Re: Illegal parking
It's clearly not the thing to do, but I will easily admit to doing it every now and then. 90% of places where I live don't have designated motorcycle parking. If I get a warning or ticket for it, I would be pretty pissed, but accepting of the consequence. Similar to speeding. I have never personally been pulled over for anything in my life before.. but some police will be nice and allow you to get off free, or with just a warning. Others will be dicks, and ticket you for 3 MPH over the limit. Fighting it in court is a whole other story. Personally I feel it is okay under the right circumstances. if no issues arise, then why not?
In other places you can easily get by with this. Lots that have odd shapes and corners have big crossed out parking zones. Bikes always park in those spots up here, and no authorities really care either. It is especially easy at a place like a school or privately owned building. Technically, in my state, you don't really need to obey any driving laws very closely in private lots.
Yeah people are asshats, and parking lots suck. Is that even the point? Park in a stall and you risk being tipped over or bumped into. Park far away from the cars, and you risk theft. Park close on the sidewalk and out of the way, and you risk being yelled at or ticketed.
Last edited by |/3|\|0|\/|; 11-26-2012 at 04:50 PM.