Time to start tow­ing il­le­gally parked cars

Record Observer - - Opinion -

Dan Tablers’ re­cent ar­ti­cle about cell phone use by driv­ers was well writ­ten, but missed the real point. This is a hard law to en­force. The Mary­land leg­is­la­tors put no real meat be­hind the law. It would have been much bet­ter if writ­ten with a $1,000 fine and six months’ loss of driv­ing priv­i­leges.

What Dan re­ally needs to write about are the un­manned cars left in the fire lanes of our lo­cal shop­ping cen­ters and the use of hand­i­capped park­ing spa­ces by those who have no right to their use.

Th­ese peo­ple are the lazi­est of the lazy. It is time for the tow trucks to be put into ac­tion. Once th­ese peo­ple get a hefty tow bill to pay, they’ll think twice about leav­ing their ve­hi­cles where they don’t be­long. This also goes for peo­ple who park, only to sit in their car, while some else goes into th­ese stores.

I have great re­spect for our men in Blue, as their lives do mat­ter.

Let’s crack down and start tag­ging and tow­ing th­ese of­fend­ers. TI­MOTHY F. SUL­LI­VAN Kingstown

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