Drivers who park badly will be rammed out the way by emergency servicesWatch
one of them is parked properly, the other isn't. who is responsible for the innocent persons car?
for the record i am not opposed to idea of improperly parked cars being shoved out of the way
This would appear to be the place https://goo.gl/maps/e9P3ayQyWrw (going off the house with the red door and the patch of tarmac in front of the fire engine)
Council seems to have made an unusually long promontary there where the silver van is for some reason...
There are a couple streets I know of where there's parking bays on both sides, but I would question how easily a fire engine could get down them. Local councils need to think about these things, particularly in crowded city streets.
The people who parked badly and got rammed can pay for their own ****ing repairs. If they can't afford it then they'll just have to cope with scratched and dented cars, and let that be a lesson to them.
or you could get a 50:50 where someone parks sensibly and someone else comes along later and double parks opposite them - how are the firecrew going to work out which one deserves to get rammed?
Might not be a big bill to foot in all honesty. They wont be barging into them at full speed, and I'd imagine most instances would just be a deep scratch and a broken wing mirror on the offending vehicle, which means, at worst, you're looking at minor, most likely superficial front quarter and side damage on the fire truck. I know some manufacturers offer parts for use on trucks that work in harsher environments to help reduce damage to things that might be easier to break like the lights. I'm not 100% sure which ones do, but I'd imagine all the large truck manufacturers (Scania, Volvo, Mercedes, etc...) do.
Not sure how insurance would deal with it, but I suspect parking your car in a way that impedes traffic, especially emergency vehicles, is grounds for insurance to refuse a payout. So I'd assume bad parkers would be out of pocket.
The problem with pushing them with the fire engine is that the fire crew wants the car to move laterally out of the way but the only point of contact can be the outside corner and that is likely to turn one of the ends into the road.