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sullieb
14th January 2008, 18:24
OK so where I live most folk cannot be bothered to park on the driveaways of which a lot of people have at least double drives so instead they park in the road. The problem with this is that they are parking right upto a blind corner and you cannot for the life of you see oncoming traffic. So you have to drive on the wrong side of the road around the bend and on more than one ocassion you meet an oncoming vehicle.

Now, after several near misses, today was finally the straw that broke the camels back. On my way home from good ol Mr T I nearly had a Parcel Force tranny van sitting on my lap! He literally missed me by inches so I did know more than turned my little self around and went straight to the Police Station to ask if anything can be done about these selfish people who leave their cars in the road. Needless to say the Police are now going to look into it!

Have I done the right thing, I really don't want to be the villian in all of this but I am sick to the back teeth of selfish people! What do you think?

tiger
14th January 2008, 18:26
I wouldn't think the police would reveal your name to anyone so as far as the neighbours are concerned it could have been a delivery man who reported it.
Parking near blind bends is something that annoys me too.

seosb
14th January 2008, 18:30
100% totally right, if a child runs out and you hit it because of them, enough said!!
Also If you have an accident on the corner make sure the police are informed and then they will be registered as involved in an accident and that is legally notifiable to their insurance company, they wont do it again!!

johnny_c-l
14th January 2008, 18:35
Yes, you have done the right thing. People are selfishly parking in a dangerous position and you have simply informed the police of the problem before a serious accident happens. Well done!

sullieb
14th January 2008, 18:37
Thanks for the reassurance, you see my biggest concern is/was that if I have a head on collission then fault is going to land on me because I am ultimately the one on the wrong side of the road. However, I have been informed by the Police today that this is not the case, the driver coming toward me as as much responsibility for seeing that the bend is blocked and to anticipate that there might be cars coming on the wrong side of the road.

I dread the repercussions of them finding out it was me that complained!

hydro
14th January 2008, 18:46
Thanks for the reassurance, you see my biggest concern is/was that if I have a head on collission then fault is going to land on me because I am ultimately the one on the wrong side of the road. However, I have been informed by the Police today that this is not the case, the driver coming toward me as as much responsibility for seeing that the bend is blocked and to anticipate that there might be cars coming on the wrong side of the road.

I dread the repercussions of them finding out it was me that complained!

But the repercussions of someone, adult or child being seriously injured or killed is so much worse. You did the right thing.

mutley muppet
14th January 2008, 18:57
You did the right thing. Imagine how you would feel if there was a bad accident and you hadn't reported it?

pogoparadise
14th January 2008, 19:01
good for you sullieb, I think you acted correctly

andylaine
14th January 2008, 19:24
asbolutely the right thing to do sullieb. Im sure the police wont mention you have complained, its more likely that they will just knock at doors and point out that the cars are parked dangerously and ask the owners to move them.

kay122
14th January 2008, 19:36
Good on you i would have done the same Where we live a little estate we got the corner plot we have some one across the road to the side of us her boy freind comes and parks is 4by 4 right on the corner So one morning i was sick of it i put a note on the window screan saying people can not get by and i was going to report ot to the police I did not tell my dd are he would have gone mad But i think of the kids playing and they never look properly to start with He does not speake now but i dont give a dam They mun use their garrage like we have to We have double drives
You did the right thing
Kay122

princessa
14th January 2008, 19:49
I can't imagine they'd find out it was you who'd reported it anyways, unless you let them know themselves. If it were right after a big argement or an accident, they'd probably assume that a complaint would come from you, but as you'd not had any of that it could have been others who'd reported it. Are they neighbours you talk to? I cant understand why people wouldn't park on their driveways anyways, is it just laziness of reversing out? Cause if they're blocking the view and there's an accident, there's a good chance their car would be damaged in it too.

rach109
15th January 2008, 17:17
I think I would do the same as you have done.

why the heck dont they park on their drives ?!!!

Addy
15th January 2008, 18:06
I have same problem, coming out of our smallish road, every weekday morning there are cars parked right up to the junction on both sides, making turning out very difficult. We're close to the rail station and with no on-road parking restrictions (other than it being illegal to park so close to a junction!). Not being centre of town, there are no regular traffic wardens walking around. I think I might make a call to the police too....you've inspired me! Certainly wouldn't worry about doing it - these selfish people are endangering lives with their total lack of consideration.

mutley muppet
15th January 2008, 18:11
I live right opposite a primary school. Horrible crash today, not surprised as there are always people parking in crazy places and so many cars! Hope something will be done now this has happened. :rolleyes:

sullieb
15th January 2008, 19:39
Thankyou all for your support - reps heading your way.

I returned home tonight literally exhausted from Bootsing, Tescoing etc and OMG I drove the whole length of the road apart from one car on the correct side!:eek:

All the culprits are parked on their driveways - absolutely astonishing!

I get home to a missed call number witheld, no message so I am just wondering if the police have been around today, could it really be a coincidence? Would the police have reacted that quickly?

I really cannot remember the last time the road was clear! It felt like driving on new tarmac!

Fingers crossed!

Maverick
15th January 2008, 19:53
You definatly did the right thing, and for once it seems to have paid off, gosh the police are efficent in your neck of the woods.

Well done. Your actions could save lives.

sullieb
15th January 2008, 20:16
gosh the police are efficent in your neck of the woods.

I know, surely it cannot just be a coincidence!

bargainsneeded
16th January 2008, 00:37
good 4 u, too late wen theres been an accident ud feel far more guilty then and whos to say your the only one thats complained there could be many peops just like u near you who are also sick and tired of it. dont feel guilty or bad they know the rules of the road when they passed their tests.:):):)

thehagman
16th January 2008, 00:57
question is will the police actually look into it as you were told as round my way they still have not been to look into things from lasy year:mad: