Eyes on the Street: Placard Abuse, From Sea to Shining Sea

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We got a tip yesterday about an errant driver hogging a curbside spot in a residential area:

So, outside my house is a street with two hour parking. Today a Jaguar
with dealer plates was parked there all day. When I checked, it was
because there was an FD placard on the car.

No news there, right? Except our tipster was Streetsblog LA’s Damien Newton, and the placard in question was emblazoned with the logo of the FDNY Uniformed Firefighters Association.

Placards without borders. Gotta love it.

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Illegally converting left-turn lane for placard parking creates a dangerous hooking situation for cyclists @NYC_DOT pic.twitter.com/7PnlbsbrPw — placard corruption (@placardabuse) June 14, 2016 Well, this is a pretty brazen display of entitlement from the placarded class. Parking watchdog @placardabuse tweeted these photos of private vehicles parked in a turn lane on Ninth Avenue at 34th […]