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Parking Civic Style

By 25 September 2012 52

civic parking

This in from Mark:

From Sunday ..

3 bikes racing for a cappuccino + 2 cop cars (one under-cover) = proof radio waves travel faster than the fastest motor bike, thus fines all round.

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52 Responses to Parking Civic Style
#1
Mysteryman10:55 am, 25 Sep 12

Now if we could just get those same police to book the jerk-offs who frequently park their cars in that motorcycle-only parking area…

#2
schmeah11:33 am, 25 Sep 12

two unmarked police cars to write up some parking tickets … they must be bored.

#3
p111:42 am, 25 Sep 12

… + 2 cop cars (one under-cover)….

They are both un-marked… so which one is undercover?

#4
aceofspades12:38 pm, 25 Sep 12

How much in wages for five police officers (one working and four standing around) was spent to book motorcyclists for taking up a space that doesn’t even look like a car could park in.

#5
PoQ1:20 pm, 25 Sep 12

Mr Griffiths – you’ve blown the cover of two unmarked cars – a white Falcon with a rear spoiler and ugly mag wheels, and a silver-grey Cruze. They’ll never be able to work again! Or should we be as suspicious of white Falcons as we are of white Commodores?

#6
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd1:43 pm, 25 Sep 12

Why aqre they being booked? surely not for parking? or is it a loading zone/no parking zone?

#7
Ozi2:14 pm, 25 Sep 12

PoQ said :

Mr Griffiths – you’ve blown the cover of two unmarked cars – a white Falcon with a rear spoiler and ugly mag wheels, and a silver-grey Cruze. They’ll never be able to work again! Or should we be as suspicious of white Falcons as we are of white Commodores?

It’s not silver-grey, it’s just grey. And it’s not a Cruze, it’s a Commodore station wagon. Otherwise, a totally worthwhile comment.

#8
c_c2:29 pm, 25 Sep 12

Is it a loading zone or a set down zone?

These jokers could have been out booking the nutters speeding and almost smashing into other cars swerving between lanes going through the road works on Parkes Way. The kind of things they should know are happening and putting people at risk.

#9
c_c2:31 pm, 25 Sep 12

PoQ said :

Mr Griffiths – you’ve blown the cover of two unmarked cars – a white Falcon with a rear spoiler and ugly mag wheels, and a silver-grey Cruze. They’ll never be able to work again! Or should we be as suspicious of white Falcons as we are of white Commodores?

They also have a maroon Mazda 6, a maroon Aurion, two black territories and a black Commodore in the City area. Not to mentioned at least a couple of purple utes to match the marked purple ute.

#10
spleenville2:35 pm, 25 Sep 12

I think Mark (the OP) got it right. Their parking is fine but the way they made their way to the said legal parking spots is probably under question.

Loud pipes..? Lane splitting…? Excessive accelaration…? Loss of control through waving their front wheels in the air….? All commonplace when you own one of these bikes (…I really miss mine!)

The “boxing in” by the cars suggests some sort of low-key pursuit.

#11
bundah2:44 pm, 25 Sep 12

Looks pretty tame unlike the time an extremely agro harley rider was pulled over by a ‘green’ cop outside the cab rank in Bunda St. The bikie pulled up in the middle of the road and refused to move so back up was called and after much yelling and cursing re an excessively loud exhaust on the bike they finally let him go some 15 mins later and he roared up the road at speed with the cops looking on shaking their heads.

#12
p12:47 pm, 25 Sep 12

spleenville said :

Excessive accelaration…?

There is no such thing. :)

#13
Weaselburger4:13 pm, 25 Sep 12

2 weeks ago I was followed by a marked car from north borne in Dickson until he pulled me over on parks way outside the Hyatt. What for ?…….my right brake light was out… these guys really must have a revenue problem.

#14
rhino4:30 pm, 25 Sep 12

p1 said :

spleenville said :

Excessive accelaration…?

There is no such thing. :)

Agreed lol

#15
rhino4:31 pm, 25 Sep 12

Weaselburger said :

2 weeks ago I was followed by a marked car from north borne in Dickson until he pulled me over on parks way outside the Hyatt. What for ?…….my right brake light was out… these guys really must have a revenue problem.

Did they fine you?

#16
Ozi6:38 pm, 25 Sep 12

Weaselburger said :

2 weeks ago I was followed by a marked car from north borne in Dickson until he pulled me over on parks way outside the Hyatt. What for ?…….my right brake light was out… these guys really must have a revenue problem.

Was your car registered?
Were you fined?

NO to both, I suspect. Stop whinging.

#17
KeenGolfer6:47 pm, 25 Sep 12

Weaselburger said :

2 weeks ago I was followed by a marked car from north borne in Dickson until he pulled me over on parks way outside the Hyatt. What for ?…….my right brake light was out… these guys really must have a revenue problem.

It sounds like you have an attitude problem. How dare the policeman pull me over to inform me my tail light isn’t working.

#18
Woody Mann-Caruso7:13 pm, 25 Sep 12

How much in wages for five police officers (one working and four standing around) was spent to book motorcyclists for taking up a space that doesn’t even look like a car could park in.

Not enough.

#19
KB19718:47 pm, 25 Sep 12

aceofspades said :

How much in wages for five police officers (one working and four standing around) was spent to book motorcyclists for taking up a space that doesn’t even look like a car could park in.

A) The police dont usually book people for parking
B) That is a motorcycle parking area

#20
wildturkeycanoe9:53 pm, 25 Sep 12

p1 said :

spleenville said :

Excessive accelaration…?

There is no such thing. :)

I disagree – some 20 odd years ago I was threatened with getting a ticket for over accelerating by NSW police. There was no tyre smoke, no loss of control, it was just a Datsun 180B hitting redline when taking off. I told him that I didn’t realise there was a law against using a car’s engine to its capacity and tachometer range. Verbal warning received I continued my merry way feeling justified.

#21
HenryBG9:08 am, 26 Sep 12

Weaselburger said :

2 weeks ago I was followed by a marked car from north borne in Dickson until he pulled me over on parks way outside the Hyatt. What for ?…….my right brake light was out… these guys really must have a revenue problem.

I recently did an amateur survey of about 200 vehicles travelling along Adelaide Avenue after nightfall.

11% of them were committing an offence relating to their front lights (eg, headlight out, high beams on, but mostly, of course, foglights on in no fog). I didn’t survey rear lights, but I imagine at least as many cars with bad headlights are going to have bad rear lights or bad brake lights.

So, I estimate that if the AFP had “a revenue problem”, then pulling over 10,000 cars on Adelaide Avenue (a day’s-worth of traffic?) would net them 1500 fines for reason of bad lights alone, almost 1,000 of those fines being for idiots with their foglights on.

#22
Tooks9:30 am, 26 Sep 12

Ozi said :

Weaselburger said :

2 weeks ago I was followed by a marked car from north borne in Dickson until he pulled me over on parks way outside the Hyatt. What for ?…….my right brake light was out… these guys really must have a revenue problem.

Was your car registered?
Were you fined?

NO to both, I suspect. Stop whinging.

Can almost guarantee he didn’t get fined and he was just informed about his defective vehicle and advised to get it fixed. Of course he could’ve defected the vehicle AND given him a fine, but then he’d really have something to whinge about.

Oh, and the 10 minutes taken to type out those five tickets would easily pay for all their wages for the whole hour.

BTW – unmarked and undercover don’t mean the same thing.

#23
p996911turbo10:06 am, 26 Sep 12

HenryBG said :

I recently did an amateur survey of about 200 vehicles travelling along Adelaide Avenue after nightfall.

So you’re the one who was standing in the median strip dressed completely in black freaking out the drivers in the right lane? I thought that was a photographer, or maybe an ACT Government ninja scoping out a site for a new public artwork…

#24
Jungle Jim10:34 am, 26 Sep 12

HenryBG said :

I recently did an amateur survey of about 200 vehicles travelling along Adelaide Avenue after nightfall.

Why on earth would you do that?

#25
Truthiness10:40 am, 26 Sep 12

Some people bird watch, some train spot, others stand in the median strip fantasising about fining people.

#26
Parker411:19 am, 26 Sep 12

Hi everyone

Just to clarify I’m the guy receiving the “fines all round”. This is typical of another idiot putting their business into affairs that don’t concern them!!

We pulled into civic for coffee yes but firstly We didn’t have cappucino we had short blacks! Secondly No fine was ever issued. The police stopped me because I have integrated tail lights and apparently by law they must have a specific distance between them. Due to the nature of our riding the police officers who were very polite did not hand out any fines!! I was issued with a defect notice for the lights.. That’s all!!

As far as the second vehicle, the first didn’t have the necessary paper work.

Why does one fool have to make a big deal of nothing johnboy??

We’re the police wasting time? That’s not my call to make but they were respectful to us and we were the same to them! Jokes were made and no one will pay a cent.

Thanks for the BS story though johnboy…

#27
watto2311:23 am, 26 Sep 12

HenryBG said :

Weaselburger said :

2 weeks ago I was followed by a marked car from north borne in Dickson until he pulled me over on parks way outside the Hyatt. What for ?…….my right brake light was out… these guys really must have a revenue problem.

I recently did an amateur survey of about 200 vehicles travelling along Adelaide Avenue after nightfall.

11% of them were committing an offence relating to their front lights (eg, headlight out, high beams on, but mostly, of course, foglights on in no fog). I didn’t survey rear lights, but I imagine at least as many cars with bad headlights are going to have bad rear lights or bad brake lights.

So, I estimate that if the AFP had “a revenue problem”, then pulling over 10,000 cars on Adelaide Avenue (a day’s-worth of traffic?) would net them 1500 fines for reason of bad lights alone, almost 1,000 of those fines being for idiots with their foglights on.

There are foglights and there are driving aid lights (which is what most cars have and are not illegal to use). I see alot of people driving with driving aid lights, but rarely with fog lights which actually you’d notice cause it would cause you to look away causing a hazard, just like high beams do.

#28
johnboy11:42 am, 26 Sep 12

The process is pretty simple. Readers send in pictures and words. If the pictures and words are interesting we run them.

But sure, take it personally if that floats your boat.

#29
colourful sydney rac11:45 am, 26 Sep 12

Parker4 said :

Hi everyone

Just to clarify I’m the guy receiving the “fines all round”. This is typical of another idiot putting their business into affairs that don’t concern them!!

We pulled into civic for coffee yes but firstly We didn’t have cappucino we had short blacks! Secondly No fine was ever issued. The police stopped me because I have integrated tail lights and apparently by law they must have a specific distance between them. Due to the nature of our riding the police officers who were very polite did not hand out any fines!! I was issued with a defect notice for the lights.. That’s all!!

As far as the second vehicle, the first didn’t have the necessary paper work.

Why does one fool have to make a big deal of nothing johnboy??

We’re the police wasting time? That’s not my call to make but they were respectful to us and we were the same to them! Jokes were made and no one will pay a cent.

Thanks for the BS story though johnboy…

Text was from ‘mark’ not JB. Thanks for playing.

#30
p111:56 am, 26 Sep 12

Parker4 said :

…but they were respectful to us and we were the same to them! Jokes were made and no one will pay a cent.

That is good to hear. A defect notice must be one of the very few things the ACT gov’t will dispense and process for you without a fee – I was pleasantly surprised when my bike got one a month ago.

You will need to get a rego inspection done though to prove roadworthyness, and mechanics charge for that.

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