CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Are some Cape Coral signs encouraging people to get behind the wheel after drinking, just so they won't be towed? One business owner fears that's the case.
She want the city to change the signs which surround a public parking lot in front of Dixie Roadhouse, located of off SE 47th Terrace.
The signs read loud and clear: no parking in between 2am to 6am.
What you don't see, is that these signs only mean "no parking" for commercial vehicles, not your personal one.
"I think they are confusing and misleading." Dixie Roadhouse owner Lynn Pippenger says the signs need to be clarified for her customer's sake.
She wants to make it clear to everyone that it's ok to leave your car in the parking lot overnight, especially if you've had a little too much to drink.
"We always have taxis available. We don't want them concerned their car is going to be towed. If they make the right choice to take a taxi home, they can come back in the morning and get their car," she explained.
There's about half a dozen of the no parking signs that circle this lot.
They site city ordinance 3-12-5A. WINK News discovered that information is incorrect. The information that should be sited
is under a different code of ordinances altogether.
So WINK News wanted to know - will anything be done to change the signs and clarify them? A city spokespersons says, they will stay the same -- for right now, but the city will be addressing the issue in the near future.
"They don't contribute to good choices," said Pippenger. "It's not accurate information, and we want to make sure people have accurate information!"
The police department is in charge of towing commercial vehicles that park here illegally. As for the future of these signs, and if they'll be changed, count on WINK News to follow this story.