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



  • Registered Users Posts: 989 ✭✭✭ Mundo7976

    Ah tesla drivers, fast becoming worse than a BMW driver ever was. Or maybe just migration 🤔

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,907 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    I drive a big FO tank but I’m sh1t at getting between the lines when parking so I just take half the footpath instead.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,907 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    My little brother parked around the corner, both in Nutgrove SC.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,474 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave

    If they wanted to I'm sure they could contact the council to cut out the path to access their garden for a driveway, I think it's around €300?

    I honestly think it's time to implement permit parking in housing estates in some areas. The estate my old house is in is a bloody car park because people keep parking their car outside their house so others don't park there. It's ridiculous. Several paved over their garden for a 2 car driveway they don't use. People are also afraid to park up on the curb to leave a little space to protect the precious grass. One time we needed an ambulance and the guy had to get out to direct the driver so he could zig zag around all the cars. There's a few vans on the road now too and people are parking right at the junctions. I'm amazed the bin truck can navigate the side roads.

    The guy in the house directly across from my old house parks on the road even though he's the one who's always out first and in last, the other car doesn't leave most days. He's just a miserable príck. I make a point to park outside their house when I'm visiting if he's not there :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,599 ✭✭✭ spookwoman

    If anything like here recently they park out on the road so they don't get blocked in. The estate over from the hospital has grief because parking charges in the hospital is robbery. Few people have had to call the police to get cars towed from the front of their houses because of selfish idiots parking across driveways. We have a few here on the estate that visit and park across someone's driveway nearly every time they visit. He's had to tell them to move to get in and out a few times now and when confronted, the person living there acts as if it's his fault rather than her friends.

  • Registered Users Posts: 831 ✭✭✭ harmless

    That's a school across the road btw and that Rang Rover is there all day most days, possibly work in the pub that is on the side I am.

    It would be impossible to spot a child trying to cross on the same side I am on. I don't often see children attempt to cross on their own, their parents have probably warned them not to.

  • Registered Users Posts: 831 ✭✭✭ harmless

    Cars would park on this footpath all the time. One day I saw traffic wardens give some of them tickets and it has stopped for this section of the path.

    Further up the path are long term residents, never mind getting a ticket they didn't even have to move while two wardens were there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,474 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave

    Ah nothing like that, just houses with 2-3 cars or people just not wanting to park in their drive to block someone else parking outside the house. Estate is all semi detached so plenty of space between drives, my sister and neighbour both parked outside our houses between the two drives, just about. One car parking would have tons of space around the drive. Don't think anyone every got blocked in, people just being petty and leaving the drive empty just to keep the road for themselves...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,907 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    They keep on coming;

  • Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭ ARX

    Sure why would they go to the bother and expense when they have free footpath parking for life?

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,176 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato

    They appear to be abandoned - flat tyres - the one nearest the camera definitely is anyway so presumably they want the council to "move them on"

    Just noticed they both have smashed windows as well

    The likes of Alcohol Action Ireland won't be happy until we all have ration cards. Maybe not even then.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭ RosieJoe

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,726 ✭✭✭ hoodie6029

    People in estates get mad possessive about ‘their’ space, myself included.

    When I lived in the DCC area I became a bit of a pest with them over bad parking, but I got to know them in there and it made a difference. Got double yellows down in a few places cars ticketed a few days.

    Just have to be persistent with them to get results.

    The urge to pick that Corolla in Roscommon with a teleporter and drop it next to a river is strong too 😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,907 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    Dickhead in the white Kia blamed the grey Merc (marginally over the white line) for taking up two spaces- peat demand at Cornelscourt

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,572 ✭✭✭ maebee

    I think most people would have parked properly in the space to the right.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,907 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    It’s not the end of the world if a passenger can’t exit in the space. They can easily hop out beforehand. It’s also not the end of the world if the Merc driver can’t get in. They might learn to park properly if have to suffer the indignity of climbing across from his passenger seat.

    Or if he had parked properly in the right hand space, he can still leave space for a small vehicle

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,474 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave

    Yeah, and you could park over the hatch marking a little bit to give the car in between a bit of space. Not a big deal really just the Kia not having the foresight.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,061 ✭✭✭ Jim_Hodge

    Then you'd have some S#### A### comment in his being over the hatch marking. He couldn't win.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 831 ✭✭✭ harmless

    Tipperary county council replacing brick pavement with tarmac to accommodate pavement parking.

    How does this happen, what councilor has the power to legally encourage illegal parking?