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The White Commodore of Cotter Rd

By Holden Caulfield - 6 February 2012 16

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I saw this on Cotter Road on Saturday afternoon and thought it should get bonus points for its apparently very rushed parking as well as being a white Commodore.

white commodore

white commodore

white commodore

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The White Commodore of Cotter Rd
Evil_Kitten 4:17 pm 06 Feb 12

Or they’ve been stolen, taken for a joyride, and dumped. I see new cars on a weekly basis when driving home late at night. They’re always earlier model cars (easier to steal) and have some kind of damage. Clearly not parked waiting for the owner to arrive with a new rego label 😛

Alderney 3:07 pm 06 Feb 12

cubicle01 said :

This has probably been done to death so apologies…

What is the reason behind so many cars parked on the side of major thoroughfare in Canberra? It’s become something of a conversation piece with interstate visitors. We do the whole trip around the embassies, take in the lake etc., talk about all the cars parked on the side of the road…

It seems to start early Friday and then really pick up overnight Fri/Sat and then maintains numbers until Sunday afternoon.

I’d always thought it was a result of being booked for drink driving but now I’m not so sure.

If they don’t have number plates on them, it’s because they’ve been stopped by the cops for being unregistered.

Boring_Name 2:30 pm 06 Feb 12

cubicle01 said :

This has probably been done to death so apologies…

What is the reason behind so many cars parked on the side of major thoroughfare in Canberra? It’s become something of a conversation piece with interstate visitors. We do the whole trip around the embassies, take in the lake etc., talk about all the cars parked on the side of the road…

It seems to start early Friday and then really pick up overnight Fri/Sat and then maintains numbers until Sunday afternoon.

I’d always thought it was a result of being booked for drink driving but now I’m not so sure.

This is a bit off topic don’t you think?

Anyway, what you are describing is probably the results of a police roadside inspection. Cops pull-over dodgy looking cars and issue defect notices to non-compliant vehicles. As the law says these cars are not roadworthy, they sit on the side of the road until the owner can have them towed away.

cubicle01 2:16 pm 06 Feb 12

This has probably been done to death so apologies…

What is the reason behind so many cars parked on the side of major thoroughfare in Canberra? It’s become something of a conversation piece with interstate visitors. We do the whole trip around the embassies, take in the lake etc., talk about all the cars parked on the side of the road…

It seems to start early Friday and then really pick up overnight Fri/Sat and then maintains numbers until Sunday afternoon.

I’d always thought it was a result of being booked for drink driving but now I’m not so sure.

Holden Caulfield 2:14 pm 06 Feb 12

FioBla said :

On Google Maps, right click the location on the map that you want to refer to, to reveal a contextual menu. Select “What’s here?”. After that, if a green arrow appears, click on it, and some coordinates should show up. Copy and paste them. Make sure to get any negative signs in front of numbers.

Then, anyone can use those numbers in Google Maps on a computer or smartphone, or key them into a car GPS.

Thanks for the tutorial. And after checking it out via Street View I had the location a bit out too.

Here ’tis: -35.327201, 148.957465

FioBla 2:03 pm 06 Feb 12

On Google Maps, right click the location on the map that you want to refer to, to reveal a contextual menu. Select “What’s here?”. After that, if a green arrow appears, click on it, and some coordinates should show up. Copy and paste them. Make sure to get any negative signs in front of numbers.

Then, anyone can use those numbers in Google Maps on a computer or smartphone, or key them into a car GPS.

Holden Caulfield 1:42 pm 06 Feb 12

Skyring said :

Holden Caulfield said :

As for the location, I’d say it was between the two 5 symbols on the link below, a couple of corners before Camp Cottermouth.

http://g.co/maps/mwsrx

The symbols don’t show up on the aerial view. This may cause some problems for recovery teams.

The symbols show up when I view the link; do you have labels on? Anyway, as I said, it’s on Cotter Road, a couple of corners before Camp Cottermnouth, assuming you’re driving there from Duffy. It’s the only white Commodore parked off road on the right hand side.

Pretty hard to miss.

NoImRight 1:27 pm 06 Feb 12

Solidarity said :

What’s the go with dumped cars? I need a power window motor, if that VT has power windows it’d be exactly what I need. That car is obviously going to be scrapped by the government, how do I go about obtaining parts off it legally? Don’t really fancy rocking up and having the police finding my prints all over it….

Maybe talk to its owner? Just being stolen and dumped doesnt mean its fair game.

Or else just go to a wrecker. Its not an unheard of model.

Alderney 1:01 pm 06 Feb 12

Solidarity said :

What’s the go with dumped cars? I need a power window motor, if that VT has power windows it’d be exactly what I need. That car is obviously going to be scrapped by the government, how do I go about obtaining parts off it legally? Don’t really fancy rocking up and having the police finding my prints all over it….

This would only be a problem if the police already have your prints. 🙂

On a more serious note. If, as someone has said, the car is stolen, the insurance company will want it as whole as it can be.

Mang 12:57 pm 06 Feb 12

Got to be quick to get the shade covered parks…

Skyring 12:06 pm 06 Feb 12

Holden Caulfield said :

As for the location, I’d say it was between the two 5 symbols on the link below, a couple of corners before Camp Cottermouth.

http://g.co/maps/mwsrx

The symbols don’t show up on the aerial view. This may cause some problems for recovery teams.

BelcoMan 11:56 am 06 Feb 12

I would like to be sympathetic but, based on the fact that it’s been there for at least 4 days now, it is probably stolen and, if so, I hope the thieves hurt them selves.

If none of the above is correct, it is a good advertisment for reversing cameras.

Solidarity 11:29 am 06 Feb 12

What’s the go with dumped cars? I need a power window motor, if that VT has power windows it’d be exactly what I need. That car is obviously going to be scrapped by the government, how do I go about obtaining parts off it legally? Don’t really fancy rocking up and having the police finding my prints all over it….

Holden Caulfield 10:54 am 06 Feb 12

To be honest I didn’t even think of notifying the coppers. I had assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that it would have happened at night time a day or two earlier.

I don’t think there would have been any injuries of note to the driver or any occupants unless no seatbelts were worn.

As for the location, I’d say it was between the two 5 symbols on the link below, a couple of corners before Camp Cottermouth.

http://g.co/maps/mwsrx

Sgt.Bungers 10:30 am 06 Feb 12

Bugger.

Hope they weren’t too hurt. It appears as though no other vehicles were involved which is fortunate, particularly given that section of road is popular with cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.

Google maps location? Did you report it to ACT Policing?

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