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#1 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -
Now that the blizzard of 2013 has passed and hundreds of cars have been abandoned due to not being able to make it through snow covered roads and are having to be towed to parking lots, should owners get tickets or be charged for the tow? We see it time and again, vehicle owners abandoning their vehicles due to too much snow or trying to drive through snow drifts and getting stuck and after authorities have told them to stay off the roads. These self-important idiots delay road clean up efforts due to their stupidity and often require to be rescued on top of it. What are your thoughts on this?
#2 Posted by thegerg (15862 posts) -
I think they should be charged for the tow.
#3 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

Not all circumstances are the same; however, a fine may be necessary.

#4 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

IF they left their car in the middle of the road. Sure why not.

I see stupid pictures of snow stores and damn car is in the middle of the road!

it's not hard

  1. stay home
  2. park your crap right.
#5 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13383 posts) -

I worked as a security guard through much of college, and I was expected to be at work NO-MATTER-WHAT. Sick? Work. Tornado? Work. Snow? Work. Nuclear War? I'd better be there.

Some jobs just don't accept excuses.

#6 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

I worked as a security guard through much of college, and I was expected to be at work NO-MATTER-WHAT. Sick? Work. Tornado? Work. Snow? Work. Nuclear War? I'd better be there.

Some jobs just don't accept excuses.

br0kenrabbit
There are some exceptions, but for the general public, there is no reason to be out on the road unless you are on your way home from work when a storm hits. No one should be on the road at the height of a storm except in dire emergencies. New Yorkers tell of hours stranded on snowy roads on the Long Island Expressway. This is the kind of stuff I am talking about:  When cars like this are abandoned willy nilly, it takes clean-up crews longer to get the road open and passable unlike if people stayed home and off the roads so they wouldn't get stranded somewhere like this.
#7 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18415 posts) -
[QUOTE="WhiteKnight77"]Now that the blizzard of 2013 has passed and hundreds of cars have been abandoned due to not being able to make it through snow covered roads and are having to be towed to parking lots, should owners get tickets or be charged for the tow? We see it time and again, vehicle owners abandoning their vehicles due to too much snow or trying to drive through snow drifts and getting stuck and after authorities have told them to stay off the roads. These self-important idiots delay road clean up efforts due to their stupidity and often require to be rescued on top of it. What are your thoughts on this?

Sometimes people don't have a choice.. like is they have to go to the ER, are trying to get home from work etc. Not everyone on the road is someone say "oh i need to go pick up some cereal" and tries driving at 3am during a blizzard.
#8 Posted by thegerg (15862 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rattlesnake_8"][QUOTE="WhiteKnight77"]Now that the blizzard of 2013 has passed and hundreds of cars have been abandoned due to not being able to make it through snow covered roads and are having to be towed to parking lots, should owners get tickets or be charged for the tow? We see it time and again, vehicle owners abandoning their vehicles due to too much snow or trying to drive through snow drifts and getting stuck and after authorities have told them to stay off the roads. These self-important idiots delay road clean up efforts due to their stupidity and often require to be rescued on top of it. What are your thoughts on this?

Sometimes people don't have a choice.. like is they have to go to the ER, are trying to get home from work etc. Not everyone on the road is someone say "oh i need to go pick up some cereal" and tries driving at 3am during a blizzard.

That doesn't mean that they shouldn't be held accountable for their actions. If my car breaks down on the freeway I don't have much of a choice but to park it on the sholder. Does that mean that I shouldn't have to pay for a tow?
#9 Posted by _R34LiTY_ (3331 posts) -

When the Groundhog Day blizzard hit here in Chicago, which compelled many to abandon their cars on Lake Shord Drive, the city just towed the vehicles to nearby lots where people were able to claim them once the snow had been pushed aside.  Whether or not they were charged for the tow escapes my memory bank.

#10 Posted by coolbeans90 (21305 posts) -

Most people don't drive through the snow for funsies.

#11 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152245 posts) -
Deadline to remove car should be done first. Give them a chance to pick up their vehicles. And as has been pointed out.....sometimes there is a reason beyond one's control why they have to be on the road.
#12 Posted by airshocker (30841 posts) -

They should be charged for the tow anda fine should be levied on them. Something to make up for the man hours us cops had to expend to deal with these idiots.

You were warned to stay at home by ALL levels of government. There is no reason you should have been driving during the blizzard. And if by some chance you had a valid reason, like you were a first responder going to work, or you had to go to the hospital, the fine should be waived. But you should have to pay for the tow.