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yeah ive got the money as ive worked bloody hard for it but as for the paking think its a stupid law as my car is parked at the end of the road which is about 500 yards from the next road so now both my cars and motorbike are in my car port
Maybe your neighbours phoned the council if you have a carport and keep parking both your vehichles on the road outside their houses ???
Last edited by guest569; 27-09-2008 at 10:55 PM.
As Al Murray says "rules is rules. If we didn't have rules we'd all be living in France."
Another thing where you could be caught out.
Where parking is allowed at 45 degrees to the kerb, as it is in numerous places in adelaide, always park nose in. My son thinking he was doing the right thing reversed in, as he thought it would be safer than reversing out, got a ticket for parking the wrong way!!.
Parking facing the wrong way? That's nothing - I was in a queue of traffic waiting to turn right, engine running, behind another two or three cars, nowhere else I could go to, and I got a ticket sent through for being stopped in a no-stopping zone! I wrote and told them that the only way I could have kept going was if I was driving a tank and drove over the top of the other cars, but they still wanted their pound of flesh! And what's with all this "you were parked in the wrong place but we couldn't put a ticket on your car at the time, so here's one in the post" thing?! When I finally sent the thieving b*stards their money, I wrote "please accept my reluctant contribution to your blatant revenue raising exercise" and demanded they spend some of it on posting me back a receipt! Didn't help me feel any less annoyed though!
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
My husband (from Adelaide) has been here 11 years and a couple of weeks ago he actually parked the wrong way round ! The first time in 11 years ! He gets really wound up here with everyone parking all over the place but is obviously assimilating now.
Another rule is you shouldn't have any part of your body hanging out of the car whilst you are driving (like an arm out the window) - he is really hot on this one too and I have to keep reminding him he's not in Australia any more. Another rule is you must give way to pedestrians crossing the road if you are turning into a side street. So it is definitely worth reading the rules - they are not all the same. I had a back seat driver (my OH) to remind me whenever I did anything wrong!
Also when I emigrated to Adelaide in 1994 I had to take a theory test and a driving test to get my SA licence. It was horrendous and sooo stressful, as I failed the test the 1st time. But at least it made me learn the rules !
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.