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Monday dose of bad parking

By Barcham - 5 August 2013 20

Morning Rioters!

When leaving the wild excesses of the weekend behind and beginning the task of preparing yourself for the week ahead, be sure to remember these few important steps:

1. Brush your teeth.
2. Find and put on your trousers, or trouser equivalents.
3. Check out the RiotACT bad parking photos.

Now you’re ready to go!

If you would like to do your part in helping society function the way it should, you should send any photos of bad parking you happen to take throughout the week to images@the-riotact.com.

Be sure to include the work “parking” in the subject and tell us what name you would like to be credited with.


1. Loxmyf kicks us off with a three hit combo:

Spotted Sunday along Hardwick Cres near the Kippax playing fields.

Note the do not park on grass sign.

Tyrannosaurus Rex


2. Sheep Groper’s eagle eyes don’t miss a thing:

Sharing a parking spot didn’t quite work here. Plenty of free parking across the street.

Stegosaurus

Dickson restaurant district, with ample free parking around the corner, yesterday. This bloke didn’t see why the busy driveway needed to be kept clear.

Triceratops


3. Emma also found something at the exact same spot in Dickson:

Typical spot in Dickson for people who want to return a DVD to Blockbuster. While we were seated in Subway no less than three additional cars did the same thing.

Theriznosaur


4. Jason lets his photo do the talking:

Utahraptor


5. Adam has presented us with a sort of bad parking story book, so follow along kids:

As parking fails go, this was a pretty good one. Only wish I knew in advance how bad he’d be at parking, I’d have shot video.
P plater parking in a loading zone, right across from a couple of available, legal spaces.

First attempt: Way too shallow on the turn, after backing and filling for a few of minutes, decided to try again.

Titanosaur

Second attempt: Way too acute on the turn, backs and fills for the next 4-5 mins, hitting the Territory behind once or twice.

Apatosaurus

Finally parked: gets out, looks back to see if he damaged the car, looks around sheepishly, then walks off.

Allosaurus

After 10mins trying to park, finally does it, though you’d think someone who wears white collar shirts and french cuffs could afford legal parking.

Giganotosaurus

We also received this little tale from Adam:

Outside the ATO in Civic, courier parked in a No Stopping zone on a painted island… right in front of a parking inspector (pictured).

Inspector was nice enough to warn him to move the vehicle, courier replied “Just two minutes” to which inspector replied “Two minutes and it’ll cost you $204”. Courier told him to stuff off and wheeled in the deliver anyway, getting the fine. There were empty spaces nearby.

Diplodocus


6. Bustbooster takes action:

A big shout-out to all the parents of the kids at Telopea Park School who drop their kids off in the No-stopping zone on New South Wales Crescent. Unfortunately the No-stopping sign doesn’t actually appear in the photo, but all these cars were backed up because the first three cars in the photo were depositing their offspring against the rules.

This happens every school morning, but I was irked enough to stop and snap a photo today because the driver of the silver car at the front of the line had the gall to honk at the driver in front of her for taking too long to drop her kids off.

Anklyosaurus


7. Sharon collects another trophy for our wall:

Hi I spotted this one on Friday at the woden helenic club.

Deinonychus


8. Troy brings us gifts:

Here’s a white Camry who doesn’t know where the white lines are, spotted at Belconnen Mall early last week.

Therizinosaurus

Styracosaurus

The second one was sent to me by a mate who narrowly avoided being run over by a drunk girl who thought a computer shop in Civic would be a great place to park early Saturday morning (27/7).

Ankylosaurus


9. Col comes through with a fitting finale to this post:

Snapped this yesterday when picking up my kids from school, it would seem that some pollies believe they are above restrictions when it comes to parking as this particular offender also regularly parks in the staff only spots too!

Velociraptor

UPDATE: We’ve heard from a Canberra Liberals spokesperson about Giulia’s van:

Building works are ongoing at Trinity Christian School.

As a result this car park has been temporarily reduced in size, to around 10 spaces.

Therefore the school has maintained one disabled car parking spot and the rest have been temporarily reassigned for general use by parents and visitors to the school.

The car parking space in question is one of those that have been temporarily reassigned during the building process.

What’s Your opinion?


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20 Responses to
Monday dose of bad parking
Queen_of_the_Bun 10:26 pm 05 Aug 13

tim_c said :

#7 Ha ha, it must be quite a challenge to fit such a “large” vehicle into one car space.

Clearly it is such a valuable car that the driver doesn’t want to risk anyone opening a door into it. The car on the left is parked pretty close to the line too.

melon1234 9:55 pm 05 Aug 13

I hope the photographer left a note on the Territory about Mr Avalon driver. I’m surprised he spent so long though. Usually they give up after the first attempt and move on to try the next spot.

bundah 6:11 pm 05 Aug 13

#5 Inspector was nice enough to warn him to move the vehicle, courier replied “Just two minutes” to which inspector replied “Two minutes and it’ll cost you $204?. Courier told him to stuff off and wheeled in the deliver anyway, getting the fine. There were empty spaces nearby.

$204? wow I can remember when it was $4 for an infringement. Gotta say that’s one very bright courier…not!

bigred 5:54 pm 05 Aug 13

The Canberra Liberals’ update proves the pollies are acutely aware this feature occurs. I have not seen Simon Corbell parking in the Weston Creek cab rank since it started.

Postalgeek 4:07 pm 05 Aug 13

Barcham said :

UPDATE: We’ve received an explanation from the Canberra Liberals about Giulia’s car.

And the explanation for not providing the explanation is…?

Barcham 3:58 pm 05 Aug 13

UPDATE: We’ve received an explanation from the Canberra Liberals about Giulia’s car.

RandomPoster 3:43 pm 05 Aug 13

beardedclam said :

Why is number 8 there? Maybe the driver knew exactly where the lines were.

Because that is s***t parking. Parking like that makes it very difficult for people to get into or out of either car next to that line. Parking like this should get your car sent to the crusher…

johnboy 12:42 pm 05 Aug 13

there’s always next week

Genie 12:37 pm 05 Aug 13

Postalgeek said :

Spotto #7, and possibly 2b volksvagon, but I’m willing for that to go to a referendum.

That bug looks pretty yellow to me !

Oops ! Forgot to send in my pics… took prob half a dozen at the hospital last week.

peitab 12:37 pm 05 Aug 13

The Julia with a G vehicles are getting quite infamous around town for their terrible driving and parking. I’m wondering if its the same driver every time (in which case, they need to be removed from our roads), or whether Giuila specifically looks for terrible driving/parking skills whenever she hires someone.

Postalgeek 11:42 am 05 Aug 13

Spotto #7, and possibly 2b volksvagon, but I’m willing for that to go to a referendum.

thebrownstreak69 11:30 am 05 Aug 13

tim_c said :

#7 Ha ha, it must be quite a challenge to fit such a “large” vehicle into one car space.

That carpark consistently has some of the worst parking you will find.

beardedclam 11:21 am 05 Aug 13

Why is number 8 there? Maybe the driver knew exactly where the lines were.

tim_c 10:56 am 05 Aug 13

#7 Ha ha, it must be quite a challenge to fit such a “large” vehicle into one car space.

gungsuperstar 10:53 am 05 Aug 13

Brilliant 😀

You would think that having your name on your car would encourage you not to park illegally wouldn’t you?

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