Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Rule #331: Street parking




Do we really need steadfast rules on this one? In cities where we experience snow in the winter, we have overnight parking rules to ensure the city can properly clear snow off the streets. Very reasonable request. However, if there's no snow... well, you know where I'm going with this.


Picture this: It's superbowl 2012. Giants and Patriots. Two great teams I couldn't give a crap about. So I have a party in my garage. Which is weird because I have a whole house to party in. Anyway, in my town (Kitchener ON) it was sunny and 6 or 7 degrees. My buddy J does the responsible thing and leaves his car here on the street. Next day, he has a ticket.

Never mind the fact that it's more responsible to leave the car rather than drive after having a few (or many, as was the case with the 2012 super bowl - AND the 2013 super bowl come to think of it), but what about common sense? If a law is enacted to enable the city to clear the streets of snow safely and there's no snow... well, like I said... you get the picture.

 


In the new world, any law restricting parking on the street for the purpose of snow removal will be in effect all year long, but only enforced when there actually IS snow.

AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!

3 comments:

  1. Don't give me that crap.. you know if you are going to be drinking. Leave the car at home, quit making excuses. I hate when the plow has to pass an abandoned vehicle on the street creating a huge pile of snow in the middle of the road.

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  2. I see why you published as anonymous... I wouldn't want people knowing I was a moron either!!! I'm barely literate, and even I understood this part... "In cities where we experience snow in the winter, we have overnight parking rules to ensure the city can properly clear snow off the streets. Very reasonable request. However, if there's no snow... well, you know where I'm going with this."
    Make sure to button up your chinstrap Corky!

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  3. Definition of irony.... The guy who left his car on the street that fateful night? He's also the snow plow driver. No joke!

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