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Why in Poland most people use cloth sponge to wipe off windscreen?


MoOli 9 | 484
22 Jan 2013 #1
I noticed very often that lots of people dont use defrost feature which every car has,but use cloth sponge or a substitute to wipe off the windscreen.Rither they dont kow about that feature or there is anyother reason to do so?
smurf 39 | 1,981
22 Jan 2013 #2
Because Poland is the land of stupid laws and it's illegal to start your car and not to be in it or driving it.
pawian 161 | 9,971
22 Jan 2013 #3
Don`t be silly. It is not stupid. Think again twice or thrice and come back with an explanation why there is such a law. Not only in Poland but Germany and other civilised countries too.
smurf 39 | 1,981
22 Jan 2013 #4
Stupid law, and I'd bet my last zloty you don't adhere to it, so get off your high horse (^_^)
pawian 161 | 9,971
22 Jan 2013 #5
Stupid law,

So you refuse to think? Too bad.

and I'd bet my last zloty you don't adhere to it,

You would lose.

so get off your high horse (^_^)

No.
isthatu2 4 | 2,708
22 Jan 2013 #6
Talk about Nanny State Law lol
If you start your car up and leave it isnt it then your tough luck if someone jumps in and drives it off?
If you are hinting it is somehow *dangerous* as the car may get a life of its own and drive off on its own then that says more for the crap cars still presumably on Polish roads.

Not once have I heard of a car driving off on its own in the UK,yes,every winter you hear a story of some car thief jumping in and driving off ( I always picture the Surf speak jailbird from the Simpsons, So long,suckers.. ) but thats always down to the plain stupidity of leaving your car running in some high crime area or the owner *just popped in their house for 20 minutes*....

And lols at defending a barmy,over nannying dictatorial traffic law by claiming the Germans also have it.......yeah lols.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Jan 2013 #7
Not allowed in the UK either

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1231460/Drivers-leave-engines-running-clear-screens-face-fines-idling-offence-rules.html

Also, insurers tend to protest if your car is stolen with the keys in the ignition while you are not in the driving seat.
pawian 161 | 9,971
22 Jan 2013 #8
If you start your car up and leave it isnt it then your tough luck if someone jumps in and drives it off?

No, come on, it never occured to me. Poland is a safe country.

And lols at defending a barmy,over nannying dictatorial traffic law by claiming the Germans also have it.......yeah lols.

What? Don`t you really know why and also refuse to think, like smurf??? :):):):):)

I thought you were wiser than that. I must have been mistaken. :):):):):):)

Also, insurers tend to protest if your car is stolen with the keys in the ignition while you are not in the driving seat.

Of course, it is natural.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Jan 2013 #9
Of course, it is natural.

Of course, in the UK people get carjacked now sometimes - at traffic lights or other stopping points, criminals try to get into cars and wrestle the driver out. They also like to hook car keys out through the letterbox flap in the front door of many British houses with a long stick or rod (notice I didn't say with a long pole!)
pawian 161 | 9,971
22 Jan 2013 #10
They also like to hook car keys out through the letterbox flap in the front door of many British houses with a long stick or rod

Hard to believe.

(notice I didn't say with a long pole!)

hahaha Yes, you are a very well-behaved young man. :):):)
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Jan 2013 #11
Hard to believe.

Well, proszę mieć gąsior [please have a gander] google.com/search?q=hook+car+keys+letterbox
pam
22 Jan 2013 #12
They also like to hook car keys out through the letterbox flap in the front door of many British houses with a long stick or rod (notice I didn't say with a long pole!)

Never heard of this! Why would a criminal think car keys would just be lying about on the other side of a letter box?
pawian 161 | 9,971
22 Jan 2013 #13
lying

Hanging.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Jan 2013 #14
Never heard of this! Why would a criminal think car keys would just be

It's a regular problem, started about 10 years ago, happens regularly. My friend keeps his car keys on a shelf near the front door, despite the fact his neighbour lost their Merc in exactly the same manner. And by the way, the insurance premiums in that area all went up after the thief with the stick struck.
pam
22 Jan 2013 #15
It's a regular problem, started about 10 years ago, happens regularly

Yeah, just read your link. Just goes to show how determined some burglars can be!

.

Hanging.

You're splitting hairs!:)
pawian 161 | 9,971
22 Jan 2013 #16
Hey, it seems nobody is able to explain why the law forbids running your parked car. ???
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Jan 2013 #17
Probably in case the handbrake or other brake slips and the car rolls forward, or a child or unlicensed driver or thief tries to jump in and drive off, and because of the pollution build up.

Yeah, just read your link. Just goes to show how determined some burglars can be!

That's just one of the tricks in their repertoire!
pawian 161 | 9,971
22 Jan 2013 #18
Probably in case the handbrake or other brake slips and the car rolls forward, or a child or unlicensed driver or thief tries to jump in and drive off,

No, law doesn`t regulate such things....

and because of the pollution build up.

Yes, that`s the main reason - pollution and noise which disturbs other residents in the vicinity. 15 years ago I kept my parked car running in the street 3 meters from certain lady`s window and she looked out and shouted at me. And she was right, but I was young and stupid so I shouted back. Today I regret it.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Jan 2013 #19
No, law doesn`t regulate such things....

In the UK it does: pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1082298
OP MoOli 9 | 484
23 Jan 2013 #20
Hey, it seems nobody is able to explain why the law forbids running your parked car. ???

I forgot whats the exact name its called.I think because of pollution in states.Some convenience stores as some people tend to leave cars running to go get a quick bite or some sit in the parking lot reading,sipping coffee smoking or scratching lottery tickets in a running car.(running I mean is a started car).just came in mind its called idling! there are signs everywhere "NO IDLING"
BBman - | 344
23 Jan 2013 #21
I have to agree with some of the above posters, this is a silly law.
pawian 161 | 9,971
23 Jan 2013 #22
Sorry, I have to disagree.

Quotes from Inwrocław`s link:
It says running engines while a vehicle is not moving is an 'inefficient use of fuel' and results in the release of gases that have a 'negative effect on both climate change and public health'.

We have received a number of complaints from concerned members of the public about the pollution stationary vehicles give off, especially elderly buses and lorries.'


Despite negative comments:
on-the-spot fines ...I don't think so. Theres something called The Bill Of Rights 1688, which was put onto the statute books in 1689. It states: No fines or forfeitures without first being found guilty in a court of law. Remember your rights people, learn them or lose them! You'll win in court as they wont have any evidence!

I am for the law.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
23 Jan 2013 #23
Some convenience stores as some people tend to leave cars running to go get a quick bite or some sit in the parking lot reading,sipping coffee smoking or scratching lottery tickets in a running car.(running I mean is a started car).just came in mind its called idling! there are signs everywhere "NO IDLING"

With the price of fuel such as it is, these drivers must literally have money to burn.


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