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Monday parking mayhem!

By 14 January 2013 24

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.

Some of you have been parking very badly indeed, and a better class of Canberran has been photographing it an emailing the evidence in to images@the-riotact.com.

Here’s what the last week has wrought:


1. Alf kicked off a very popular maneuver in Yarralumla where Victorian plates are showing us local yokels how to really park badly:

overturned

This was very popular with Bubzie also sending it in:

overturned

And Pete could not resist either:

overturned

Also Angela was not to be denied:

yarralumla


2. Earlier in the week PantsMan requested this one be filed under “White Commodore”:

white commodore


3. Who says we never venture down south? A reader sent this in:

Thought you guys might like this one. Taken at Erindale Centre on Christmas Eve. Not only is the dude over the two spots at the front, the rear of his car is over the two spots at the back – the guys is parked over four spots! On Christmas Eve it was bloody busy at the shops, what an inconsiderate toss bag.

landy


4. It’s not all bad news though. Michael has noted someone’s giving up the game:

Not a parking photo per se, but amusing none the less.

Selling the car because the wife is having trouble parking it.

bmw


5. Chloe was not impressed by this effort:

This bus parking fail was seen at the Lyneham hockey center at 11.30 on Sunday. Managed to f*** up four parks for the rest of us to negotiate, cheers.

bus park

lyneham

lyneham


6. Martlark sent this in:

bad parking from the Joynton Smith entrance to Belconnen Mall, just in front of the boom gates

belco


7. Adam sent this effort in from Campbell:

campbell


8. Chas notes that Jamison is no haven of parking virtue:

Two snaps taken in the Jamison PO car park yesterday.

The first when I got out of the car to visit the PO.

The second a quarter of an hour later when I came back. In neither case was this a “ripple effect” because the downhill cars were all between the lines.

jamo

kia


9. Tony sent in this special effort:

Like all apartment complexes people park in the wrong places all the time, this driveway is no exception. There are “no parking” signs and frequent body corporate flyers saying not to park on the grey strip because it blocks access for the garbage trucks, removalists etc who have a hard enough time getting around the corner as it is. Normally I don’t take too much issue with people parking along the driveway, but this champion managed to 1) park in front of a fire hydrant, 2) park in the middle of a T-intersection servicing the two underground carparks and street access, and 3) block off half of the ramp for one of the underground carparks. Sigh…

private park


10. Bubzie has noted Calwell’s impressive ability to park in novel, but legal ways:

Spotted at Calwell Shops this afternoon. Apparently today is the day to flip your car.

Will give them credit, they appear to be between the lines…

calwell


11. Reillyyeah rounds us out:

Does this mean the truck abandoned? Anyone up for flour by the pallet?

aldi parking


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24 Responses to
Monday parking mayhem!
G-Fresh 10:36 am
14 Jan 13
#1

I endorse these images.

Deref 10:54 am
14 Jan 13
#2

At fist I was going to commend the Victorian driver in the first few shots for leaving plenty of space for another car in the space – but then I noticed that the bastard had parked over the line. Bloody inconsiderate.

Ben_Dover 10:56 am
14 Jan 13
#3

Ok, numbers 1 and 10, how?

trevar 11:37 am
14 Jan 13
#4

Hope the guy who’s selling an automatic 3 series because his wife can’t park it won’t be replacing the thing! If you can’t park one of them, you can’t park anything!

poetix 11:40 am
14 Jan 13
#5

Ben_Dover said :

Ok, numbers 1 and 10, how?

Let’s not spoil the wonder…

Conan of Cooma 11:43 am
14 Jan 13
#6

Ben_Dover said :

Ok, numbers 1 and 10, how?

Never got drunk with your mates, back in the day, and flipped a car?

It’s not all that hard.

Mothy 11:47 am
14 Jan 13
#7

Anyone check that truck trailer in number 11 for fertilizer and an ignition source?

I know he probably just wanted the shade, but park it under a bridge like that and drive away in the national capital and I’m surprised its not surrounded by the fuzz.

Jivrashia 11:52 am
14 Jan 13
#8

Ben_Dover said :

Ok, numbers 1 and 10, how?

I’m assuming it’s by the same group of people who break in to the car, go on a joyride, and trash it at the end. They probably thought this was funnier.

It’s actually vandalism, or a very very crude joke.

Thumper 12:35 pm
14 Jan 13
#9

That is a completely new level of parking ability.

One not often seen around these parts.

Antagonist 12:59 pm
14 Jan 13
#10

poetix said :

Ben_Dover said :

Ok, numbers 1 and 10, how?

Let’s not spoil the wonder…

+1. Let us bask in the glorious knowledge that Canberra’s bogans did it better than those wankers from Victoria! *Places hand over heart, wipes away a tear*

thebrownstreak69 1:09 pm
14 Jan 13
#11

At first I thought hassling people for parking badly was really quite silly, but I’ve now come to love the latest bad parking pics. If nothing else, it might start shaming people into actually being a bit more careful. FWIW, I think the number plates should be left visible.

Spykler 3:52 pm
14 Jan 13
#12

Mothy said :

Anyone check that truck trailer in number 11 for fertilizer and an ignition source?

I know he probably just wanted the shade, but park it under a bridge like that and drive away in the national capital and I’m surprised its not surrounded by the fuzz.

It’s a miracle it doesn’t have a car buried under the back of it…Its stupidity bordering on the criminal..

gazket 4:41 pm
14 Jan 13
#13

The Aldi B double trailer is legally parked on Joyton Smith Drive behind the mall.

Frustrated 9:57 pm
14 Jan 13
#14

Deref said :

At fist I was going to commend the Victorian driver in the first few shots for leaving plenty of space for another car in the space – but then I noticed that the bastard had parked over the line. Bloody inconsiderate.

You do realise some ACT residents register their cars in Victoria, because its far cheaper than the ACT.

You shouldn’t always assume!

Baggy 8:00 am
15 Jan 13
#15

Thanks to all who sent in images. I love it

Deref 8:11 am
15 Jan 13
#16

Frustrated said :

Deref said :

At fist I was going to commend the Victorian driver in the first few shots for leaving plenty of space for another car in the space – but then I noticed that the bastard had parked over the line. Bloody inconsiderate.

You do realise some ACT residents register their cars in Victoria, because its far cheaper than the ACT.

It’s only cheaper until you get caught.

p1 10:07 am
15 Jan 13
#17

Frustrated said :

You do realise some ACT residents register their cars in Victoria, because its far cheaper than the ACT.

Is it really? I know NSW rego can look cheaper at first glance but by the time you factor in separate 3rd party insurance and roadworthy each year it isn’t much difference. If VIC rules re: roadworthy checks are as slack as the ACT it might work out cheaper…

More likely people leave vehicles rego’d interstate ’cause they are too lazy to bother.

Mothy 10:20 am
15 Jan 13
#18

gazket said :

The Aldi B double trailer is legally parked on Joyton Smith Drive behind the mall.

Just google-street-view-walked that side of Joynton Smith Drive from Beissel St to Emu Bank and I have to agree, there’s no sign saying “no parking” there!

m00nee 1:19 pm
15 Jan 13
#19

p1 said :

Frustrated said :

You do realise some ACT residents register their cars in Victoria, because its far cheaper than the ACT.

Is it really? I know NSW rego can look cheaper at first glance but by the time you factor in separate 3rd party insurance and roadworthy each year it isn’t much difference. If VIC rules re: roadworthy checks are as slack as the ACT it might work out cheaper…

More likely people leave vehicles rego’d interstate ’cause they are too lazy to bother.

To register an average family car (over 1504kg) will cost you $1026 in canberra, but it ranges from $800 to $1026 in NSW depending on your age and driving record. In Victoria it is between $600 and $700, depending on the billing address.

Those figures include all inspection, 3rd party, registration and associated fees.

People who live in canberra with interstate registrtion are a lot smarter than you give them credit for.

Mr Waffle 6:31 pm
15 Jan 13
#20

I saw that Aldi trailer parked along that street at least half a dozen times last year. Always wondered the legality of it…

Deckard 7:22 pm
15 Jan 13
#21

m00nee said :

People who live in canberra with interstate registrtion are a lot smarter than you give them credit for.

Does insurance still pay up when it gets stolen and they find out that the car doesn’t live at its ‘home address?’

screaming banshee 6:07 am
16 Jan 13
#22

Deckard said :

m00nee said :

People who live in canberra with interstate registrtion are a lot smarter than you give them credit for.

Does insurance still pay up when it gets stolen and they find out that the car doesn’t live at its ‘home address?’

What does registration have to do with insurance, it can be registered to one address and insured as garaged at another.

Deckard 7:37 pm
16 Jan 13
#23

screaming banshee said :

What does registration have to do with insurance, it can be registered to one address and insured as garaged at another.

I don’t know, that’s why I was asking.

Just seems a bit odd that this loophole hasn’t been closed yet.

screaming banshee 10:48 pm
16 Jan 13
#24

Deckard said :

screaming banshee said :

What does registration have to do with insurance, it can be registered to one address and insured as garaged at another.

I don’t know, that’s why I was asking.

Just seems a bit odd that this loophole hasn’t been closed yet.

I find it odd that we still have state based governance

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