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Monday Parking Blast

By Barcham - 23 September 2013 17

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So a Monday has gotten right up in your grill has it?

Well I know how to deal with Mondays. You parking photo them right in their stupid Monday faces!

Here’s some ammo, now you show that Monday who is boss!

If you’d like to help restock the RiotACT armoury with more anti-monday parking photos, send them to images@the-riotact.com.

Be sure to tell us what name you would like to be credited with, and use the word “parking” in the subject line.


1. Poetix sacrifices much:

School of Music, Saturday. I put down my ‘champagne’ to take this.

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17 Responses to
Monday Parking Blast
tim_c 10:29 am 24 Sep 13

c_c™ said :

#10, assuming the vehicle has the right permit, looks legal actually. Not smart, but does look legal. Unbroken lines, inside the lines and he’s well inside the sign posted area. Think TAMS might want to get a tin of paint, or move the sign a little way up.

I’m not so sure – is that the beginning of the loading bay line just near the left-rear tyre?

tim_c 10:26 am 24 Sep 13

dph said :

Can someone explain what it is with tradies & their self entitlement when it comes to parking & pretty much any road rule in the book?

Tradies? Book?! What’s that?

Holden Caulfield 9:49 am 24 Sep 13

Growling Ferret said :

16a – I don’t know why its illegal (if it is)

Off the road, not blocking anything. Should be fine.

I agree with you, however parking on the verge is not legal. Personally, I’d rather have the car there out of the way rather than on the road potentially impeding traffic flow and/or sight lines.

Holden Caulfield 9:47 am 24 Sep 13

JC said :

Re 11, provided there are no ‘no parking’ signs along that stretch of road, there is nothing what so ever wrong with how that vehicle is parked.

Is the car parked in a cycle lane and/or does the unbroken white line indicate parking is not be kosher?

JC 8:57 pm 23 Sep 13

Re 11, provided there are no ‘no parking’ signs along that stretch of road, there is nothing what so ever wrong with how that vehicle is parked.

Growling Ferret 8:16 pm 23 Sep 13

16a – I don’t know why its illegal (if it is)

Off the road, not blocking anything. Should be fine.

m00nee 6:25 pm 23 Sep 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Give the driver of car #5a a chance, he/she is clearly blind.

I think 5b also deserves a chance. When was the last time anyone saw a hummer actually “off road”.

c_c™ 4:56 pm 23 Sep 13

#10, assuming the vehicle has the right permit, looks legal actually. Not smart, but does look legal. Unbroken lines, inside the lines and he’s well inside the sign posted area. Think TAMS might want to get a tin of paint, or move the sign a little way up.

Holden Caulfield 4:04 pm 23 Sep 13

Give the driver of car #5a a chance, he/she is clearly blind.

Gerry-Built 2:58 pm 23 Sep 13

beardedclam said :

#15, what other people?? Even if there were other people, practicing in an empty car park is a pretty good way to expose a learner driver to other drivers and vehicles, in a semi controlled environment. Good job for being so patient with other people’s needs though.

I don’t think the issue is the (emptyness or not of the) carpark – more; the reversing into a ‘No Stopping’ spot… you don’t have to be a rocket surgeon to see the issue with teaching a learner bad habits early on…

Zeital 2:12 pm 23 Sep 13

beardedclam said :

#15, what other people?? Even if there were other people, practicing in an empty car park is a pretty good way to expose a learner driver to other drivers and vehicles, in a semi controlled environment. Good job for being so patient with other people’s needs though.

Sorry but I need to correct you there. At 8.00am on any morning this car park has a stream of people coming to the entrance this learner was trying to learn in and trying to reverse parallel park into a section that wasn’t designed to as it is close to where said cars are coming into. Just because I didn’t catch another car in the pic or that the end of the line didn’t have any cars yet doesn’t mean that they weren’t blocking people trying to come into the car park. there is other places in Woden that would have been a better pick and a more legal parking spot too.

I don’t have a a lack of patients with learner, I was one myself, what I have a lack of patience for is driving instructors teaching learners incorrect driving.

dph 2:10 pm 23 Sep 13

Can someone explain what it is with tradies & their self entitlement when it comes to parking & pretty much any road rule in the book?

Ben_Dover 1:47 pm 23 Sep 13

#2 is this weeks “Most deserving of a damn good keying” award winner.

beardedclam 1:35 pm 23 Sep 13

#15, what other people?? Even if there were other people, practicing in an empty car park is a pretty good way to expose a learner driver to other drivers and vehicles, in a semi controlled environment. Good job for being so patient with other people’s needs though.

magiccar9 11:49 am 23 Sep 13

OK, so #14 isn’t bad parking. The trucks have to use this area of the road due to the positions of the loading docks for the Hyperdome. He is facing into the oncoming traffic because he will need to swing that wide to get into the Fresh Life loading dock just where the cab of his truck is. He will also use the entrance to Homeworld to do so – thus blocking the entire street briefly.

That road is also 4 cars wide, if you can’t manage to go around the truck (even with oncoming cars) then there is something wrong. The skills of the truckies should be commended for the effort they need to get into the 3 loading docks on this street.

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