City gave away parking discs – whoever uses them risks a fine
In 2014, the small town of Germering in Bavaria gave away incorrectly printed parking discs. Time runs backwards on them. Now the city is rowing back and imposing a fine of 20 euros for use.
This article first appeared on RTL.de.
In the Bavarian town of Germering, the clocks seem to tick differently. At first glance, this parking disc looks normal. But if you take a closer look, you will notice that time is running counter-clockwise. Incorrectly printed parking discs have been in circulation in Germering since 2014. The curious thing: the county seat itself distributed the faulty parking discs. A fine of 20 euros is now due for using a twisted parking disc.
Bavaria: “Parking discs for the car wrongly printed – please dispose of them”
This giveaway from the city of Germering backfired. In 2014, thousands of parking discs were given away to residents in the district town near Munich. The problem: The numbers on the parking discs are the wrong way round. To put it simply: Instead of 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m., the discs read 3:00, 2:00, 1:00 p.m. – the time runs backwards.
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Now the city is backing down. On her website she appeals: “Wrongly printed parking discs for the car – please dispose of them.” The wrong parking discs violate the road traffic regulations. The city of Germering therefore recommends disposing of the parking discs immediately. The “SZ” initially reported on the parking disc error. Accordingly, the wrong parking discs have been in circulation for years.