A photoblog about Russian tourists failing to park in Lappeenranta.
You can't always make it!
the pedestrians can easily go around the car. why is this problem? Oo
Let me ask you a question in return: Why is it so hard to just follow the rules?
And what if the street cleaner happens to come to clean the pavement with his tractor? Does he just pushes through? Or what if there is a fire and that car is blocking the fire truck to get near enough? That could risk lives of others. I'm sure that car has turning wheels so the driver should've used them to park properly.
The correct parking orientation is indicated by a blue instructional sign accompanied by a blue "P" sign. The correct orientation varies, but it the orientation displayed in this photo is never allowed (one wheel on the sidewalk).For an example of signs indicating correct parking orientation, see signs nr. 844 and 845 here (http://alk.tiehallinto.fi/www2/liikennemerkit/lisakilvet.htm) and signs 521a-c here (http://alk.tiehallinto.fi/www2/liikennemerkit/ohjemerkit.htm).
Many Russians say this is not a problem and we would not make a big deal if it would be Finnish driver. False, as crappy Finnish drivers end up on a newspaper. http://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/2012080515921908_uu.shtmlhttp://www.iltasanomat.fi/autot/art-1288487865569.html?pos=ok-pkom
The problem comes when you join the traffic, you have to reverse to a high traffic street, blocking the traffic, and by doing so, cause an accident-prone situation. And it's on the sidewalk. Hence=wrong. Not that hard to understand if you just give yourself time to think of it.
The major problem with Russian drivers is attitude problem. A Russian driver seems to think that all the traffic laws are simply instructional and advisories, and they can be bent or freely interpreted. This is not the case in Finland. Here we have strict rules, we follow them and it makes our roads safe. And our roads are safer than in Russia.
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