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#4759254 - 05/16/18 09:29 PM When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road
motor_oil_madman Online   content


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4782
Loc: Houston, Texas
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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#4759255 - 05/16/18 09:33 PM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 08/15/08
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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.

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#4759262 - 05/16/18 09:37 PM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman]
spackard Offline


Registered: 03/24/11
Posts: 1681
Loc: CA
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.

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#4759274 - 05/16/18 09:48 PM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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
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#4759293 - 05/16/18 10:08 PM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: Reddy45]
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Registered: 01/04/11
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Loc: Columbus Nebraska
[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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#4759297 - 05/16/18 10:14 PM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: old1]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
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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#4759304 - 05/16/18 10:19 PM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
Sounds like he can fit about 20 cars on his driveway.
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#4759311 - 05/16/18 10:29 PM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2402
Loc: Staten Island, NY
Sounds irritating

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

It'll blow your mind
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#4759349 - 05/16/18 11:31 PM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 393
Loc: Toronna
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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#4759370 - 05/17/18 12:28 AM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: aquariuscsm]
Reddy45 Online   shocked


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2879
Loc: USA
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.

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#4759446 - 05/17/18 06:10 AM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: Reddy45]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5053
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
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.

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#4759453 - 05/17/18 06:22 AM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3448
Loc: 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.

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#4759466 - 05/17/18 06:43 AM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman]
dbias Offline


Registered: 12/24/14
Posts: 123
Loc: USA
"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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#4759469 - 05/17/18 06:45 AM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 12271
Loc: 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.

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#4760043 - 05/17/18 03:12 PM Re: When two vehicles create a bottle neck in the road [Re: motor_oil_madman]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4370
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
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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