I dont think any car insurance company will cover damage incurred by Fire fighters because you choose to illegally park your car where you shouldn't have, at least in the US. But I'm not 100%.
Ah okay, that makes sense. I didn't think of the fact that it is illegal to park there.The thing is in my country Switzerland you basically have parking lots marked with color everywhere. Unless you see the colored lines (usually they are blue), you're not allowed to park anyway. So the local governments probably wouldn't mark a parking lot right in front of a fire hydrant.
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Well it's not that different here, its ilegal to park in front of s fire hydrant. I'm sure fire fighters where you are would have a worse time if somebody parked on top of the hydrant for starters they'd have to find it. Where I live due to budget cuts fire fighters have taken on the roll of paramedics too.
The hose has to be as straight as possible for water pressure so it can't really go around or under or over.
Well going through the car is not quite straight either I can't see that it is all that different than say running it under the car seems like it would be a similar curvature depending on the type of vehicle So I don't quite buy that Don't get me wrong I am not condoning people who park in such manners I think on principle it would be better if they were fined far more severely than being punished by having to get their damaged vehicle repaired There aren't an unlimited amount of resources in the world and every time something is damaged or destroyed that didn't need to be it taxes those finite resources So if it can be avoided it should be
People should definitely be fined more harshly for parking in front of a fire hydrant but in an emergency or any other time fire fighters are supposed to have unrestricted access to hydrants. Lives litteraly depend on it.
Oh I completely agree it is an absolutely shitty thing to do Endangering public safety it should be fined harshlyI just never condone unnecessary destruction of property and I don't quite buy the explanation about the hose as it often gets presented I think it is at least at times an excuse for them to punish the jerk who complicates their jobBut that is not their providence
Ask any firefighter, its not a garden hose, it needs to be straight as there is so much pressure going through it. If it wasn't the case there'd be no need for a law about blocking hydrants. https://youtu.be/Ci_sfp1rGjE
I do understand that perfectly well But breaking the windows of a car and running it through there won't be straight either and unless it is a fairly low car it won't really be any straighten than running it under the car Or running it across the hood of the car depending on the specific positioning Fire hydrants are not at window level for most cars...
The hose it too powerful to put in top it will go in the direction.
You need to watch the video. Fire fighters will do whatever they have to in the most expedient way to gain access to a hydrant to save lives, property damage to a law breakers car is not their concern.
I did watch it It does nothing to change my mind on the matter if anything the opposite They even quote them for saying that'll teach you not park in front of a hydrant again Just further showing it to be vindictive vigilantism on their part But hey they are heroes and saves lives and no sympathy for the jerks who break the law and so on So most people don't question it Just like they don't care about police brutality if the victim is actually guilty and so on...But it is not okay We as societies need to be better we as people need to be better and this goes for the firefighters just as much as it goes for the people who park in front of hydrants It is not the firefighter's job to punish them but those who's job it is should punish them far harsher than they do as it is a very bad thing to do
It will teach them to park in front of a fire hydrant again. Parking in front of a hydrant is illegal and it's fully legal for a firefighter to take any action needed in a fire emergency to gain access to a fire hydrant. The firefighter in a fire emergency hasn't time to punish anyone, only time to hook up the Fire hoses to the hydrant as quickly as possible.
Well how fortuitous then that punishing them is both legal and just as quick as not doing so then... So they can properly be taught a lesson
Its not a punishment, its just the car is in the way. They don't have time to punish.
I wish the Fire engine had bull bars to bulldoze them out of the way or if the Fire fighters could flip the car upside down.
Thanks, buddy. I actually don't care.
@Goforit1010 laying the smackdown.@LegateLanius you care.
Not when someone decides to be an asshole
@LegateLanius - you mean you KNOW better and yet give an answer that you purposely KNOW is wrong? What's your point?
Actually, I didn't know that they were not responsible for the damage to the car their own employees did to your private property. Rather than being an asshole, you could have just explained it politely.
But, considering that. This discussion is over. I will not partake in arguing with you any further.
I thought about that too, but I think they put it through the windows because they need to keep the hose as straight as possible so the hose doesn't kink or something, and feeding the hose under the car might take a bit too long.
In a fire they don't have time to do excessive damage.
You'd be surprised with the Boston firefighters. They can get creative.
You've obviously never seen them push a vehicle out of the way by ramming it. :o
Well if they have to, I hope the car owner had to pay for the damage to the Fire truck
Wasn’t talking to you, just what I think personally. And not bc it’s the law but bc it’s stupid dangerous and utterly selfish.
Yeah that is true well i wasn't paying attention.
Yes they shouldn't park in front of fire hydrants.
City workers broke it.
Well maybe the city can deduct it from the parking fine which in my view should be $3000
On second thought, that is much more reasonable than what i originally said. Can I retract the statement?
Obviously you should protect the man's car, let the place burn down and the people die, and charge him with murder and damages to the property for illegally being parking in front of a firehydrant during an emergency. *sarcasm*
@devilman666 haha I appreciate the humour :DBut let's not consider it a good plan :-(
I suspect that's the point otherwise the fire fighters would not get away with it.
I dont think a note on the windscreen will cut it.