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Old 8th Sep 2019, 02:54
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Its worked well here for 35 years, as per the original design. Sad that our council has lost its knowledge of corporate history.

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Old 8th Sep 2019, 07:15
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
The relevant clause of the Act was introduced to deal with rogue car park operators but is so badly drafted that it means that, other than in a car park, on the pavement or on yellow lines etc., you can choose to park anywhere you like with what amounts to complete impunity - on a persons driveway for example. The only recourse the landowner has is to sue for nuisance, but of course you'd be long gone by the time they engaged a lawyer. The landowner would be committing a crime if they moved your car or damaged it in any way. Sometimes the Law is a complete Ass.
Lady I know lives close to a school and one day arrived home to find a strange car parked on her drive with nobody in it. So she parks behind it, blocking it in. 10 minutes later the doorbell goes and she is greeted by a complete stranger with school kids in tow. "Hi, we're ready to move our car now", said the stranger, as though the situation was completely normal. "I'm not", smiled my friend, closing the door in the strangers face, leaving her to stew for a little while.
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 07:24
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or Repaint it.

Local Graffitti arstist gets new material to use.
in the case of one of my nephew's car, would be etching artists as well as painters had a go. Clearly they made spelling error so used paint stripper to correct it. 😂
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 08:08
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Originally Posted by Stu666 View Post
"I'm not", smiled my friend, closing the door in the strangers face, leaving her to stew for a little while.
Your friend could take this even further next time:

"Sorry, I can't move my car, I've been drinking, and nobody else can move it because it isn't insured for anybody else. I should have sobered up by morning."
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 08:38
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Saw another pavement parker on Friday on outskirts of Warlingham. Pavement on one side only of fairly busy road, small block of flats going up on site of demolished house, developer has left his pristine pickup truck almost completely blocking the pavement - and there is room to park on site. It's 8.30am and there are mums with small kids and prams using the pavement to get to the nearby primary school. The laugh is that he's still obstructing one side of the road which is so often the case with these morons.

Lady I know lives close to a school and one day arrived home to find a strange car parked on her drive with nobody in it.
Friend has a maisonette with two allocated parking spaces - her car is nearly always there and her mum often uses the second space to park while she uses the nearby shops. A strange car began to be parked there fairly regularly during the day, then her mum caught the bloke actually parking and pointed out he was trespassing on private property. "I'm a lawyer and I know the law" is the gist of his reply. We advocated all sorts of retributions (large **** off notices firmly glued to the windows was my favourite!) but I sadly can't now recall how it resolved itself...

At the flats where she lived, my mum's neighbour usually found his garage obstructed by another neighbour's car parked opposite early each morning despite the drive being access for garage owners only. He was retired but had to visit his dad each day and get him up and washed, etc. Tiring of the daily effort of trying to manoeuvre out without hitting the other vehicle, and having failed to persuade her to desist, one morning he snapped and reversed his old banger Ital into her smart hot hatch. Big dent in door. He denied it, she went to police, they said "sod off". She parked on the road like everybody else after that.
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 15:04
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Being a sports fan I regularly park on residential areas after checking there is no residents or time limiting parking restrictions I park out side a house not obstructing drop kerbs or within 15 yards or so of junctions and not 2 wheel on the pavement, even of others do so. This is quite within the law
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 15:26
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Oh dear. What next.. calibrated speed cameras in cars so we can all nick each other going 5 over the limit.
‘Still I suppose no has anything to fear if they do no wrong. Best we crack on with black boxes in all cars administering fines automatically and in house surveillance to make sure we all switch our lights off and use the right bins
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 16:59
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Not sure if it’s just me turning into a grumpy old man, but I was taught when getting into ones parked car to look for oncoming traffic and wait for it to pass before stepping out and opening the door. Has something changed, as these days people just walk out and open the door without regard for anyone else, and look at you as if you’ve shart in their handbag if you alert them to the fact that they’ve nearly caused an accident?
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 17:26
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Originally Posted by Kiltrash View Post
Being a sports fan I regularly park on residential areas after checking there is no residents or time limiting parking restrictions I park out side a house not obstructing drop kerbs or within 15 yards or so of junctions and not 2 wheel on the pavement, even of others do so. This is quite within the law
And, depending on where you park, you may well find a helpful kid who offers to look after your car for you while you're at the game.
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 19:57
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And, depending on where you park, you may well find a helpful kid who offers to look after your car for you while you're at the game.
We've got a local NIMBY who has taken exception to railway users parking in nearby residential streets. The culprit leaves their calling card by smearing dog sh1t under car door handles. Whilst this is an absolutely disgusting practice and I hope they get their comeuppance, it does seem to be quite an effective deterrent.
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 06:23
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Originally Posted by andytug View Post
Not sure if it’s just me turning into a grumpy old man, but I was taught when getting into ones parked car to look for oncoming traffic and wait for it to pass before stepping out and opening the door. Has something changed, as these days people just walk out and open the door without regard for anyone else, and look at you as if you’ve shart in their handbag if you alert them to the fact that they’ve nearly caused an accident?
A family member witnessed a lovely lady who stopped in moving commuter traffic, no hazards on, darling daughter opens rear door and steps out without a look, nor care as a cyclist was coming along BOOOSH! One cyclist on the ground broken shoulder, lacerations on arms and legs and in need of surgery.....The cyclist was very fortunate that the 'sharp' edge of the door wasn't the part that caught them, otherwise things could have been much much worse. The Dutch have a much lauded car-door opening technique so as to stop such senseless accidents happening.

Pavement parking to be banned......apparently https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...r-drivers.html
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 06:45
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
A family member witnessed a lovely lady who stopped in moving commuter traffic, no hazards on, darling daughter opens rear door and steps out without a look, nor care as a cyclist was coming along BOOOSH!
A sad reflection of society unfortunately, too many "me me me" types living in their own bubble without a thought or care to those around them.
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 07:20
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
One cyclist on the ground broken shoulder, lacerations on arms and legs and in need of surgery.....
This happens all the time ... cyclists can however

(a) be constantly alert to the risk of being doored
(b) train themselves to aim for the person getting out rather than the door (softer collision).
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 07:23
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A sad reflection of society unfortunately, too many "me me me" types living in their own bubble without a thought or care to those around them.
Couple of times been in Dublin where Taxi drivers have child lock activated on drivers side of the car. Puzzled about this, the driver said many Taxi drivers do it because of US tourists who when car stops at destination just fling open the door and then are in shock when door gets walloped by a passing car. After happening twice to him he applies child lock permanently on that side which forces all passengers to get out onto pavement or he gets out to open the door especially if newly arrived with luggage.
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 08:17
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Been knocked off my bike by car doors several times and a couple of near misses. Also had a woman walk into the road behind her car without looking - outraged she was that I should dare yell at her after my shoulder nearly wiped her nose.

Why do so many bus passengers get off and try and cross the road in front of the bus, usually without looking?
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 08:46
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And, depending on where you park, you may well find a helpful kid who offers to look after your car for you while you're at the game.
Around here, they even will remove parts of your car, for extra safe keeping.
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 09:52
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Been knocked off my bike by car doors several times and a couple of near misses. Also had a woman walk into the road behind her car without looking - outraged she was that I should dare yell at her after my shoulder nearly wiped her nose.
While on the subject of "failing" to look (see what I did there?):


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Old 9th Sep 2019, 12:39
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"I'm not", smiled my friend, closing the door in the strangers face, leaving her to stew for a little while.
Thereby committing a criminal offence with a fine of up to £5,000. The person who parked on your friend's driveway was perfectly entitled to do so under the law. It is a criminal offence to prevent their car from being moved - and that's written into the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Which obviously needs re-drafting.
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 13:09
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
Thereby committing a criminal offence with a fine of up to £5,000. The person who parked on your friend's driveway was perfectly entitled to do so under the law. It is a criminal offence to prevent their car from being moved - and that's written into the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Which obviously needs re-drafting.
Does the (stupid) law specify how far is "moved"?

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Old 9th Sep 2019, 14:55
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
Thereby committing a criminal offence with a fine of up to £5,000. The person who parked on your friend's driveway was perfectly entitled to do so under the law. It is a criminal offence to prevent their car from being moved - and that's written into the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Which obviously needs re-drafting.
I would not be preventing their car being removed, I would be parking on my property, they would have to explain why they are wilfully trespasssing on my property.
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