Post by Administrator on Aug 13, 2015 17:06:28 GMT
Today I was talking to a traffic Warden in Rotherham about parking & wheel base. He seemed to agree with what I was saying. As I was curious regarding a parking fine I had in Chorley, Lancashire (another place that loves to mess up roundabouts & dishes out dodgy parking fines, when they have a traffic regulation order that states vehicle length & size for the entire carpark, yet paint out odd sized parking spaces & mis-shaped ones & refuse to refund you & fob you off to some "chipside place" down south. Even though this traffic warden confirms I am correct!
(NOTE: WELL THIS IS A MAJOR BUMMER!!! THE SOUND DID NOT RECORD THE WARDEN SAYING THE PARKING GOES BY WHEELBASE!!! GRR!! OK SO I HAVE REMOVED A LOT OF FILES FROM MY PHONE TO FREE UP SOME MEMORY!! AND I HAVE TRIED RECORDING A FEW VIDEO CLIPS AGAIN WITH MY PHONE!! & NOPE!!! OOO DEAR THE SOUND RECORDER ON THE VIDEO HAS CRASHED!! )
BUT A SWEAR THE WARDEN AGREED THAT MY VAN IS BY WHEELBASE!!!
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Chipside Lancashire PO Box 3584 Chippenham Wiltshire SN15 9EF
Telephone: 0345 505 2525
THE PCN. PARKING CHARGE NOTICE.
The rules for parking tickets states it MUST be stuck to the vehicles window.
It does not state on what authority or rules & regulations it CAN be done, only that under authority of the council.
The fact that it is a NOTICE, suggests that the NOTICE is served to the vehicle under "service of notices" and that the methods of delivery are "permissible" not "prescriptive" - so that a sticker is a valid permissible method of serving a notice to a private vehicle or machine. See the example of the vending machine above. Anyone can serve a notice to a private property through the letter box. But not all instances have letter boxes. Such as a buisness from an Ice cream van, a vending machine, car parking ticket machine, anything operated by a buisness or partnership... golf ball machine at a driving range..
The parking ticket machine should display the same parking regulations and vehicle restrictions as on the car parks TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER. Most moder supermarkets have a 16ft or so wheelbase, which is the exact maximum size for a long wheelbase van, on the ground wheel to wheel. You just have to be "considerate" about how you position the bodywork, for example, over grass. Most supermarkets will not complain if you have parked reasonably.
BAD PARKING (EXAMPLES THAT DESERVE A PARKING TICKET
Ok so here are a few examples of what I would say deserve a parking ticket...
When everyone parks like this at Bodelwyddan Hospital I am certain it is a breech of insurance policy?
There was actually two cars parked here blocking the turning area! I didnt get the photo & I couldnt turn properly either! When I returned a few minutes later, one car had moved! I think the woman saw me checking out her parking style.. lol. This is a "residents only" cul-de-sack. I guess the residents think that they can park where they want there? Should I have been in there turning around even?
When the car park rules say you "must park within the marked area" this area is not always correct to the traffic regulation order, or to the vehicles that should be able to use a space. Any HGV or Lorry, should be allowed to stop at the roadside. MOST roadside parking does not have a length restriction. Some have a width marked, but this is for guidance only. THIS IS WHERE MOST ARGUMENTS WITH PARKING WARDENS OCCUR.
Here are some examples.
The vehicle I drive. PARKING WARDEN IN HALIFAX CONFIRMS I AM OK PARKED HERE LIKE THIS WHEN PHOTO WAS TAKEN. ROTHERHAM PARKING WARDEN CONFIRMS THIS AS WELL TO DOUBLE CONFIRM. Also, Sainsburys parking Warden CONFIRMS it is acceptable as well.
Lorry, width of spaces are marked out quite wide and there is no length restriction.
Vehicle is wider than the space width. Suspect that the road markings are a general guide. The TRO would need looking at, but most TRO,s I have seen only have a vehicle height, weight & length restriction. And that is for a car park, not roadside.
Only a few hundred yards down the road, from the above vehicle, these places are marked extra wide!!!
Just a tiny bit wide. I am curious what the TRO says. Parking within the marked area is not always possible.
My bad! only just up on the curb. I do not think merits a ticket!?
The marked area is not clearly defined! kind of double painted??
What a waste of tarmac! WHAT VEHICLE IS WIDER THAN THIS but no LONGER?? ALSO MEGA WASTE OF SPACE ON THE FLOOR BY THE CURB??
Narrowly marked out. is this for smart cars?
We are not all within the marked area, when looking at width. So for length, the same acceptance MUST be applicable?
Post by Administrator on Aug 16, 2015 10:35:53 GMT
Ok 2 more point i want to make..
CAN YOU OR CANT YOU PARK ON A BRIDGE? OR ONLY WHEN THEY PUT A BARRIER THERE TO PHYSICALLY STOP YOU? HERE YOU CAN NOT PARK THERE. SO CAN A SAFETY CAMERA VAN PARK ON A BRIDGE OR NOT? BECAUSE THE ONE THAT OPERATES AROUND STOKE & NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME PARKS ON PEDESTRIAN REFUGE JUNCTIONS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD!!! BECAUSE IT CANNOT USE THE BRIDGE (BY PHYSICAL FORCE) AND IT CAN NOT PARK BESIDES A NO STOPPING ROAD! AND I AM GUESSING THAT INCLUDES THE PEDESTRIAN REFUGE AREAS AND BY THE BOLLHARDS!!! - NO SPECIAL PARKING RULES FOR POLICE VEHICLES THAT ARE NOT IN EMERGENCY. AND ANY PERMISSION FROM PRIVATE LAND OR THE COUNCIL WOULD NEED TO BE REGULATION APPROVED, INCLUDING USE OF SAFETY CONES & WARNING LIGHTS! NOTE THAT I HAVE EVIDENCE OF POLICE LIES REGARDING PARKING PERMISSION!
I do not think that the "School zone" markings are adequate. I think they need to go all the way across the road. This is highlighted in a Scottish video that they make you watch when you do Speed awareness courses. Where A kid runs out from the playground straight across the road & gets thrown by a car.
I STILL QUESTION THE AUTHENTICITY OF THAT VIDEO. (no offence to anyone). It reminds me of a power kite video on youtube where the wind suddenly blasts a surfer with a power kite away like lightning. I thought that was questionable authenticity as well. What are the chances of anyone filming it? Who had mobile phone video back then? Is it a Bair/Brown scam??? I will try find the videos & post them. Again, a loose connection to the "Blair Witch" project home made movie strangeness back then as well???
So yeh, the School markings need to go right across the road. IMHO.
Post by Administrator on Aug 16, 2015 11:10:27 GMT
Also, make certain when the Highways Agency have collected all the unused "metal frames", Cones & signs left out on the motorway that are dangerous when abandoned... that they park within the marked area!
And DO NOT TRIP OVER THE METAL BAR WHEN YOU ARE PARKING AT CASTLE HILL TO MEET FRANK SIDEBOTTOM TO EAT CRISPS & DRINK POP! IT IS NOT BREEDON ON THE HILL! NOR IS IT OLD OSWESTRY OR MAIDEN CASTLE, BECAUSE YOU CAN NOT DRIVE UP THOSE PLACES! SO WE ARE LUCKY! WHO LOVES KIRKLEES COUNCIL STYLE???!!! I WILL VOTE FOR THE COUNCIL TO DO EVERYONES GARDEN UP, IF WE CAN. AND I WILL PAY EXTRA TOWARDS IT.
Hey, just park on the hill itself!
On a lighter note, there was a band playing up there the other day...
Post by Administrator on Aug 16, 2015 12:00:20 GMT
Parking in Lay-by's
The Construction documents for Highways & roads state that the purpose for which the Diagonal angled section of a lay-by is built is "FOR ENTRY & EXIT" of the lay-by. This means they are not designed for parking on. They are access points and need to be kept clear. This is evident with buses. Who pull to the front of bus stops. My driver training instructor on one of the speed courses (when you go out driving) told me that it is good practise to always filter to the front of a lay by. So that other people can park behind you.
Not all Lay-bys are marked out correctly. There are variations. Some have pavement only by the parking length & other have double yellow lines or other markings. I am not certain what the parking warden would say in each situation? go by the markings or by the Highway construction guide?
Here are some examples.
Buses filter to the front of stops.
Police vehicles should not really obstruct the entrance to lay-bys as HGV need the space to enter & leave.
Post by Administrator on Aug 16, 2015 14:12:32 GMT
If you could even get into the car park, it would be a fine thing... Especially at the cinema! I used to park in the overflow carpark at the ODEON by the Huddersfield Town stadium, as the other car park is quite small.. but someone has put the barrier across?? it says 7.5T weight limit?! now tell me a vehicle that is 7.T thats fits under the barrier? The stadium are just being awkward. The Cinema claim they have nothing to do with the barrier.
Post by Administrator on Aug 18, 2015 18:33:47 GMT
They seem to have taken all the "STICKER" advert ticket parking tickets out of the machines in town, and replaced the vending machine paper with regular paper. Not Sticker peel ones.
They still have advertisements on the back of them & I am wondering what the legal implications of that are? I am assuming that the council Gives itself permission" to advertise on its own parking tickets?
Just that the distribution of free matter says that you cant put free matter on car windows if it is commercial? Possibly there are seperate rules, as the council can "give consent" to people putting up notices, but I am not certain what the implications are regarding service of notices that are a "NOTICE" -combined- with commercial advertising?
Could it have been a mistake from its initial introduction?
The sticker tickets are still in use in a lot of other places though.
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