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posted: 11/17/2013 5:00 AM

Enforcing parking laws a matter of safety

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On the Sunday morning news on Nov. 10, the Illinois secretary of state announced a major crackdown on those who park illegally in handicapped spaces during Bears games. Great move, as they have the money to pay the fines and should not be parked there. All that publicity is great, and I'm sure one or two officers can handle those who abuse that parking.

What the secretary of state should also do is go about one mile west of Soldier Field, set up a safety/roadside check point, stop one out of every four cars at random and check for proper registration, license and insurance. If any of these are missing, impound the vehicle, give out tickets, and teach these offenders they need to follow the laws too.

If they would have started this during the spring months, who knows, it might have saved the lives of the four people who were ejected from a car on I-290 and killed by a driver who did not follow the laws.

Robert A. (Bobby) Fecarotta Schaumburg

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