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Police parking

By Skyring 26 December 2009 163

Naughty Boy!

While this police car was parked illegally in Murulla Lane at 1600 on Christmas Eve, the driver was booking cabs on the nearby taxirank for double parking.

If this was an isolated incident, it would be bad enough, but this is standard procedure for cops: parking rules and traffic regulations do not apply to them, apparently.

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FUBAR 10:48 am 25 Jan 10

different strokes for different blokes.

ROOSTERFAN 11:05 am 06 Jan 10

Some of you ppl are pathetic you will winge and complain when they are not doing their job properly but when the are out there doing their job you still have something to winge and complain about just let them do their job and you stick to yours!!

peterh 1:15 am 06 Jan 10

Skyring said :

Special G said :

Skyring – You do not wish for Police to start paying more attention to taxi drivers. A targetting campaign by the Police on taxis would see the lot of them off the road due to loss of licence in a couple of weeks

Frankly, some of them SHOULD be off the road. With Summernats coming up, there’ll be a good deal of scrutiny of all traffic, including taxis. The cops should brush up on their taxi legislation.

Taxi legislation? don’t make me laugh. what about being able to recite the street names from point a to point b? don’t they test you anymore for that? and some of the taxis I have been in recently, how did they pass their license exams? fancy not knowing where the clare holland hospice is?

If the police deem a park safe for their vehicle, and allows them easy and quick access to another exit point, good on them. As you mention, summernats is coming (whoo bleedin hoo) and the descent into madness is coming.If the taxis are breaking the law, they should cop a fine. If some yahoo belts past in a hotted up car, towards the canberra centre, I would like to think that the police are able to get after them quickly, not attempt a 20-point turn to get out of a meter park. That may be the difference between a pedestrian being mown down or not.

If you think that the cabbies are being hard done by, are you one? you definitely arent a member of the force, (neither am I) but sitting at a keyboard passing judgement on their actions is all well and good, till you need them. Then the post will be along the lines of “why do the police take so long to respond to a 000 call?” let them do their job. don’t worry about their actions, at least they are there.


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