Automobile, Chula Vista
Never, never park your car on places for handicapped unless you are entitled.
1. forbidden by law.
2. ticketed (is it correct in English?) of as I remember $381. Why not, say, $400? Never mind, it hurts.
3. socially unacceptable.
Hmmm... what a nice difference with my own homecountry. Shame on Poland, hmmm... I do hope it will improve in my homecountry soon.
From my friend Chris (balfor) from Atlanta, Georgia, USA:
Yes, you can be ticketed (that is a correct term, you may also see it as being fined instead of being ticketed).
THANK YOU Chris :-).
It seems that Chula Vistans (is it correct ? :-) must have a car just to drive to work, to store/supermarket, to visit their families, friends, to pick up their kids to/from school etc.
There is a public transportation (buses) but it doesn't cover the whole, huge residential area. So, they would look at me a little strange when I would go to do shopping in Wal-Mart by a public bus hehe. Am I wrong? Should I try? HEHE!
From my friend Ann from California:
We are even more reliant on cars in California cities than other urban areas of the U.S. If only we would observe the Europeans more.
I'd much rather commute on public transportation than be stuck in traffic. It's possible, but just not convenient. When I lived in Philadelpia and commuted to the downtown area, one would never think of driving a car there. There were many modes of transportation, bus, train, subway, elevated line etc., fairly cheap and convenient. Some of the other major U.S. cities are the same way, New York, Chicago, etc.
But Californians love their cars (not me), it's just the way it is. It's too bad they market such large, gas guzzling vehicles, then we wonder why pollution is terrible.