Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fine Way to Balance the Budget

I blogged before about the City of Detroit increasing the number of parking tickets that they write.  However, they seem to be increasing even more.

I stopped by PC Place (17051 W. Warren Ave.) last Thursday to pick up a new computer keyboard after I spilled Pepsi on my old one. I'm glad these guys are in the neighborhood and consistently cheap.

During the approximately ten minutes that I was in that store, the Municipal Parking Department swooped in.  They issued two parking tickets for offenses that I have never heard of them issuing a ticket for before:
  1. Parking within thirty feet of a stop sign; and
  2. Parking within twenty feet of a cross walk.
 Thankfully, my car wasn't one of those hit by these vultures.  I was able to escape this mandatory contribution to the municipal coffers.

Anyway, I just want to remind everyone that the City of Detroit is issuing parking tickets like they are going out of style.  I also want to remind everyone that spilling a can of Pepsi on your computer keyboard is a really bad idea.


Todd Scott said...

BTW, the reason for those parking restrictions (which are pretty common -- Royal Oak's are about the same) is to ensure better sight lines for traffic, including pedestrians.

FrankNemecek said...

True, but in my more than 23 years of driving I've never heard of anyone in Detroit actually issuing a ticket for such things.