View Full Version : Parked cars on the side of the road...

08-16-2002, 10:28 AM
Anyone else see this lately? Along crowchild trail, and many other smaller roads in the garrison woods area, there's been a lot of cars parked on the side of the road.

Now I don't mean broke down on the side, but actually pulled up on to the median or the grassy hill on the side. These people are sitting there in their cars, doing I have no idea what...

Anyone know what they are doing there?

celica girl
08-16-2002, 10:35 AM
Counting cars for the city... a friend of mine did that... paid like $11/h and they pay for your kms as well...

08-16-2002, 10:38 AM
Counting cars? Makes sense... but wouldn't it be easier to lay those wires across the road that count cars passing over?

And I thought they were all reading magazines or somethin! :D

celica girl
08-16-2002, 10:46 AM
They do that too... sometimes you'll see the cars and the wires... I guess the city has too much money to spend on stuff like that....

08-16-2002, 11:23 AM
Better than not enough money... I love western canada! :D

08-16-2002, 11:26 AM
Counting cars are more accurate than running over cable - what happens when an 18 wheeler runs over the cable or....

08-16-2002, 11:37 AM
Good point :) ... human error vs. 18 wheeler error... :D Guess that's why there's so many of them.

08-16-2002, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by Davan
Good point :) ... human error vs. 18 wheeler error... :D Guess that's why there's so many of them.
in the states in the bigger cities you see soem wrecks on the side of the road that look like they have been there for months...what a dump that country is

08-16-2002, 12:53 PM
I believe on the interstates if the car isn't moved within 48 hours of it being tagged, it is impounded...everyu single car I saw on the side of the road had a big orange or yellow checkmark on the drivers window...