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Topic # 67871 9-Sep-2010 19:54
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Each morning before school I usually get the park close to the gate. Before school at about 8.15 the road is reasonably calm. Then after school, theres always parents (about 10-20 car loads) double parking on the side of the road. Arrogant ones at that. This was the scene after school today. 




I pollitly signaled to the lady in the first blue car on that amazing picture that I need to get out. So she drove forward, and so did the person behind her annoyingly.

It changed to this:



So I tried reversing out of that, and I cant turn without running up on the curb, or smashing into the back of the first blue car. If I go straight out I'll hold up traffic to much. So I went in, stopped the car and knocked on the ladies window and said "can you move your car forward more?" And she responded "YOU WERE HALF WAY OUT BEFORE!" so I said "Yeh and if I went any further I'd rip your bumper off. Move" and she snarled and drove forward a few feet. So I reversed out and left, giving her the ugliest look ever on the way out. Any suggestion as to what I can do? I don't want to park somewhere else, simply because I don't want to. Can I complain to the council and get them to put a sign up or something? This is on a public road so the school can't do any more than me. All my mates park relativity close to me as well so they know how annoying these double parkers are. I'm only putting this on here btw to vent my rage so I don't smack someone tomorrow. Thanks. :D




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  Reply # 378372 9-Sep-2010 20:42
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Ask the school to get cops or parking wardens to patrol. They do this regularly.

Back into the car park.

Note regos and fill in http://www.police.govt.nz/service/road/roadwatch.html religiously.

Take photos or video of offenders.




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  Reply # 378374 9-Sep-2010 20:46
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BlakJak: Ask the school to get cops or parking wardens to patrol. They do this regularly.

Back into the car park.

Note regos and fill in http://www.police.govt.nz/service/road/roadwatch.html religiously.

Take photos or video of offenders.


+1

If you have evidence of some doing it regularly you can make a formal complaint to your local police station.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 378381 9-Sep-2010 21:14
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  Reply # 378383 9-Sep-2010 21:18
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You could also visit, you park like an a hole. Print out one of their flyers, and post it on the windows of the people who are double parking.



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  Reply # 378401 9-Sep-2010 22:06
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rscole86: You could also visit, you park like an a hole. Print out one of their flyers, and post it on the windows of the people who are double parking.
LOL I'm going to print some of those out and stick them on my mates cars for a laugh, but if they do it again tomorrow I'll get some licence plate numbers and fill in that police form.




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  Reply # 378409 9-Sep-2010 22:43
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You're lucky. In my day, we weren't allowed to drive to school :)

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  Reply # 378412 9-Sep-2010 22:56
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Reverse in so that you are going fowards out so can make menacing looks at the dumb parents.

Your car has a horn, learn how to operate it.




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  Reply # 378484 10-Sep-2010 09:44
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richms: Reverse in so that you are going fowards out so can make menacing looks at the dumb parents.


Your car has a horn, learn how to operate it.


+1 :-)

not just a toot-toot, but jam it down long and loud - the idiots know THEY are in the wrong, and a noisy horn just brings attention to them. Don't let the filthy looks bother you, it's their issue, not yours.

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  Reply # 378518 10-Sep-2010 11:04
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hahaha oK. I parked with the back to the road again so monday I'll try reverse in.

And trust me i know how to use the horn, but I tend to use it only when im driving so i dont have people jumping out of cars and thumping me. Ah well. Lol. Will pst back when i get home.




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  Reply # 378627 10-Sep-2010 17:31
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Do what any responsible car driver would do, park on the wheelchair carpark.

If that's taken, driver around the block continuously, and do something which happened in Speed.. While you're moving at extreme speeds (5mps), get the kid to jump in at the right moment.

Third, if you are not picking up a kid. Knock of the persons bumper, signal at them nicely (pull fingers) and drive down the road at extreme speeds.

You can thank me later.

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  Reply # 378631 10-Sep-2010 17:47
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tardtasticx:  I don't want to park somewhere else, simply because I don't want to.


...and they don't stop their cars anywhere else....because they don't want to.

Leave earlier or leave later....but people aren't going to stop driving past the school to pick their kids up. If the school had a clue they would accept reality and make it easier - perhaps a big, 4-lane loop across the front of the school, like an airport drop-off / pick-up zone. 

Take it up at the next Board of Trustees meeting. 

They won't give a rat's but at least you'll know the people who could fix it....won't. 

Too many stories about paedos molesting kids (because there are paedos and freaks who do molest / kill kids). 

As long as everyone is scared, kids will be picked up and dropped off...and I can't see it changing. 






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  Reply # 378633 10-Sep-2010 17:51
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rscole86:
BlakJak: Ask the school to get cops or parking wardens to patrol. They do this regularly.

Back into the car park.

Note regos and fill in http://www.police.govt.nz/service/road/roadwatch.html religiously.

Take photos or video of offenders.


+1

If you have evidence of some doing it regularly you can make a formal complaint to your local police station.


+1. Add on the form you submit that you have photos.  This evidence makes it much more likely they will get some punishment (ie fine) and stop doing it.  Schools should be safe, and double parked cars + kids is not a good combo.

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  Reply # 378651 10-Sep-2010 19:33
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Could you give us a google maps link for the road in question please.
I use to live right next door to a school, and we had the same problem, esp people parking
over our driveway. The council ended up painting yellow lines near the school gate, forcing people to park further away, of course some tried to park on the lines , but there were often
visits by parking wardens and police.




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  Reply # 378652 10-Sep-2010 19:34
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Used to go thru similar problems all the time. Idiots double parking on both sides of the road while they had a chat picking up / dropping off their kids. Seriously the only thing you can really do is complain, complain and complain some more. Complain to the council enough and there'll be traffic wardens there on a regular basis. You could try complaining to the school, some seem to be very receptive to it. The school a friend of mines daughter attends has the caretaker come out every morning and afternoon and yell and shame inconsiderate parkers.. Damned good entertainment really..

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  Reply # 378664 10-Sep-2010 20:32
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Linuxluver:
tardtasticx:  I don't want to park somewhere else, simply because I don't want to.


 If the school had a clue they would accept reality and make it easier - perhaps a big, 4-lane loop across the front of the school, like an airport drop-off / pick-up zone. 




Are you suggesting that the school and council turn tardtasticx's favourite parking space into a pick up zone?

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