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people that bump park should have their licence taken away

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magzjobes45 Sun 26-Jul-15 17:25:07

Surely no one thinks bump parking is acceptable? Especially now parking is easy as new cars all have rear parking cameras with guides.

I see it all the time in London and I've never witnessed it happening to my high end car, but I'm sure the small bumps are caused by it.

Northernlurker Sun 26-Jul-15 17:27:17

hmm Who's said it's acceptable? I think the only circumstances this is understandable is if you parallel park and then somebody else parks extremely close to you meaning contact is almost inevitable if you're actually to get out. Even then I wouldn't do it.

Incidentally why do we need to know you have an 'high end' car?hmm

cardibach Sun 26-Jul-15 17:27:32

I've never heard of bump parking. Nice that your car is high end though.

cardibach Sun 26-Jul-15 17:28:16

Also my (not high end) car doesn't have parking sensors.

DoeEyedNear Sun 26-Jul-15 17:29:36

Stealth boast much?

What's bump parking?

BackInTheRealWorld Sun 26-Jul-15 17:30:07

My car doesn't have sensors. It isn't high end. It has bumpers though. Which is handy for parking.

RosePetels Sun 26-Jul-15 17:30:50

What is bump parking?

Salmotrutta Sun 26-Jul-15 17:30:59

I have a low end car.

It has dropped suspension.

Not really

DoeEyedNear Sun 26-Jul-15 17:31:57

I have a new 15 plate car. It's small so I opted out of parking sensors and the like because, you know, that's what mirrors are for.

ThursdayLast Sun 26-Jul-15 17:32:04

What IS bump parking?

magzjobes45 Sun 26-Jul-15 17:32:41

The amount of people that do it seems to suggest many think it's acceptable.

Geeze having an expensive car is relevant to my post. How about responding to the issue I'm talking about rather than sounding jealous.

magzjobes45 Sun 26-Jul-15 17:33:40

I said new cars (5 years ish I think now), even budget new cars (hired them on holiday) have sensors.

DoeEyedNear Sun 26-Jul-15 17:33:41

I'm not jealous. But I would like to know what bump parking is.

DoeEyedNear Sun 26-Jul-15 17:34:31

Not if you opt out. They're an optional extra.

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Sun 26-Jul-15 17:34:39

So, what is bump parking, please?

BackInTheRealWorld Sun 26-Jul-15 17:34:49

Most people don't have new cars.

limitedperiodonly Sun 26-Jul-15 17:35:16

I do it. That's what bumpers are for.

FenellaFellorick Sun 26-Jul-15 17:35:42

what is bump parking? hitting the surrounding cars when you are parking?

isn't that an accident? people don't do it on purpose do they? as an intentional parking technique?

If there's cctv could you see if your insurance would deal with it?

Salmotrutta Sun 26-Jul-15 17:35:42

My car is fairly new and it doesn't have sensors - they are usually optional extras.

sebsmummy1 Sun 26-Jul-15 17:35:58

I assume it's where you reverse back until you 'bump' the car behind or creep forward until you bump the car infront. Then settle somewhere in the middle.

My understanding is it's a very 'European' way of parking and in some countries everyone does it as the norm.

SoupDragon Sun 26-Jul-15 17:36:07

No, it isn't what bumpers are for.

TwinkieTwinkle Sun 26-Jul-15 17:36:10

What kind of 'high-end' car do you have?

FenellaFellorick Sun 26-Jul-15 17:36:58

my car's got sensors. They get increasingly hysterical in tone and almost always sound like they're telling me off grin
my car can also park itself apparently but i have no intention of trying that out. I'm bad enough as a passenger when my husband is driving, I'd have kittens if the car was grin

SoupDragon Sun 26-Jul-15 17:37:06

Either learn to park properly or get a smaller car.

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Sun 26-Jul-15 17:37:21

My car is 13 yrs old and has sensors, but doesn't have a camera with a guide (which is what you said in your OP).

We have a large van with a camera, but I still don't know what bump parking is

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