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    Model S VIN P01536 Robert.Boston's Avatar
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    Now we just need to get 49 more states to pass this law!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvietor View Post
    "It is unlawful for a person to stop, stand, or park a vehicle that is not capable of using an electric recharging station within any parking space specifically designated for charging a vehicle. If a law enforcement officer finds a motor vehicle in violation of this subsection, the officer or specialist shall charge the operator or other person in charge of the vehicle in violation with a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as provided in s. 316.008(4) or s. 318.18."

    I thought I would print that up and slap it on the windscreens of violators.
    I wish it did more to say the specific charging station in question.

    For instance, I think a LEAF could park in front of a Tesla station, or a Roadster could park in front of a CHAdeMO.
    Not all EV parking spots are equivalent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEG View Post
    I wish it did more to say the specific charging station in question.

    For instance, I think a LEAF could park in front of a Tesla station, or a Roadster could park in front of a CHAdeMO.
    Not all EV parking spots are equivalent.
    That would require more "thinking" from parking enforcement and we still have the problem for ICE drivers with different signage in every municipality. IMO Florida made a good start with this new parking law.

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    Happy to report that Sarasota County has started putting in signage:

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    Although local spots were ICE'd today just before signs go up, let's hope that people learn to read them:

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    Happy to report that Sarasota County has started putting in signage:
    Thanks Nigel,

    I hope the signage works, but I fear that we're going to need to have the parking spots prominantly painted as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Chanin View Post
    ...we're going to need to have the parking spots prominantly painted as well.

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    ICErs are gonna ICE.

    Only fines will stop them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vfx View Post
    ICErs are gonna ICE.

    Only fines will stop them.
    Hi Eric,

    Florida has a statute that imposses fines and towing. However, these are newly installed chargers and the locals are not accustomed to looking for the EV signs quoting the statute. I feel painting the parking space to make it more obvious will assist in detering ICEing for those who did not deliberately intend to park in an EV space.

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Size:  50.0 KBThought this signage was pretty good, saw this in Vacaville near Napa in Ca.

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    Thanks for posting *wstuff*, whereabouts in FL are you? Some of our efforts are trying to get unified signage around the FL counties.

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    Hi Nigel, we are in Sebring, Highlands county. We have been gone since March but are in N cal on our way home for an eta about the middle of October. I am very excited about Tesla and have to wait till about April for our S but hope to attend some Fl EV events when we get home.

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