Parking Woden style. Any problems?

johnboy 11 October 2011 26

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Martin has sent in these pictures with this note:

There was some debate between myself and my colleague as to whether these two cars were actually touching and if they were but there was no damage is there an issue?

Thought the riot may be interested in Phillip style parking.

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betto betto 11:04 pm 12 Oct 11

helium said :

I am told in Cambodia (and read in rough guide) that you leave a car parked with the handbrake off so that it can be pushed out of the way to make room for other cars…so do we have DC plates ? Cambodian ?

They do this in Jakarta as well… I used to call it “Tetris parking”. You usually see it when the cars are double parked… the cars in the outer row are shuffled back and forth to let other cars in the inner row in and out. It is usually orchestrated by guys who you pay a little money to for looking after your car. It’s funny to watch.

Jethro Jethro 10:47 pm 12 Oct 11

bloviate said :

Blood’s thicker than water pal.

As I’m sure the firies will attest as they hose his blood off the road.

helium helium 9:18 pm 12 Oct 11

I am told in Cambodia (and read in rough guide) that you leave a car parked with the handbrake off so that it can be pushed out of the way to make room for other cars…so do we have DC plates ? Cambodian ?

Henry82 Henry82 1:36 pm 12 Oct 11

bloviate said :

I’m not turning him in, he’s family!

So i’ll assume you’ll be taking responsibility if he kills someone?

bloviate bloviate 12:39 pm 12 Oct 11

Henry82 said :

bloviate said :

I’m 99% sure that’s my uncles car. He’s pretty much legally blind, but refuses to stop driving. This kind of stuff always happens to him

And that’s a good reason to anonymously report him to the Motor Registry. Im sure they have the equivalent of this; http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/publicationsstatisticsforms/downloads/45070802.pdf

Do it before he drives over a kid or cyclist without realising.

I’m not turning him in, he’s family!
Blood’s thicker than water pal. Rather someone else go down over my uncle. He’s a legend!

geekette geekette 12:17 pm 12 Oct 11

Found an example of French style parking here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nif2gODVxm8

sawyer sawyer 12:07 pm 12 Oct 11

yes, this is standard practice in any high-density city.

what_the what_the 10:47 am 12 Oct 11

Is your colleague Stevie Wonder??

Solidarity Solidarity 10:45 am 12 Oct 11

Mr Waffle said :

Nudging cars back and forth is a legitimate form of parking? No thanks, if you do that to my car you’ll be paying for a new bumper.

“How dare you bump my car and cause no damage!”

“Monsier, you haav not driven en Paris, have you”

“I need your details!”

“HawHawHawHaw”

“That’s it i’m reporting you to the cops, cops, this guy bumped my car”

“Yes Monsieur, under vat circumstance”

“Parking”

“AwHawHawHawHaw”

Mr Waffle Mr Waffle 12:35 am 12 Oct 11

Nudging cars back and forth is a legitimate form of parking? No thanks, if you do that to my car you’ll be paying for a new bumper.

2604 2604 9:25 pm 11 Oct 11

Seeing as it’s a Subaru Impreza and a Golf, the most likely explanation is that the two cars were competing for the attention of a gullible yuppie purchaser prepared to pay $35,000 for a $25,000 car.

Henry82 Henry82 5:42 pm 11 Oct 11

bloviate said :

I’m 99% sure that’s my uncles car. He’s pretty much legally blind, but refuses to stop driving. This kind of stuff always happens to him

And that’s a good reason to anonymously report him to the Motor Registry. Im sure they have the equivalent of this; http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/publicationsstatisticsforms/downloads/45070802.pdf

Do it before he drives over a kid or cyclist without realising.

bloviate bloviate 4:33 pm 11 Oct 11

I’m 99% sure that’s my uncles car. He’s pretty much legally blind, but refuses to stop driving. This kind of stuff always happens to him

KB1971 KB1971 4:08 pm 11 Oct 11

P:P:S: There is a pedestrian protection standard in the making in Europe, at the moment its called Global Technical Regulation 9 (GTR9), a RIS was released earlier in the year but the ney sayers howled it down as a “bull bar ban”. Massive amounts of negative, incorrect publicity was released by the media and it was pulled by the Minister.

This rule would have been trying to achieve a similar result as the CFR but it actually encompassed the whole front of the vehicle, not just the bumper.

KB1971 KB1971 4:01 pm 11 Oct 11

P:S: As both of these vehicles are imported & supplied to the US market by their respected manufacturers, they would mor than likely meet the requirements in CFR Part 581.

KB1971 KB1971 4:00 pm 11 Oct 11

glenenglish said :

KB1971 said :

glenenglish said :

The Australian Design Rules says that a bumper is supposed to be able to cop a collision of a few km/h without any damage.

No it doesnt, there is no such design rule.

Yes sorry, My bad. It is only a USA rule.

“CFR Part 581, “The bumper standard,” prescribes performance requirements for passenger cars in low-speed front and rear collisions. It applies to front and rear bumpers on passenger cars to prevent the damage to the car body and safety related equipment at barrier impact speeds of 2? mph across the full width and 1? mph on the corners.”

Yah, CFR Part 581 is called up in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) in the US.

Only in ADR 4 and 79/80 is there an allowance for FMVSS regulations and that pertains to certain category vehicles.

Nominally, the ADR’s refernce ECE Regulations as alternative standards and even adopt them as the whole rule with some alterations for Australia.

So, there is not bumper standard in Australia other then ADR 84, Front Underrun Impact Protection to stop heavy vehicles from running over any cars thay hit & some rear bumper requirements for the same thing in section 8 of ADR 42/04. Sorry for motor vehicle nerding up the argument. 🙂

glenenglish glenenglish 3:37 pm 11 Oct 11

KB1971 said :

glenenglish said :

The Australian Design Rules says that a bumper is supposed to be able to cop a collision of a few km/h without any damage.

No it doesnt, there is no such design rule.

Yes sorry, My bad. It is only a USA rule.

“CFR Part 581, “The bumper standard,” prescribes performance requirements for passenger cars in low-speed front and rear collisions. It applies to front and rear bumpers on passenger cars to prevent the damage to the car body and safety related equipment at barrier impact speeds of 2? mph across the full width and 1? mph on the corners.”

Henry82 Henry82 3:33 pm 11 Oct 11

Remind me to have a large steel bull bar on my new car. Anyone who “touch parks” should have their license revoked. If i can get a 5m long car into most spots, people should be able to park a little golf.

KB1971 KB1971 3:11 pm 11 Oct 11

glenenglish said :

The Australian Design Rules says that a bumper is supposed to be able to cop a collision of a few km/h without any damage.

No it doesnt, there is no such design rule.

Funky1 Funky1 3:08 pm 11 Oct 11

It would also be interesting to see the other end of each car. i.e. is there ample room to make an exit?

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