Recently I noticed a vehicle with a “For Sale” sign parked on the Real Canadian Superstore parking lot. I checked the slip of paper under the wiper and it was a bylaw enforcement warning that the vehicle would be towed and/or the owner fined $50 for parking a vehicle for sale on a highway.
I understand that retail parking lots are part of the highway as defined in the Yukon Highways Act. What I have a great problem understanding is how bylaw enforcement sets its priorities.
Go to Qwanlin Mall, the liquor store, Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire and along the walkway in front of Real Canadian Superstore and you’ll see vehicles parked
Ã not “stopped,” check definition Ã blocking access for vehicles and pedestrians.
These parked vehicles are causing a problem which can be dealt with through enforcement. Why is the enforcement effort taken against parked “For Sale” vehicles which cause no hazard, instead of the continual hazards created by people who park and block access, increasing the potential for accidents?
Larry Leigh Whitehorse