More parking boot drama
Man drives away with boot; wrecks car in Hoboken, NJ
Last month, an article on 411 suggested that parking boots on the passenger side can wreck cars in Hoboken.
Well, what do you know – exactly what I foresaw happening took place earlier this week.
This man parked along Sinatra Drive returned to his vehicle while it was raining, and attempted to pull away. The photo below is where his car ended up – possibly causing extensive damage to the axle or drivetrain. Sure, there was a notice on the windshield, but the rain caused it to slide down almost into obscurity.
Maybe if the boot was on the DRIVER’S SIDE where I feel they have a better chance of being noticed – this could have been avoided. Additionally – this created a hazardous condition on the road, causing drivers to cross into the opposing lane to pass by.
Another important point is – that this man only carried cash – not credit cards. Hoboken’s ridiculous boot system causes those who only use cash a tremendous amount of inconvenience in order to “unlock” it.
All for a few bucks…