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Old 05-12-2020, 07:24 AM   #31
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The problem with this, is when they proceed to hit you and ding your door, you have to accept you didn't go out of your way to stop it. You just can't win. Ask me how I know...

From experience, yes I would try to stop it! I'd be out the car, make eye contact with the intruder and maintain it... then hope for the best.

I’d have just moved my car to another space


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Old 05-12-2020, 08:14 AM   #32
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I too am sorry for you especially as you had taken the kind of steps that I do.
My recommendation would be to contact the business concerned and explain your case in a respectful way and ask if they will consider repairing it. If they won't, will they contribute? What have you got to lose
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Old 05-12-2020, 08:25 AM   #33
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Supermarkets and Councils are partially to blame as they re-size the bays to increase the number of parking spaces.
I was reading about this the other day. Bay sizes have not been re-sized since the 1970's and are around 8 feet wide. Cars have been getting wider but bays have not.

One car I read about is so wide that there is about 20cm to the bay edge.

It is true though that they have not been re-sized as that would reduce the number of parking places.
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Old 05-12-2020, 08:59 AM   #34
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Livid is an understatement.

I had a similar issue many, many years ago now. I feel your pain.
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I was reading about this the other day. Bay sizes have not been re-sized since the 1970's and are around 8 feet wide. Cars have been getting wider but bays have not.

One car I read about is so wide that there is about 20cm to the bay edge.

It is true though that they have not been re-sized as that would reduce the number of parking places.
Try finding a "safe" space for a Q7!
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Supermarkets and Councils are partially to blame as they re-size the bays to increase the number of parking spaces. This doesn't excuse the stupidity of some vehicle owners and I've seen car doors literally thrown open by drivers and children without a second thought. I always use the Parent & Child spaces which are the correct size for cars, and I care more about my doors than what other people think.
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Judging by the way you have written this, you don't have kids but are using the Parent & toddler spaces.

You and people like you are scum.

We had 2 children under 2 and the amount of times my wife has been unable to get a space in the parent and toddler space at numerous supermakets is unreal. And you can guarantee that every single time I go to a supermarket, you see them being used by people without children.

And the thing is, the main point about them is not just parents have a cushty time of it. It is because when putting a child into a car seat, you have to lean in and round and put their seatbelt on SAFELY. If you can't access the back seat properly, there's a good chance that process is going to be compromised, which means in an accident, the child is at more risk than they should be.

Maybe give that a thought the next time you roll into a parent and toddler space whilst seeing a mother struggle in the regular spaces.
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Judging by the way you have written this, you don't have kids but are using the Parent & toddler spaces.

You and people like you are scum.

We had 2 children under 2 and the amount of times my wife has been unable to get a space in the parent and toddler space at numerous supermakets is unreal. And you can guarantee that every single time I go to a supermarket, you see them being used by people without children.

And the thing is, the main point about them is not just parents have a cushty time of it. It is because when putting a child into a car seat, you have to lean in and round and put their seatbelt on SAFELY. If you can't access the back seat properly, there's a good chance that process is going to be compromised, which means in an accident, the child is at more risk than they should be.

Maybe give that a thought the next time you roll into a parent and toddler space whilst seeing a mother struggle in the regular spaces.

Get a grip fella,you really need a bit of anger management to be calling someone scum for parking in a parent & toddler bay. If something like this grinds your gears to that extent,you must be howling at the moon all the time.......what a plum
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Old 07-12-2020, 09:32 PM   #38
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I know its not car on car, BUT...

My unit has been hit TWICE by two different vehicles. Both times I have caught the driver and the car with registration clearly visible on my CCTV.

The only way for proceedings to commence for me, was for me to report it to the police and that is it...
Police CANNOT and WILL NOT get involved, they cannot even give you the details of who the insurer is... NOTHING! even though it was a hit and run, they will not do a thing.

unless you ask that person (if you can find them) for their Insurance details and they give them to you, that's the only way you'll get a claim raised.

Your insurance company MAY and I use that word lightly, take the Reg of the car and chase its current insurer.
Is that still true?

I was under the impression that if you had just cause you can get the registered owners details via dvla, it may have changed but I know this was possible as have done this myself some years ago.
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