Did you know that in front of just about every store and business in America there is a fire lane? It is clearly marked in bright yellow or red paint with the words “NO PARKING FIRE LANE” painted in the middle of the yellow or red stripes. Did you know that the fire lane is not for parking, but for usage during a fire, by emergency equipment? Did you know that if you are parked there and there is an emergency that the fire truck will “move” your car, and when I say “move”, I mean move it by force. Either they will push it with the fire truck or have the fire fighters move it for you. They do not care about your precious car, which should not be there in the first place. Then why are so many lazy ass people parking there? Oh, I am sorry, they are not parking there, and they are just stopping there for a few minutes (while they put their car in park and run inside the store, many times leaving the car running.) What jerks and I am fed up with these asshats.
I see it all the time outside of grocery store, banks, in front of ATM’s…. They will stop their car in the fire lane like they are super important or something, then they will go inside the store and do their business. Then they will come on out, get in their vehicle and drive away as if everything is normal. As if the rules don’t apply to them and as if they are so much more important than everyone else.
That is because they have been doing this for so long that it is normal to them. They have learned that law enforcement is spread too thin to worry about things like this. That the chance that a fire truck will arrive and move their car is extremely slim. Of course these are probably the same people that do not yield to emergency vehicles, park in front of fire hydrants and park illegally in handicap accessible spots, but those are entirely different stories for another day.
Ever wonder what happens when a car is parked in front of a fire hydrant and a fire breaks out? Is a closer parking spot worth the broken windows and the citation and towing fees to @AnaheimPD? @City_of_Anaheim residents please do not park in fire lanes pic.twitter.com/Q96E4gfTOR— Anaheim Fire & Rescue (@AnaheimFire) February 26, 2019