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Goods vehicles London Circuit style. Images of Canberra.

By thatsnotme - 21 September 2011 26

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I think I might have to rethink my career path, because apparently these days couriers can afford Porsche’s!

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Goods vehicles London Circuit style. Images of Canberra.
dungfungus 5:33 pm 21 Sep 11

Jivrashia said :

1967 said :

Given the size and style of the vehicle, it’s probably registered as a “Commercial” vehicle and “Legally” allowed to park in a loading zone.

I think it goes as far as that vans, wagons, utes, jeeps can park in the Loading Zone without fear of an infringement notice.

What gets me is that the guy can afford a Porche, and yet is coy about a measly parking fare?
…Are you guys sure it’s not a Great Wall 4WD?

It’s a passenger vehicle – it may have an expensive limited time loading zone permit but I doubt it.
The vehicle manufacturer’s specs. determine whether a vehicle is deemed passenger or goods carrying – there are no “hybrids”. The cost of registration, CTP etc for a goods carrying vehicle in the ACT is about 50% more than a passenger one. The vehicle type in the photo is very popular with real estate agents and whale watchers.

carnardly 5:11 pm 21 Sep 11

other bad driving 101…

The car that pulled into the Curtin shops yesterday GT-350 with the mountain bike on the roof. You parked in the disabled spot for over an hour and yet nowhere did i see your disability parking permit.

I find abled bodied drivers parking in the disabled spots a pretty low bloody act.

thatsnotme 4:41 pm 21 Sep 11

I didn’t think to check for a loading zone permit.

Given the size and style of the vehicle, it’s probably registered as a “Commercial” vehicle and “Legally” allowed to park in a loading zone.

I’d be surprised if any Porsche was ever registered as a commercial vehicle…regardless, the rules say “Vehicles that are primarily designed to carry goods, can park in loading zones for the purpose of loading or unloading only.” Pretty sure that one isn’t primarily designed to carry goods, and there certainly didn’t seem to be any loading or unloading going on!

Even if your vehicle is classified as one that can legally use a loading zone, it doesn’t mean that you’ve got a handy 30 minute parking space whenever you feel like it, the space has to be used for the purpose that it’s been provided.

Solidarity 4:40 pm 21 Sep 11

Jivrashia said :

1967 said :

Given the size and style of the vehicle, it’s probably registered as a “Commercial” vehicle and “Legally” allowed to park in a loading zone.

I think it goes as far as that vans, wagons, utes, jeeps can park in the Loading Zone without fear of an infringement notice.

What gets me is that the guy can afford a Porche, and yet is coy about a measly parking fare?
…Are you guys sure it’s not a Great Wall 4WD?

If you had the choice of a) paying for parking, or b) not paying for parking, which would you choose?

Remembering that it is probably classed as commercial, and hence s/he is not doing anything illegal…

Jivrashia 3:32 pm 21 Sep 11

1967 said :

Given the size and style of the vehicle, it’s probably registered as a “Commercial” vehicle and “Legally” allowed to park in a loading zone.

I think it goes as far as that vans, wagons, utes, jeeps can park in the Loading Zone without fear of an infringement notice.

What gets me is that the guy can afford a Porche, and yet is coy about a measly parking fare?
…Are you guys sure it’s not a Great Wall 4WD?

troll-sniffer 2:38 pm 21 Sep 11

Did you have a look for the bumper sticker that should be affixed:

“When you’ve finished checking out mah wheels, I got a small penis to show you as well”

p1 2:18 pm 21 Sep 11

shadow boxer said :

He stopped and had a look and did a quick lap of the vehicle before coming over to me with a puzzled look and said “what would be the point of one of these in your country ? they are designed to cruise at 140-160kmh”

Same goes for the larger models sold by BMW, Mercedes, Audi, etc.

Personally, I want one with a lift kit, snorkel and mud tyres…

Me no fry 2:11 pm 21 Sep 11

shadow boxer said :

… he was a bit sad at the wasted technology.

Aren’t we all, mate, aren’t we all.

shadow boxer 1:42 pm 21 Sep 11

A bit off topic but I had a German visitor I was looking after for work once and he saw the turbo version of one of these parked outside his hotel.

He stopped and had a look and did a quick lap of the vehicle before coming over to me with a puzzled look and said “what would be the point of one of these in your country ? they are designed to cruise at 140-160kmh”

I didn’t really have an answer for him and he was a bit sad at the wasted technology.

1967 1:37 pm 21 Sep 11

Given the size and style of the vehicle, it’s probably registered as a “Commercial” vehicle and “Legally” allowed to park in a loading zone.

However, as a tradesman, who spends quite a bit of time driving laps of the Civic area trying to find somewhere to park close to where ever I’m working, (so I’m not lugging ladders and tools and materials for blocks), nothing s*%#s me more than soccer mums in their luxury 4WDs parking in loading zones nice and close to what ever cafe or nail shop they’re going to meet their friends at.
Particularly when the sit there for hours….

KaptnKaos 1:33 pm 21 Sep 11

Looks very much like the Porche branded motorcycle I saw parked in a m/c parking area the other day.

INFP 12:44 pm 21 Sep 11

scraping the bottom of the humour barrel with this post, imo.

trevar 12:36 pm 21 Sep 11

Couriers can afford Porche’s what?

johnboy 12:36 pm 21 Sep 11

Which would still make it a porsche being used as a goods vehicle.

bd84 12:35 pm 21 Sep 11

Did yo check to see if it had a loading zone permit? You can purchase permits that allow you park your vehicle in a loading zone for 15/30 mins no matter what you drive..

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