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Your own pictures of bad parking **WITH CHAT**

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,632 ✭✭✭zg3409


    Not discussed is that many of these drivers struggle to park and all involved may be safer if they stay away from everyone and park in such a way no one will want to park near them.

    Many spaces are impractically narrow for modern cars and those that don't want to end up with dents on their pride and joy need to improvise.

    I am not saying some of these are not those who can park, but decide to park in front of the door or in a disabled spot, but many struggle in shopping centres. Should bad parkers be put off the road, maybe, but I would be more worried when the cars are moving.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,760 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    I’m noticing a lot more bad drivers that drive into spots instead of reversing. They generally end up crooked in the space and when it’s time to go they put themselves and other at risk by reversing into oncoming traffic as well as holding up traffic.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,656 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko


    There’s plenty of room for his tank, but he just couldn’t be arsed reversing properly- look at the huge gap behind.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,826 ✭✭✭CrowdedHouse


    Needed room to open the boot.....

    Seven Worlds will Collide



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Or open the door without hitting the bar of the trolley bay.

    But jaysus, that is a big car.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,294 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    Fcukin' yokes like that need to be either banned or taxed as a truck.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,656 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko




  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    lotto winner, with money to burn i reckon



  • Registered Users Posts: 23,892 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    You don't need a lotto win to buy an X5, they are from €80k and up. Very common sight and the PHEV is a popular company car.

    They are also not BMWs biggest SUV, the X7 is 5.2 metres, compared to the X5 at 4.8.



  • Registered Users Posts: 23,892 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    Why?

    A diesel X5 is a far lighter car than a Tesla EV. An X5 PHEV emits about the same level of pollutants as a Toyota Prius.

    All these calls for SUV taxes are utter nonsense. More than that, with battery tech and chassis design changing to accommodate longer range, the SUV body style is going to get far more popular, not less. What they should be judged on, is their green credentials, not whether a bad driver can park them properly in Dundrum.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,892 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    Not a great car for discreet unloading!



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup


    Magnum popped in for a.....Magnum?



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,294 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    Why? Because of the ridiculous amount of road space they take up - not just length but width.

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Registered Users Posts: 28,656 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko


    Hello, I'm from AAC Painting Contractors. I always try to take up two parking spaces for my tank, even when the spaces are big enough to fit in just one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 23,892 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    It certainly has a reputation for being wide, but really thats only due to the disproportion with its narrow front end. At 1,976mm its quite a lot less wide than an X5, GLE or even a boggo Transit van.

    And to the earlier poster, Magnum drove a 308 GTS, this model is the Testarossa (F110). Sonny Crockett drove a white example in Miami Vice.



  • Registered Users Posts: 81,773 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
    M


    And my CVRT is out since 18th December 2020 😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,294 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    An X5 is a lot less wide than an X5?

    How many Testarossas do you reckon are on Dublin roads? and they're already stratospherically taxed

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Registered Users Posts: 23,892 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34


    A Testarossa is a lot less wide than an X5.

    There are 2. Whats your point?



  • Registered Users Posts: 966 ✭✭✭harmless



    Is there any hope of pedestrians reclaiming footpaths?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,767 ✭✭✭eljono


    What hope do we have when the County Council flagrantly flaunts the rules like above?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,892 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34




  • Registered Users Posts: 28,656 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko


    Hope of being able to walk safely and with ease.



  • Registered Users Posts: 966 ✭✭✭harmless


    I'm not sure about other counties but in Tipperary cars blocking footpaths is a major problem. I frequently see disabled people and parents with children who have to walk out in traffic even though there is a footpath.

    The fine for parking on footpaths was doubled earlier this year(was €40 now €80), Of course it makes not difference without enforcement.

    I don't know if there is any hope of resolving the problem when the county council(as seen in my pic) are part of the problem.



  • Registered Users Posts: 34,294 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato


    Or push a buggy or use a wheelchair

    Edit: harmless beat me to it

    Post edited by Hotblack Desiato on

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,046 ✭✭✭✭neris


    Lazy arse white van w***** in Howth this evening. 5 spots when he only needs 2




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,617 ✭✭✭Gamer Bhoy 89


    I usually avoid this pavement because of this. There are two cars here, but there was a third one a few yards behind me before I pulled out the phone.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,760 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Audi drivers doing what they do best



  • Registered Users Posts: 45,913 ✭✭✭✭muffler


    I was in Strabane yesterday morning and while the car park of a local store was only 10% - 15% full I saw this as I was parking....





  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Honestly, I don't think the above ^^^ in Strabane is an example of bad parking, per se, as in they mis-judged where the lines where.

    I thnk its an example of selfish parking, done deliberately so as to make it difficult as possible for anyone to park beside them.

    I see it all the time and its a total dick move.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,760 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    At least Audi drivers are consistent.



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