One of the first things a driving instructor should learn is how to park safely and properly.
Examples of poor parking can be seen on a daily basis and can be a real source of frustration for those who take the time to park properly.
Although there are specific rules in the traffic laws on how to park properly, many drivers seem to be careless in their attempts to park.
Highway Traffic Rules 238-252 are a set of guidelines covering parking and waiting.
Quickly skim through these rules and you’ll likely see that they’re regularly broken by drivers with poor parking skills.
Drivers can regularly break the rules for a number of reasons.
First, they might simply not care about the impact of their poor parking on the lives of others.
Second, they may have become accustomed to bad habits and, having seen no repercussions, continue to break the rules.
Did you know that the highway code is not a law?
An RAC spokesperson said: ‘Taken alone, the rules of the road are not the law. But many of his instructions are backed up by law and therefore have legal force behind them.
“These points supported by law are clearly identified in the document by wording such as ‘must’, ‘shall not’, rather than ‘should’ or ‘should not’.
“Failure to comply with other Code rules cannot directly result in a fine, prosecution or disqualification – but the advice it offers can be used as evidence in any court, to establish liability.”
Here’s a roundup of examples of poor parking that have annoyed people across the UK:
Darren from the Peak District sent two pictures of dodgy parking in supermarket car parks.
The Mercedes was parked in a parent and child parking area in a Booths car park in St. Anne’s, Lancashire. It appears that the driver drove to the spot without bothering to park safely within the bay limits.
The Hummer was parked in a parent and child parking area in a Bakewell Aldi car park. Again, not only is this car randomly parked, but it is dangerous and inconsiderate when parked like this in a parent and child bay.
Darren said of the two drivers: “Hilarious, the two in the kiddie bays looked like they had been parked by toddlers. Such a selfish act parks so badly, especially in areas reserved for children or the handicapped.
According to the RAC, although it is not illegal to park in a parent-child bay if you do not have a child under the age of 12 with you, you may be required to pay a parking fee notice. parking.
A person from Derbyshire, who wished to remain anonymous, sent in a series of photos of a busy high street in Derbyshire. She said: “They were all taken on the same day and have all been parked for ages. Block our delivery drivers.
It is the inconsiderate nature of the drivers that seems to be the biggest problem for those following the rules. Anon from Derby sent this photo taken in a Derbyshire car park. Parking outside the lines is clearly the skill of this particular driver who couldn’t fit his compact car into an allotted space.
This car is captured being parked inappropriately during the school run on a busy road in Derby. It is a road with three schools on its stretch that sees a high volume of traffic, especially during peak periods.
Suky from Derby shared this photo and said: ‘Irresponsible parking on white lines outside someone’s house.
This large silver van was first spotted near Townlands Primary School in Earl Shilton. In what is clearly a busy area, the driver showed blatant disregard and zero consideration by taking up valuable roadway space, making it difficult for pedestrians and drivers to navigate around the vehicle.
Poor parking appears to be a common occurrence around schools. Here is another example of poor parking, again near Townlands Elementary School in Earl Shilton.
Is it difficult to park properly?
According to NK Motors, parking a car has never been easier.
A spokesperson for NK Motors said: “Parking has never been easier, especially within the KIA range. Kia Smart Park Assist takes the hassle out of maneuvering through even the smallest of spaces.
“The innovative Smart Park Assist uses a series of sensors located at the front and rear of the vehicle, helping the driver identify appropriately sized spaces in which their vehicle can park.
“From there, the vehicle will maneuver itself into the parking bay, making any necessary adjustments and leaving you to simply operate the pedals.”
The RAC has a handy parking guide for those who want a refresher on parking guidelines. You can read it here.
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