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Monday means bad parking

By Barcham - 4 March 2013 23

How was your weekend? Did you have fun? Did you park anywhere stupid?

Spotted a poor parking effort? Send them in to!

1. RP071 had to send us two pictures of this park just to prove the car was actually stationary and not in the process of parking:

I snapped this picture of this I30 on Newland Street Parkes this morning (28/02/13) before a female ran out to move it. Awesome effort and the reason why some people should not have licences.



2. Jacqui submits this for your disaproval:

Just thought I’d share this one.

It’s from the 6th feb while they were resurfacing the carpark at Coleman court


3. Peotix has taken time out from pointing out my typos to make fun of a park that is actually pretty impressive considering that the driver has no hands:

Silly bird is parked at an angle at the Canberra Centre. When will they learn?


4. Girt_Hindrance has sent us two images this week because he is observant and handsome:

Two would-be taxis in Kambah.
Props to Carnardly.


5. Girt’s second find:

Caught this one Thursday at Homeworld Tuggeranong. Car was parked for at least 30 mins.


6 . Matt contributed this:

3 cop cars all in a no stopping zone.


7. Monarchrepublic finishes this monday off with a late but great submission:



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Madam Cholet 1:12 pm 05 Mar 13

The sign at HomeWorld I think does include the words ‘One Way’, but it’s immaterial given that anywhere open to the public for the purposes of driving your registered vehicle, such as a carpark, is subject to the Australian Road Rules. Cops are being lazy if they don’t enforce it, and yes, probably because at HomeWorld it will set a big precedent.

And that’s why, if you even get into your drivers seat after coming out of a pub or bar for example, a little the worse for wear, that the cops can book you – even if you didn’t intend to drive – it’s a public place and you looked like you intended to drive. If you were on your driveway, it would be harder for them to prove as it’s private property.

dph 12:13 pm 05 Mar 13

Nico Bellic is looking for number 3.

shirty_bear 11:40 am 05 Mar 13

KeenGolfer said :

magiccar9 said :

… we once had a couple of Police Officers in our store. A lady proceeded to complain to them about someone going the ‘wrong way’ in the car park and wanted the offender to be booked (she even offered to point out the specific car). The officers replied “sorry ma’am, because it isn’t a public road there isn’t anything we can do. You just have to be courteous”. The look on her face was priceless!

They were wrong. The road rules apply as per normal. The issue is the signs on the road – I haven’t seen them so don’t know what they look like. They must be a significant likeness to that prescribed in the Australian Road Rules in schedule 2. Signs can be on, above or near the road, but they must be a reasonable likeness to the ARR schedule. There are several one way signs listed, if it’s just an arrow then IMHO it isn’t sufficient, it must also include the words “ONE WAY”.

Will put it to you that they weren’t so much wrong, as lazy. They know the rules and will apply them when they feel like it; they just didn’t want to get involved in this particular squabble. They’re also likely aware that applying a rule once potentially sets a time-consuming precedent.

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