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Parking on public roads

Postby Global Player » Sat, 04 Feb 2012 12:23 pm

Hi,

once in a while I stop illegally on public roads to pick up a coffee or drop a letter in a postpox, usually it doesn't take longer than a couple of minutes and I don't block anyone. However, latley I have been approached by a guy complaining I can't park there and must drive away. As I got my coffee already I just moved on and didn't ask any questions.

In general I often see people standing along public roads and noting down car ID's from cars parking illegally, eg. double yellow line. These guys look like a security guard from a shopping center or a car park. White shirt, black trousers, and wearing a badge. Some of them are using a radio. They are definitively not police men but I'm not sure if they work for the LTA.

If they are really just private security guards, can they do something on cars parking on public roads? In gerneral, is there anything to expect if they note down your car ID?

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 04 Feb 2012 12:57 pm

Anyone, a private person, a local, a foreigner anybody can report you to the police or LTA where appropriate and if you are found and proved to do illegal things (not necessarily a traffic offense) you may suffer respective consequences.If you do something illegal it is illegal regardless the authorities know about it or not so what is needed is a proof and this can be delivered by anyone.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 04 Feb 2012 3:39 pm

Today's camera phones are great for illegal parkers and such because they normally don't know if you are talking to someone or taking a photo for LTA or the Traffic Police. :cool:

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Re: Parking on public roads

Postby revhappy » Sat, 04 Feb 2012 4:18 pm

Global Player wrote: In gerneral, is there anything to expect if they note down your car ID?

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Dont worry so much, leh. It wont be a death sentence. Max to Max you will get a love letter asking you to pay less than 200$ fine. If you can afford a car you can jolly well afford the fine so just chill :)

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Postby Global Player » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 9:58 pm

No worries, just my "once in a while" is a bit of an understatement, actually I mean once in a while every day ;)

I just want to avoid that after I get the first love letter some 20 more are coming in. Anyway I keep my eyes open the next days. So far I thought reporting people to police just of blaming's sake is a German behaviour only, sad to see this in Singapore too.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 7:51 am

If you park like an a****l being a problem for other people you should be reported. If not, nobody will probably be bothered.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 11:41 am

parking offenses are handled by the 'LTA enforcers' and oh, some of them are cute girls .. atleast those who I see around my work place, and it is a big change from the aunties in white who used to terrorise us those days .. (though the aunties used to always allow you to punch in the coupon, or let us drive off .. unlike the current mercenaries .. )

The bigger worry is, nowadays, as my volunteer driving coordinator told, "be careful where you park our mini- bus, we are not so worried about police and fines but more worried about our vehicle complete with our organisation name, appearing in Stomp" :)

Even though we have a valid handicap parking label on our vehicles, when we alight able bodied people, more than a few times nosey guys have been staring if taking a picture and posting on stomp will get them some money, till they notice our organisations' name .. and boy, I have seen a few closely scrutinising the labels, when I left the vehicle to assist members ..

Citizens on patrol ?? :)

Fear Stomp, more than anything nowadays ..

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:08 pm

x9200 wrote:If you park like an a****l being a problem for other people you should be reported. If not, nobody will probably be bothered.


Ya know, it really depends on the severity of the offense. If someone is temporarily parked on a double yellow line, and traffic is not impeded, then who needs a self appointed parking nazi with a mobile phone camera to turn in the 'offender'?

On the other hand, if traffic is blocked, or the flow is impeded, then auch action would be warranted... like people parking on narrow roads forcing traffic into the other lane.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:23 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Ya know, it really depends on the severity of the offense. If someone is temporarily parked on a double yellow line, and traffic is not impeded, then who needs a self appointed parking nazi with a mobile phone camera to turn in the 'offender'?


It seems some 'citizen journalism' websites reward users for posting such 'incidents . '

And money is a mighty motivator .. :)

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:43 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
x9200 wrote:If you park like an a****l being a problem for other people you should be reported. If not, nobody will probably be bothered.


Ya know, it really depends on the severity of the offense. If someone is temporarily parked on a double yellow line, and traffic is not impeded, then who needs a self appointed parking nazi with a mobile phone camera to turn in the 'offender'?

On the other hand, if traffic is blocked, or the flow is impeded, then auch action would be warranted... like people parking on narrow roads forcing traffic into the other lane.

There are I think only two cases where I am very tempted or actually do the reporting. If somebody parks:
- completely blocking the pedestrians walkway - I did not realize how many a*ls are around till I had a kid and started walking with a pram.
- parking in the handicapped lot

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 1:00 pm

x9200 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
x9200 wrote:If you park like an a****l being a problem for other people you should be reported. If not, nobody will probably be bothered.


Ya know, it really depends on the severity of the offense. If someone is temporarily parked on a double yellow line, and traffic is not impeded, then who needs a self appointed parking nazi with a mobile phone camera to turn in the 'offender'?

On the other hand, if traffic is blocked, or the flow is impeded, then auch action would be warranted... like people parking on narrow roads forcing traffic into the other lane.

There are I think only two cases where I am very tempted or actually do the reporting. If somebody parks:
- completely blocking the pedestrians walkway - I did not realize how many a*ls are around till I had a kid and started walking with a pram.
- parking in the handicapped lot


I'd add... parking in the motorcycle lots.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 1:39 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I'd add... parking in the motorcycle lots.


Just to be devils advocate, I don't do this, but why shouldn't a guy in a 7 seater car with 7 people in it park in 6 motorcycle bays? What good reason is there othert ahn the fact "it's allocated to motor cycles" it's utilising the same space as motorbikes holding potentially fewer people?

I have seen motorcycles parked in car lots before also.
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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 1:43 pm

nutnut wrote:Just to be devils advocate, I don't do this, but why shouldn't a guy in a 7 seater car with 7 people in it park in 6 motorcycle bays? What good reason is there othert ahn the fact "it's allocated to motor cycles" it's utilising the same space as motorbikes holding potentially fewer people?

I have seen motorcycles parked in car lots before also.


because a 7 seater can carry 7 person or 1 person, unlike 6 bikes, which must carry 6 pax minimum ? oh wait, 6 bikes X 2 occupants = 12 .. well, Bikes do deserve their own parking ...

I love bikes, except those days when I used to walk from JB to Woodlands, jumping out of the bus, the thousands of bikes + pollution .. damn .. thank God they took out the walking option now .. or do they allow it ? havent' gone across to JB by bus 11 for a while ..

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 1:46 pm

ecureilx wrote:I love bikes, except those days when I used to walk from JB to Woodlands, jumping out of the bus, the thousands of bikes + pollution .. damn .. thank God they took out the walking option now .. or do they allow it ? havent' gone across to JB by bus 11 for a while ..


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Postby nutnut » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 1:57 pm

ecureilx wrote:
nutnut wrote:Just to be devils advocate, I don't do this, but why shouldn't a guy in a 7 seater car with 7 people in it park in 6 motorcycle bays? What good reason is there othert ahn the fact "it's allocated to motor cycles" it's utilising the same space as motorbikes holding potentially fewer people?

I have seen motorcycles parked in car lots before also.


because a 7 seater can carry 7 person or 1 person, unlike 6 bikes, which must carry 6 pax minimum ? oh wait, 6 bikes X 2 occupants = 12 .. well, Bikes do deserve their own parking ...

I love bikes, except those days when I used to walk from JB to Woodlands, jumping out of the bus, the thousands of bikes + pollution .. damn .. thank God they took out the walking option now .. or do they allow it ? havent' gone across to JB by bus 11 for a while ..


I saw 9 people get out of a honda fit, that only takes 2 motorcycle spaces, is that ok? :P
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