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Dubious Parking.

I was just having a virtual drive around Sheffield city centre and I came across what looks like dubious parking of a car on chevrons.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.377878,-1.4737011,3a,75y,269.81h,65.29t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUuwOt9...

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shutter
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Re: Dubious Parking.

Thats a "special" parking area for variable length vehicles...  not sure if that red car fits the description though.

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That's a new one on me, but not so bad as those with petrol cars that park in front of what few charging points we have. 

Oh dear, here we go. 😂


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Re: Dubious Parking.


@Strat wrote:

I was just having a virtual drive around Sheffield city centre and I came across what looks like dubious parking of a car on chevrons.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.377878,-1.4737011,3a,75y,269.81h,65.29t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUuwOt9...


Dubious, @Strat ? - more like totally not legal.😁 - but a very common thing around there (and probably elsewhere). Quite strange how some people interpret 'leave clear' markings.

@shutter Looks like you need to read up on the rules, too 😉 - but I like the idea - 'Smart' cars one end, Jaguar/Bentley at the other.🤣

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Re: Dubious Parking.

@jab1  Exactly... I can never find a space big enough for my Jag...  These "variable spaces" should be more available, other wise I shall have to start complaining to the "equalities commission"...  ! ! 

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@shutter In that case, stick to the Skoda.🤣

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Re: Dubious Parking.

@jab1 Yeah.... I use that for local driving... but when I am touring the country, I use the Jag...

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Gotcha - good plan.

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Re: Dubious Parking.

Definitely dubious - looks like it isn't fully within the white lines😉

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Re: Dubious Parking.

But it doesn't have the be all and end all. No yellow lines (they would have to be following the kerb around) and no signs that say you can't park. Maybe you might fit a Smart car in the smallest. Probably private land.

 

But having driven around Sheffield in the evening in December last year, I can honestly say it has the most confusing road / tram layout in certain places. I pulled up short when I found no entry signs surrounding me with a tram way going across. I then actually reversed to read the sign again to try and make some sense of it all - lucky no traffic about. Mind you, the satnav didn't help as it went into crazy mode and refused to play at that very moment. Maybe it was the Sheffield equivalent of the Bermuda triangle!

 

TBH I really expected a ticket to say I'd gone the wrong way! Just glad I don't go there that often.

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Re: Dubious Parking.

From what I could find, these hatch markings are safety zones, and you should not enter them unless it is necessary and safe to do so - they are not parking bays.

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Re: Dubious Parking.

I'd always assumed they were but hey, who bothers with parking rules these days! 

Best one I saw was a couple of years back where a van marked up for sales and service of those electric wheelchairs was parked in a supermarkets disabled bay.

If I'd had my camera....

Also seen a police car doing the same but this time in a police car park. 


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Re: Dubious Parking.

I rarely go into Sheffield city centre these days as I find all I need on the outskirts.

One time I did venture in after a few years, I got lost because of the considerable changes.

Many familiar landmarks had disappeared so I was pleased to find myself looking at the Wicker Arches.

From there it was plain sailing.

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Re: Dubious Parking.

NWAAT - or No Waiting At Any Time. Described on parking tickets as "Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours".

Double yellows to common folks.. they cover the entire street or half / side of the street. They also cover pavements, middle of the road, etc. They're a symbol / icon that restrictions are in force.

A lot of fools out there think you have to be parked ON the lines for a ticket to be valid. The lines are just there to indicate that you're in a restricted parking area.

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