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tom1
post Aug 29 2011, 09:30 AM
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I seem to notice that a number of drivers are ,when using a parking bay , deliberately encroaching into the next bay thereby hoping ,I suppose , to disuade other drivers from using it and to somehow "protect" their vehicle. I have long seen it done in the Reading Multi-story c/parks and have in the last few days come across instances in several parking areas in Newbury. I only wish the parking wardens had the inclination and/or the authority to ticket theses individuals for using two spaces.
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post Aug 29 2011, 09:34 AM
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That really annoys me too.
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post Aug 29 2011, 09:47 AM
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What annoys me are the ignorant gits who put dents in the side of my car by whacking it with their door!!! angry.gif
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Andy Capp
post Aug 29 2011, 09:57 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 29 2011, 10:47 AM) *
What annoys me are the ignorant gits who put dents in the side of my car by whacking it with their door!!! angry.gif

What is ignorant about carelessly or accidentally hitting the car parked next to you?
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post Aug 29 2011, 10:51 AM
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Depends if they have bought 2 tickets
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post Aug 30 2011, 08:08 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 29 2011, 10:57 AM) *
What is ignorant about carelessly or accidentally hitting the car parked next to you?

Andy, do you argue the point about everything.?
So if you receive a car park dent in your car you do not think it may have been due to one of these traits of the perpetrator?

I have NEVER put a dent in the car parked next to me as I have respect for others' property and I TAKE CARE when opening my door especially when it is windy.
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post Aug 30 2011, 08:16 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 30 2011, 09:08 AM) *
Andy, do you argue the point about everything.?

No. tongue.gif What is wrong asking a question. What is 'arguing' about that?

QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 30 2011, 09:08 AM) *
So if you receive a car park dent in your car you do not think it may have been due to one of these traits of the perpetrator?

Carelessness or accident yes, but I don't believe it is necessarily by someone who is uneducated, and I doubt is mostly done on purpose.

QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 30 2011, 09:08 AM) *
I have NEVER put a dent in the car parked next to me as I have respect for others' property and I TAKE CARE when opening my door especially when it is windy.

You are one of those rare people who have never made a mistake then.
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post Aug 30 2011, 09:43 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 30 2011, 09:16 AM) *
Carelessness or accident yes, but I don't believe it is necessarily by someone who is uneducated, and I doubt is mostly done on purpose.

In my opinion, if this is the case, then "ignorant" i.e. uneducated in respect and consideration of others..

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You are one of those rare people who have never made a mistake then.

No, but I ensure that I do not damage other's cars because I have respect for their property and therefore take care.
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post Aug 30 2011, 11:12 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 30 2011, 10:43 AM) *
In my opinion, if this is the case, then "ignorant" i.e. uneducated in respect and consideration of others..

Then I am guilty, as I have hit other doors, but it was accidental on both occasions. I do, however, have respect and consideration for other's property, but I made a mistake (I did not intend to hit the door).

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No, but I ensure that I do not damage other's cars because I have respect for their property and therefore take care.

So, as a human being, are unable to meet your exacting standards.
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post Aug 30 2011, 11:41 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 30 2011, 12:12 PM) *
Then I am guilty, as I have hit other doors, but it was accidental on both occasions. I do, however, have respect and consideration for other's property, but I made a mistake (I did not intend to hit the door).

OK, and did you leave your details in order that you pay for the damage?
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post Aug 30 2011, 03:01 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 30 2011, 12:41 PM) *
OK, and did you leave your details in order that you pay for the damage?

Fortunately I have door savers and did no damage, that is, on one occasion the driver was sat in the car and said 'forget it', and the other occasion despite leaving a phone number, I never heard from the owner (I couldn't see any damage, although it was dark).
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post Aug 31 2011, 08:13 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 30 2011, 04:01 PM) *
Fortunately I have door savers and did no damage, that is, on one occasion the driver was sat in the car and said 'forget it', and the other occasion despite leaving a phone number, I never heard from the owner (I couldn't see any damage, although it was dark).

Then you are one of a minority because I have had to suffer looking at the damage to my car everyday or pay for it to be repaired.
I try to park in a place with no one next to me but, inevitably, someone is right up next to me when I return.
My heart sinks as I look for that tell tale dent in the paintwork. tongue.gif
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post Aug 31 2011, 09:58 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 31 2011, 09:13 AM) *
I try to park in a place with no one next to me but, inevitably, someone is right up next to me when I return. My heart sinks as I look for that tell tale dent in the paintwork. tongue.gif

I do the same, I seek space if I can. I remember 'ramming' a car with my mates Toyota Supra (automatic and I didn't get it into reverse gear properly). It lifted the car in front clean off the ground and dumped it again when I reversed (it was a Ka with those huge plastic bumpers). I left the car with an explanation and a contact phone and address. later that day, my company got a call saying they were impressed with my honesty and that there was no damage and were not pursuing the matter further.

Blooming automatics!
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post Sep 4 2011, 02:00 AM
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Not a lot to do with the current line of conversation but I'm a bit confused about bikes/scooters and parking in places...I bought tickets a few times when I first started out but then when one got stolen (very easily done) I decided there was no point getting tickets for my scooter, I now have to find places of free parking.
Biker1 this is kinda aimed at you I guess.

I've seen bikes parked where people lock up their bicycles. Is this even legal?! How is it that they get away with parking on the pavement? There is often one lingering around the front of the town centre post office and I'm always wondering if I am allowed ot do that or not. I do not for fear of getting fined/clamped/taken away/shouted at by old biddies.

Confusing.
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Andy Capp
post Sep 4 2011, 03:45 AM
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Most places now are pay on exit, so your 'problem' is largely irrelevant.
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post Sep 4 2011, 09:18 AM
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QUOTE (Decarix @ Sep 4 2011, 03:00 AM) *
Not a lot to do with the current line of conversation but I'm a bit confused about bikes/scooters and parking in places...I bought tickets a few times when I first started out but then when one got stolen (very easily done) I decided there was no point getting tickets for my scooter, I now have to find places of free parking.
Biker1 this is kinda aimed at you I guess.

I've seen bikes parked where people lock up their bicycles. Is this even legal?! How is it that they get away with parking on the pavement? There is often one lingering around the front of the town centre post office and I'm always wondering if I am allowed ot do that or not. I do not for fear of getting fined/clamped/taken away/shouted at by old biddies.

Confusing.

Never paid to park a motorcycle in my life.

You can always find somewhere to park for free if you look.
There are often motorcycle bays which are usually free.
There are other ways of escaping a fine with a bike as well! wink.gif
Or, as Andy says, park in a pay on exit and just ride out! tongue.gif
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post Sep 4 2011, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 30 2011, 04:01 PM) *
Fortunately I have door savers and did no damage, that is, on one occasion the driver was sat in the car and said 'forget it', and the other occasion despite leaving a phone number, I never heard from the owner (I couldn't see any damage, although it was dark).


It's good though you are honest and left notes, etc.. Unfortunately most people are not like that.

This is the most annoying thing in the world. I'm very car proud, keeping it very clean, waxed and polished, etc. There were no dents at all on my car when i bought it. and in the 8 months i've had it, there is now a dent in my rear passenger side door, which i can tell is done by another car because you can see the line.. It can't be removed because it's not deep enough and can't be pulled/filled. It's creased! The only way to fix it would be to get a whole new door.

Second is a small dent on my rear 3/4 panel. It also seems to be done by a door. That could be pulled as it's more circular but that's not the point.

Third, on the other rear 3/4, are small scuff marks which were clearly done by a troller scraping against it. No notes were left on ANY of these occasions.

All of these things would probably cost about 350 quid. My car, being silver, is incredibly hard to colour match across panels. There are actually 9 shades of the silver of my car.


Whether done by accident, or on purpose, it's not the point. It's about respect for peoples property. Saying something was an accident is not an excuse for being careless!

Where possible i'll park as far away as possible from most people. Failing that i will use a parent/baby space, especially at Sainsburys. I will not however use the disabled spaces, even if half of them are never in use.


Thats not mentioning the indian family who openly slammed their car door (several times) against a honda jazz in halfords car park the other month...


On the topic of motorcycle bike parking, ive never paid to park in town centres/supermarkets. Normally you can put them on the path or out of the way anyway. smile.gif
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post Sep 5 2011, 01:26 PM
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QUOTE (xjay1337 @ Sep 4 2011, 01:47 PM) *
On the topic of motorcycle bike parking, ive never paid to park in town centres/supermarkets. Normally you can put them on the path or out of the way anyway. smile.gif


I saw a motorbike parked on the pavement down by multiyork shoip last week, and he/she had a parking fine attached to it!

On the subject of "parking dings" i cant stand it! makes my blood boil. lucky for me, my current car is a company one, but i still like to look after it, i used to park miles away to avoid dings.

parking in parent and child though to protect your car without having kids in there is out of order, there are not enough parent and child spaces as it is, dont get me started on the ratio of parent and child Vs disabled at tesco or sainsburys... do they legally have to supply XYZ number of disabled spaces based on the size of the car park available??

anyone i see parking in parent and child without a "young" child, gets moaned at. see people with their 16year old's parking there.... get with the program people, they are there for people with young children for 2 reasons IMHO.

1. allowing decent access to open doors wide to get in child seats etc.
2. usually away from most through traffic route etc to provide an added level of safety.
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post Sep 20 2011, 05:26 PM
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I have seen many motorbikes parked in carparks at the side out of the way. This is ok?

And you mention dodging fines on a bike...? Just out of curiosity please elaborate tongue.gif
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post Sep 20 2011, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE (scott @ Sep 5 2011, 02:26 PM) *
anyone i see parking in parent and child without a "young" child, gets moaned at. see people with their 16year old's parking there.... get with the program people, they are there for people with young children for 2 reasons IMHO.

1. allowing decent access to open doors wide to get in child seats etc.
2. usually away from most through traffic route etc to provide an added level of safety.


There is only one reason for parent/child bays at supermarkets - marketing.

Outside of a shop car park they do not even exist.

What amuses me is that the P/C parking is closer to the entrance than the (planning required) Disabled parking.

And don't get me started on Sainsbury's - where you are promised a £60 fine if you park 'wrongly'. Absolute tosh, no private company can levy a fine...
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