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Parking Parliament House Style

By johnboy - 19 November 2012 22

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Aaron sent this one in:

I’ll see your “Parking Belconnen Style” and raise you to “disabled parking spot fail”

I snapped this one at Parliament house, as you can sort of see in the background, the parking lot isnt exactly full…

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Parking Parliament House Style
1
davo101 10:28 am
19 Nov 12
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Hmm, should be some sort of requirement to also contribute a shot of the windscreen, otherwise we’re just relying on the assumption that disabled people can’t drive utes.

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johnboy 10:31 am
19 Nov 12
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well he’s in the clearway and not the disabled spot.

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bundah 10:45 am
19 Nov 12
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I’d reckon the average motorist would find it difficult to get into the disabled park on the left let alone someone who is actually disabled.Opening the drivers door just to get out would be difficult enough.

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astrojax 10:49 am
19 Nov 12
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johnboy said :

well he’s in the clearway and not the disabled spot.

so, s/he’s a disaled person who is legally blind… hmmm, might be a good idea for them not to drive..?

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breda 11:33 am
19 Nov 12
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The point is, the ute is parked on the space left to allow wheelchair users etc to get in and out of the car in the disability park.

It effectively nullifies the disability spot for many potential users.

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PantsMan 11:57 am
19 Nov 12
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I would just say that:
* there is no MoU in force in relation to the enforcement of road rules in the Parliamentary precincts by ACT Policing therefore the ACT DPP has no power to prosecute,
* the AFP there are contracted protective services with no general power to enforce laws, and
* under section 10 of the Parliametary Precincts Act 1988 the Commonwealth DPP must only procecute in accodance with agreements in force between the Commonwealth DPP and the presiding officers of each House of Parliament.

So basicaly, tell someone who cares…

PS Parliamentary Drive has a certain NASCAR oval feel to it, don’t you think?

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NoImRight 12:33 pm
19 Nov 12
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PantsMan said :

I would just say that:
* there is no MoU in force in relation to the enforcement of road rules in the Parliamentary precincts by ACT Policing therefore the ACT DPP has no power to prosecute,
* the AFP there are contracted protective services with no general power to enforce laws, and
* under section 10 of the Parliametary Precincts Act 1988 the Commonwealth DPP must only procecute in accodance with agreements in force between the Commonwealth DPP and the presiding officers of each House of Parliament.

So basicaly, tell someone who cares…

PS Parliamentary Drive has a certain NASCAR oval feel to it, don’t you think?

I dont see where anyone expected any action to be taken but I guess it gave you the chance to trot out your “insider’ knowledge to dazzle the rest of us.

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dph 1:56 pm
19 Nov 12
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How much money would we like to wager that this ute belongs to a tradie?

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 2:29 pm
19 Nov 12
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NoImRight said :

PantsMan said :

I would just say that:
* there is no MoU in force in relation to the enforcement of road rules in the Parliamentary precincts by ACT Policing therefore the ACT DPP has no power to prosecute,
* the AFP there are contracted protective services with no general power to enforce laws, and
* under section 10 of the Parliametary Precincts Act 1988 the Commonwealth DPP must only procecute in accodance with agreements in force between the Commonwealth DPP and the presiding officers of each House of Parliament.

So basicaly, tell someone who cares…

PS Parliamentary Drive has a certain NASCAR oval feel to it, don’t you think?

I dont see where anyone expected any action to be taken but I guess it gave you the chance to trot out your “insider’ knowledge to dazzle the rest of us.

I think it may be pants mans car!

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NoImRight 2:57 pm
19 Nov 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

NoImRight said :

PantsMan said :

I would just say that:
* there is no MoU in force in relation to the enforcement of road rules in the Parliamentary precincts by ACT Policing therefore the ACT DPP has no power to prosecute,
* the AFP there are contracted protective services with no general power to enforce laws, and
* under section 10 of the Parliametary Precincts Act 1988 the Commonwealth DPP must only procecute in accodance with agreements in force between the Commonwealth DPP and the presiding officers of each House of Parliament.

So basicaly, tell someone who cares…

PS Parliamentary Drive has a certain NASCAR oval feel to it, don’t you think?

I dont see where anyone expected any action to be taken but I guess it gave you the chance to trot out your “insider’ knowledge to dazzle the rest of us.

I think it may be pants mans car!

Aah! Thanks. Penny = dropped.

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RadioVK 4:12 pm
19 Nov 12
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PantsMan said :

I would just say that:
* there is no MoU in force in relation to the enforcement of road rules in the Parliamentary precincts by ACT Policing therefore the ACT DPP has no power to prosecute,
* the AFP there are contracted protective services with no general power to enforce laws, and
* under section 10 of the Parliametary Precincts Act 1988 the Commonwealth DPP must only procecute in accodance with agreements in force between the Commonwealth DPP and the presiding officers of each House of Parliament.

So basicaly, tell someone who cares…

PS Parliamentary Drive has a certain NASCAR oval feel to it, don’t you think?

Are you sure?

The police officers (not sure if they were ACT police or AFP) that I’ve met there are only too happy to hand out parking fines to all and sundry. I’ve got one myself for overstaying in a loading zone, and I’ve seen plenty of other little yellow envelopes on windscreens in the underground carpark.

If they’re not allowed to hand out parking fines, someone has certainly forgotten to tell them…

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Deref 4:59 pm
19 Nov 12
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dph said :

How much money would we like to wager that this ute belongs to a tradie?

Exactly. They’re allowed to park there. Or anywhere else.

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dph 5:28 pm
19 Nov 12
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Deref said :

dph said :

How much money would we like to wager that this ute belongs to a tradie?

Exactly. They’re allowed to park there. Or anywhere else.

They don’t even have to indicate or stay inside their own lane.
Giving way at an intersection? Forget about it. Obeying road rules? Get faarrkked.
When you’re tradie, you don’t bother with such nonsense.

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RadioVK 7:41 pm
19 Nov 12
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dph said :

Deref said :

dph said :

How much money would we like to wager that this ute belongs to a tradie?

Exactly. They’re allowed to park there. Or anywhere else.

They don’t even have to indicate or stay inside their own lane.
Giving way at an intersection? Forget about it. Obeying road rules? Get faarrkked.
When you’re tradie, you don’t bother with such nonsense.

The same could be said for a lot of drivers on the roads who aren’t tradies as well. Tradies just tend to stand out more.

Bad driving is hardly confined to a few demographics, we believe in equal opportunity here in Canberra you know.

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steveu 8:12 pm
19 Nov 12
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AFP protective services are contracted to patrol the outside areas of the parliamentary precinct. They are non sworn members who use public orders as enforcement, as well as sections of the parliamentary precincts act, to to their job. ACT govt is invited to issue parking tickets in the parliamentary precinct by the presiding officers (sgt at arms and president of the senate).

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