Skip to comments.A New 'Low'? Eco Warriors Target Grocery-Buying Soccer Moms
Posted on 01/19/2011 1:12:18 PM PST by patriotgal71
While grocery shopping a few weeks ago, I ran across this sign in the parking lot of a well-known grocery store: Reserved Parking For Low Emissions and Fuel Efficient Hybrid Vehicles. As can be expected, the sign designated a spot near the entrance of the store, right next to the handicapped spots.
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Inform the manager that you’ll be shopping at a store that actually wants your business.
Take your business to another store and tell this store WHY!
Sign screams out for a cheap, plated, magnetic “Hybrid” badge one could apply to one’s vehicle’s tailgate, decklid, or hatch, hayna? Or no?
If there is nothing added to the sign that says “fine or tow away”, I’d park my full size truck in the spot and go shopping.
Good place to park my Avalanche...
I’ll go one better.
1996 Dodge Ram, 179,000 miles, scuffs and rust patches, one flooded headlight, 5.2L Magnum V8 slightly out of tune, exhaust with a hole in it.
Gas mileage? 12 city, 17 highway.
I think that’ll be the perfect space for me the next time I see one. And when someone complains, I’ll just explain that it’s an old truck and we’re trying to coax it along a few more years, and it’s a hybrid. It runs half on gas and half on prayers.
“If there is nothing added to the sign that says fine or tow away, Id park my full size truck in the spot and go shopping.”
You and me both, bud! I relish parking in “specially reserved” spaces that are not legally enforceable! I would be in Nirvana if we had any “eco-only” parking spaces like that around here! I would park in those spaces even if it meant walking an extra distance to a different store!
In the mean time, I would encourage FREEPERS everywhere to clog up as many eco-only spaces as humanly possible!
And what are these designated parking spaces based upon, county or city ordinances? I’d bet not. Sounds more like the store is trying to earn brownie points with corporate HQ, relative to some internal “environmental management” program. I’ll respect the “Expectant Mother” parking spaces, but these? Not so much.
Perfect. That’s a standard north Idaho rig - see ‘em all the time in my neighborhood.
Soccer moms already get a great deal in being able to use HOV lanes even though driving around a bunch of underage kids does nothing to reduce car trips.
Were all of the little tykes going to drive themselves to the soccer match if mom didn't drive them there?
Good place to park my Avalanche...
Our new ‘green’ hanaford has thoses signs.
I park my minivan there every time.
Are these spaces really “not legally enforcable”? They are on private property, after all. I really don’t know, but you’ve piqued my curiosity. Anyone?
Wonder why the author chose to protect the identity of the store.
This one’s seen fifteen years all over the Southeast. You guys out in Idaho dress yours up and take better care of them than I do. :)
Poor thing’s on its last legs but we’re trying to keep it going just a little longer. When I replace it, sadly, I’ll have to get something smaller. It’s just too big for city use, and 12 mpg is killing us at $3.10 a gallon and rising. One of those small “toasters” like a Scion or Kia Soul would work, or a small SUV.
In the meantime, it’s falling apart and rides like a duckboard, but I still love that beast. It’ll be a sad day when I have to give it up. And, hey, I can put a Palin 2012 bumper sticker on it without caring if anybody here in Obamabot country keys it—the paint’s too far gone!
The soccer mom’s line in the headline was simply an annecdote - the point is that it is discriminating against EVERY non-hybrid driving person who wishes to park at that specific establishment
They're probably as enforceable as stop signs within a parking lot.
Are they really going to tow someone who parks there "illegally" or should I say "un-politically-correctly"?
Oops! You can't say 'target.'
If anything is a leading indicator that we will eventually end up under the bureaucratic thumb of a one-world government it is the increasing popularity of soccer.
I like to park the Dodge truck there. It looks pretty next to the sign.
They do that here for the HOV lanes. Motorcycles and LEVs are permitted. And I assume that is enforced just like the occupancy regs by the traffic cops. Of course, now they are talking about them being available for a fee so it shows that eco anything is not the key to this.
Park something like a Chrysler Cordoba or a late 1970s Caddy in that spot.
right next to the handicapped spots
So they now have mentally handicapped spots next to the physically handicapped spots?
Yes, I was making a joke, but the fact is you do have to be out of your mind to buy a hybrid (or love to throw away money). Every study I’ve seen shows that they cost significantly more per mile to operate (over the life of the vehicle) than conventinal cars.
That looks like a good parking spot for my sport ute.
Most of the nitwits driving those eco-scam vehicles will drive around the parking lot for 20 minutes waiting for their “special” spot to open up.
Fresh and Easy?
Used bookstore in town has had an “electric vehicles only” spot for ages. I park in it all the time, ef em.
Yes, those are government issue items which include fines and/or tow.
This is just a store putting up a sign.
I have seen signs at airports for these cars and the space are all empty. Really could you leave an electric car very long before the battery discharges, ;)
It’s all about the tax breaks. These places put in the spots to qualify as a “green” shopping center and the govt gives them a tax break for it. Most times, though, those stupid spots sit empty.
” Are they really going to tow someone who parks there “illegally” or should I say “un-politically-correctly”? “
They probably won’t tow your car, but they won’t lift a finger to stop the little eco-terrorists from keying up your car
IMHO it calls out for people to apply a "Climate Dupe Parking Only" sticker to any such sign.
My grandsons have electric cars. One looks like a John Deer tractor and holds a charge about 45 min, but he can only go a max of 2 mph. The other one is a drifter and can go 12 mph, holds a charge about an hour.
Both are way cool.
I’m gonna sue for viriolic comments about the vitriol!
Don't the eco-terrorists know that keying a car undermines the aerodynamic qualities of a smooth paint job, increases vehicle drag, and leads to lower gas mileage?
Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.
ECO warriors or EGO?
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