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Parking Restrictions Question - I got a ticket!

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Yesterday I got a parking ticket, I know I was parked over the maximum allowed time of 1 hour, but the sign says underneath 'No return within 1 hour' The parking ticket says I was observed from 12:09p… Read More
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1w, 10h agoPosted 1 week, 10 hours ago
Yesterday I got a parking ticket, I know I was parked over the maximum allowed time of 1 hour, but the sign says underneath 'No return within 1 hour' The parking ticket says I was observed from 12:09pm - 13:55pm. Would I be able to appeal by saying that I was parked for half an hour, went away for an hour and returned to the same space?
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1w, 10h agoPosted 1 week, 10 hours ago
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#1
By your own admission you were parked there for over an hour so it's down to you put your hand in your pocket
#2
You could say that, but you would be lying. Would you be prepared to lie in a court of law?

If this is a local council parking charge notice, then you should pay it. If it is in a private car park, then effectively this is an invoice and the consequences of non payment are less. Ultimately the amount is still enforceable, but the private parking company would have to take you to court to enforce a settlement, and you don't have the same worry about escalating bailiff fees as you would for a parking charge notice.
#3
of course you can appeal anyone can.
why would you though lol... you know you were parked there for too long they know it also.
And you would then probably look like a Muppet when they brought out cctv evidence to prove you didn't move.
#4
So you want to lie? That's nice
#5
geremybritton

Yesterday I got a parking ticket, I know I was parked over the maximum allowed time of 1 hour, but the sign says underneath 'No return within 1 hour' The parking ticket says I was observed from 12:09pm - 13:55pm. Would I be able to appeal by saying that I was parked for half an hour, went away for an hour and returned to the same space?

No I would not suggests doing that as I doubt you will get away with it. Under other circumstances you may have but not on this occasion.
#6
stefromuk
of course you can appeal anyone can.
why would you though lol... you know you were parked there for too long they know it also.
And you would then probably look like a Muppet when they brought out cctv evidence to prove you didn't move.
Agree with this.. they'd get cctv to prove you didn't move.
#7
Good luck with that
#8
Wtf pay up
#9
As the saying goes suck it up buttercup
#10
I was parked in a 1 hour maximum stay area recently and saw the traffic warden go along the line of cars and take of photo of the reg and the front nearside wheel of every car parked there. I asked him why he was doing that and he said that they take a picture of the position of the valve on the tyre so people cannot "argue" that they went away for an hour and parked back in the same spot. He would come back in hour and take another photo of the reg and tyre and issue a ticket. I suggest you do not try it on and just pay up otherwise you might get caught out for lying.


Edited By: bigboxman on May 16, 2017 13:29: spelling
#11
i got a ticket from our local asda car park for taking up 2 bays. The car park was half empty and the 2 bays I parked in were purposely the furthest away from the shop.
I am sick of clowns in clapped out bangers that have no respect for other peoples property and subsequently cover your car doors in dings and dents.
This was back in December and I have had several requests for payment and threats suggest legal action etc. All have been ignored , I will not pay it. Maybe if they cover my costs to repair the dents when my car is parked within the small narrow bays that don't easily allow for car doors to be opened properly before hitting the adjacent car , then I would be more than happy to cough up.
You basically agree to leave your car at 'your own risk' in their cramped allocated slots and agree to cover any damage that results to your own car whilst you are off doing your shopping ..... nice.

I am prepared to let them go to court , I already have a mortgage and more credit cards/bank current accounts than I actually need so any subsequent CCJ will have no effect on me whatsoever. After 6 years on file , it is then wiped clean anyway so let them spend their money on legal action , it'll be a poor investment for them ;)

Rant over , lol
#12
rooney10
i got a ticket from our local asda car park for taking up 2 bays. The car park was half empty and the 2 bays I parked in were purposely the furthest away from the shop.
I am sick of clowns in clapped out bangers that have no respect for other peoples property and subsequently cover your car doors in dings and dents.
This was back in December and I have had several requests for payment and threats suggest legal action etc. All have been ignored , I will not pay it. Maybe if they cover my costs to repair the dents when my car is parked within the small narrow bays that don't easily allow for car doors to be opened properly before hitting the adjacent car , then I would be more than happy to cough up.
You basically agree to leave your car at 'your own risk' in their cramped allocated slots and agree to cover any damage that results to your own car whilst you are off doing your shopping ..... nice.

I am prepared to let them go to court , I already have a mortgage and more credit cards/bank current accounts than I actually need so any subsequent CCJ will have no effect on me whatsoever. After 6 years on file , it is then wiped clean anyway so let them spend their money on legal action , it'll be a poor investment for them ;)

Rant over , lol


Your car can pick up scratches, dents and dings anywhere. Supermarkets dont tell you or ask you to park there, if its convenient then you do so at your own risk just like parking your car on the road. If you didnt take up two parking spaces then people wouldnt have to squeeze in X)X)
#13
wolfy001
rooney10
i got a ticket from our local asda car park for taking up 2 bays. The car park was half empty and the 2 bays I parked in were purposely the furthest away from the shop.
I am sick of clowns in clapped out bangers that have no respect for other peoples property and subsequently cover your car doors in dings and dents.
This was back in December and I have had several requests for payment and threats suggest legal action etc. All have been ignored , I will not pay it. Maybe if they cover my costs to repair the dents when my car is parked within the small narrow bays that don't easily allow for car doors to be opened properly before hitting the adjacent car , then I would be more than happy to cough up.
You basically agree to leave your car at 'your own risk' in their cramped allocated slots and agree to cover any damage that results to your own car whilst you are off doing your shopping ..... nice.
I am prepared to let them go to court , I already have a mortgage and more credit cards/bank current accounts than I actually need so any subsequent CCJ will have no effect on me whatsoever. After 6 years on file , it is then wiped clean anyway so let them spend their money on legal action , it'll be a poor investment for them ;)
Rant over , lol
Your car can pick up scratches, dents and dings anywhere. Supermarkets dont tell you or ask you to park there, if its convenient then you do so at your own risk just like parking your car on the road. If you didnt take up two parking spaces then people wouldnt have to squeeze in X)X)

Supermarket Car Parks offer their customers dedicated car parking and in a number of areas these are the only available spaces to park should you wish to get a trolley load of shopping to your car.
Of course Supermarkets don't tell you or ask you to park there just the same as they don't tell you to shop in their stores ..... but most of us need to get shopping , right ?
Other than online shopping , how else can you practically get a weekly shop home (2 miles away) for a family of 5 without incurring additional expenses like taxis , which kind of sounds stupid really when you own a good family sized car yourself.
The thing is parking my car on the roads has resulted in zero dings , scratches or dents in the 25 years I've been driving and yet I have had approx 12-15 dents in this time from other drivers car doors hitting mine whilst parked up at various supermarkets in their dedicated car parking bays.
This figure I am sure would have been much higher too if I didn't always opt to park the furthest distance away from the shop and from any other cars and where possible getting the very end slots to reduce the probability of damage further !
Don't get me wrong in the 250k + miles I've covered over the years I've had a few stone chips on my bonnets , 2 small window chips (1 on current car) and 1 tiny dent on my wheel arch picked up from general driving over the 25 years but 15 dents from supermarket parking is just a joke !
This is caused entirely by a combination of narrow allocated parking bays and careless drivers and drivers with no respect for anyone else's property.


Like I said , car park was half empty and there was no room for a car to squeeze in next to me anyway as I was bang in the middle of the 2 bays ;)





Edited By: rooney10 on May 16, 2017 13:32: typo
#14
Go to forums.pepipoo.com and post there, making sure you do not identify yourself as the driver (just say "the driver did this, the driver did that)
#15
rooney10
i got a ticket from our local asda car park for taking up 2 bays. The car park was half empty and the 2 bays I parked in were purposely the furthest away from the shop.
I am sick of clowns in clapped out bangers that have no respect for other peoples property and subsequently cover your car doors in dings and dents.
This was back in December and I have had several requests for payment and threats suggest legal action etc. All have been ignored , I will not pay it. Maybe if they cover my costs to repair the dents when my car is parked within the small narrow bays that don't easily allow for car doors to be opened properly before hitting the adjacent car , then I would be more than happy to cough up.
You basically agree to leave your car at 'your own risk' in their cramped allocated slots and agree to cover any damage that results to your own car whilst you are off doing your shopping ..... nice.
I am prepared to let them go to court , I already have a mortgage and more credit cards/bank current accounts than I actually need so any subsequent CCJ will have no effect on me whatsoever. After 6 years on file , it is then wiped clean anyway so let them spend their money on legal action , it'll be a poor investment for them ;)
Rant over , lol
If your parking out of the way and the carpark is half empty why the hell would you need to take up two spaces.
Just park were there is at least 1 empty space either side or with one side which can't be parked in and the other empty.

If your out of the way there is very little change someone will go out of there way to park next to you and if they do they are probably doing so for the same reasons you are.
#16
rooney10
joedastudd
[quote=rooney10] i got a ticket from our local asda car park for taking up 2 bays. The car park was half empty and the 2 bays I parked in were purposely the furthest away from the shop.
I am sick of clowns in clapped out bangers that have no respect for other peoples property and subsequently cover your car doors in dings and dents.
This was back in December and I have had several requests for payment and threats suggest legal action etc. All have been ignored , I will not pay it. Maybe if they cover my costs to repair the dents when my car is parked within the small narrow bays that don't easily allow for car doors to be opened properly before hitting the adjacent car , then I would be more than happy to cough up.
You basically agree to leave your car at 'your own risk' in their cramped allocated slots and agree to cover any damage that results to your own car whilst you are off doing your shopping ..... nice.
I am prepared to let them go to court , I already have a mortgage and more credit cards/bank current accounts than I actually need so any subsequent CCJ will have no effect on me whatsoever. After 6 years on file , it is then wiped clean anyway so let them spend their money on legal action , it'll be a poor investment for them ;)
Rant over , lol
If your parking out of the way and the carpark is half empty why the hell would you need to take up two spaces.
Just park were there is at least 1 empty space either side or with one side which can't be parked in and the other empty.
If your out of the way there is very little change someone will go out of there way to park next to you and if they do they are probably doing so for the same reasons you are.
your logic makes sense , doesn't explain my dents though hence the need for my belt and braces approach ;)

Think about it for a second though , if someone isn't parking in these spaces for the same reasons I am and they are dizzy enough to park the furthest away from the store when there are plenty of closer bays , then it is more likely to be the very same dizzy fools that open their door right onto yours, no ?

When we apply the logic in this scenario .......... Guess what ....... More dents !

I already park on end spots to reduce the probability of damage by 50% , as well as opting for those spaces furthest away.
This is probably why I have 'only' had 12-15 dents in total over the years , I would hazard an educated guess that I could easily pick up 3 or 4 dents a year if choosing bays closer to the main entrance.



Edited By: rooney10 on May 16, 2017 14:02: typo
#17
joedastudd
rooney10
i got a ticket from our local asda car park for taking up 2 bays. The car park was half empty and the 2 bays I parked in were purposely the furthest away from the shop.
I am sick of clowns in clapped out bangers that have no respect for other peoples property and subsequently cover your car doors in dings and dents.
This was back in December and I have had several requests for payment and threats suggest legal action etc. All have been ignored , I will not pay it. Maybe if they cover my costs to repair the dents when my car is parked within the small narrow bays that don't easily allow for car doors to be opened properly before hitting the adjacent car , then I would be more than happy to cough up.
You basically agree to leave your car at 'your own risk' in their cramped allocated slots and agree to cover any damage that results to your own car whilst you are off doing your shopping ..... nice.
I am prepared to let them go to court , I already have a mortgage and more credit cards/bank current accounts than I actually need so any subsequent CCJ will have no effect on me whatsoever. After 6 years on file , it is then wiped clean anyway so let them spend their money on legal action , it'll be a poor investment for them ;)
Rant over , lol
If your parking out of the way and the carpark is half empty why the hell would you need to take up two spaces.
Just park were there is at least 1 empty space either side or with one side which can't be parked in and the other empty.
If your out of the way there is very little change someone will go out of there way to park next to you and if they do they are probably doing so for the same reasons you are.

If you do that you'll notice someone will almost always park next to you.. I've parked miles away from any other car on multiple occasions and when i come back cars have almost always congregated around mine.. It just seems to be human nature to park near somebody else perhaps due to it being easier to judge where to park.
#18
Try changing your shop then, I've been driving for over 20 years and have never had a car park ding. I do shop at Sainsbury's or Waitrose though :)

Edited By: Cakeboy79 on May 16, 2017 16:18
#19
rooney10
rooney10
joedastudd
[quote=rooney10] i got a ticket from our local asda car park for taking up 2 bays. The car park was half empty and the 2 bays I parked in were purposely the furthest away from the shop.
I am sick of clowns in clapped out bangers that have no respect for other peoples property and subsequently cover your car doors in dings and dents.
This was back in December and I have had several requests for payment and threats suggest legal action etc. All have been ignored , I will not pay it. Maybe if they cover my costs to repair the dents when my car is parked within the small narrow bays that don't easily allow for car doors to be opened properly before hitting the adjacent car , then I would be more than happy to cough up.
You basically agree to leave your car at 'your own risk' in their cramped allocated slots and agree to cover any damage that results to your own car whilst you are off doing your shopping ..... nice.
I am prepared to let them go to court , I already have a mortgage and more credit cards/bank current accounts than I actually need so any subsequent CCJ will have no effect on me whatsoever. After 6 years on file , it is then wiped clean anyway so let them spend their money on legal action , it'll be a poor investment for them ;)
Rant over , lol
If your parking out of the way and the carpark is half empty why the hell would you need to take up two spaces.
Just park were there is at least 1 empty space either side or with one side which can't be parked in and the other empty.
If your out of the way there is very little change someone will go out of there way to park next to you and if they do they are probably doing so for the same reasons you are.
your logic makes sense , doesn't explain my dents though hence the need for my belt and braces approach ;)

Think about it for a second though , if someone isn't parking in these spaces for the same reasons I am and they are dizzy enough to park the furthest away from the store when there are plenty of closer bays , then it is more likely to be the very same dizzy fools that open their door right onto yours, no ?

When we apply the logic in this scenario .......... Guess what ....... More dents !

I already park on end spots to reduce the probability of damage by 50% , as well as opting for those spaces furthest away.
This is probably why I have 'only' had 12-15 dents in total over the years , I would hazard an educated guess that I could easily pick up 3 or 4 dents a year if choosing bays closer to the main entrance.




which supermarket do you park at! I've been driving 11 years and probably picked up a max of 5 dents (not even very noticeable) at supermarkets and I park as close as possible. best car park is costcos they have ample space for their customers. had worse ones on my road when my neighbours pushchair scraped along the side of my car leaving her red paint as evidence! personally I'm not too fussed as I don't have a lovely car just a second hand zafira but I do like to keep it as nice as possible.
#20
bigboxman
I was parked in a 1 hour maximum stay area recently and saw the traffic warden go along the line of cars and take of photo of the reg and the front nearside wheel of every car parked there. I asked him why he was doing that and he said that they take a picture of the position of the valve on the tyre so people cannot "argue" that they went away for an hour and parked back in the same spot. He would come back in hour and take another photo of the reg and tyre and issue a ticket. I suggest you do not try it on and just pay up otherwise you might get caught out for lying.



+1 this don't appeal if you were parked over the hour as they will have plenty of photographic evidence. you can even request to see this evidence. if where you were parked the council doesn't use this procedure then you may get lucky. but do you really think you're the first person who's tried appealing in this way and that the council don't take the necessary precautions.
#21
adhkarzf
rooney10
rooney10
joedastudd
[quote=rooney10] i got a ticket from our local asda car park for taking up 2 bays. The car park was half empty and the 2 bays I parked in were purposely the furthest away from the shop.
I am sick of clowns in clapped out bangers that have no respect for other peoples property and subsequently cover your car doors in dings and dents.
This was back in December and I have had several requests for payment and threats suggest legal action etc. All have been ignored , I will not pay it. Maybe if they cover my costs to repair the dents when my car is parked within the small narrow bays that don't easily allow for car doors to be opened properly before hitting the adjacent car , then I would be more than happy to cough up.
You basically agree to leave your car at 'your own risk' in their cramped allocated slots and agree to cover any damage that results to your own car whilst you are off doing your shopping ..... nice.
I am prepared to let them go to court , I already have a mortgage and more credit cards/bank current accounts than I actually need so any subsequent CCJ will have no effect on me whatsoever. After 6 years on file , it is then wiped clean anyway so let them spend their money on legal action , it'll be a poor investment for them ;)
Rant over , lol
If your parking out of the way and the carpark is half empty why the hell would you need to take up two spaces.
Just park were there is at least 1 empty space either side or with one side which can't be parked in and the other empty.
If your out of the way there is very little change someone will go out of there way to park next to you and if they do they are probably doing so for the same reasons you are.
your logic makes sense , doesn't explain my dents though hence the need for my belt and braces approach ;)
Think about it for a second though , if someone isn't parking in these spaces for the same reasons I am and they are dizzy enough to park the furthest away from the store when there are plenty of closer bays , then it is more likely to be the very same dizzy fools that open their door right onto yours, no ?
When we apply the logic in this scenario .......... Guess what ....... More dents !
I already park on end spots to reduce the probability of damage by 50% , as well as opting for those spaces furthest away.
This is probably why I have 'only' had 12-15 dents in total over the years , I would hazard an educated guess that I could easily pick up 3 or 4 dents a year if choosing bays closer to the main entrance.
which supermarket do you park at! I've been driving 11 years and probably picked up a max of 5 dents (not even very noticeable) at supermarkets and I park as close as possible. best car park is costcos they have ample space for their customers. had worse ones on my road when my neighbours pushchair scraped along the side of my car leaving her red paint as evidence! personally I'm not too fussed as I don't have a lovely car just a second hand zafira but I do like to keep it as nice as possible.
Asda! which shop do you shop at?!

To be fair , if you've had 5 dents in 11 years and I've had 12-15 in 25 years , I hardly think you have a great success story there , do you ?
Although you regularly park closer to the shop than I do , you have had almost the same amount as dents to your car that I have !!
P.S Agree with the Costco comment , never had any problems there ;)




Edited By: rooney10 on May 18, 2017 08:27: added a P.S
#22
Cakeboy79
Try changing your shop then, I've been driving for over 20 years and have never had a car park ding. I do shop at Sainsbury's or Waitrose though :)
The cost of dent removal is cheaper than the cost of fuel for the extra journeys ...... thanks for your suggestion though ;)

Edited By: rooney10 on May 18, 2017 07:59: typo
#23
rooney10
Cakeboy79
Try changing your shop then, I've been driving for over 20 years and have never had a car park ding. I do shop at Sainsbury's or Waitrose though :)
The cost of dent removal is cheaper than the cost of fuel for the extra journeys ...... its a now in I'm afraid but thanks for your suggestion ;)
Its not the shop that causes the dents , its the people that shop there. My local Asda is part of a large shopping centre with many other shops (at a guess I'd say around 30 in total) so although there are 4 car parks in total serving the shopping centre , its rare that all car parks are full (except perhaps weekends and near Christmas etc).
I doubt another Asda or even a Tesco supermarket 7-8 miles away will carry any less risk anyhow. Perhaps I am unlucky ? Perhaps the reason for the dents is jealousy ... I honestly hadn't considered this one but that could possibly contribute as I spend a lot of time cleaning and looking after the cars I own.

I would imagine if I shopped at M&S and parked there I would get far less damage to my car , although the additional cost of shopping there could buy me a replacement car every 3-4 years so I don't think this would be very cost effective ;)

Sainsburys and Waitrose are a step up from Asda so it stands to reason that you will generally get a better standard of person shopping there , although I am sure there will be exceptions.
I have never been in M&S or Sainsburys and had the misfortune of having to smell the really bad odour that exist on some people , I'm not just talking nasty aftershave or even a bit sweaty , I'm talking really bad stale , minging smell that their homes must reek of.
There have been times I have been in a queue and left my trolley and shopping and walked over to customer services and asked them to retrieve my abandoned trolley as I could not escape the queue quick enough due to the smell ..... Its all related to the type of people we are dealing with I guess. If they care so little about the basics of standard hygiene then can we really expect them to value and respect somebody else's property ?



Edited By: rooney10 on May 18, 2017 08:30: added
#24
rooney10
adhkarzf
rooney10
rooney10
joedastudd
[quote=rooney10] i got a ticket from our local asda car park for taking up 2 bays. The car park was half empty and the 2 bays I parked in were purposely the furthest away from the shop.
I am sick of clowns in clapped out bangers that have no respect for other peoples property and subsequently cover your car doors in dings and dents.
This was back in December and I have had several requests for payment and threats suggest legal action etc. All have been ignored , I will not pay it. Maybe if they cover my costs to repair the dents when my car is parked within the small narrow bays that don't easily allow for car doors to be opened properly before hitting the adjacent car , then I would be more than happy to cough up.
You basically agree to leave your car at 'your own risk' in their cramped allocated slots and agree to cover any damage that results to your own car whilst you are off doing your shopping ..... nice.
I am prepared to let them go to court , I already have a mortgage and more credit cards/bank current accounts than I actually need so any subsequent CCJ will have no effect on me whatsoever. After 6 years on file , it is then wiped clean anyway so let them spend their money on legal action , it'll be a poor investment for them ;)
Rant over , lol
If your parking out of the way and the carpark is half empty why the hell would you need to take up two spaces.
Just park were there is at least 1 empty space either side or with one side which can't be parked in and the other empty.
If your out of the way there is very little change someone will go out of there way to park next to you and if they do they are probably doing so for the same reasons you are.
your logic makes sense , doesn't explain my dents though hence the need for my belt and braces approach ;)
Think about it for a second though , if someone isn't parking in these spaces for the same reasons I am and they are dizzy enough to park the furthest away from the store when there are plenty of closer bays , then it is more likely to be the very same dizzy fools that open their door right onto yours, no ?
When we apply the logic in this scenario .......... Guess what ....... More dents !
I already park on end spots to reduce the probability of damage by 50% , as well as opting for those spaces furthest away.
This is probably why I have 'only' had 12-15 dents in total over the years , I would hazard an educated guess that I could easily pick up 3 or 4 dents a year if choosing bays closer to the main entrance.
which supermarket do you park at! I've been driving 11 years and probably picked up a max of 5 dents (not even very noticeable) at supermarkets and I park as close as possible. best car park is costcos they have ample space for their customers. had worse ones on my road when my neighbours pushchair scraped along the side of my car leaving her red paint as evidence! personally I'm not too fussed as I don't have a lovely car just a second hand zafira but I do like to keep it as nice as possible.
Asda! which shop do you shop at?!

To be fair , if you've had 5 dents in 11 years and I've had 12-15 in 25 years , I hardly think you have a great success story there , do you ?
Although you regularly park closer to the shop than I do , you have had almost the same amount as dents to your car that I have !!
P.S Agree with the Costco comment , never had any problems there ;)





asda too.

unlike yourself my dents are so small they're barely noticeable and not such that they'd make me park at the back corner furthest away from the shop. yourself parking well away from the store and getting that many dents I wouldn't expect any if I was parking that far away. so yes I would say my 5 dents closer to the store in 11 years is better than your 12-25 in the furthest corner away from the store where there's barely any cars.

also I doubt people are jealous of your lovely shiny car and are hitting it on purpose it's literally a case of how the car parks are designed and that the driver has to get in and out of the car in a very small space and not everyone is stick thin. couple that with trying to get a baby car seat or toddler out of the car then you're almost guaranteed to touch the car next to yours.

my local asda is also in a shopping centre kind of thing which shares 1 car park with about 15 other shops I don't think that really makes a difference though. also I wouldn't think shopping at M&S or sainsburys or waitrose would make any difference if your cars gonna get a ding it's gonna get a ding, as those car parks are just as narrow.

I've found most rational people try to avoid hitting the car next to theirs but you get the odd few. it's purely luck but I wouldn't go as far as to insult a person saying because I find they smell they're the type of person to hit another persons car! just shows how highly you think of yourself to be honest. you get all kinds of people in all walks of life just learn to accept your differences.
#25
adhkarzf
rooney10
adhkarzf
rooney10
rooney10
joedastudd
[quote=rooney10] i got a ticket from our local asda car park for taking up 2 bays. The car park was half empty and the 2 bays I parked in were purposely the furthest away from the shop.
I am sick of clowns in clapped out bangers that have no respect for other peoples property and subsequently cover your car doors in dings and dents.
This was back in December and I have had several requests for payment and threats suggest legal action etc. All have been ignored , I will not pay it. Maybe if they cover my costs to repair the dents when my car is parked within the small narrow bays that don't easily allow for car doors to be opened properly before hitting the adjacent car , then I would be more than happy to cough up.
You basically agree to leave your car at 'your own risk' in their cramped allocated slots and agree to cover any damage that results to your own car whilst you are off doing your shopping ..... nice.
I am prepared to let them go to court , I already have a mortgage and more credit cards/bank current accounts than I actually need so any subsequent CCJ will have no effect on me whatsoever. After 6 years on file , it is then wiped clean anyway so let them spend their money on legal action , it'll be a poor investment for them ;)
Rant over , lol
If your parking out of the way and the carpark is half empty why the hell would you need to take up two spaces.
Just park were there is at least 1 empty space either side or with one side which can't be parked in and the other empty.
If your out of the way there is very little change someone will go out of there way to park next to you and if they do they are probably doing so for the same reasons you are.
your logic makes sense , doesn't explain my dents though hence the need for my belt and braces approach ;)
Think about it for a second though , if someone isn't parking in these spaces for the same reasons I am and they are dizzy enough to park the furthest away from the store when there are plenty of closer bays , then it is more likely to be the very same dizzy fools that open their door right onto yours, no ?
When we apply the logic in this scenario .......... Guess what ....... More dents !
I already park on end spots to reduce the probability of damage by 50% , as well as opting for those spaces furthest away.
This is probably why I have 'only' had 12-15 dents in total over the years , I would hazard an educated guess that I could easily pick up 3 or 4 dents a year if choosing bays closer to the main entrance.
which supermarket do you park at! I've been driving 11 years and probably picked up a max of 5 dents (not even very noticeable) at supermarkets and I park as close as possible. best car park is costcos they have ample space for their customers. had worse ones on my road when my neighbours pushchair scraped along the side of my car leaving her red paint as evidence! personally I'm not too fussed as I don't have a lovely car just a second hand zafira but I do like to keep it as nice as possible.
Asda! which shop do you shop at?!
To be fair , if you've had 5 dents in 11 years and I've had 12-15 in 25 years , I hardly think you have a great success story there , do you ?
Although you regularly park closer to the shop than I do , you have had almost the same amount as dents to your car that I have !!
P.S Agree with the Costco comment , never had any problems there ;)
asda too.
unlike yourself my dents are so small they're barely noticeable and not such that they'd make me park at the back corner furthest away from the shop. yourself parking well away from the store and getting that many dents I wouldn't expect any if I was parking that far away. so yes I would say my 5 dents closer to the store in 11 years is better than your 12-25 in the furthest corner away from the store where there's barely any cars.
also I doubt people are jealous of your lovely shiny car and are hitting it on purpose it's literally a case of how the car parks are designed and that the driver has to get in and out of the car in a very small space and not everyone is stick thin. couple that with trying to get a baby car seat or toddler out of the car then you're almost guaranteed to touch the car next to yours.
my local asda is also in a shopping centre kind of thing which shares 1 car park with about 15 other shops I don't think that really makes a difference though. also I wouldn't think shopping at M&S or sainsburys or waitrose would make any difference if your cars gonna get a ding it's gonna get a ding, as those car parks are just as narrow.
I've found most rational people try to avoid hitting the car next to theirs but you get the odd few. it's purely luck but I wouldn't go as far as to insult a person saying because I find they smell they're the type of person to hit another persons car! just shows how highly you think of yourself to be honest. you get all kinds of people in all walks of life just learn to accept your differences.

When did I say the dents on my car were big ?

Your 5 dents in 11 years to my 12-15 (where did you get 25 from ??) over a 25 year period is indeed only narrowly better than mine .... my point being , yours is no real success story as the difference in amount of dings over time is pretty minimal ;)

I park well away from other cars but why would you expect no dents at all when you accept that acquiring dents whilst parked is purely down to luck ? You contradict yourself in what you are saying.
You also state that you 'doubt' people ever get jealous and purposely hit another car ? On what basis exactly , because 'you' wouldn't ? It is something that would never cross my mind either but can I speak for everyone ? Of course not , we are all wired differently .... you just need to accept your differences ;)

When I get back to my car , sometimes an hour or so later there is usually (more often than not) a car parked next to mine so as you agree , we are talking about 'luck' again , not to be dinged.

Last of all and most importantly, I haven't insulted anybody. Saying that a person who lacks any respect about themselves to the point of not bothering with basic hygiene for whatever reason is more likely to have no respect for property either (being their own or anyone elses) , I don't find this to be insulting in any way , its just how some people are. My statement simply bears common logic which I feel you are confusing with opinion ..
I don't consider myself to be a snob because I wash and maintain basic hygiene , should I ?

I also completely accept that people are different , however , (this is a personal opinion , yours may differ), those that stink and choose not to wash I find to be very offensive whilst in a public place, particularly when I have no option but to smell their horrific odour ..... just saying ;)

All said and done I agree with you that luck plays the biggest part and dings can happen anywhere , in any car park at any time.
I commented on this thread initially in response to the OPs post regarding penalty tickets and explained my situation.
I vented my frustration on here due to the circumstances in which this occurred and gave my reasons why.
I haven't insulted anybody or been nasty with anyone in any way shape or form , however I do remain frustrated that people continue to lack respect for other peoples property , I doubt this will change.
Dings can be avoided if people take care , as we all know , not everyone does and therefore dings/dents are inevitable. But to just accept that this is the way it is, for me anyway I'll admit I find it difficult.









Edited By: rooney10 on May 18, 2017 16:52: typo

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