September 13, 2016 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm #618369
Is it okay to block traffic while maneuvering into a tight parking spot on a single lane road or while waiting for someone who is getting into his car to pull out?September 13, 2016 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #1179716ubiquitinParticipant
Of course should do your best to hustle (as should the fellow pulling out).September 13, 2016 1:58 pm at 1:58 pm #1179717popa_bar_abbaParticipant
You should just park in front of an illegal driveway.September 13, 2016 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #1179718Little FroggieParticipant
Don’t make fun of me.
That was me!!!September 13, 2016 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #1179719
Do you have another option?September 13, 2016 2:23 pm at 2:23 pm #1179720
ubiq, often the guy pulling out doesn’t hustle and takes his pretty time (and four cars are honking for you to move.)September 13, 2016 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #1179721
You should just park in front of an illegal driveway.
How can you tell if a driveway is legal or illegal?
As you may recall, some jerk once blocked my driveway even though it’s legal.September 13, 2016 2:30 pm at 2:30 pm #1179722
ubiq, often the guy pulling out doesn’t hustle and takes his pretty time (and four cars are honking for you to move.)
If I think it won’t be too much of a hassle to find another spot, I’ll move on. Sometimes, I’ll wait until he moves out because otherwise it might cost me a lot of time.September 13, 2016 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #1179723
How was it legal?
Was it an ambulanceSeptember 13, 2016 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #1179724
“ubiq, often the guy pulling out doesn’t hustle and takes his pretty time (and four cars are honking for you to move.)”
The people behind can wait. That’s part of living in a place with such roads.
I’ve learned that you can’t judge whether what you’re doing is right or wrong based on whether or not people are honking their horns at you.September 13, 2016 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #1179725
CA, if it was an ambulance on a call, I wouldn’t call the guy a jerk.
I meant that my driveway was legal.September 13, 2016 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #1179726
Meno, how long is it reasonable to hold up traffic while you wait for the slowpoke to pull out?September 13, 2016 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #1179727
As long as he feels it’s reasonable to take o pull out. The people can’t get by while he’s pulling out anyway. He’s holding them up, not you.September 13, 2016 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #1179728
Oh, I thought the parking was legal
My neighbor always call the cops if someone blocks theirsSeptember 13, 2016 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #1179729
What about in a parking lot? Everyone is driving around looking for spots, and you see someone getting into their car (or even stalk them while they’re walking to the car), and then you wait for them to get out, blocking everyone behind you (assuming it’s narrow so they can’t get around). Okay or not okay?September 13, 2016 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #1179730
Meno, the guy pulling out sometimes can take unreasonably long till he gets everyone seated, seat belted, finished his drink, turns on the motor and pulls out.September 13, 2016 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #1179731WinnieThePoohParticipant
Yeah, and what about those annoying people who hold up all the cars behind them while they wait for someone to finish crossing the street at the crosswalk? Apparently that is just as bad, I’ve been honked plenty of times doing just that.September 13, 2016 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #1179732
“Meno, the guy pulling out sometimes can take unreasonably long till he gets everyone seated, seat belted, finished his drink, turns on the motor and pulls out.”
Yea but there are limited spots in the lot, and as soon as I pull away, the guy is gonna pull out and the guy behind me is gonna get the spot. That’s not fair, I saw it first.September 13, 2016 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #1179733
So is waiting three-four minutes, while holding up traffic, okay, Meno?September 14, 2016 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm #1179734
What do people think about when folks hold up traffic, on a narrow road, while boarding or disembarking passengers?September 14, 2016 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #1179735yehudayonaParticipant
Why do people who park by fire hydrants (and stay in their cars) think it’s better not to pull all the way to the curb? It’s just as illegal and it impedes traffic flow.September 14, 2016 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #1179737shtusimParticipant
IN NYC its is LEGAL to park at a hydrant, IF the DRIVER is behind the wheel, ONLY DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS. At nigh time you CANNOT block a hydrant under ANY circumstances.September 14, 2016 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #1179738
“Why do people who park by fire hydrants (and stay in their cars) think it’s better not to pull all the way to the curb? It’s just as illegal and it impedes traffic flow.”
And why do they put on their hazard lights? To make it easier for the cops to see them?September 14, 2016 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #1179739
It’s a fact: Blowing your horn at a vehicle will generally cause its driver to wait longer or go slower; l’hachas.
And what about those drivers who race to cut you off, or oncoming drivers who purposely don’t signal on a turn in order to get in ahead of you, and immediately slow down to a crawl?September 14, 2016 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #1179740
oncoming drivers who purposely don’t signal on a turn in order to get in ahead of you, and immediately slow down to a crawl?
How does not signaling allow them to get ahead of you? (If they’re making a right, while you’re making a left into the same street, they have the right-of-way to go first in any event.)September 14, 2016 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm #1179741Uncle BenParticipant
Well I guess this thread calls for me to promulgate the “official” parking/driving rules for NYC and any similar congested area.
1. It is forbidden to pull out of a parking space into oncoming traffic irregardless if said traffic is seemingly ceaseless as you are thereby “cutting off” other vehicles. You must remain parked for eternity!
2. If you violated rule #1 and pulled out in defiance of common decency and you now arrived at your destination, it is strictly forbidden to parallel park as your will be blocking traffic and will be amply rewarded with a cantankerous cacophony of blaring horns.
3. When driving on a two way street you can never make a left turn as you will be blocking traffic. You must only make right turns even if you will never arrive at your destination.
4. When driving on a highway it is forbidden to change lanes even if you will miss your exit since you will be “cutting off” other vehicles again.
5. When driving on the highway it is forbidden to drive in the left lane unless you maintain a minimum speed of 90 mph. Anything less and you will be impeding the flow of traffic and you will be brighted and/or pushed out of the lane.
Please add any missing rules.September 14, 2016 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1179742
“How does not signaling allow them to get ahead of you”
Obviously, the case is where you have lots of time to make your left turn before the other vehicle’s right turn, if you knew in advance that the vehicle was turning. However, when there is no indication of a turn by the other vehicle or of slowing down, I am on my guard and wait.September 14, 2016 9:26 pm at 9:26 pm #1179743
cherrybim, frankly I will sometimes not signal a right because I have had the opposite experience you describe. The guy waiting to turn left will violate the right of way of the guy turning right, and then slowly crawl his way through after delaying the driver who had the right of way.
If you’re worried that you don’t have enough time to make the left turn if the car going in the opposite direction is continuing straight without turning, then you generally also do not have enough time to make the left without delaying him from making a right.
Signalling a right is for the benefit of the car behind him to know he will be slowing down to turn, not for the benefit of the car coming from the other direction to try to beat him into the turn.September 15, 2016 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #1179744
Joseph, so you are the guy! You just confirmed my suspicions.September 15, 2016 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #1179745hujuParticipant
Blocking traffic while parking – no problem. Blocking traffic while talking, texting, wiping you kid’s nose, et al. – bring back the death penalty. (Yeah, I’m a little over the top on this issue.)
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