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It’s not Monday! Time for some bad parking!

By Barcham - 11 June 2013 26

We may have kicked back over the long weekend, but bad parking never rests.

If you should see some bad parking while out and about, grab your camera and send some shots to images@the-riotact.com.

Be sure to include the word parking in the subject and let us know what name you’d like us to credit you with.


1. Krystjann is the first cab off the rank today:

This lady decided that she’s old and can park where she wants to.

The silver car to the left is mine and took 3 attempts to get out and all the time the owner of red car stood there watching me to make sure I didn’t hit her car.. If looks could kill, that’s all I can say.

Ergh...


2. Larryo follows up with this little number:

Childers Street next to the Street Theatre. Two cars parked on the exit/access area on Friday night locking another vehicle into a parking area which had four available spaces.

Yuck!


3. Matt gets a two hit combo!

Tsk tsk.


4. CC hid in a tree to get us this:

Parked in a No Stopping zone a good 20mins, no occupants in sight.

Nasty.


5. Bill is our NSW correspondent:

Canberra spread their bad parking further afield during the long weekend. The tiguan in the photo was sighted in Leura NSW. He parked in the stop those tourist shuttles use and went and coffee.

Exotic?


6. James spots some bad ‘stopping’:

Well not parking, more like stopping. This car stopped and sat there until the lights changed even though the vehicle behind it reversed to make space.

He's out there.


7. Martlark keeps it simple:

Belconnen markets, Sunday evening.

Got his thumb in there...


8. Piglet caught this stinker:

Jamison car park, so many free spots around but had to stuff this up!

Spacious


9. PPTVB closes this week’s chapter:

This gem is for the parking nazis and grammar nazis.
While it was in Young, NSW, (last Saturday), it is an A.C.T vehicle.

In their defence, the whole main street was parked this badly.

Wow...

What’s Your opinion?


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26 Responses to
It’s not Monday! Time for some bad parking!
dpm 7:53 am 12 Jun 13

Yellow said :

Every Monday! It drives me wild to see this post. A bad parking witch-hunt. Yes we all see poor parking, but I would argue that at least 90% of the vigilante photographers would have a one point or another parked poorly due to necessity, and who knows if they parked for 5mins or 5hours (and would hate for their car to be highlighted to the whole of Canberra). Every time I see this post I think for gods sake get a life! Honestly what type of person goes out of their way to photograph peoples cars to post in the riot-act. It’s really not your problem. That’s what parking inspectors are paid for!

Is someone feeling a little self conscious?? Which one is you? hahaha!

JC 7:11 am 12 Jun 13

#1 I am not sure what is worse, the red car with one wheel on the line or the fact the driver of the silver car took 3 goes to get out, when the picture clearly shows a straight reverse would do.

As for #7 they must have spent a lot of time there as I parked next to them about 1pm on Saturday. What I did though was parked in the centre of my spot not to the right like the Honda did. By parking in the centre they had no chance of getting into their car. I was only going to be 5 minutes so thought it may teach a lesson but of course I was back before them.

poetix 10:54 pm 11 Jun 13

Yellow said :

Every Monday! It drives me wild to see this post. A bad parking witch-hunt. Yes we all see poor parking, but I would argue that at least 90% of the vigilante photographers would have a one point or another parked poorly due to necessity, and who knows if they parked for 5mins or 5hours (and would hate for their car to be highlighted to the whole of Canberra). Every time I see this post I think for gods sake get a life! Honestly what type of person goes out of their way to photograph peoples cars to post in the riot-act. It’s really not your problem. That’s what parking inspectors are paid for!

Spotto your user name!

Pork Hunt 10:07 pm 11 Jun 13

Yellow said :

Every Monday! It drives me wild to see this post. A bad parking witch-hunt. Yes we all see poor parking, but I would argue that at least 90% of the vigilante photographers would have a one point or another parked poorly due to necessity, and who knows if they parked for 5mins or 5hours (and would hate for their car to be highlighted to the whole of Canberra). Every time I see this post I think for gods sake get a life! Honestly what type of person goes out of their way to photograph peoples cars to post in the riot-act. It’s really not your problem. That’s what parking inspectors are paid for!

Viewing Monday parking is not compulsory!!! A couple of posters have indicated that it is their problem when someone else can’t park in a law abiding manner. I take extra care not to view child care posts for eg because I have no kids. Same goes for school related posts for the same reason.
Live and let live…

Yellow 9:21 pm 11 Jun 13

Every Monday! It drives me wild to see this post. A bad parking witch-hunt. Yes we all see poor parking, but I would argue that at least 90% of the vigilante photographers would have a one point or another parked poorly due to necessity, and who knows if they parked for 5mins or 5hours (and would hate for their car to be highlighted to the whole of Canberra). Every time I see this post I think for gods sake get a life! Honestly what type of person goes out of their way to photograph peoples cars to post in the riot-act. It’s really not your problem. That’s what parking inspectors are paid for!

Aeek 5:00 pm 11 Jun 13

Erg0 said :

Anonyposter said :

Check out the No Stopping zones outside Sirius Building (Woden) any afternoon…. Adds an exciting flavour to the pedestrian crossings for pedestriand AND drivers

Good thing it’s in a 40 zone or there might be real trouble.

Um, no that’s 50, the 40 zone ends just below Furzer St. Insane given how cars go in/out the Furzer St parking looking for a spot. It would have been so much simpler if all the Woden internal roads were 40.

p1 4:53 pm 11 Jun 13

#8… What sort of funny looking car is that?

Erg0 4:23 pm 11 Jun 13

Anonyposter said :

Check out the No Stopping zones outside Sirius Building (Woden) any afternoon…. Adds an exciting flavour to the pedestrian crossings for pedestriand AND drivers

Good thing it’s in a 40 zone or there might be real trouble.

Anonyposter 4:03 pm 11 Jun 13

Check out the No Stopping zones outside Sirius Building (Woden) any afternoon…. Adds an exciting flavour to the pedestrian crossings for pedestriand AND drivers

poetix 1:08 pm 11 Jun 13

Onceler said :

And yet he was careful enough to put an apostrophe after “Chev'”, denoting the abbreviation of “Chevrolet”. Some marks for effort.

The occluded plate is BARKM1.

grump 11:45 am 11 Jun 13

HAH!! no 6, I was there and am the silver car far right of picture closest to camera – couldn’t believe what i was seeing and he made no attempt to reverse, just sat there

Onceler 11:11 am 11 Jun 13

And yet he was careful enough to put an apostrophe after “Chev'”, denoting the abbreviation of “Chevrolet”. Some marks for effort.

smcphill 10:55 am 11 Jun 13

Solidarity said :

You’re*

FFS

Sure, take the low hanging fruit.

Incorrect capitalisation, missing / improper punctuation (no full-stop after ‘Commodores’. poor use of hyphen). Also, the ‘go’ is superfluous.

thebrownstreak69 10:40 am 11 Jun 13

Solidarity said :

You’re*

FFS

Next you’ll be telling us that people who drive 10 year old commodores have issues with spelling and grammar.

Solidarity 10:29 am 11 Jun 13

You’re*

FFS

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