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Parking Woden style. Any problems?

By 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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Parking Woden style. Any problems?
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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?

M0les 2:51 pm 11 Oct 11

Standard practice in Paris: Park touching the nearest car and leave your own car in gear (manual) w/ park-brake off. When leaving, nudge cars fore and aft out of the way before moving off.
Maximises the usage of extremely limited curb space.

arescarti42 2:45 pm 11 Oct 11

This is nothing. I’ve seen people in some European countries actually use their car to push other parked cars in order to make a big enough space to park in.

The bumpers are unlikely to damage each other, a metal licence plate coming in at a funny angle will though.

troll-sniffer 2:31 pm 11 Oct 11

Years ago sitting in Manhattan in my Buick compact I pulled in a metre or so behind one of those big limos, parked close up to the next car in front.

The chauffeur decided to leave, and with hardly a by your leave, glanced in the rear view mirror, noticed my car behind, and simply slowly reversed until he bumped my car, the signal to stop rearward progress and slip it into drive. Whereupon he simply went forward until he bumped the car in front, then back to bump mine again, repeating the process a couple more times until he was able to ease out into the traffic.

At the time I thought it a bit rude but on reflection I realised it was actually very sensible. There was no damage done as it was all very gentle, the limo got out of the tight spot in the least number of movements, and gave me something to post here. Win win for everyone 🙂

However, in the photo above, my money would be on a forgotten handbrake pull.

Jungle Jim 2:29 pm 11 Oct 11

I wonder if this is just a case of a dodgy (or badly applied) handbrake, resulting in a slow roll into the car in front. Looks to me like a slight incline on the road.

glenenglish 2:16 pm 11 Oct 11

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.

Thumper 2:12 pm 11 Oct 11

Parking by Braille.

Awesome.

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