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A condemnable act

By SYF77 on 08 Jun 2011

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It was a warm Sunday afternoon and I was walking lazily to the carpark with 2 piles, preparing to give my car a good wash. As I was approaching the carpark, I was shocked by a serious of loud bangs. They were as loud as vehicle collisions. I didnít know what was happening and continued walking to my car, which was parked at the second storey.

As I was getting started to wet my car, what I saw gave me a shock. A blue van with a silver roof was coming down from the third storey and guess what, its roof was scraping every pillar on the ceiling. Now I finally know the cause of the loud bangs. I managed to catch a closer look of the van when it drove pass my parking lot. It has a company name on it but I could not see the name clearly.

There is a height limit bar at the entrance of the carpark. I do not believe that the van is able to clear the height limit without hitting it. It is apparent that the driver knew that the roof of the van will hit the ceiling of the carpark but continued to drive into it. This is totally reprehensible and irresponsible. From the photos, it can be seen that the edge of some of the ceilings got chipped off and wire tubing damaged. In addition, ugly scrap marks are left on the ceiling. Perhaps, the driver did not notice that the carpark was equipped with CCTV. His car plate would have been captured clearly by the camera. Such irresponsible acts should not be condoned.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Pocus Jun 08 2011 01:35 PM
Actually it could also be a case of the height limiter adjusted to the wrong height. It happen to my friend below. He was driving his company van and tried to enter a MSCP. He slow edge to the limiter and his van clear without hitting the limiter...so he continued into the CP, go up the ramp and BAM!

He quickly reverse out to the entrance instead of continued on like your encounter (He's the boss so the van is technically his)

Wrote a complaint letter to towncouncil who reply they will follow up and check the height.
Civic6228 Jun 08 2011 04:35 PM
Well, I will not be surprise if the driver is a FT and definitely the van does not belong to the driver.
Bavarian Jun 08 2011 04:51 PM
Sometimes, the height of the ramp is not taken into consideration. The contractor simply take the lowest height of the beam and use that as the height restrictor's height. Yes, it can be that stupid.

I have seen the rear passengers helping to push up the height restrictor (Those with chains at the bottom type) to clear their vehicle. Yes, it can be that stupid too.
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