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Posted at 6:48 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Rush-hour restrictions in effect in D.C.

By Nikita Stewart

Drivers who may have abandoned their cars on major District arteries Wednesday will face $100 fines Thursday morning.

The Department of Public Works is enforcing the morning restrictions that prohibit parking on streets designated as rush-hour routes between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

By Nikita Stewart  | January 27, 2011; 6:48 AM ET
 
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Wow DC, you really know how to be a (insert cuss words here).

Some of these people had almost 10 hour commutes home from work and you are going to continue to punish them because their cars won't move in 6 inches of snow?

No wonder this place is so bitter, angry and inconsiderate. It comes from those in "power"

Posted by: kaj215 | January 27, 2011 7:02 AM | Report abuse

Come on DC, you honestly can't be serious!

Posted by: chgocutie1 | January 27, 2011 10:06 AM | Report abuse

The District of Columbia will fine you for any and everything. Those speed traps are the riches!

Remember, fast money runs through your hands as fast as you collect it.

Posted by: Special_One40 | January 27, 2011 11:38 AM | Report abuse

The District of Columbia will fine you for any and everything. Those speed traps are the riches!

Remember, fast money runs through your hands as fast as you collect it.

Posted by: Special_One40 | January 27, 2011 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Good to hear DC is fining these folks, because we need the money and frankly if you have a car that can't drive in snow (see RWD car) you shouldn't have been driving it in the snow anyway.

For all those VA and MD residents complaining, how bout instead of fining you we just do what we've been blocked from doing and impose a commuter tax?

Posted by: rawk | January 27, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully these people will listen next time and get out of town earlier - can't say they weren't warned. Maybe this fine will help encourage them leaving AHEAD of the storm next time. Can't blame DC for fining people who left cars in the way of snow plows - probably the same people who were complaining about the lack of plowing. Can't plow if cars are in the way!

Posted by: dcheel1 | January 27, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey DC, remember that the Republicans are running the house. Just ticket the wrong person and you'll find yourself back under a control board.

Posted by: gt0571a | January 27, 2011 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I'm a resident and think this is unfair. I'd rather someone abandon a car by the side of the road, using good judgment that they cannot drive well in the snow or are fatigued, rather than have that driver continue on and possibly cause a wreck. The city should have relaxed the rules for some period of time and give the drivers a chance to retrieve their cars.

Posted by: 1950snoopy | January 27, 2011 6:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm a DC resident and think this is unfair. I'd rather someone abandon a car by the side of the road, using good judgment that they cannot drive well in the snow or are too agitated or fatigued, rather than have that driver continue on and possibly cause a wreck. The city should have relaxed the rules for a day to give the drivers a chance to dig out and retrieve their cars.

Posted by: 1950snoopy | January 27, 2011 6:07 PM | Report abuse

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