Posts Tagged ‘bumpers’

The Worst Case of Close Parking I’ve Ever Seen, In All My Years, on the Streets of San Francisco

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

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There should have been a Seinfeld about close parkers…

Parallel Parking Grand Champion: There’s a Whole Lot of Right or a Whole Lot of Wrong in This Photo

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Those unfamiliar with Frisco, many ppl, have asked me if cars ever get stuck in street parking spaces, owing to no lines telling you where to park.

So if Bro here, who’s now trying to escape, parked in this space without causing mayhem and then managed to expertly go on his way, well then BRAVO:

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But more likely, he was blocked in and had to wait to get out. (I didn’t stick around to find out.)

In that case, this sitch is either the fault of the Subie driver ahead or the Honda driver behind. One simply can’t tell…

Close Parking: How Close is Too Close? This Close – Kissing Bumpers for a Moment is One Thing, But Don’t Park This Way

Monday, October 7th, 2013

I cry foul.

Fell:

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If both vehicles can escape (because there’s no risk of either getting locked in by other parkers) then it’s all right to park close.

But this is too close, IMO.

How Close is Too Close for Parallel Parking on the Streets of San Francisco? This is It – Too Close

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Visitors ask all me all the time if my giant Toyota has ever gotten stuck between other cars whilst parked on the mean streets of San Francisco.

And the answer has always been in the negatory.

But I think this here is an actual case, what with bumpers of the black VW cute-ute SUV actually touching the cars ahead and behind.

See?

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I don’t know, maybe you could rev your engine to gently push the cars out of your way, but that would seem to be a risky course.

I guess the driver might have to just be patient and then come back to see when escape becomes a possibility…