Saturday, January 09, 2016

Moronic Motorists

No, the car is not pulling away from the kerb, it is parked in Little Bourke Street, and I didn't scrawl the 'Can't park for s***' on the rear window.


I watched the woman reverse into this space. The difficult part was done but instead of completing the parking by turning her wheels inward and moving forward, she just left it there and got out. Crazy or lazy?


This visible stretch of kerbing is no standing but that doesn't stop people parking there. You would think that with all that space to illegally park, you wouldn't park right on the pedestrian road crossing. Pure selfishness.

30 comments:

  1. Incredible indeed what motorists get away with sometimes.

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    1. Rather a lot at times, Blogoratti.

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  2. Andrew who gave him a driving license

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  3. There is rather a lot of it about. Everywhere. I put it down to 'self-entitlement'. For these people it IS all about them. And if it isn't it should be.

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    1. EC, when these types of things aren't policed, it makes good people bad and others take their lead and will also illegally park.

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  4. OMG, Andrew, its awesome you take photos of these blunders and behaviors.

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    1. Strayer, I don't look for them. Btw, I saw a clip from California where they take the matter of wrongly parking in a disabled space very seriously, two fines of $800 each, so $1600. Now that is a deterrent.

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  5. I thought my parking was bad.

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    1. Marie, you're English, expected and forgiven.

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  6. I am always so tempted to do something to make this sort of person think twice before parking like that (or in a disabled spot) again... have managed to restrain myself thus far.

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    1. Jac, did you see my reply to Strayer? I have something up my sleeve about parking in disabled spaces. If nothing better comes along, see next Friday.

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  7. Dare I suggest she saw you watching? I hate being watched when I'm parking - makes me self conscious. So I'd rather those courteous drivers who wait for me to park in traffic would just overtake me and leave me be. In the quiet streets outside our present and previous (rented) houses I reckon we've parked almost as badly as your first example sometimes. And then it's mostly because we couldn't be bothered.

    (So I favour lazy over crazy, I guess.)

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    1. No Marcellous. She was oblivious to the world around her. As I am becoming older and very rarely parallel parking, I am losing the skill and try to avoid parallel parking when I can. Not that I drive much anyway.

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  8. Are they just lazy or are they new immigrants who haven't learned the rules and can't speak English? Perhaps their licence belongs to the twenty year old relative who actually took the tests.

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    1. River, the first photo, very likely. I saw the woman who parked the second car and she was an older curly haired blond woman. The third, I don't know but I would guess, using the stereotypical driving gauge, a recent arrival to Australia.

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  9. I think many people are just plain lazy sometimes with their parking.
    Not good the car in the last photo..wonder they were not booked.

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    1. Margaret, the parking officer would have to be quick, as they were only there a couple of minutes, which is exactly what they would argue if they were booked.

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  10. As a poor parallel parker, I will move on to a bigger space rather than park poorly if I have a problem. Our car has poor line of sight which makes it difficult (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). Such parking as you show is very irritating. The last one in particular is selfish in the extreme. But I see that they are parked outside a McDonalds. So that's OK then as they must have been hungry for junk food. Not.

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    1. Craig, poor line of sight is a perfectly reasonable excuse, because lines of sight in modern cars are so bad. So bad, cars now need proximity alerts, rear cameras and self parking. Why our supposed safety regulators allowed style over safety, who knows. Well we do, the world car market. Neither your nor my country can reject an imported car that is sold all over the world.

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  11. I was never the most patient person in the world, but I am becoming even less patient and even more irritable as middle age grinds on. Your driver in the photos is lazy, thoughtless and bloody irritating.

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    1. Be afraid general public, should Hels ever need a walking stick.

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  12. "You would think that with all that space to illegally park, you wouldn't park right on the pedestrian road crossing."

    Great line.

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  13. I admit my parking isn't always perfectly straight Andrew, but blimey this is ridiculous :) as for parking over a pedestrian crossing, hope they got a nice fat ticket

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    1. Grace, as I have become critical of others and their parking, I make more of an effort to make sure I park well, at times getting back in the car to correct it.

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  14. Lazy and inconsiderate. I see it all the time at my local shopping centre where drivers leave their cars at the angle they first drove in without straightening their car to fit within the marked parking lanes.

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    1. Victor, lazy yes, but inconsiderate indicates to me a conscious action and don't even think they even go that far. It is all about them.

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  15. ugh, so many people do this rubbish time and again. It gets on my goat!

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    1. Fen, there is a FB group, Bad Parking Melbourne. Post photos there of bad parking. I have stopped because it makes me seem a little too law abiding.

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