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Talking about Parking...

“You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said Parking Fine

parking - leaving a vehicle in a particular place for a period of time

car park – parking lot

parallel parking - when you park vehicles along or parallel to the side of the road, rather than facing into the side of the road

parking brake - handbrake

parking garage - a building for parking cars

parking meter - a device at the side of the road that you put money into so that you can leave your vehicle there for a particular amount of time

parking ticket - an official notice which is attached to your vehicle when you have parked illegally, and which tells you that you must pay a particular amount of money as punishment

parking fine - a sum of money required to be paid as a penalty for parking illegally

parking policeman - a traffic warden

multi-storey car park – a parking garage, a building which is designed specifically to be for automobile parking and where there are a number of floors or levels on which parking takes place

wheel clamp - car immobilizer; a metal device fitted over the wheel of an illegally parked car to immobilize it until a fine is paid

basement level 2, 3, 4, etc. - one or more floors of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground floor which are typically used, for example, as a car park

double-park - to park a car illegally next to a car that is already parked at the side of the road

no-parking zone - a space where automobiles are not allowed to park

parking space - place to park, a space where an automobile can be parked

parking meter – a coin-operated device that registers the amount of time purchased for the parking of a motor vehicle, at the expiration of which the driver is liable for a fine

underground car park - underground garage

pay and display - a parking system in which motorists buy tickets from a machine in a parking lot and leave them on display in the windshields or windows of their vehicles. Motorists pay for the amount of time they intend to stay, which is printed on the ticket


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