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On the roads again. Parking and driving fails

By johnboy - 21 January 2013 18

Once again we turn our attention to awful displays on the roads and car parks of Canberra.


1. Allen sent this one in from the Gunahlin Magnet Mart:

magnet mart


2. Stephen sent this in with Audi proudly flying the cockwittery flag once again:

Another parking image. Keep clear – No stopping.

Is there not enough parking in this town?

keep clear


3. Pork Hunt has had some fun at The Pavillion:

pavillion

parking


4. Tim sent us this:

Does the yellow X indicate where I’m not supposed to park, or where I’m supposed to park? I don’t know, I always get so confused – that’s probably why I bought a blue Mazda 3 (just like everyone else who gets confused by too many choices).

weston creek


5. Allen had another entry for us:

Snapped this one parked smack bang in the middle of two disabled parks!! Like a disabled park by itself isn’t big enough!!!

disabled parking


6. Smee gave us this:

Here’s one for the bad parking thread. Taken today in the Hyperdome car park. The two cars are actually touching.

touching


7. Mark gave us a nice piece of work:

Spotted this gem getting around in Chisholm. Driver flipped us the bird as we passed him…apparently taking photos and laughing your arse off at such things is frowned upon down that way. For those concerned with safety, no, the photographer was not the driver. Also apologies for the filthy windscreen.

number plate


8. Finally I saw this in Dickson last night. It would have been harder to steal if stood up with the kickstand down.

bicycle


Got an image of Canberra (parking related or otherwise) you want to share with the world? Email it in to images@the-riotact.com .

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18 Responses to
On the roads again. Parking and driving fails
Mike Bessenger 11:58 am 22 Jan 13

Captain RAAF said :

Mike Bessenger said :

Captain RAAF said :

My theory is this, I pay three rego’s, Mrs RAAF drives one and I drive the other two, one daily the other is a project, this entitles me to two parking spots, two lanes, twice as long in the right hand lane and twice as much oil dropped on the road!

Seriously, if there are dozens of empty bays I will also take two spots, but only if i’m in one of my classics because stinkin civvies can’t be trusted around nice cars!

You must be smart. You park in two bays so nobody damages your pride and joy. Whats the stop the next muppet from also parking in two bays right next to you. Stupid is as stupid does.

Nothing at all actually, doesnt bother me but as I said if its a carpark with dozens of empty spots and I’ve parked my 17 foot long piece of big block Mopar muscle in two spots, the only people that generally ever park beside you are like-minded car lovers, so I have nothing to fear!

Being 6 foot and built like a brick s***house also stops people parking beside you should they see you coming or going….

What actually works is parking the furthest bay from the shops. If anyone parks near you it’s always like minded people, everyone else is just too lady to walk that extra distance.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 11:49 am 22 Jan 13

Captain RAAF said :

Mike Bessenger said :

Captain RAAF said :

My theory is this, I pay three rego’s, Mrs RAAF drives one and I drive the other two, one daily the other is a project, this entitles me to two parking spots, two lanes, twice as long in the right hand lane and twice as much oil dropped on the road!

Seriously, if there are dozens of empty bays I will also take two spots, but only if i’m in one of my classics because stinkin civvies can’t be trusted around nice cars!

You must be smart. You park in two bays so nobody damages your pride and joy. Whats the stop the next muppet from also parking in two bays right next to you. Stupid is as stupid does.

Nothing at all actually, doesnt bother me but as I said if its a carpark with dozens of empty spots and I’ve parked my 17 foot long piece of big block Mopar muscle in two spots, the only people that generally ever park beside you are like-minded car lovers, so I have nothing to fear!

Being 6 foot and built like a brick s***house also stops people parking beside you should they see you coming or going….

Lol

Captain RAAF 11:12 am 22 Jan 13

Mike Bessenger said :

Captain RAAF said :

My theory is this, I pay three rego’s, Mrs RAAF drives one and I drive the other two, one daily the other is a project, this entitles me to two parking spots, two lanes, twice as long in the right hand lane and twice as much oil dropped on the road!

Seriously, if there are dozens of empty bays I will also take two spots, but only if i’m in one of my classics because stinkin civvies can’t be trusted around nice cars!

You must be smart. You park in two bays so nobody damages your pride and joy. Whats the stop the next muppet from also parking in two bays right next to you. Stupid is as stupid does.

Nothing at all actually, doesnt bother me but as I said if its a carpark with dozens of empty spots and I’ve parked my 17 foot long piece of big block Mopar muscle in two spots, the only people that generally ever park beside you are like-minded car lovers, so I have nothing to fear!

Being 6 foot and built like a brick s***house also stops people parking beside you should they see you coming or going….

Thumper 10:24 am 22 Jan 13

Mike Bessenger said :

Captain RAAF said :

My theory is this, I pay three rego’s, Mrs RAAF drives one and I drive the other two, one daily the other is a project, this entitles me to two parking spots, two lanes, twice as long in the right hand lane and twice as much oil dropped on the road!

Seriously, if there are dozens of empty bays I will also take two spots, but only if i’m in one of my classics because stinkin civvies can’t be trusted around nice cars!

You must be smart. You park in two bays so nobody damages your pride and joy. Whats the stop the next muppet from also parking in two bays right next to you. Stupid is as stupid does.

Got to admit though, the CAPT is correct. The number of numpties out there who simply slam their door on the car next to them without a semblance of guilt is quite amazing.

And worse still, when you pull them up about they get all ancy and give you a gobful, “What’s it you hey?”

Mike Bessenger 9:58 am 22 Jan 13

Captain RAAF said :

My theory is this, I pay three rego’s, Mrs RAAF drives one and I drive the other two, one daily the other is a project, this entitles me to two parking spots, two lanes, twice as long in the right hand lane and twice as much oil dropped on the road!

Seriously, if there are dozens of empty bays I will also take two spots, but only if i’m in one of my classics because stinkin civvies can’t be trusted around nice cars!

You must be smart. You park in two bays so nobody damages your pride and joy. Whats the stop the next muppet from also parking in two bays right next to you. Stupid is as stupid does.

Jungle Jim 9:56 am 22 Jan 13

Captain.

Good to see you, sir.

Girt_Hindrance 9:51 am 22 Jan 13

Captain RAAF said :

My theory is this, I pay three rego’s, Mrs RAAF drives one and I drive the other two, one daily the other is a project, this entitles me to two parking spots, two lanes, twice as long in the right hand lane and twice as much oil dropped on the road!

Seriously, if there are dozens of empty bays I will also take two spots, but only if i’m in one of my classics because stinkin civvies can’t be trusted around nice cars!

That’s along the same lines as “I pay a huge amount of taxes, I’m going to the nearest public housing residence to hang out on their couch whether they like it or not, ‘Stinkin Civvies’.”

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:33 am 22 Jan 13

Captain RAAF said :

My theory is this, I pay three rego’s, Mrs RAAF drives one and I drive the other two, one daily the other is a project, this entitles me to two parking spots, two lanes, twice as long in the right hand lane and twice as much oil dropped on the road!

Seriously, if there are dozens of empty bays I will also take two spots, but only if i’m in one of my classics because stinkin civvies can’t be trusted around nice cars!

Hope you are happy to pay the fine aswell.

Captain RAAF 9:01 am 22 Jan 13

My theory is this, I pay three rego’s, Mrs RAAF drives one and I drive the other two, one daily the other is a project, this entitles me to two parking spots, two lanes, twice as long in the right hand lane and twice as much oil dropped on the road!

Seriously, if there are dozens of empty bays I will also take two spots, but only if i’m in one of my classics because stinkin civvies can’t be trusted around nice cars!

switch 11:02 pm 21 Jan 13

Antagonist said :

Postalgeek said :

#6 – What’s not to love about two chick cars snogging in public?

They’re butt ugly.

I only like chick cars snogging in public if both of them are hot.

DrKoresh 10:38 pm 21 Jan 13

#5 is gob-smackingly heinous. Can we please have the number plate? Because I wouldn’t mind crippling that driver, that way they can park in disabled spots at their leisure. Everyone wins.

Antagonist 9:58 pm 21 Jan 13

Postalgeek said :

#6 – What’s not to love about two chick cars snogging in public?

They’re butt ugly.

Postalgeek 6:15 pm 21 Jan 13

#6 – What’s not to love about two chick cars snogging in public?

Mr Evil 5:35 pm 21 Jan 13

I saw that blue Mazda in picture No. 4 pull up and park like that last week, and I couldn’t get over the fact that she was displaying P-plates, yet looked like she was nearly 30.

Plus she nearly ran a few people down in her rush to get into that space.

Spykler 4:22 pm 21 Jan 13

Pics 2- 8 are appalling/amusing, bit number 1 might just be that on a quiet Sunday arvo there are about 5000 spaces free in that carpark and this didn’t really inconvenience anyone at all..(no, it’s not my car).

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