Drivers complain of parking signs too high to read

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Latvian Television's broadcast 4. studija received complaints from the public that they cannot follow private parking lot rules even if they wanted to – simply because the sign stating the rules is installed too high up to read, the broadcast reported on May 9.

Valters often visits the central market in Rīga and is surprised that he cannot read the parking rules.

"My height is 190 centimeters and even I have to try hard to read those rules. They are not placed lower anywhere, for people who are shorter, or older, or whose vision is not that good," said Valters.

He had turned to the central market management, which replied the parking lot is under a different private company which only rents the land.

Meanwhile, the Consumer Rights Protection Center (PTAC) indicated they received such complaints frequently. PTAC Communication department head Sanita Gertmane said that the rules should be posted in a convenient place so that all consumers can see them. 

4. studija did contact the parking manager Park Expert Ltd. The company said that the signage is posted high up because previously they had been torn down, damaged, or painted over. "To solve this problem, we have ordered bigger signage," said the company.

In the meantime, there are no suggestions for those who are unable to figure out the parking rules – except perhaps keeping a ladder or a taller friend in the trunk of their vehicle.

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