With small cars multiplying like rabbits, the police of Washington are beset with a peculiar problem.
G.V. Cars parked in Washington streets.
C.U. Notice "Reserved for Small Cars".
S.V. Parked cars.
Top V. Ditto.
L.V. Cars parked outside shops.
S.V. Two small cars parked in space between two meters normally allotted for one car.
L.V. The two drivers leave cars and walk towards each other.
S.V.Pan..The two drivers toss a coin to see who should pay parking fee, loser walks over and puts coin in meter.
Top V.Pan.. Showing both small cars taking same amount of space as large car.
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Background: With small cars multiplying like rabbits, the police of Washington are beset with a peculiar problem. In a parking space, sufficient for one, conventionally huge, American car, small car owners manage to squeeze in two of their vehicles. Now this is the problem, if there are two cars on one parking space which one puts a nickel into the parking meter?
Recently the police brought up a test case. They charged the driver in the rear car with parking too close to the one in front. Perplexed by this situation, the judge found the offender guilty but suspended the fine.
Fearful of becoming involved in such complex and puzzling legal tangles, the State Department at Washington has laid out a special parking plot for small cars, hoping that they don't get any smaller so that the Department is not faced with the problem of two baby cars parking in the space allowed for one small car.