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When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road #4759254
05/16/18 09:29 PM
05/16/18 09:29 PM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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This is one of my biggest pet peeves in driving. Say you're in a neighborhood and you have two vehicles parked across from one another in the street. I shot your fault if you run up against one of them trying to squeeze through? What I love is you have two f-250 trucks so depending on the street, you have very little room, especially with a trailer. I'm talking 2inches here. Just to clarify, I didn't hit anyone's vehicle. Lol I'm pretty sure if a fire truck needed to get thru, they would just squeeze their way thru.


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Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4759255
05/16/18 09:33 PM
05/16/18 09:33 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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I love my HOA because we ban street parking, which eliminates this problem. Most people have a 3 car garage + 3 wide driveway, so there's quite literally no excuse for street parking unless it's a delivery vehicle.

Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4759262
05/16/18 09:37 PM
05/16/18 09:37 PM
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CA
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Judge Judy talked about one time someone parked behind her at court, she reversed out, hitting the parked car, and was furious because she knew legally she was in the wrong. As a driver of a moving vehicle she's always at fault no matter the other issues of the parked car.

Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4759274
05/16/18 09:48 PM
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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This city occasionally bans parking on one side of the street, and permits it on the other, to make matters easier. Of course, on other streets of identical width in similarly zoned neighborhoods, they have no rule, and people park on both sides. whistle


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: Reddy45] #4759293
05/16/18 10:08 PM
05/16/18 10:08 PM
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Columbus Nebraska
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[quote=Reddy45]I love my HOA because we ban street parking, which eliminates this problem. Most people have a 3 car garage + 3 wide driveway, so there's quite literally no excuse for street parking unless it's a delivery vehicle.[/quote

What if you have a party and have more than 3 guests??


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Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: old1] #4759297
05/16/18 10:14 PM
05/16/18 10:14 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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Originally Posted By: old1
[quote=Reddy45]I love my HOA because we ban street parking, which eliminates this problem. Most people have a 3 car garage + 3 wide driveway, so there's quite literally no excuse for street parking unless it's a delivery vehicle.[/quote

What if you have a party and have more than 3 guests??


That's what I was going to ask,when you have company,where are they allowed to park?


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Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4759304
05/16/18 10:19 PM
05/16/18 10:19 PM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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Sounds like he can fit about 20 cars on his driveway.


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Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4759311
05/16/18 10:29 PM
05/16/18 10:29 PM
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Staten Island, NY
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Sounds irritating

You should come by here for the twice a week alternate side shuffle

It'll blow your mind


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Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4759349
05/16/18 11:31 PM
05/16/18 11:31 PM
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VW Fanboy Island
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I hate it too, I try to avoid doing it. Funeral home around the corner, so the streets are packed occasionally.


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Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: aquariuscsm] #4759370
05/17/18 12:28 AM
05/17/18 12:28 AM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
Originally Posted By: old1
[quote=Reddy45]I love my HOA because we ban street parking, which eliminates this problem. Most people have a 3 car garage + 3 wide driveway, so there's quite literally no excuse for street parking unless it's a delivery vehicle.[/quote

What if you have a party and have more than 3 guests??


That's what I was going to ask,when you have company,where are they allowed to park?


Most folks here who have parties, have them last at most 6-8 hours. People park along the street, but you'll see them fill up that driveway to the brim before they spill out onto the street.

The understanding is that it's temporary and that by the next day all those car will be gone, and that has luckily been the case.

We have some great folks in this neighborhood who work hard to keep things this way, since we all knew what we were getting into when buying our homes.

Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: Reddy45] #4759446
05/17/18 06:10 AM
05/17/18 06:10 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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Yo, Michael on Staten Island (and everyone else too).

Alternate side of the street parking facilitates street cleaning and has another benefit most people miss.

Making people start their cars helps weed out neglected cars since a "no start" condition is the most common breakdown.

There'd be hulks with sagging tires parked all over the place without alternate side.

I lived near Staten Island (Bay Ridge) and had 2 vehicles at one time.

Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4759453
05/17/18 06:22 AM
05/17/18 06:22 AM
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New England
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New England
I have seen it happen. People choose to park clustered instead of intelligently picking a side and parking down street. While the driver squeezing fault it does not matter if they keep going, the case I saw.

Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4759466
05/17/18 06:43 AM
05/17/18 06:43 AM
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USA
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"Lol I'm pretty sure if a fire truck needed to get thru, they would just squeeze their way thru"

Lol been there done that. The bumpers on fire trucks are very durable. I've had to brush a few cars over and a fence or two. This is of course only if I was on the first due engine and had a confirmed fire with entrapment.
I hit a deer once on the interstate, 6 lane with a jersey wall btwn. Rescue truck about a quarter mile behind me saw nothing of the deer but a cloud of hair. Not a scratch on the engine just a bunch of blood and meat underneath. Never did figure out where it went.
One time when I was just about 3 years on the job we had a call on a street that parked on both sides at 3 AM and my officer said "man I'm glad we washed the truck this evening" and I said yeah I know if there was a layer of dust on this thing I'd have hit 30 cars getting here lol.


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Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4759469
05/17/18 06:45 AM
05/17/18 06:45 AM
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The Motor City
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The Motor City
In high school we had a homecoming float building party. The police came by and requested all cars to be parked on one side of the street only. Ever since I've always kept to one side of the street with the other cars.

Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4760043
05/17/18 03:12 PM
05/17/18 03:12 PM
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Katy, Republic of Texas
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If the street is wide enough, who cares? Sounds like you need wider streets.

In my neighborhood the streets are wide enough for large trucks (garbage truck, fire truck, deliver truck etc) to get between 2 full size pick-up trucks parked opposite eachother on the street. Now if they were both dually trucks, that would be a tight squeeze.


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