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April fool monday parking

By johnboy - 1 April 2013 29

A great number of you have been busy with your phone cams documenting the shocking selfishness and poor driving skills of Canberra’s bad parkers.

And so without further ado here we go.


1. No sooner had Barcham (last seen at the Folk Festival no doubt having a lovely time) posted last week’s story than the new ones started rolling in. This one from c_c:

Walking back from Lonsdale Roasters, and right on cue for parking fail Monday…

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2. Paul had this shot:

The front guard of the red car was nearly touching the door of the green car.

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3. Andy was emphatic about this effort:

This douchebag at the New Acton Apartments either really likes room to swing his doors, or is sick of people parking in his spare spot – in a nearly empty swipe-pass car park.

douchebag


4. FXST01 noted this aberration in Fyshwick:

Every time I visit this area (Fyshwick) the same car is parked the same way. Car owner must be a bit precious.

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5. Shaun promises this was parking and not just driving.

Saw this a little while ago car was well and truly parked no attempt made to get next to the curb just parked basically in the middle of the road. lol

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6. Busbooster was not impressed:

This jagoff drives his X5 really fast as I’m trying to cross the road to catch my bus, so I have no hesitation in submitting him for your condemnation. The sign says NO STOPPING!

busbooster


7. Mark notes a Canberra/Bentley double down at the coast:

no where safe from canberra parking

taken at Tomakin IGA near the Moorings timeshare yesterday afternoon – having a bentley means never having to say you’re sorry!

bentley


8. Busbooster came back for a second bite at the cherry:

This photo was meant to be a comment on the cavalier parking habits of local construction workers. Instead, it turned out to be an accidental masterpiece of forced perspective – the man in the foreground appears to be hauling his tiny workmate up the hill on his inappropriately parked 4WD.

forced perspective


9. Pork Hunt found more coastal atrocities (it should be noted with NSW plates):

Parking fail duet from B’Bay last week.

batemans bay


10. Julian sent us the best of Erindale:

The funniest part about this is the guy was walking back to his car as we drove off, carrying a six pack of low-carb beer. Kinda says it all!

erindale


11. A reader has sent in his own car that has been the subject of a parking vigilante:

I love grabbing a coffee on Monday then browsing through photos of Canberra’s worst parking. Thanks for the laughs.

This morning I jumped in the car to find someone had stuck this sticker on my windshield! I was parked on my front lawn outside the house (Kambah) on Saturday night, didn’t think was actually illegal but happy to be corrected. The sticker was a pain in the you know what to remove too. Maybe I have a grumpy neighbour or we have a bad parking vigilante in Canberra.

Anyway was wondering if any of your readers had seen or experienced anything similar on their cars?

Happy for you to post the picture on the site but would prefer to remain anonymous.

sticker


12. Bubzie got in on the action:

Double bad parking at the Hellenic club tonight.

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13. And P1 rounded out lucky number 13:

Not very bad parking by RA standards, but it was Sunday evening, and
80% of spaces in the carpark were empty…

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As always keep your eyes peeled, your phones ready, and zap the results through to images@the-riotact.com .

What’s Your opinion?


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29 Responses to
April fool monday parking
Pitchka 1:26 pm 02 Apr 13

I love the effort put in by that neighbour (pic 11), he most likely went and had those stickers made up…

GOLD JERRY, GOLD!

pptvb 11:58 am 02 Apr 13

Oh, this is GOLD!
@ #11. I have a fair idea who placed the sticker on your car.
It is one of many pissed off neighbours.
Your “lawn” is actually the nature strip between the foot path & the road. You and other residents of your units constantly park there and it is dangerous.
Your vehicles block the view of cars turning out of Castley Cr. as the approaching traffic is coming over a slight rise & around a slight bend.
We have spoken to many residents about their parking, and the dangers, Parking inspectors have issued tickets, Yet laziness prevails over common sense.

Rant Over.

( I will send photos of your “lawn” to JB )

zorro29 11:32 am 02 Apr 13

watto23 said :

#3 probably was sick of others parking badly in his car park spaces so he is doing it for them. if they are both his, he probably has a right to them both…

#4, the reader only found one badly parked car there? As someone who worked in that building i can assure you at least 3 or 4 people don’t know how to park. So much so one guy decided to park perpendicular to the lines, thus myself and one other moved our cars to either end so there was no way he could leave. We also knew our older less trendy cars were safe, because there was no way they’d want to damgae their hotted up car 😉

agree, if you have 2 spots and 1 car then take the whole damn lot!!!

smeeagain 11:05 am 02 Apr 13

Australian Road Rules 197 (1) a driver must not stop on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path or dividing strip or a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built-up area unless a parking control sign applies.

If no 11 was parked on the Nature Strip, rather than inside their actual lease, the above applies. Not sure who the sticker is from, I’ve never seen anything like that from the Parking Inspectors. I would suggest a narky neighbour trying to make a point and maybe forewarn you before they ring the Parking inspectors?

watto23 10:17 am 02 Apr 13

#3 probably was sick of others parking badly in his car park spaces so he is doing it for them. if they are both his, he probably has a right to them both…

#4, the reader only found one badly parked car there? As someone who worked in that building i can assure you at least 3 or 4 people don’t know how to park. So much so one guy decided to park perpendicular to the lines, thus myself and one other moved our cars to either end so there was no way he could leave. We also knew our older less trendy cars were safe, because there was no way they’d want to damgae their hotted up car 😉

johnboy 9:44 am 02 Apr 13

The bay is pretty much local, especially on a long weekend.

quit your bitching.

Dilandach 9:40 am 02 Apr 13

el said :

Pork Hunt said :

Are you suggesting a free for all as long as it doesn’t bother anybody.

Can you post a screenshot of him suggesting this?

Bateman’s bay? What, are these threads branching out interstate now (Ignoring Struggle-Town)? We going to have some photos up of dodgy parking in Wagga? Sydney? or we going to give Perth or Adelaide a crack?

el 12:13 am 02 Apr 13

Pork Hunt said :

Are you suggesting a free for all as long as it doesn’t bother anybody.

Can you post a screenshot of him suggesting this?

Pork Hunt 10:59 pm 01 Apr 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Yar but its well away from the road and not obstructing a path so what’s the issue besides its not a designated parking area? I can’t see it bothering anybody.

Except when the joint is packed on a weekday in a pay parking zone. Are you suggesting a free for all as long as it doesn’t bother anybody. I’m 100% certain that your version of not bothering anybody doesn’t match mine (or vice versa).

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:11 pm 01 Apr 13

Yar but its well away from the road and not obstructing a path so what’s the issue besides its not a designated parking area? I can’t see it bothering anybody.

poetix 6:25 pm 01 Apr 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I don’t see a issue with either one or three.

Number 1 is nowhere near a designated parking area. Just because you can get a 4WD onto it, doesn’t make it a legal park.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:49 pm 01 Apr 13

I don’t see a issue with either one or three.

Innovation 12:11 pm 01 Apr 13

bundah said :

Image 11 had prompted me to suggest that Riot Act stickers should be mass produced and attached to all badly parked vehicles prior to capturing image!

If it’s on his front lawn behind the property line, I’m not sure either why it might be illegal. Perhaps it was illegal the way he got to that part of his garden but that’s not what the sticker says.

As for the idea of an RA sticker like “Your parking attempt has been photographed and submitted to RA at …. Could promote RA and owners (and other passers by) might visit RA to see it on line.

Could do the same sort of thing for other ideas too such as driving footage (if you see the car parked later), people abusing nature strips etc.

bundah 11:27 am 01 Apr 13

Image 11 had prompted me to suggest that Riot Act stickers should be mass produced and attached to all badly parked vehicles prior to capturing image!

Thelostmatt 11:02 am 01 Apr 13

I dont see whats wrong with number 3, unless its not his parking spot. He payed for them why cant he use them? same as me parking in the middle of my double driveway.

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