It was one of those unfortunate times when one has to travel to Spokane International Airport to pick up one’s wife. Having left 15 minutes later than expected, I found myself 20 minutes early due to light traffic, and waited in a passenger loading zone, paying attention to the posted sign about not being able to leave your vehicle.
This, on a previous occasion, got me a hefty fine. While sitting there, I noticed a police car parked on the other side of the pedestrian walkway in front of my car, in a bus parking and unloading only zone. Must have been a police emergency somewhere; they wouldn’t just unknowingly break the law? Forward was another police car above the bus zone, parked in either a yellow over red curb zone or red over yellow, hard to tell. I surmised it must again be a police emergency; terrorist, no doubt.
Sitting there watching, three or four buses and shuttles arrived, double parking in the traffic lane to on- and off-load passengers. You or I, if we did a traffic infraction like this, would still be explaining this to the judge. It could only have been caused by an emergency.