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Tuesday GOLIATH Parking Post

By Barcham 8 October 2013 46

Dear Lord you have been busy Rioters,

71 parking photos this week.

71!

I’ve been cropping and editing and resizing and sticking little “RiotACT” labels over all the license plates all morning.

71! Madness!

So did everyone just take more photos, or is poor parking becoming an epidemic?

Egads!

Have a poor parking photo you want shared? Send it to images@the-riotact.com!

Be sure to include the word parking in the subject and to let us know what name you would like to be credited with.


1. John managed a parking space near Questacon:

Choice anxiety is a horrible thing. Best to just avoid it.

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davo101 4:10 pm 14 Nov 13

SheepGroper said :

davo101 said :

Since when have number plates been registration plates?

When the letters got put on them?

Think you’ll find the law would disagree.

SheepGroper 3:50 pm 14 Nov 13

davo101 said :

Since when have number plates been registration plates?

When the letters got put on them?

davo101 9:22 am 14 Nov 13

Ben_Dover said :

13. Taken in “Old South Wales”!

Nice to see our Welsh cousins consider that being unable to park is a handicap.

davo101 9:20 am 14 Nov 13

Blen_Carmichael said :

Since when did registration plates become “license plates”? Yet another victim of the Americanisms juggernaut.

Since when have number plates been registration plates?

Ben_Dover 7:28 am 14 Nov 13

13. Taken in “Old South Wales”!

JC 8:33 pm 10 Oct 13

Gerry-Built said :

JC said :

They most certainly can be, provided they pay the fee for the permit,

That’s not what the advice I was given by Parking Operations; trucks, utes and vans only was the advice I was given (in writing); with my sedan/trailer combo a definite no-no…

Afraid your advice was wrong. What you will find the vehicles you mention are automatically considered a goods vehicle. Station wagons registered in a business name can get a free 10 minute loading zone permit, or you can buy a 10, 20 or 30 minute loading zone permit for any other vehicle.

Source:

http://www.rego.act.gov.au/parking/parkinggoods.html

Gerry-Built 5:34 pm 10 Oct 13

JC said :

They most certainly can be, provided they pay the fee for the permit,

That’s not what the advice I was given by Parking Operations; trucks, utes and vans only was the advice I was given (in writing); with my sedan/trailer combo a definite no-no…

JC 9:23 am 10 Oct 13

jayskette said :

re Page 21 – I heard that hatchbacks are considered working vehicles and thus can park at loading zones

They most certainly can be, provided they pay the fee for the permit, and display it of course. That said that loading zone is capable of holding two vehicles, yet this one is parked smack bang in the middle meaning only one can fit.

JC 9:20 am 10 Oct 13

Deref said :

Blen_Carmichael said :

Since when did registration plates become “license plates”? Yet another victim of the Americanisms juggernaut.

+1

+2 hate the expression.

Erg0 8:37 am 10 Oct 13

Blen_Carmichael said :

Snarky said :

Blen_Carmichael said :

Since when did registration plates become “license plates”? Yet another victim of the Americanisms juggernaut.

Did it prevent you understanding what Barcham meant?

Not at all. I was just wondering who, or rather which version of the English language, we’re supposed to be rooting for.

I see what you did there.

Blen_Carmichael 5:58 pm 09 Oct 13

Snarky said :

Blen_Carmichael said :

Since when did registration plates become “license plates”? Yet another victim of the Americanisms juggernaut.

Did it prevent you understanding what Barcham meant?

Not at all. I was just wondering who, or rather which version of the English language, we’re supposed to be rooting for.

magiccar9 1:51 pm 09 Oct 13

“Especially for those with expensive cars who feel taking up two spots is their right so no one will scratch their car.”

Here’s an idea – if everyone actually respected other people’s property (for example, dinging doors or scratching paintwork) people wouldn’t have to take 2 spots to avoid it. If you don’t give two sh*ts about your car, stop and think before damaging someone else’s.

Erg0 12:38 pm 09 Oct 13

watto23 said :

Especially for those with expensive cars who feel taking up two spots is their right so no one will scratch their car.

Having looked through the other 70 photos above, I’m finding myself feeling a little sympathetic towards them.

watto23 11:40 am 09 Oct 13

I don’t necessarily think parking on the nature strip is bad parking, just lazy/selfish/don’t care parking.

But where people can’t put a car between the lines is bad parking and where tickets should be issued with a requirement to resit their license within say 3 months. same for other traffic infringements.
Especially for those with expensive cars who feel taking up two spots is their right so no one will scratch their car.

Genie 11:31 am 09 Oct 13

dph said :

– Anyone else notice the silver 4WD was photographed by two separate posters? Posts #3 & #14. Looks like the pics were taken on the same rainy day too..

I thought the same thing. The same white car is in the background.

watto23 11:30 am 09 Oct 13

tim_c said :

goggles13 said :

Benaresq said :

goggles13 said :

the problem is that by not going all the way into its space and lining up properly, the dark car made it difficult for the silver car to get out.

The back of the black car is still further in than the silver Commodore next to it, it could be a bit straighter, but there is nothing wrong with that park.

you would be right in other carparks where there is more space, but this carpark is so tight it is impossible to reverse a commodore out and have space at the front to turn and leave the carpark

So how is that the fault of the driver of the Getz?! As has been said previously, the Getz is taking up less space than the grey Commode-door next to it, so why don’t we also get a photo of the grey Commode-door (and any other car in the car park) taking up too much space?

Agreed, number #6 is parked fine. OK could be straighter but its not close to the line. If the silver commodore driver cannot get out of that park then they shouldn’t be driving that vehicle either. If anything the car to the right of the black car is parked worse, its, bumper is up over the gutter!

Barcham 11:10 am 09 Oct 13

Blen_Carmichael said :

Since when did registration plates become “license plates”? Yet another victim of the Americanisms juggernaut.

I think a while ago, I’ve always known them as such. Wasn’t even aware it was an Americanism until now.

Snarky 10:35 am 09 Oct 13

Blen_Carmichael said :

Since when did registration plates become “license plates”? Yet another victim of the Americanisms juggernaut.

Did it prevent you understanding what Barcham meant?

tim_c 9:56 am 09 Oct 13

goggles13 said :

Benaresq said :

goggles13 said :

the problem is that by not going all the way into its space and lining up properly, the dark car made it difficult for the silver car to get out.

The back of the black car is still further in than the silver Commodore next to it, it could be a bit straighter, but there is nothing wrong with that park.

you would be right in other carparks where there is more space, but this carpark is so tight it is impossible to reverse a commodore out and have space at the front to turn and leave the carpark

So how is that the fault of the driver of the Getz?! As has been said previously, the Getz is taking up less space than the grey Commode-door next to it, so why don’t we also get a photo of the grey Commode-door (and any other car in the car park) taking up too much space?

poetix 9:40 am 09 Oct 13

Thumper said :

bigfeet said :

Every week I live in fear that my car will be in one of these Parking Madness posts.

Mrs Bigfeet is an absolute horrible parker…just terrible…particularly when she uses my car which is quite bigger than her own.

She has committed almost every sin that I have seen on previous pages.

This week there are seventy one …oh I just know…surely it will be there!

Too scared to look.

I keep trying to get my car in this select bunch of parking awesomeness!

Mr Poetix’s car made it into the pantheon once. And guess who took the photo?

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