Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Illegally parked cars irk local driver
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 17 Feb 2006, p. 6

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Dear editor, Cars parked or stopped along the curbs/sidewalks at the Georgetown Market Place and outside bank machines and grocery store entranceways drives me crazy. On a recent Saturday evening (Jan. 21 5:55 p.m.), as I was attempting to drive out of the parking lot at A&P, I was stopped at the end of a laneway, where a vehicle was illegally parked along the no-parking zone near the doorway, reducing the driving lanes to one lane. Another vehicle came along, and passed around this vehicle directly in front of me so that I couldn't turn right into the lane that was rightfully mine. In the meantime, the car parked directly to my right, backed up, possibly without looking, and backed into the front corner (passenger side) of my car. By the time the accident had occurred, I saw someone loading groceries into the trunk of the illegally parked car; and she certainly didn't appear to me to be elderly or disabled in any way,

which might require a pick-up directly at the door. In my opinion, this accident was caused by sheer laziness; that of someone who didn't want to drive an extra few feet to park her vehicle. Yes, the person who backed into me was at fault, but due to the distractions of the vehicles parked and driving illegally, I feel that the vehicle in the noparking zone was mostly to blame. I believe the store owners/mall management and the Town of Halton Hills, have an obligation to enforce the noparking zones along their entranceways and loading areas. I'm not sure what the fine is, but I'm sure this would bring in hundreds of dollars on any given day in the Georgetown Market Place or at A&P alone. Lynn Haines, Georgetown

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Letters to the editor...Illegally parked cars irk local driver