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Parking police style

Pitchka 30 October 2012 33

police parking

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

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Sandman 8:22 pm 31 Oct 12

Pitchka said :

Secondly, VW reverses to get out, collects police bike? Then what?

Then we take another photo and post it with the heading “Parking, VW style”.

Cheap 12:02 am 31 Oct 12

If I was walking past I would have grabbed that helmet. Would look cool on my mantelpiece!

Anti 8:30 pm 30 Oct 12

One wheel in 5 min zone and one wheel in 15 minute would have the parking inspectors scratching there heads.

Deckard 7:29 pm 30 Oct 12

I think we need a royal commission…

PantsMan 7:25 pm 30 Oct 12

Zan said :

As we pay rego and other taxes we are entitled to use the whole space.

I suspect this tread is going to take a sour turn about now.

G.R.R 7:17 pm 30 Oct 12

More importantly, the VW needs to wash his rear window!

Pork Hunt 6:34 pm 30 Oct 12

inside_info said :

I don’t have a problem with the parking but what about the pedestrian safety hazard created by those milk crates? Also, those massage shop posters are a little explicit, aren’t they? And what’s up with the black guy just standing there not running from the cops?

Perhaps the guy in question is looking for some police action Rodney King style?

Mr Waffle 6:02 pm 30 Oct 12

I’m just surprised/disappointed no kids have been cheeky enough to try and make off with the helmet. I guess because all the bogans are hanging around outside the Maccas at the interchange these days…

1337Hax0r 5:54 pm 30 Oct 12

Oh for crying out loud. I suspect some people will also have a go when they call the police in an emergency and they don’t get there fast enough. “Oh sorry,I was driving around the block looking for a parking space.” I suspect some one has other reasons to begrudge the police.

Zan 5:03 pm 30 Oct 12

Speaking as a motorcyclist that I am. I would never ever park like that. White care most probably has a driver who hardly looks out the rear window, and most probably wouldn’t see the bike. Blue car could hit the bike trying to get out.

If I was first to park I would use the whole space, but leave room for another bike only.

As we pay rego and other taxes we are entitled to use the whole space.

inside_info 4:54 pm 30 Oct 12

I don’t have a problem with the parking but what about the pedestrian safety hazard created by those milk crates? Also, those massage shop posters are a little explicit, aren’t they? And what’s up with the black guy just standing there not running from the cops?

bundah 3:43 pm 30 Oct 12

Pitchka said :

Just to clarify, i actually stopped when i saw him reversing into this spot, the cars where their first… I then decided to take the pic after he had left, heading in the CBA Banks direction….

Secondly, VW reverses to get out, collects police bike? Then what?

We all have a good laugh and congratulate the driver of course 🙂

EvanJames 3:09 pm 30 Oct 12

SnapperJack said :

the police officer might have seen something or someone that needed attention and had to park the bike as quickly as possible.

I expect it was some enticing-looking doughnuts that needed his immediate attention.

NellyBean 2:30 pm 30 Oct 12

Pitchka said :

Just to clarify, i actually stopped when i saw him reversing into this spot, the cars where their first… I then decided to take the pic after he had left, heading in the CBA Banks direction….

Secondly, VW reverses to get out, collects police bike? Then what?

Then the VW driver pays for repairs to the police bike. Just because someone is parked illegally doesn’t mean you lose liability for driving into their vehicle.

It’s not like it’s a hard bike to see, it’s nearly as big as the Polo.

However I’d be a bit miffed if I had parked that far forward in the bay so I could load something heavy into the back of the car.

KeenGolfer 2:24 pm 30 Oct 12

Postalgeek said :

Are there any rules that restrict the number of vehicles allowed to occupy marked parking bays? Is it illegal for four motorbikes to occupy one bay, or two compacts to occupy a bay?

211 Parking in parking bays
(1) This rule applies to a driver who parks on a length of road, or in an area, that has parking bays (whether or not a park in bays only sign applies to the length of road or area).
Note Parking bay is defined in the dictionary.
(2) The driver must position the driver’s vehicle completely within a single parking bay, unless the vehicle is too wide or long to fit completely within the bay.
Offence provision.
Note 1 Driver’s vehicle is defined in the dictionary.
Note 2 Vehicle includes a combination — see rule 15 (d).
(3) If the vehicle is too wide or long to fit completely within a single parking bay, the driver must park the driver’s vehicle within the minimum number of parking bays needed to park the vehicle.
Offence provision.

Not that I can see from a quick look at the Australian Road Rules.

watto23 2:17 pm 30 Oct 12

Pitchka said :

Just to clarify, i actually stopped when i saw him reversing into this spot, the cars where their first… I then decided to take the pic after he had left, heading in the CBA Banks direction….

Secondly, VW reverses to get out, collects police bike? Then what?

If that VW driver can’t get out of the park they don’t deserve a license IMO. Same goes for the other car although I can give it some slack if the car behind it is illegally parked.

As for the cop OP, read the responses. Whether they are getting a coffee or buying a donut, they have to be able to respond ASAP in an emergency. Imagine the outrage if the reason a police officer didn’t get somewhere was because they had to park too far away for any reason.

Postalgeek 1:28 pm 30 Oct 12

Are there any rules that restrict the number of vehicles allowed to occupy marked parking bays? Is it illegal for four motorbikes to occupy one bay, or two compacts to occupy a bay?

Pitchka 1:14 pm 30 Oct 12

Just to clarify, i actually stopped when i saw him reversing into this spot, the cars where their first… I then decided to take the pic after he had left, heading in the CBA Banks direction….

Secondly, VW reverses to get out, collects police bike? Then what?

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

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