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Correct Parking Can Someone Clarify for Me?

I was wondering if someone can explain to me about . If you can see in the picture in a , the cars are parked in front of their houses and they are facing the way the . Now would it be considered as illegal parking if the car is facing the wrong way but still in front of their houses? What I mean is they parked it in the correct place but they are facing the of traffic.

Here in my place the road is a little wider and very less cars because the few who have cars have , almost all do. I had one but when I sold my car I made the garage into a , first an internet cafe then small canteen or cafeteria.

I was just wondering because a few days ago there was an accident in front of my house ( I think I made a post) ://www.personapaper.com/article/10338-wow-a-while-ago-there-was-an-accident-almost-in-front-of-my-house.

There is a debate going on saying the driver of the parked car was parked illegally and is also for the accident where the motorcycle hit the car. There was no driver, it was parked in front of their house under the street light. One thing it was facing the wrong way because I guess when the driver was coming from the other side instead of turning around he just and parked. Actually he does that often and not only him but I see delivery trucks of cement and wood that are to a also near my house parks facing the wrong way when they deliver.

I am just asking coz I feel sorry for the guy whose car got ruined and yet is being blamed. The driver of the motorcycle had a few drinks and was speeding with and no .

Thanks for any reply that would help me.


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Comments

cruisincrazy wrote on August 16, 2014, 12:30 AM

Here in Florida where I live, if you're parked facing the traffic (in other words, like you described in your post), it is illegal, and you can get fined with a ticket. I wouldn't think that the way the car parked, had anything to do with the cause of the accident though. It sounds like the motorcyclist would have hit it, no matter which direction it was facing. The motorcyclist should definitely be charged with a drinking and driving charge.

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on August 16, 2014, 1:25 AM

I think so too but here in the Philippines seems like no one actually follows the rules and the motorcycle should be glad he didn't the rear or it would have been worse.

LynLomasi wrote on August 16, 2014, 3:00 AM

I think the rules depend on where you are. Either way, I don't think it's a very good idea. However, if the car was parked and lined up evenly with the other vehicles, and the crash would have happened regardless of how the car was parked, the accident can't possibly be the fault of that car's owner.

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on August 16, 2014, 4:20 AM

how Iwish others would see it that way but they are making the owner and the car their scapegoat

LynLomasi wrote on August 16, 2014, 5:05 AM

That's really too bad for the owner of that vehicle. I hope that perception changes in the future.

indexer wrote on August 16, 2014, 6:48 AM

In the United Kingdom there is no rule about which way your car faces, but there are certainly laws about riding a motorcycle without a helmet and under the influence of alcohol! If you are stupid enough to crash into a parked car, whichever way round it is, you have no-one to blame but yourself!

Tuffy06 wrote on August 16, 2014, 9:13 AM

I am not really sure when it comes to parking in the neighborhood but as long it is not double parked and it doesn't block any driveway, I think we're good.

Ellis wrote on August 16, 2014, 3:30 PM

Depends where you live and the bylaws for that area. However, the motorcyclist is at fault if he was drunk...and driving without due care and attention.

The reason to park with traffic flow is so that the parked cars reflectors are highlighted by the headlights of approaching traffic...in this case the motorcyclist wasn't using his headlights so that defence is a non starter..

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on August 16, 2014, 8:03 PM

Thanks for all the comments now I am sure the car was not at fault I feel sorry for him coz they are making him the scapegoat.