Michigan lawmaker proposes taking parallel parking out of driving test

22 May
Baltimore parking meter  -  flickr user daquella_maneraStudent drivers in Michigan may soon no longer have to learn how to parallel park a car in order to pass the state driving test if a lawmaker gets her way. According to local ABC News affiliate ABC 13, Republican State Rep. Sarah Lightner unveiled a new bill last week to ditch parallel parking from the driver's test curriculum. In the bill's...

Cities react to ruling against chalking parked cars

9 May
Parking MeterCities in the U.S. have had different reactions to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit's ruling in April that tire chalking—a practice used for decades to enforce parking limits—is unconstitutional. The Washington Post reported Monday that the city of Saginaw, Michigan, has already asked the court to reconsider its ruling...

Chicago tows about 50 cars from its streets every day

11 Feb
Chevy Volt recharging on the street in Cambridge, MA   [photos: John C. Briggs]Thousands of Chicago residents have left their homes this winter to find their cars no longer where they parked them. The vehicles weren't stolen. City workers instead towed them from their spaces after deeming they were in the way. According to local CBS News affiliate CBS2, the city has towed on average 50 cars per day during the winter. Records...

Denver to reward drivers who don’t park in bike lanes

22 Dec
Cyclist (Image: Gigantic Robot on Flickr)The city of Denver has deployed "angels" across the city at the base of the Rocky Mountains—only these angels don't wear wings. Instead, they're armed with rewards for drivers who park correctly. According to a CBS4 Denver report on Monday, police officers on bicycles are on the hunt for drivers who park correctly by not blocking bike lanes...