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Old 13 May 2014, 08:04   #1
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Wrong way down a one way street

Random question, I am looking at moving house, and for access to the house you have to go down a one way street, and at the end of this street is access to our potential new street.

This one way street is very narrow - I can only just get past sometimes in the car, so taking the RIB isn't ever going to be possible.

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People park right on the corners - so its very tight...

At the other end of the one way street is the entrance to our parking area and garages.

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Anyone know where I would stand if I went through the no entry with the rib on the back and got caught. Would they accept I didn't have the room to get through the correct way when towing?
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Old 13 May 2014, 08:21   #2
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I doubt it but that would depend on the copper pulling you for doing it!!

even if you did that Steve it looks as though it would be hard to turn right with all the parked cars on the left looking at your last pic.
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Yeah, I know its going to be tight - but it would only be an occasional thing that I bring it home.

I would have to only ask a few people to move cars - rather than a full street, or park my other car over the edge so i can just move that.

Not all lucky enough to have a nice big open driveway
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Yeah, I know its going to be tight - but it would only be an occasional thing that I bring it home.

I would have to only ask a few people to move cars - rather than a full street, or park my other car over the edge so i can just move that.

Not all lucky enough to have a nice big open driveway
Buy that house and I reckon you'll be trading in the Rib for a kayak!
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I would tow the trailer to the No Entry end and then push the trailer and RIB around the corner.
A 6m RIB should be ok for 2 people to handle and the road traffic act only applies to motorised vehicles, which the trailer wont be.
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or you could drive the right way down that one way street, then reverse it / hand ball it (as it's single axle it''ll be nice and easy to hand ball) in to the entrance you've indicated with the yellow arrow?

That's what I'd do tbh: Pull up, hazards on, unhitch, push it backwards in to that entrance, hand brake on the trailer, move car to where it's not in the way (like the bit in front of the tree, in front of the Transit), then push the trailer back to where you want it.

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great minds think alike Steve - must've been typing at the same time
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Interesting question. I occasionally have to go the wrong way round the one way system where our boat is kept as the corner is far too tight to reverse going the right way and is slightly uphill so manually moving it is an issue. Have never given it much thought but your question has made me think about the implications. (University site but has access to the public so not sure whether the sign has the same weight as on normal road and could get done for it)
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Reminds me of a time in Dale when we had to nip the wrong way down the 1 way system as we couldn't get the boat round a very tight corner, this tw4t twit stops me & says "I say, do you know this is a one way?" "Aye" says I "I'm only going one way" & disappears down the road.
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Turn the signs round dude

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