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Parking police style

By Pitchka - 30 October 2012 33

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Just find yourself an illegal space between 2 parked cars and knock yourself out.

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Parking police style
peitab 12:56 pm 30 Oct 12

A possible issue is that parking the motorcycle like that may make it more difficult for the black car to pull away from the curb (assuming the car has no room to reverse first, which admittedly is unlikely in those particular spots).

goody658 12:41 pm 30 Oct 12

I often park my bike like that when I am the first one in the space, allows a car to also share “my” space as well. Sook much

KeenGolfer 12:40 pm 30 Oct 12

ARR 307: Stopping and parking exemption for police and emergency vehicles and authorised persons
(1) A provision of Part 12 does not apply to the driver of a police vehicle or emergency vehicle if, in the circumstances:
(a) the driver is taking reasonable care; and
(b) it is reasonable that the provision should not apply.

Parking near to where they need to go, whether it be for food, drink, toilet or for a job is paramount. Do you really expect the police to park 5 or 10 mins walk away, then when they get called to an emergency spend 10 minutes getting back to their vehicle? That could be the difference between life and death for someone that needs their help and you begrudge them for parking nearby?

thehutch 12:37 pm 30 Oct 12

Police need to eat / drink. They also need to respond to emergencies. If they have to park further away it will take them longer to respond. Personally, I’d prefer Police to be able to park whereever they see fit in order for them to get to a call-out 30 seconds quicker

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:34 pm 30 Oct 12

p1 said :

Sometimes I get a little irritated at police using their exemptions from certain parking laws for no valid reason – this though doesn’t worry me at all.

Really, this is just efficient use of space. It should be legal for all motorcycles.

Yup

Here_and_Now 12:28 pm 30 Oct 12

p1 said :

Can’t be bothered finding the reference, but I believe it isn’t nearly as specific as “in an emergency”, but more along the lines of “because they are doing policy type stuff” – which could well be interpreted as “need to be near my vehicle in case of an emergency call, but also need to eat, drink and pee from time to time”.

It all seems reasonable to me. That, and there’s nothing here saying what the officer might have been up to, so there may be an emergency nearby.

Bit of a non-event…’Police officer parks motorcycle, film at eleven.’

obediah 12:19 pm 30 Oct 12

Police cost us a fortune in taxes. I don’t want to pay for them to ride around looking for park nearby wherever they need to be. If there isn’t one available let them ‘make’ one!

p1 12:03 pm 30 Oct 12

PantsMan said :

The Australian Road Rules do not apply to emergency service vehicles during an emergency.

A lack of parking next to “Bean in the City” is a recognised category of emergency.

Can’t be bothered finding the reference, but I believe it isn’t nearly as specific as “in an emergency”, but more along the lines of “because they are doing policy type stuff” – which could well be interpreted as “need to be near my vehicle in case of an emergency call, but also need to eat, drink and pee from time to time”.

BelcoMan said :

Fair to say Pitchka ASSUMES the bike got there after the 2 cars.

You raise a very good point.

p1 12:00 pm 30 Oct 12

Sometimes I get a little irritated at police using their exemptions from certain parking laws for no valid reason – this though doesn’t worry me at all. Really, this is just efficient use of space. It should be legal for all motorcycles.

BelcoMan 11:56 am 30 Oct 12

Strange post.

Fair to say Pitchka ASSUMES the bike got there after the 2 cars.

Big assumption – move along, nothing to see here

PantsMan 11:55 am 30 Oct 12

ezy10z said :

buzz819 said :

Dunno, looks legal to me?

Perfectly legal

The Australian Road Rules do not apply to emergency service vehicles during an emergency.

A lack of parking next to “Bean in the City” is a recognised category of emergency.

ezy10z 11:36 am 30 Oct 12

buzz819 said :

Dunno, looks legal to me?

Perfectly legal

SnapperJack 11:27 am 30 Oct 12

What’s wrong with this? It’s better than a motorbike taking up a whole car space intended for a car. In any case, the police officer might have seen something or someone that needed attention and had to park the bike as quickly as possible.

Gantz 11:19 am 30 Oct 12

Yeah am sick of seeing Police vehicles mounted on curbs, nature strips and the such, only to see the nice Officer’s coming out of the closet Cafe or Fast Food restaurant.

buzz819 11:14 am 30 Oct 12

Dunno, looks legal to me?

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