Comment 36031

By rusty (registered) - website | Posted December 04, 2009 at 17:00:16

Reuben has a good point. The parking infraction, and even the aspect of having to swing your car around to park, does not seem to be that much of a safety issue. Slow moving cars on residential streets, compared to intersection violations which is where most accidents happen.

There is certainly a lot of tolerance for car related traffic violations in general, in Canada and Europe.

I've noticed that very few people indicate over here, whereas in England (at the least the last time I lived there, a few years back) indicating was a common courtesy. Overtaking on the inside is popular over here too ('undertaking' my wife's boss calls it), and very rare in England.

However in England you see cars parked with their wheels on the curb all the time. (There was a guy in Holland who used to walk over the cars)

I think the cops probably target the violations that are easiest to catch i.e. speeding. Isn't traffic offense ticketing all about $ anyway?

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