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Induced poor parking

By SYF77 on 31 Oct 2011

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On a fine weekday afternoon, I happened to be looking down from a building onto an open air carpark. What caught my eyes was this white Audi A3, which was parked grossly beyond the marked boundary. This particular carpark's parking lots are considered wide and to park in such a manner is indeed reprehensible. However, when I looked to the left of the Audi, a poorly parked Hyundai Avante was spotted. As evident in the photo above, it has "invaded" into the parking lot of the Audi's. The Audi is probably parked in the way it is to create a reasonable distance from the Hyundai.

I think many of us park our cars by taking cues from the position of the car in the next lot. For instance, I like to judge the perpendicularity of my car by making sure it is parallel to the next car. The problem is that if the car beside me is parked slanted, my ride will end up that way too. However, I will ensure that at least my car will not eat into the parking space of the consecutive lot before I shut off the engine.

The situation described in the top paragraph is particularly relevant to parallel parking lots. During my weekend runs at the Big Splash, I have occasionally observed a few consecutive cars parked out of their defined space along the row of parallel parking lots. On one of these occasions, I saw a car with a piece of paper on its wiper. The statement on the paper was, “Please park your car properly”. Perhaps such gentle reminder is good.

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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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Winterflame Oct 31 2011 10:27 AM
it look like Q5 to me.
Dwee Oct 31 2011 11:32 AM
It's becoming very common sight to see ''these'' drivers park their cars this way... I always make sure that i park within my own lot regardless of how many times i need to manuvour my vehicle. There's a few times when I came back for my car, these stupid drivers park their cars beyond their lot and was so close to my car that I can't go in from the driver side.
So before I go in from the passenger side , I will bunch of house key and give a good decor for the side of that car before moving off. This will serve a lesson for the driver for not parking the vehicle properly ...
Saabest Oct 31 2011 04:36 PM
Avante driver is just being irresponsible in short!
Pocus Oct 31 2011 05:50 PM
Winterflame <- With reference to the Hyundai Avante beside it, it's too small to be a Q5.
Ilmw Oct 31 2011 11:28 PM
When I find a free lot, I always look at the wheel of the car beside. If it is beyond its allocated space, I will not pick the free lot.
Mmaaarrrkkk Nov 02 2011 10:47 AM
I too am sick of all these 'invaders'! I used to park within the lines , even to the extend of going in and out a few times but there has been too many times , now I just dont care anymore.

No , not for the obvious! Have you thought off when the Avente was parking? Did he also have an invader? Maybe the invader drove off before the picture was taken?

A carpark in always changing , cars in and out all day long so why bother? Like the thais say , MaiPenLai.
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