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Parking Sensors are Evil

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been “blocked in” by people who’se cars have parking sensors, which allow them to parallel park into spaces barely big enough – without leaving enough room for the cars on either side to get out. It’s just inconsiderate – so those of you with flash cars with Parking Sensors (especially BMW drivers – who always seem the worst culprits when it comes to inconsiderate behaviour on the road) when you’ve parked your car with the aid of the beeping noises, get out, and instead of just locking it and walking away, look how close you are to the car behind/in front and if you’ve not left a sensible gap between, get back in the car and move it.

Making life difficult for other motorists is not the point of parking sensors, so please use a little common sense…

Now the question is, will BMW’s new “automatic parking” system make things worse…

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3 thoughts on “Parking Sensors are Evil

  1. If you let the car park itself, the next step is letting it drive itself, and if you’re going to let the car drive itself, you might as well get the bus!

  2. easy answer: own a cheap car and ‘bump’ people with posh cars out of the way. you gotta make your own room in life 🙂

  3. k: I actually saw someone do that in Milan. I heard a car alarm go off (and I hadn’t heard one in two weeks) so I actually looked out the hotel window to investigate. Italians tend to not put the handbrake on unless necessary, and the owner of a Jeep was shunting cars fore and aft out of the way. It’s one of those classic memories!

    I’ve got parking sensors, but I’m very tempted to get Audi to disconnect it at the next service, because the incessant beeping does my head in – I know where the rear of my car is, I have three mirrors and two eyes for crying out loud…
    …And I agree Tom, I wish other drivers would be considerate when parking, and not just those with fancy parking sensors…

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