The signs under this emergency fire escape say, "No parking under the fire escape per order of the fire department $300 fine." The cones and tape send a message, too. Not being able to park here may be inconvenient (near a convenience store), but in the event of a fire, the fire escape can be employed and people will be able to flee. It may seem useless and perhaps even annoying in the present, but its purpose is to provide egress in an emergency. I can acknowledge the need to be prepared, follow the laws, and adjust my desire for convenience.
LeTtiNg iT gO BLoG
Linda T. Hurd.