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February 26, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Parking sign in front of police station

Policeparkingonly_1 Joel Ballon submits a picture of a sign taken in West View, Pennsylvania:

I photographed the set of signs above in West View, a suburb to the north of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

The set of signs are directly in front of the common entrance of the Borough building and the police station, which is located in a strip mall.

would you park between 7 PM and 10 PM?


I don't live in Pennsylvania, so I'd have to say that I probably wouldn't part there between 7 and 10 pm...


Posted by: VHoratio at February 26, 2007 02:03 AM

The two signs are not contradictory. Between 7pm and 10pm, only police can park there, and they are limited to two hours. If the cop parks at 7, he has to move his car by 9.

(Maybe it's a parking space in front of a Dunkin Donuts that closes at 10?)

Posted by: sodium11 at February 26, 2007 08:48 AM

Okay, I know the "cops love donuts" thing is an easy shot to take, but really. I know some officers personally, and while there are some crooked cops and some lazy cops out there, the vast majority don't deserve the ire of the donuts crowd. Not that I don't have a sense of humor- I like a little good-natured ribbing as much as the next guy, but can we at least respect them enough to come up with something a little more original?

Anyway, I didn't mean for that to become a personal attack. My apologies.

Regarding the signs: Broken in a way that makes me roll my eyes. This is the government. They can find some way to get some more accurate signs made up, surely. So the question is, does the problem lie with the DPW worker that put the signs up being too lazy to find a good one, or was the DPW worker rolling her eyes just as much as she put up the only sign she had available?

Posted by: =David at February 26, 2007 09:34 AM

The police only sign look to be older then the 7 AM to 10 PM one

Posted by: Joe The Dragon at February 26, 2007 05:11 PM

I would play it safe and not park there from 7pm to 10pm.

But I wouldn't certainly cry foul if I saw a cop park there for more than 2 hours between 7pm and 10pm!!!!


Posted by: ryanj at March 5, 2007 05:39 PM

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