Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Too Much of a Good Thing



They say variety is the spice of life and in general I like the variety that my vocation has to offer. However, teens using our parking lot to skid in, lose control and slam into and through a light pole and then taking off is a bit more variety than I had in mind.

I have noticed that almost all of my posts fall under the 'Signs of the Apocalypse' label. And in this case it is once again true because we hoped that the kids' conscience might kick in or that a parents' wisdom and sense of right and wrong might prevail but unfortunately our next thought was that in this day and age both of those are highly unlikely.
Or worse the church will be sued for not having warning signs that when snow hits the pavement it is slippery.

2 comments:

Girl said...

PA Vehicle Code Ch. 37; Subchapter C

§ 3745. Accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property.
(a) General rule.--The driver of any vehicle which collides with or is involved in an accident
with any vehicle or other property which is unattended resulting in any damage to the other vehicle or
property shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible and shall then and there either locate and notify the operator or owner of the damaged vehicle or other property of his name, address, information relating to financial responsibility and the registration
number of the vehicle being driven or shall attach securely in a conspicuous place in or on the
damaged vehicle or other property a written notice giving his name, address, information relating to
financial responsibility and the registration number of the vehicle being driven and shall without
unnecessary delay notify the nearest office of a duly authorized police department. Every stop shall be
made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.
(b) Penalty.--A violation of this section is a summary offense, punishable by a fine of $300
or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.
(Feb. 12, 1984, P.L.26, No.11, eff. Oct. 1, 1984; July 10, 1984, P.L.679, No.146, eff. 60 days; July 6,
1995, P.L.288, No.42, eff. 60 days)

Huh $300 fine. But maybe the local paper would cover it and you could at least find the culprit.

will smama said...

Hmmm, if I could only somehow find a detailed account of the PA code for moving violations...

Oh wait! There it is!!!

Update: Of COURSE no one has returned to claim the damage. I am shocked, SHOCKED I tell you.