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Old 15th February 2020, 15:23   #41
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the 4x4 could be owned by someone fit and well but if their passenger warrants a blue badge one can be issued but and it is a big but, the passenger (blue badge holder) must get in and out of the car, if they don't...... no need for blue badge.

I would say report offences.


just a word of caution. my mum was ill and required a blue badge.
I parked in blue badge space, took her into the hospital and then went and moveed the car to a normal space. what was seen? a fit person going to a car in a blue badge space and driving off.

After her appointment I'd go and get the car, park in blue badge space then go into the hospital and get her. what was seen? A fit person parking in a blue badge space and walking off.

why did I do it this way, cos it was raining and a 5 minute walk to normal car park

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No argument from me about that. Thoughtful is what I call that. But I understand that it could be misinterpreted.
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Old 16th February 2020, 00:09   #42
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I would like to point out I donít park in disabled spots or park in mother or child spots when Iím alone. I was replying to a member who parked his car in parent and child spaces without having children with them. However I have seen the 4x4 crowd park where they want and the abuse of blue badges is well known.
As to the number of mother and child and disabled spaces at my local supermarket there are 20 mother and child spaces and 80 disabled spaces. That Iím sure does not reflect the number of disabled people and parents with children in this country and in my experience the parent and child spaces are usually full while disabled spaces mostly empty.
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I've lost count of the times I have chosen a space in an almost empty car park, within seconds someone has parked next to me ignoring oodles, and oodles of empty spaces.
Is herding inbuilt into humans ? It must be.

It is the same mentality of driver who drives right up your boot. My pet hate.
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It is the same mentality of driver who drives right up your boot. My pet hate.
Herding is mainly for Elephants and the like. Mind you, now retired me does the household weekly shopping in late mornings or afternoons now instead of late evening shopping when I was in full time employment.

Prior to retirement, obesity was simply a word in the dictionary. Now I know what it really means. Some folks have for whatever reason, self-inflicted or otherwise, achieved elephantine dimensions. That may explain the move to larger and heavier vehicles, some of which are now of monster truck proportions. They seem to follow heard instincts when I too park in the empty far corners of the Car park. I really, REALLY dislike that. It happened again today in TESCO's Brockworth Glos. The days of the smaller means of getting about appear to be numbered. I for one find that very sad to see and no way does it enhance the quality of life for road users. Plus irrespective of any EU calculated or manufacturer "faked" figures, the laws of Physics have the final say where REAL fuel consumption is concerned. BIG means high consumption ... simple as that.

Back in my senior schooldays, of the five hundred pupils in my school, only one was what I call overweight. Excused PE. Complete with man boobs too! Now every other teenager appears heading towards obesity... or, has arrived.

No rose tinteds involved, it really did not used to be like that. Also, do I need to get new glasses or, are many young women far less attractive nowadays. Not just in physical appearance, but stance and attitudes too. Not all, some are real natural charmers but, far less numerous than was once the case.

Still lets throw even more money at the NHS, That'll sort it ...
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I always park at the furthest point from the entrance in supermarkets or retail parks, and take my worst car, which had a few tiny dings before I got it - Still a ZT though! It also has a tow bar ( not used by me), which fends off others when parallel parking!

I usually find it is older relatives or children in the rear of cars that do the most damage by just flinging doors open.

Perhaps I should just buy a modern europox (deliberately mis-typed), which I wouldn't care about so much - all my cars are over 12 years old and much loved.

This is so true ten years ago I had a Maestro which was one owner from new with 20,000 miles on it, whilst driving up past our local Iceland which is a one way street with cars parked outside the front of the shop. this leaves more than 2 full lanes as there is an old taxi rank opposit the shop.
driving up the road the car 50 yards in front stops dubble parking in front of the store I am driving past it when the rear door of the car was flung open into the centre of the front wing, with enough force for me to fold the door forward into the car and to bend the front door pillor of B927 BUS sadly the damage done was to cause the cars demise. It was an old lady geting out of a taxi well she was younger than me but she did not even look the raod I was on just went into the shop leaving the taxi driver to pass on his details the car was insured on a classic policy for 2k sadly the cost of a proper repair due to the perfect impact point was going to be more like 5K, A full body Jig would have been required as the car was paralaxed. The only consolation was the six month old skoda taxi was also a write off. impact speed was about 6MPH but I had just stood on the go pedal OUCH!!!!
so they dont just do it in car parks.
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Old 20th February 2020, 10:35   #46
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I have a few scrapes and dings down the sides of my car, none done by me.
Some I have been able to polish out others are more permanent.

Unfortunately it happens, I'm always careful and park out of others way but as you have said, some people can't leave you on your own.

I tend to go shopping very early in the morning and you would think that it would be possible to be in a space on your own but many times I have come back to my car and found someone else parked there as well.

Twice I have had to go back into the supermarket with a number plate number because I couldn't get into my car at all, how they got out is beyond me.

I know the ladies on the desk in Tesco's and it's quite funny when someone comes over and asks what the problem is, I'm a big bloke in height and stature.
Nobody has refused yet!
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I have a few scrapes and dings down the sides of my car, none done by me.
Some I have been able to polish out others are more permanent.

Unfortunately it happens, I'm always careful and park out of others way but as you have said, some people can't leave you on your own.

I tend to go shopping very early in the morning and you would think that it would be possible to be in a space on your own but many times I have come back to my car and found someone else parked there as well.

Twice I have had to go back into the supermarket with a number plate number because I couldn't get into my car at all, how they got out is beyond me.

I know the ladies on the desk in Tesco's and it's quite funny when someone comes over and asks what the problem is, I'm a big bloke in height and stature.
Nobody has refused yet!
Irrespective of any driver's individual size Neil, individual personal transport size on average now sees the majority of such personal transport of the TFB ( Too-effing-BIG ) dimensions. So even in the very unlikely event of one being parked sensibly near your car, the difficulty or lack of access is still there.

Law of ZOD. When my MG ZS was less than a year old, in our local ASDA car park, some dozy cow opened the door of their car on a windy day letting it go so that it smashed against both doors on the ZS. £500 to repair. I was not there then but my wife did get the other drivers details. When we took the estimate round to her house, she tried to deny it ever happened. I was very tempted to kick the living daylights out of her FRENCH car parked in front of the house. We did get compensation from her or her insurance later but this incident just goes to show the sort of types we share the planet with. Unnecessary time consuming hassle and stress.

Far too many of that mindset out and about now ... in my books they should be exterminated... Thus vastly improving the overall gene pool which is in serious decline of late. It did not used to be like that... folks had far more natural class in the now increasingly more distant past. ...

If I were King ... things would be very different...
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I used to regard cars like SD1s and even MG ZTs as large. Not now. Park either near modern means of getting about and they are dwarfed in comparison by some of the personal transport out there in recent decades. No such thing as small vans now either. The average TRANSIT sized Van now is larger than furniture removal vans were when I started driving back in the late 1950s. When one parks next to my car ~ my ZT-T does appear very attractive to the multitude of White Van Men out there... impossible to get in when I return with my shopping load.

... and you could do 100mph on the North Circular and Cop Cars move over and wave you by.. ..... All done in the best possible taste and legally too... Such is progress.

As previously stated, if only I were King things would be very different. I blame Boris and Brexit... like most of our limp minded MSM do recently for everything... even today they are still at it! Even SKY in full "Get Boris" mode...

Welcome to Hereford where there are strong calls on the Prime Minister to visit the area.

On SKY now..

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Thus enabling the MSM a fine opportunity to pull up folks who will blame him for just about everything. It makes fine News viewing for them to justify the "We're so worth it" salaries particularly that over rewarded shower in the guaranteed revenue stream "Jobs For Life" BBC environment!

We should be so lucky!
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Irrespective of any driver's individual size Neil, individual personal transport size on average now sees the majority of such personal transport of the TFB ( Too-effing-BIG ) dimensions. So even in the very unlikely event of one being parked sensibly near your car, the difficulty or lack of access is still there.

Law of ZOD. When my MG ZS was less than a year old, in our local ASDA car park, some dozy cow opened the door of their car on a windy day letting it go so that it smashed against both doors on the ZS. £500 to repair. I was not there then but my wife did get the other drivers details. When we took the estimate round to her house, she tried to deny it ever happened. I was very tempted to kick the living daylights out of her FRENCH car parked in front of the house. We did get compensation from her or her insurance later but this incident just goes to show the sort of types we share the planet with. Unnecessary time consuming hassle and stress.

Far too many of that mindset out and about now ... in my books they should be exterminated... Thus vastly improving the overall gene pool which is in serious decline of late. It did not used to be like that... folks had far more natural class in the now increasingly more distant past. ...

If I were King ... things would be very different...
I have experienced and witnessed some really bad parking and people that just don't care.
But if you have a vehicle that looks past it's best and has a dings and dents then people will avoid parking next to it, it's human nature.
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