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Time for a rant about double parking

By Adza - 23 January 2008 41

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What is it with drivers? I guess I see it more in Queanbeyan than anywhere else as there is a proper “main street” unlike most parts of Canberra.

Why do a lot of drivers think it’s perfectly ok to completely stop in the left hand lane, double park and either let someone out, let someone in or sit there and wait for someone to get out, pick up the pizza they’d ordered and hop back in the car? They also seem to think it’s ok to put their hazard lights on to make it better.

It’s not just NSW drivers, it’s ACT drivers doing it too. Everytime I have to change lanes to go around them (sometimes having to wait for traffic) I always beep them to tell them to move on. Most look at me dumbly or nod and smile. Once in particularly heavy traffic I got stuck behind one such driver so continually honked until he moved.

Tonight, a driver of a DC plated vehicle decided to pull into the Woolworths carpark. 10pm at night and hundreds or parks available, but did she pull into one? No, she stopped in the middle of the lane in the carpark to drop someone off, the continued to circle the carpark, going slowly past the door to see if the person was ready to be picked up. All to save about 10 steps.

Does this irritate anyone else or am I just in the minority?

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el ......VNBerlinaV8 9:13 pm 25 Jan 08

I’m inspired. I’m going to start TRIPLE parking. Sideways. All your parking space are belong to us. Mwahahahahahaha!

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