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Dear PoPville – Photo Enforcement Vehicle Blocking View of Traffic

by Prince Of Petworth May 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm 16 Comments

Dear PoPville,

I cross Georgia in my car every day and there are several intersections there where parking is allowed so close to the corner that it is hard to see oncoming traffic. Based on the need for parking I’ve just rolled with it. But when a car parks beyond the signs it gets near impossible to look for oncoming traffic without inching into the nearest lane on Georgia. The other day at, I think, Decatur and Georgia I spotted this car illegally parked and severely limiting the view of traffic on Georgia as I tried to cross. Turns out it was a photo enforcement vehicle. So, supposedly in an effort to make streets safer by nabbing speeders, they actually create a dangerous situation where drivers have difficulty crossing at intersections.

In the attached picture you can see how far past the crosswalk I am and I still have a tough time seeing if any cars are coming.

This can’t be something the city allows, right?

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