Ouch. 17th Century meets 21st. 1MN1NJA, Virginia has vanity plates which allow motorists a mini-billboard for self expression.
I am Ninja? In this case, many adjectives spring to mind that would better describe the motorist.
In 21st C Charlottesville we have parking laws:
Sec. 15-136. Parking–Curb regulations.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle with the left side of such vehicle next to the curb in such a manner as to have such vehicle facing the flow of traffic in the lane of traffic nearest to the curb at which such vehicle is parked.
The police will often write a warning ticket for such a violation. In the case pictured above, there was one other piece of vehicular code in play, parking in the handicap spot.
Sec. 15-133. Designation of parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities; unlawful use of such spaces.
(b) Any vehicle properly displaying a disabled parking license plate or removable windshield placard issued pursuant to Va. Code § 46.2-731, § 46.2-739(b) or § 46.2-1241 may be parked in a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities for up to twenty-four (24) hours, subject to the restrictions set forth in subsection (c) herein. It shall be unlawful for a vehicle not displaying disabled parking license plates or removable windshield placards issued pursuant to Va. Code § 46.2-731, § 46.2-739(b) or § 46.2-1241 to be parked in any space reserved for persons with disabilities.
Do not pass Go. Busted.
Rapidan River, near Somerville’s Ford, Virginia.
Audio above, Bob Koroncai speaks at EPA public hearing in RIC, October 6, 2010 regarding detail the EPA hopes the Bay watershed states will provide.
Send a letter to Governor McDonnell, ask the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide adequate pollution diet detail to the EPA.
Send a letter to Governor McDonnell urging him to craft a watershed implementation plan with substance. If the EPA doesn’t receive an actionable and adequate plan written by our State, the EPA will craft the plan, an outcome no one wants.
The MP3 above was recorded at the EPA’s public hearing on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL in Richmond, Wednesday October 6, 2010.
Public comments at these hearings are great, but they are not entered into the formal record as the EPA and the Commonwealth of Virginia work toward finalizing the Chesapeake Bay watershed “pollution diet”.
Public comment is being received, evaluated and recorded by the EPA. Please write them and tell them what you think. Hopefully we will live long enough to see our feet.
While you are at it, save a copy of your comments and email them to Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell.