Car parking April 27, 2011Posted by faelix in curi-ocity.
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I like to reverse my car into car spaces over just driving into them. Especially in shopping centre car parks. It makes it so much easier to leave the car park after fighting through the shops and the checkouts.
I recently realised, combined with the fact that my car is actually a van, that instead of merely indicating left or right when I am going to reverse into a park, it’s a lot more effective to put my hazard lights on. It scares the other drivers into not attempting to squeeze their little cars into the gap and steal my car park. It’s only taken me about a decade to realise this trick, but it’s definitely effective.
Don’t mess with the crazy asian lady driving the big white van! :p
Inductive Loop Traffic Detector April 27, 2011Posted by faelix in moron-ocity.
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Over the Easter break, I’ve done a bit more driving than I usually do. And twice, at the same place, we got stuck behind a MORON who was too scared to stop their car at the line of the intersection. Why was this a problem you might ask? Because the traffic signals are triggered with those inductive loop traffic detectors. And if you don’t put your car over it, it won’t detect your car and you will wait forever.
Stopping your car at the line over those marks in the road is NOT going to hurt you or your car, you numbskulls! They’re not an indication of a trapdoor or anything sinister. They will trigger the traffic signals to cycle to green for YOU! ARGH!