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  1. Parking tickets

    "I deal with disabled people for a living - thats my job." What is your job?
  2. Parking tickets

    Well, I read what Rayaans wrote three times and agree with Malcolm 100% As soon as I step out of my car I am in pain and it gets steadily worse to the point where I am looking for somewhere to sit for 5 mins. I only go where I have a route worked out where I can rest, I am loathed to start using a wheelchair as I feel that's the beginning of the end. As for Linus, I think he is just trying out a bit of trolling. If you promise to have my disability I will gladly give you my Blue Badge and that offer goes out to everyone who would like a Blue Badge.
  3. Parking tickets

    "As for disabled bays - surely it could be argued that they're unneeded. For a start, every disabled person around here seems to park on double yellows right outside the shops rather than in the disabled bay anyway!" That's probably because the disabled bays are all taken up by those who abuse them.
  4. Parking tickets

    You could always park to the rear of the car park where no one ever parks.
  5. Vinyl Wrap Shop

    Hi Ross. Welcome to the LOC, we are a friendly bunch. Its always good to have an expert on wrapping, I am sure you will get few enquires. Mike.
  6. There aren't too many cars that are 20+ years old that can still look as though it has just come out of the showroom after a good wash & polish. My dark green LS looks a million dollars after a wash and brush up.
  7. Parking tickets

    No, I realised it was.
  8. Parking tickets

    "They probably would find strange why disabled people need bays as well" A bad joke yes? "Anyway .... I believe by now we all contributed enough to derail this tread in to something completely different from what original OP posted. Maybe we should wrap-up or created another thread if anyone still wants to discuss this topic?" The natural direction of any thread.
  9. Parking tickets

    When they built a new Waitrose near to where we live they put parent and child bays nearest to the main entrance with the disabled bays much further away from the main entrance. I bought this up with the store manager and he said that if distance was a problem I could park in the parent and child bays. I did it a couple of times and you should have seen the looks I got from people. It clearly demonstrated that Waitrose felt their parent and child bays were for the customers that they felt they earn most profit from. The parent and child bays have taken away the importance of disabled bays and why parent and child places are provided in the first place is a mystery to me. No point in telling me that car parks are dangerous places for children then look after them properly.
  10. Parking tickets

    Music to my ears. They do the same in the States where it can cost you in excess of $2000 to get your car back. We are just too soft in the UK, they can fine you £1000 plus court costs which normally are well in excess of any fine they might give you. Magistrates can also ban you from driving which rarely ever happens. If caught and fined in excess of £1000 plus a driving ban the problem might stop overnight.
  11. Parking tickets

    "treat the disease, not the symptom"It's illegal what more does anyone need to know.
  12. Parking tickets

    Q7s, X5s, GLs, RRs)... yes in disabled and family bays? Unfair? sure, but there are no other suitable spaces... It sounds like an excuse to use disabled bays and family and child places because of the size of car they have brought. Why can't these people with huge cars park over the back of the car parks where it is very rare you will find anyone else is parking. Good to find an end bay where you can park so no one can park next to your drivers door, so you can get in and out with no problem. There are always answers to these problems without being antisocial and law-breaking by blocking disabled bays.
  13. On his Majesty Service

    That frontage is awful, surely they could come up with a better design than that.
  14. Parking tickets

    Whats wrong with parking over the back of the car park where no one goes? You could find the end of a line of spaces over there and make sure you park it at the end with your drivers door with no one able to park next to it.
  15. Parking tickets

    There can never be any excuse for taking a disabled without a blue badge. To all the poor souls with cars as big as tanks, try parking right over the back of the car park there is always enough room there to park a fleet of buses. I would love to be able to park my car over there but then I wouldn't be able to get around the supermarket because of the long walk from where the car is parked and the long walk back but to any able-bodied driver it's no problem at all unless they have lazyitis.
  16. Parking tickets

    Your right about not being enough disabled spaces and you may have noticed that in lots of motorway services they are taking away disabled bays and turning them into electric car charging points, thank you Tesla. I saw a guy sweeping up around the disabled bays and I asked him how many cars a week use the charging points and he said he had only ever seen 2 cars since the bays were put there which was around 10 weeks.
  17. Parking tickets

    I live in a small village and as a disabled driver with a blue badge, I am always pleased to see them putting tickets on cars whose owners are just bone idle and lazy and have absolutely no concern for those who the bays were intended for in the first place. So thumbs up to them, however, I do agree that they should be brought back into the police stations.
  18. Parking tickets

    To keep misnaming PCNs as fines confuse the issue especially to those that receive them. They are not fines the are just charges and to keep referring to them as fines is just plain wrong. To that end, your second paragraph is wrong where you are referring to fines as they aren't they are just charges. To put your mind at rest I hate these private pirates and the sooner they are put out of business the better. I am surprised that someone who is so pedantic about some things " You don't need to be sorry, but at the same time factually both mk2 and mk3 uses same D4S bulbs and very similar" can be so unconcerned about using the incorrect terms on other subjects. I agree totally with your third paragraph.
  19. Smug or What

    The only problem with banning petrol/diesel engines vehicles is what are they going to run on? Electricity? never in a million years. There are millions of people who live in large towns and cities who are lucky to get within a bus ride of the road they live in let alone get close enough to be able to plug it into their electricity supply and of course that also assumes that the local drunks on their way home won't rip the charging lead out of the car. Electric vehicles, won't happen.
  20. Parking tickets

    You miss the point Linas. Fines can only be issued by the police, traffic wardens, which are dealt with via the Magistrate Court, those who get Parking Charge Notices are issued by private companies for infringing their parking rules which are on private ground, supermarkets etc these PCNs are just invoices and will be dealt with through the County Court system.
  21. The interiors of both cars are to die for. I would happily spend a few hours in there just playing with all the toys.
  22. Here here well said.
  23. Some of their members have done some of the worst work of any installers. Ignore the UKLPG branding as a kite mark to excellent work they are just a money making outfit for themselves and has nothing to do with making sure you get value for your money. There are no MOT requirements as yet, they were going to bring it into the MOT several years ago but they haven't done so far.
  24. Top gear lc500

    Couldn't see the point in pitching the cars together as they are both different animals. I've had it with TG I shan't bother to record or watch anymore. Dump the programme BBC if TG was food it would be covered in mould.
  25. Newbie

    Its called old age, we all get there at some time. Many apologies to Seb. A shame only one of you welcomed Seb to the forum.