled parking permits.

Another clueless post about private property cops can’t enforce the rules. They can and do. If it’s an area normally open to and accessible by the public the road and parking rules can and normally do apply. Obviously there are exceptions but the smart thing is to assume they all do.

buzz819 4:25 pm
28 Mar 11
#16

Davo111 said :

http://tinyurl.com/47sxwot

Its private property, the parking laws don’t count here. Probably for another offense.

You’ll probably find they went to speak to him, and then found out that the rego is expired (or something like that)

But yes, i think its a great idea to check disabled parking permits.

Can be enforced if requested by the owners/occupiers of the land.

Postalgeek 4:53 pm
28 Mar 11
#17

Good to see the cops found a pedestrian crossing to park on.

p1 5:14 pm
28 Mar 11
#18

Postalgeek said :

Good to see the cops found a pedestrian crossing to park on.

In their defence, it isn’t actually a crossing.

buzz819 5:27 pm
28 Mar 11
#19

Postalgeek said :

Good to see the cops found a pedestrian crossing to park on.

I know, they should have parked on the one the other side of the shops, no good leaving there vehicle near by in case of an emergency. I mean, how can you see them run if they park so close to where they are working AND where they can park anyway.

Spideydog 5:42 pm
28 Mar 11
#20

Postalgeek said :

Good to see the cops found a pedestrian crossing to park on.

Ah, that old chestnut. Coppers, go find a “legal” car space and then go book em !!!! There is absolutely NOWHERE for pedestrians to get past there or on the other side.

I thought the first crossing comment was tongue in cheek, maybe I was wrong ……. lol

Are you guys serious?

Postalgeek 6:18 pm
28 Mar 11
#21

Spideydog said :

Are you guys serious?

no. I couldn’t give a toss where cops want to park.

Spideydog 6:49 pm
28 Mar 11
#22

Postalgeek said :

Spideydog said :

Are you guys serious?

no. I couldn’t give a toss where cops want to park.

Ya just don’t know in this place ……. ;)

drewbytes 7:48 pm
28 Mar 11
#23

Postalgeek said :

Good to see the cops found a pedestrian crossing to park on.

For starters, they need to park next to/near the vehicle they are dealing with. Secondly they’re legally allowed to park where ever they want under the Australian Road Rules – as long as it’s reasonable.

olfella 9:13 pm
28 Mar 11
#24

Postalgeek said :

Good to see the cops found a pedestrian crossing to park on.

The crips spot was taken!!

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