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Preliminary Report

It’s half-way through the month, and I am still monitoring the parking situation when I go for my daily dose of radiation. I won’t reveal all the details now, because I plan to share final observations at the end of February.

But there is a definite problem. Patients with permits to use the special parking places near the radiation department’s entrance are being edged out by people without permits. This is a daily occurrence; and the department is aware of it. As a self-appointed parking poacher police person, I am gathering data – how many cars display permits, how many don’t – in the hope that this situation can be improved.

When handicapped parking first became available years ago, there was a similar problem. But when a fine for parking in such a space without the appropriate permit was implemented there was less abuse.

For the record, Michigan’s current fines are no less than $50 and no more than $100. California, however, hits the rude driver up for no less than $250 and no more than $500.

Food for thought.

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