After enjoying a delicious and meal in Kaohsiung city, we walked the short distance back to our car. But instead of our car, we stared at an empty spot. After a little confusion, we came to the conclusion that we had been towed. We walked back to the restaurant where a helpful server called the towing company for us to make sure our car was there, and not stolen. We took a cab a short drive away even further into the city center to the holding ground.
|Just a few of the many impounded scooters in the lot|
|Motorists paying their fines|
There were many people there, paying their dues to free their cars and scooters. While waiting for about 5 minutes in line, we witnessed 2 tow trucks bringing in unlawfully parked cars. Both were silver. Since there are many, many cars parked unlawfully in Kaohsiung, my theory is; the tow truck drivers play a game. They pick a color, for example, silver, and tow only silver cars on that particular evening. It is only a theory... But you never know.
|Evidence #1 of Color Theory|
|Evidence #2 of Color Theory|
We stood in line, waited our turn, received a piece of paper, and then drove our poor car home. The fee was not huge - $2000NT or about $66US. It was certainly a lesson learned on the art of parking in the city; Park in the white lines, or, get towed.
|Evidence #3 of Color Theory|