Abandoning the car… (sorry, snow content)

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  • Abandoning the car… (sorry, snow content)
  • Premier Icon DezB
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    So, I’m coming up the hill, on my way back home and there’s this bloody Boxster blocking the road. So me and 2 other drivers get out and push him, then I push the other 2 and I’m left there knowing my stupid great estate won’t budge.
    No help so have to leave it on a fairly main road.

    Should I go back with a shovel and try (probably in vain looking at how hard the snowfall is now) to move it? Or leave it there?
    What’s the done thing?

    fasthaggis
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    Is it safe to leave it?

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Well, it’s just in the way. It’s not dangerous.

    Jamie
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    The only problem is if someone dings it, and then pisses off.

    If it was me I would try and move it.

    b r
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    The only problem is if someone dings it, and then pisses off.

    If it was me I would try and move it.

    And damage it yourself…

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Yeah, thought about that, theres a distinct possibility of someone skidding and hitting it.
    Decided not to give a shit.

    zokes
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    Yeah, I’d just leave it in everyone else’s way

    trail_rat
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    have you tried going back in the direction from whence you came ? – ie with gravity on your side.

    then get it out the road ….. id be mega pissed if some **** had left his car in the middle of the road and left.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Actually, what I think is probably happening now is that cars are coming up behind it, having to wait to get past because of the traffic coming down the hill and then getting stuck themselves.
    If I go back now I reckon there will be about 5 abandoned cars there 😆

    Jamie
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    And damage it yourself…

    Well, you’ll get nowhere with that attitude, mister.

    zokes
    Member

    Hmmm. poor troll.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    have you tried going back in the direction from whence you came ?
    Yes, not enough grip to do a U turn. Rolling backwards not an option.

    id be mega pissed if some **** had left his car in the middle of the road and left.
    Me too.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Who the **** is trolling?

    andrewh
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    Actually, what I think is probably happening now is that cars are coming up behind it, having to wait to get past because of the traffic coming down the hill and then getting stuck themselves.
    If I go back now I reckon there will be about 5 abandoned cars there

    Lots of people to help push then 🙂

    zokes
    Member

    The OP querying of an internet forum whether or not it’s OK to dump their car somewhere because they can’t drive in the snow

    Jamie
    Member

    Hmmm. poor troll.

    It seems troll is going the way of awesome 🙁

    trail_rat
    Member

    Rolling backwards not an option

    oh i see – the car doesnt have a reverse gear ….. is it infact a motorcycle ?

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Just leave it – the Polis will move it for you and put it somewhere safe*
    there may be a charge for this service

    Oh and which of the colour coded weather warnings we’ve been bombarded with over the past couple of days did you not understand 😉

    HTH

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    This is either a troll or someone is hard of thinking.

    You’ve blocked one side of a “fairly main road” and your asking if you should try and move it.

    I suppose you had nothing in the car to help you out even though the snow has been forecast for days

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Got some help now. So I’ve made the decision with the help from wonderful STW.
    Thanks to all and the wonderful, useful information from the man calling himself “ZOKES”. Well done fella

    i’ve got a bag of grit and a spade in my car, where are you dezzy? i’ll come and save you!

    (note: if you’re not in reading i wont come and save you you selfish sideburned monster!)

    Jamie
    Member

    @DezB.

    If you want to silence the doubters, then take some pictures when you go collect the car*

    *or it didn’t happen.

    zokes
    Member

    Thanks to all and the wonderful, useful information from the man calling himself “ZOKES”. Well done fella

    Glad to see you took my advice.

    I had always wondered who these people were who abandoned their vehicles when their driving and observational skills fail them. Now I know.

    grantway
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    If insured then be realistic

    Last year a large number of cars were abandoned on main A road round here. All got fines, some were towed away.

    Last year a large number of cars were abandoned on main A road round here. All got fines, some were towed away.

    If they can be towed away they can be driven away – assuming that it’s snow and ice and not mechanical failure here.

    I can’t help with your question, but I’m feeling a bit smug this morning and thought I’d make the most of it.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    Because 10mm of slush NEEDS studded tyres…

    bigyinn
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    MTG your bike is FILTHY! Sort it out!

    trail_rat
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    “Because 10mm of slush NEEDS studded tyres… “

    no but apparently the english media needs to make a song and dance about the 10mm.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    MTG your bike is FILTHY! Sort it out!

    Be fair, he’s cleaned the rear hub.

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Because 10mm of slush NEEDS studded tyres…

    Looks like a SS so probably yes, I had bugger all traction on mine this morning.

    i’m with trail rat – WTF are yu worrying about down there FFS……….?

    Reminds me of when I lived in Lincoln. We had an inch or two of snow, there were 4*4s abandoned all over the only hill in the place – I simply drove straight up the hill in my clapped out fiesta much to the annoyance of others. Another Scottish guy in a mini did the exact same.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Car’s back, got a tow. Going back to help clear the road now.
    It was chaos, but not caused by mine!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I had always wondered who these people were who abandoned their vehicles when their driving and observational skills fail them. Now I know.

    Yeah, me too. But if you read my OP, you’ll might deduce why I got stuck.

    monkey_boy
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    im in the same boat but rather than try and go up the hill in front of me i pulled into a bus stop out of the way of main traffic 😉

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Did you try putting carpet/blankets under the wheels? If it’s just a case of getting moving (assuming the other cars were going up as well)then that usualy works.

    Snow chains work nicely.

    Even a rope tied around the wheels works quite well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4u4SX9M1tQ

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Shovel to dig out little tracks to get you moving
    Pump so you can let tyres down and re-inflate later.
    Bits of carpet

    Keep em in the car when it’s snowy.

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