Letter: Thoughts on vehicle stickers
Updated: June 11, 2012 9:01AM
Thoughts on vehicle stickers
The weekend before last as I contemplated putting on our two Hinsdale vehicle stickers (they were due April 30), I asked myself: Why does the village need these stickers? The police can identify the car’s owner, address, make and model simply by typing the license plate number into their on board computers. The information comes back in an instant.
Even though we are desperately short of parking, the village does not have any “Hinsdale Residents Only” parking spaces such that the parking police could ticket those cars without a sticker. So where is the need? Some will say the revenue generated by the stickers will help the village budget. We could certainly use the money to repair some of our streets, if nothing else.
But it is such a difficult task to put the stickers on a car: Sticky glue remover, razor blade scraping, irreparable wrinkles, unsightly misalignment. Why not just send in the money to the village? They already know what cars we have. Dispense with the stickers. Many neighboring towns don’t have them, like Oak Brook. Or, how about a simple piece of paper much like the insurance card or registration we are required to keep in the car? Anything but the stickers.