A blog about cars in Aberdeen.

This is a blog about cars in Aberdeen because most people aspire to the convenience of personal motor transport, pay dearly for the privilege, provide much employment, contribute greatly in taxes, and then people expect them to ‘leave the car at home’, while their money is spent creating cycle lanes and the like for freeloading cyclists.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A Dodgy Moment

We began to worry when we saw this sign on Abbotswell Road in Aberdeen's premier industrial estate, West Tullos. Local TV broadcaster STV have their broadcast suite nearby and they say that this is "the heart of Aberdeen". So when we saw restrictions like these being imposed on the drivers of Aberdeen Cars in "the heart" of our fair city, we were justifiably concerned:

But, we needn't have worried! What we were forgetting is that the drivers of Aberdeen Cars make their own rules! Here in Aberdeen we are, after all, the fontspring of entrepreneurship and the powerhouse of the Scottish (and UK) economy, and you don't get to be that way by obeying traffic laws, now do you? Of course not.

So firstly, for reminding us of the business-savvy of the drivers of Aberdeen Cars we say a big thank you to the driver of Jeep Grand Cherokee SW 4.7 Auto "Limited" (ooooh!) reg. Y564TGC who has done the right thing and gone right ahead and parked fully on the verge next to Inverdee Park with his impressive 4.7 litre-engine V8 4x4. We think this is a good demonstration of that vehicle's "off-road" capability.

And secondly - thanks to the driver of BMW X5 3.0d Auto "Sport" (oooh!) reg. T77MRO for demonstrating how to ignore the second part of the sign. You remember - that bit about no parking on the footway. We note that the busy businesslike driver of this Aberdeen Car has also performed the "double-yellow-straddle" in order to pull off the paveparking maneuver. This demonstrates his sporting prowess - as advertised by his choice of a "Sport" car.

So, we were wrong to worry about the imposition of anti-PaveParking and anti-VergeParking policies in the "heart" of Aberdeen. Even if these policies are "rolled out" on a wider basis, we have nothing to worry about, we'll just ignore them.

In any case, silly rules like these are never enforced. The police have far more important things to do like catching criminals selling crime-victims' phone numbers to journalists.

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