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Keep your eyes peeled for extra fees and nose away from the curb

Written by maryp posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

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Well, Daimler-Chrysler announced a few days ago, that their SMART car has over 30,000 orders to produce and deliver for customers. Production is trying to keep up with the demand for this 40 miles per gallon vehicle.

Now, besides the great gas mileage, one of the other features of the tiny car is that you can park it “nose to curb”. If this is fact, then it will also attract people who prefer not to parallel park. But, if people begin parking, nose to curb, the ramifications of the old parking stripes is something to consider! Let’s see, this could lead to new striping on the streets which is probably an emitter of some kind of particulate pollution or excessive fuming of the something or other! Someone will be doing a “study”….and we will probably being paying for it with a new “fee”. Not a tax, but a “fee”…oh, the possibilities are endless.

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