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  • #162095

    Tigertree
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    Yeah it was fine. The funny thing about it was, the parking lot was seemingly flat. So it wasn’t even like I just realized what happened. It’s not the heart of ohio for reference of anyone that goes to those, it’s the one at the next exit west. So at first I was just really confused. How did my car get moved to that corner of this flat parking lot?

    #162096

    John Ross
    Member

    joev wrote Maybe she should have paid her parking tickets. Or not incurred them to begin with. That would have eliminated her whole problem. I would say the system didn’t create poverty/debt in this instance. Your friend’s choices did. Sorry, I’m usually the first on the socialist bandwagon, by I can’t find a lot of sympathy here.

    Word. She needs to get one of the pre-paid parking meter cards that are for sale by the Parking Violations Bureau. I know people have been talking about them elsewhere on CU. I spoke with Mary Carran Webster earlier this week, and she said that there are only 1,072 cards left. The city can’t get anymore because the meters are outdated and the supplier stopped selling/making them.

    #162097
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
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    That sounds like something that would happen to me. I drive a standard and the bf is always reminding me to leave my car in gear “just in case.” It would so be my luck to not have my brake on all the way and have my car rolling down the road or something.

    I’m glad your car was cool though.

    #162098

    HighLife
    Participant

    No bureaucratic control over your mobility while on a bike? Coincidentally, I happened to see this in the police reports this morning (I know it’s an odd habit, but I like to glance at the police reports for the area around where I work, just to see what’s going on):

    AT ABOVE DATE TIME AND LOCATION,SUSPECT 1 WAS OPERATING A BIKE WESTBOUND ON THE ROADWAY ON OAK ST FROM LESTER AND DID FAIL TO HAVE A WHITE LIGHT ON THE FRONT OF HIS BIKE , NO RED LIGHT ON THE REAR OF HIS BIKE, FAILED TO STOP AT A RED TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT 9TH. AFTER PERFORMING A TRAFFIC STOP, A WARRANT CHECK WAS CONDUCTED ON THE OPERATOR OF THE BIKE. AN ‘APA (ADULT PAROLE AUTHORITY) WARRANT FOR FORGERY WAS VERIFIED. BIKE OPERATOR WAS SLATED ON THE WARRANT AFTER BEING ISSUED TRAFFIC CITATION AS WELL.

    This apparently happened Friday at the corner of Oak & 9th. I guess this officer is really serious about proper lights on your bike …

    #162099

    enzo
    Participant

    HighLife wrote No bureaucratic control over your mobility while on a bike? Coincidentally, I happened to see this in the police reports this morning (I know it’s an odd habit, but I like to glance at the police reports for the area around where I work, just to see what’s going on):

    AT ABOVE DATE TIME AND LOCATION,SUSPECT 1 WAS OPERATING A BIKE WESTBOUND ON THE ROADWAY ON OAK ST FROM LESTER AND DID FAIL TO HAVE A WHITE LIGHT ON THE FRONT OF HIS BIKE , NO RED LIGHT ON THE REAR OF HIS BIKE, FAILED TO STOP AT A RED TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT 9TH. AFTER PERFORMING A TRAFFIC STOP, A WARRANT CHECK WAS CONDUCTED ON THE OPERATOR OF THE BIKE. AN ‘APA (ADULT PAROLE AUTHORITY) WARRANT FOR FORGERY WAS VERIFIED. BIKE OPERATOR WAS SLATED ON THE WARRANT AFTER BEING ISSUED TRAFFIC CITATION AS WELL.

    This apparently happened Friday at the corner of Oak & 9th. I guess this officer is really serious about proper lights on your bike …

    See, that is terrible…..I was thinking how cool it would be if we had only commuter trains, trolley/streetcars/busses, scooters, bikes and horses…but see they would figure out a way to secure revenue via ticketing for dumb things……

    #162100

    greenhouse1014
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    Tigertree wrote blocking one of those ramps that hits midway down the block on a residential street

    I found out the hard way that those ramps are for handicapped residents who live at the house in front of it. Of course, there’s no sign, you’re just suppossed to know that. I would never knowingly park in a handicapped spot. I’ve even made up little signs that say “You know you can’t…oh, that’s right, stupidity IS a handicap”. But there should be a sign. When I complained at the violations bureau, it was like, tough luck. What else did you think a ramp was there for? hmmm. I actually thought it was so the person could roll their trash bin, which was right in front also, off the curb and into the street (ok, maybe I’m an idiot, but it DID seem handy). Even funnier, the handicapped person the ramp was put in for doesn’t even live there any longer but I still had to pay the ticket. And it was from THAT GUY.

    #162101

    Ndcent
    Member

    greenhouse1014 wrote

    Tigertree wrote blocking one of those ramps that hits midway down the block on a residential street

    I found out the hard way that those ramps are for handicapped residents who live at the house in front of it. Of course, there’s no sign, you’re just suppossed to know that. I would never knowingly park in a handicapped spot. I’ve even made up little signs that say “You know you can’t…oh, that’s right, stupidity IS a handicap”. But there should be a sign. When I complained at the violations bureau, it was like, tough luck. What else did you think a ramp was there for? hmmm. I actually thought it was so the person could roll their trash bin, which was right in front also, off the curb and into the street (ok, maybe I’m an idiot, but it DID seem handy). Even funnier, the handicapped person the ramp was put in for doesn’t even live there any longer but I still had to pay the ticket. And it was from THAT GUY.

    I too fell victim to my own stupidity with that one. No signs, no paint, nothing on the street to inform you that you can’t park there. They don’t teach you that in drivers ed either, you’re just supposed to magically know you can’t park in front of one. Whats more, I’ve never seen a handicapped person use the one in front of my apt. $40 wasted, and all for what? Another fifth for Frankie?

    #162102

    Cyclist wrote One of the greatest and often un-spoken parts of cycling is that there is no beuracratic control over you mobility.

    I didn’t realize cyclists’ didn’t have to abide by any rules of the road.

    #162103

    Tigertree
    Member

    rave_til_dawn wrote

    Cyclist wrote One of the greatest and often un-spoken parts of cycling is that there is no beuracratic control over you mobility.

    I didn’t realize cyclists’ didn’t have to abide by any rules of the road.

    Really? Do you ever drive in Columbus?

    #162104

    John Ross
    Member

    Tigertree wrote

    rave_til_dawn wrote

    Cyclist wrote One of the greatest and often un-spoken parts of cycling is that there is no beuracratic control over you mobility.

    I didn’t realize cyclists’ didn’t have to abide by any rules of the road.

    Really? Do you ever drive in Columbus?

    Haha. Seriously. I support “share the road” campaigns, but if bikers want road respect, they have to stop at lights and shit.

    #162105

    Tigertree wrote

    rave_til_dawn wrote

    Cyclist wrote One of the greatest and often un-spoken parts of cycling is that there is no beuracratic control over you mobility.

    I didn’t realize cyclists’ didn’t have to abide by any rules of the road.

    Really? Do you ever drive in Columbus?

    Sorry, should have ended that with a :wink:

    Its so weird, because the light at NW and High must be too high for the bike messengers to see. They always seem to miss it. :wink:

    #162106

    Tigertree
    Member

    It’s not usually the messengers that piss me off. Its the kids on cruisers going 5 mph up hill in the center of the lane that flip you off and say some crap about their rights if you honk at them.

    #162107

    Cyclist
    Member

    I meant there is no paperwork involved with biking. Yes you have to follow the law, but it is rarely inforced.

    Enzo- Quite being such a sympothetic, no-commonsense, utopian, transcendant, rhetoric monger.

    Yes lights are a great thing for bikes I have them on both my rides.

    #162108

    captain janks
    Participant

    HighLife wrote I guess this officer is really serious about proper lights on your bike …

    nah heres how it usually works:

    the cop doesnt like the way he looked. decided to bust his balls. stopped him for no reason. got lucky with the warrant, then uses the lights bullshit to make it all look legal.

    i guarantee if that dude didnt have a warrant, you’d never have read that report.

    #162109

    L.I. to Buckeye
    Participant

    Tigertree wrote I forgot to set my parking break at one of the antique malls in Springfield. Luckily it was a slow day (for me and the mall, I figured I would get that one in before anyone else) so there were only a handful of other cars in the parking lot. I came holding a giant chair, so I was walking a little blind. I got to where my car was, only it wasn’t. I put my chair down and I noticed my car had rolled to that back corner of the lot.

    Ha! My dad did this when I was a kid. He pulled into the garage, left the car in neutral, forgot the parking break, walked around behind the car, got to the garage entrance to the house, hit the button for the automatic garage door to close it, turned around just in time to see garage door coming down and the nose of the car disappear as it rolled out of the garage and down the driveway.

    By the time he was able to get the garage door to open back up, the car had rolled down the driveway, across the street and had hit a telephone pole at the edge of the across-the-street neighbor’s yard! Could have been worse though… It could have rolled up and onto the neighbor’s yard and into their house. He felt like such an ass!

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