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Comment: Re:So that you don't have to RTFA (Score 2) 286

by iMichka (#47164615) Attached to: How Open Government Data Saved New Yorkers Thousands On Parking Tickets
I thinks it's a question of money: "underground" hydrants in the streets are more expensive, and have to be checked regularly for dirt ... (once in a year in Germany if I remember well). So the US went for the cheap solution, which is fine but needs to make sure nobody leaves his car in front of the hydrant.

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