Parking

Discussion in 'transport' started by Proper Tidy, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    I usually reverse in except in the supermarket carpark because that's just silly if you're going to have to put shopping in the boot.
     
  2. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    Where are people on parent + child spaces?

    i would never actually park in a disabled space, but feel justified parking in parent and child spaces as have a car-seat in the back :facepalm:

    Also feel justified after 8pm, as kids should be in bed :hmm:
     
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  3. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    I park in them if there are shitloads available and I'm only going to be a few minutes. Never in a disabled.
     
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  4. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Selfish cunts the pair of ye :D
     
  5. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Yeah, sometimes. So you make a choice depending on what you're going to be doing.
     
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  6. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    I use the mirrors and swivel my neck too... :D
     
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  7. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    And why are spaces so small?

    If you park my car next to another of the same make in any of Guildford's large car parks, each car in the centre of the bay, you won't be able to open the doors of either car.
     
  8. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    German cars. The rules are different for us.
     
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  9. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    I want to use them when I take my Dad shopping.
     
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  10. Poi E

    Poi E Well-Known Member

    It soon turns into a lot of money and no car.
     
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  11. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Well technically you're parent and child.. so....:D
     
  12. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    88 and 52 :)
     
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  13. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    It's much easier to load the boot of the car if one drives into the space, rather than reversing into it and then having to squeeze through the gaps between your car and those park around it to reach the boot.
     
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  14. MickiQ

    MickiQ Well-Known Member

    Here in the East Mids they tend to go for too short rather than too narrow, With it being a bit over 16ft long (the car that is), I find I often stick out into the lane a foot or two or overlap into the space behind the same sort of distance.
     
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  15. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    The Costco near me seems to have massive American size parking spaces, they're positively roomy. I always reverse in unless I'm doing a massive shop. It's neater and safer. Yes, I care about parking neatly.
     
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  16. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Because cars are too big.
     
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  17. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    Car inflation has reached US proportions. Put a new mini next to a real mini and see the truth.
     
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  18. dessiato

    dessiato Life is a lemon, and I want my money back

    And the Fiat 500 too.
     
  19. Poi E

    Poi E Well-Known Member

    More people reverse park now thanks to reversing cameras. I wondered why loads more were doing it.
     
  20. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

  21. 8115

    8115 Turn left.

    Has anyone mentioned driving through 2 spaces so you drive in and drive out? Mark of a good day.
     
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  22. dessiato

    dessiato Life is a lemon, and I want my money back

    Someone did, but yes it's the mark of a good day.
     
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  23. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    There's some cunts who keep parking on some double yellow lines outside my work. Can't key the cunts cos it's outside work. Anyone know if you can call a number and sic a traffic warden onto em?
     
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  24. Proper Tidy

    Proper Tidy Arsed

    Dunno but if you went to the effort of making fake tickets in those plastic wrapper things you could generate a second income stream
     
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  25. polly

    polly Well-Known Member

    Print out one of those POLICE AWARE signs and stick it under the windscreen wipers? Might shit them up enough not to try it again.
     
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  26. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Depends on your council. My council has a grass up form for illegal parking. I used it on a new neighbour who decided to park his car right across the pavement (seriously, must be from outside London) so I had to push my kid's buggy out in the road. Didn't stop him though so I keyed it.
     
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  27. hash tag

    hash tag member

    I always reverse into spaces; have a better sense of space using mirrors and/or camera.
    It is safer pulling out because it is easier to see peds and what is going on like other cars manouvering.
    It's also safer pulling out if you need to make a quick getaway in the event of a mugger/stalker/car jacker etc.
    Don't park right up against the back of the space and it's never a problem getting shopping in the boot, not that I can get much into my bella :)
     
  28. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Some construction sites I’ve worked on have had parking area where it’s reverse parking only, enforced as part of site safety. Becoming more common.
     
  29. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    A mate made a good point about child spaces the other day, about how they’re always put close to the store entrance so dickheads without kids will fill them up. They don’t actually need to be that close as parents mostly don’t have mobility issues, they just need a bit more space to get kids/buggies out through the side door. Put some or all of them a bit further away and they’d be more likely to be empty.
     
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  30. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    One place I worked at had the spaces marked alternately as 'forwards in' and 'reverse in'. They had worked out that as most cars only had one person in them, they could squeeze more spaces in this way.
     

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