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Car Karma

New blue handicapped parking signs have been added to parking meters along Sprague and First avenues between Post and Madison streets in downtown Spokane. The signs mean that disabled motorists, who can park at meters for free, can use the spaces for only four hours at a time.   (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
New blue handicapped parking signs have been added to parking meters along Sprague and First avenues between Post and Madison streets in downtown Spokane. The signs mean that disabled motorists, who can park at meters for free, can use the spaces for only four hours at a time. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

So, I'm zipping down Division Street hill when I see a motorcycle cop parked near the bottom of the incline. I immediately braked, but it was too late. He pulled me over for going 45 in a 30, but in a burst of generosity, wrote the ticket for 10 above, instead of 15. I've been driving for 28 years and have only received ONE ticket-- until recently. Last Mother's Day I got a ticket out by Diamond Lake, and now this one.

 

When I finally arrived downtown, I pulled into a spot with an hour and half still on the meter. I always overfeed meters, 'cause I know someone will use whatever time I don't.

 

Obviously, I used up my ticket karma (I always drive too fast), but I've got parking meter karma to spare. Do you believe in karma?

 

 




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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