Drivers who park badly will be rammed out the way by emergency services

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Quite rightly so I think, this is an article from a couple weeks ago, thoughts? https://uk.news.yahoo.com/drivers-pa...l?guccounter=1
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Park properly then, simples
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This is true
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Serves them right. Have people parking in the middle of the road at night, nearly impossible to get past in a small car.
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Isn't there a danger of cars exploding if they are owned by certain types of people?
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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
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Park properly then, simples
There are some terrifying lame brains on the road

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...
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Wouldn't have ever expected them to do anything different. Quite right that they're making people think twice about these sorts of things.

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.
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My aunt lived on a housing estate where there always parked cars, her microwave caught light and she asked how they would get down if they couldn't fit. The firefighters said they would just ram the cars out of the way. I don't know why its a hard concept to understand or somehow shocking, saving life is more important than your car!
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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.
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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.
Yeah seems like bad parkers would get their well earned comeuppance - but as pankaye suggests it might be innocent parkers getting clobbered because they're more rammable than the vehicle that's actually been incorrectly parked.

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?
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Quite rightly so I think, this is an article from a couple weeks ago, thoughts? https://uk.news.yahoo.com/drivers-pa...l?guccounter=1
I was under the impression that this was something that is already done.

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.
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The idiot who parks their vehicle in such a bad way it obstructs emergency services?
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Fire crews are normally trained to "bounce" cars out of the way.

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.
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(Original post by Rock Fan)
Quite rightly so I think, this is an article from a couple weeks ago, thoughts? https://uk.news.yahoo.com/drivers-pa...l?guccounter=1
This has always been so ...
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