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Lyderies

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#154599 1-Nov-2014 17:30
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Hi All

Would my car below be illegally parked?

We have been parking like this for over a year and never had trouble with tickets until recently

https://i.imgur.com/3567YyW.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lEewWxl.jpg

Who do i call to argue this? The Auckland council?

Cheers




I'm going to noob myself past judgement

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  #1166588 1-Nov-2014 17:35
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I'd say yes. You're blocking the footpath.

Think disabled people in wheelchairs, Moms with strollers, old people with walkers...

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  #1166589 1-Nov-2014 17:36
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You're parked on the footpath. That's not permitted, and I don't see how you could dispute that one.

 
 
 
 


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  #1166590 1-Nov-2014 17:37
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You pay the fine, then think about how parking like that might impact on other people - and particularly those with limited mobility.
Then - if you think that out - being reasonable and considerate might be better motivation to not doing it again than the risk of another (inevitable) fine.

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  #1166592 1-Nov-2014 17:40
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Cheers guys

its small so no point wallowing about it 




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  #1166597 1-Nov-2014 17:44
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  #1166602 1-Nov-2014 17:52
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As a pedestrian how would you feel? This sort of thing makes me see red.

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  #1166605 1-Nov-2014 18:03
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I had a similar issue. Parked at the same spot for years, then got a fine. Parking within 6m of am intersection.

Issue is, I was about 4m I thought I was good. Other people park 2-3m no fine. No yellow line to indicate 6m. Gutted.




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  #1166606 1-Nov-2014 18:04
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I guys we learn from mistakes. From the way other people park I thought the rule was 1.5m!

Well learnt something new!




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  #1166617 1-Nov-2014 18:35
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That car is not parked - it's abandoned.




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  #1166618 1-Nov-2014 18:36
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Whilst this one is pretty blatantly blocking the 'Kings highway', friends of mine recently got ticketed for parking alongside their own driveway entrance ... presumably on the basis that the enforcement person had no idea who owned the vehicle in question.

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  #1166627 1-Nov-2014 18:45
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alasta: As a pedestrian how would you feel? This sort of thing makes me see red.


Being a wheelchair user it also makes me see red.

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  #1166629 1-Nov-2014 18:47
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Rickles: Whilst this one is pretty blatantly blocking the 'Kings highway', friends of mine recently got ticketed for parking alongside their own driveway entrance ... presumably on the basis that the enforcement person had no idea who owned the vehicle in question.

 

It doesn't matter if its your own driveway or not, you must park legally. I got ticketed for being too close to my own driveway & the parking warden knew full well that it was my car and my drive. I tried to get him to stop but, as he said, rules are rules. 

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  #1166631 1-Nov-2014 18:49
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    >I got ticketed for being too close to my own driveway & the parking warden knew full well that it was my car and my drive. I tried to get him to stop but, as he said, rules are rules.<

That's just awful ... I'd leave the country if i were you <VBG> wink

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  #1166633 1-Nov-2014 18:55
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Lyderies: Hi All

Would my car below be illegally parked?

We have been parking like this for over a year and never had trouble with tickets until recently

https://i.imgur.com/3567YyW.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lEewWxl.jpg

Who do i call to argue this? The Auckland council?

Cheers


I'm going to try to be polite even though I don't feel very polite after seeing your photos. 

My partner uses a wheelchair. He's also been hit by a car after being forced onto the road by an inconsiderate driver that blocked the footpath.
The way you are parking, someone using a wheelchair cannot even get around your car to get onto the road. That drain makes the car impassable. A wheelchair user would have no option but to turn around, try to find a manageable curb cut, and cross the road. Crossing roads is always a dangerous manoeuver. If a neighbour came along and parked the same way the person using a wheelchair would be stuck with no way out until someone decided to move their car. We've had that experience and I can tell you it's very far from nice.

I realise you probably didn't think this through but please do consider other people.  

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  #1166636 1-Nov-2014 18:59
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Rickles:     >I got ticketed for being too close to my own driveway & the parking warden knew full well that it was my car and my drive. I tried to get him to stop but, as he said, rules are rules.<

That's just awful ... I'd leave the country if i were you <VBG> wink


 

LOL

 

I might just have to do that :-) 

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