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Tales of Monday Parking

By Barcham 18 November 2013 18

Some call it a punishment from God for a world full of sin, some say it was a curse placed upon drivers after one cut an old witch off at an intersection once, most just assume there are lots of stupid lazy people out there…

But whatever the reason, the fact remains that poor parking is a never ending blight upon us all!

Well except for right now, right now it’s here for your amusement.

Send any photo graphic evidence of this ancient evil you have to images@the-riotact.com.

Do it!


1. Melonhead sent us this image titles “Parking Dickson Style”:

More correctly driving, then parking style.

But you say he's just a friend.

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SheepGroper 11:13 am 19 Nov 13

Aeek said :

#17 cycle lane shots – both of these are legit uses of cycle lanes; many of these used to be shoulder/breakdown lane before they were rebranded as cycle lane.

We used to have a pedestrian killed every few years walking home from a party along a main road,
the cycle lanes doubling as emergency footpaths have reduced that too.

I didn’t submit those as parking thread entries, they were in a seperate Images of Canberra email. I did it to show the non-cyclist uses that one small strech of a cycle lane can be put to, as well as pointing out the traffic hazards in the 80 kph bit of road.

The pedestrian was weaving along, nearly in the first car lane for the short time I was attending to their presence, with a perfectly good footpath a metre or two away. You might not mind that he might lurch over the line and hit my car, or fall over and get run over, but other drivers might, and that’s a distraction with traffic potentially slowing for the intersection ahead.

As for the bloke jerking his wheel, we have the “attractive nusiance” of a firm bottom bobbing vigorously over the dividing line, leaving the average red blooded female driver the problem of tearing her attention away from the point of interest in case she veered too close, and having to check if the next lane was free in case the guy lost his grip and fell backwards.

And the bottom bobber chose to drive past at least two car parks in order to do his thing on the roadside again with 80 kph traffic whizzing past, a hazard to himself, cyclists and possibly cars. He could even have driven forward some meters and parked well away from the lanes and jerked in more safety.

tim_c 11:02 am 19 Nov 13

m00nee said :

Aeek said :

#17 cycle lane shots – both of these are legit uses of cycle lanes; many of these used to be shoulder/breakdown lane before they were rebranded as cycle lane.

Aeek is mostly correct regarding the use of cycle lanes. To paraphrase parking operations, It is illegal for a motor vehicle to stop in a cycle lane, but a vehicle breakdown (including a flat tyre) is grounds to appeal against any infringement notice issued, noting that this does not include stopping to answer a mobile telephone. There is nothing in the legislation restricting pedestrians from using the cycle lanes, specially when there is no suitable footpath.

I am more surprised at the overhanging trees in front of the 4×4, that make the cycle lane unusable.

The thing that most surprised me was that he doesn’t seem at all concerned about his posterior hanging out into the motorised-traffic lane, ready to be collected by some passing motorist.

bubzie 9:42 pm 18 Nov 13

Yeah, well I screwed up. Realized it was a parents with prams space right after I emailed it, doh!

The thing that made me laugh, was the numberplate said “winner”
Well, clearly not a winner at parking 😛

IrishPete 8:21 pm 18 Nov 13

re: Number 9 – well, when your bosses think it’s OK to use CabCharges to visit wineries (allegedly; actually I don’t think he’s disputing the facts), CommCars to attend weddings, Business Class flights to attend weddings, finalise purchase of your investment property, or run in an Iron Man contest that just happens to be in a marginal seat, or to return from the overseas wedding of a billionaire miner. why would you expect the plebs to obey parking rules? The word “entitlement” has several meanings…

IP

p1 7:37 pm 18 Nov 13

#2… No obscuring of the rego number on the illegally moored vessel?

gungsuperstar 6:27 pm 18 Nov 13

I used to really look forward to the Monday parking… but this is just rubbish.

What part of society are we living in when Rioters with too much time on their hands are playing “GOTCHA!” with cars who are 15 centimetres over the line.

A broken down car pulling over off the road? CALL THE POLICE! I’m a cyclist myself, and this is a perfectly legitimate use of a cycling lane.

The Ferrari looks as though it has clearly been parked well away from other cars and deliberately taken up 2 spots to prevent car dooring… poor form in certain instances, but certainly not here.

And there’s about half of these that are the most pedantic shit ever.

This thread has become rubbish.

cantanga 5:30 pm 18 Nov 13

#15 looks to be a parents with pram parking spot not a disabled spot so I wouldn’t expect a disabled permit. Although it would be nice if the driver could park between the wider lines.

m00nee 4:36 pm 18 Nov 13

Aeek said :

#17 cycle lane shots – both of these are legit uses of cycle lanes; many of these used to be shoulder/breakdown lane before they were rebranded as cycle lane.

Aeek is mostly correct regarding the use of cycle lanes. To paraphrase parking operations, It is illegal for a motor vehicle to stop in a cycle lane, but a vehicle breakdown (including a flat tyre) is grounds to appeal against any infringement notice issued, noting that this does not include stopping to answer a mobile telephone. There is nothing in the legislation restricting pedestrians from using the cycle lanes, specially when there is no suitable footpath.

I am more surprised at the overhanging trees in front of the 4×4, that make the cycle lane unusable.

Barcham 3:09 pm 18 Nov 13

Loxmyf said :

12b and 13 are the same photo in 2 suburbs. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff going on.

Fixed! Time streams were doubling back over themselves.

Barcham 2:59 pm 18 Nov 13

smiling politely said :

So, Barcham, I take it you were listening to “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers while putting this together?

Well caught.

NellyBean 2:33 pm 18 Nov 13

the Ferrari was obviously taking up two spaces so when it inevitably catches fire it won’t spread to any other car.

smiling politely 2:10 pm 18 Nov 13

So, Barcham, I take it you were listening to “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers while putting this together?

Henry82 1:39 pm 18 Nov 13

12a is within the lines.

Aeek 1:19 pm 18 Nov 13

#17 cycle lane shots – both of these are legit uses of cycle lanes; many of these used to be shoulder/breakdown lane before they were rebranded as cycle lane.

We used to have a pedestrian killed every few years walking home from a party along a main road,
the cycle lanes doubling as emergency footpaths have reduced that too.

Holden Caulfield 12:32 pm 18 Nov 13

Spotto in 17b? But 27 should win the prize for a double spotto!

Holden Caulfield 12:27 pm 18 Nov 13

27 pages, that’s a new world record, right?!

Loxmyf 12:25 pm 18 Nov 13

12b and 13 are the same photo in 2 suburbs. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff going on.

14 is a “parents with Prams” spot, not a disabled spot. No (traditional) disabled permit needed.

I too saw the red Mazda in 27. Not just parked in the motorcycle only spot, but half on the road anyway. Top effort. At least he was pinged. One of my mates snapped the shot before I did and was just going to grab it off him.

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