Wednesday, March 30, 2011
We declare war on Kenmore
Remember that time back in December when that snowplow plowed into my car? When I was sitting at the light?
And the good-looking Kenmore cop said it was the village's fault and would be taken care of?
I get this missive from Traveler's Insurance, Kenmore's insurers. These trolls write:
"The New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law states that the rules of the road apply to all vehicles unless otherwise provided by law. However, according to State Statute (1103 (b) the rules of the road explicitly does not apply to "persons, teams, motor vehicles, and other equipment while actually engaged in work on a highway."
The Village of Kenmore is a public entity which was engaged in the clearing of snow from a roadway or highway and is therefore protected by NY State Vehicle & Traffic Law. Accordingly, we are unable to respond to your claim for damages."
I interpret this to mean, Kenmore plows, or any other Kenmore town vehicles, can just plow onto your car whenever their drivers feel like it and there is nothing to be done.
"Don't interpret it that way." That's what this woman in the Kenmore mayor's office told me just now.
Well, how else am I supposed to interpret it?
It torques me off because you know me, I am so nice. I was so nice that night and made no waves and went and parked where the cop told me to park and accepted his explanations and smiled and trusted him. I am always so meek. And you know what, the meek might inherit the earth but that is in the next life, not this one. In this life the meek inherit this letter from Traveler's.
Speaking of which, do not quote Vehicle & Traffic Law to me, you know? Having spent that eternity on that Grand Jury I know Vehicle & Traffic Law the way Leonard Pennario knew his Chopin. I do not need these oiks quoting it to me.
I am declaring war on Kenmore. (Cue music.)
Beware going to Kenmore! I no longer feel safe there, let me say that right now.
You never know when they might want to plow into you, just because they can.
You never know!