This afternoon I spotted a yellow sign posted where Chandler Mill Road meets Kaolin Road. It read (in all caps): "This is not Delaware. If you reside here, tag your vehicle in PA. Stop committing fraud!"
There was no indication of who posted it -- no website, no email address. I took a photograph and shared it on social media, and readers informed me that an identical one has appeared at Route 41 and Sunny Dell Road.
I asked Kennett Township manager Lisa Moore if the signs had been posted by the township, and she said they had not.
Apparently the sign-poster takes exception to the fact that some people who live close to the PA/Delaware border rent post office boxes in Delaware and register their cars in the First State to save on sales tax and inspection costs.
But there's also a fully above-board explanation: Many Pennsylvania residents work for Delaware businesses and drive company cars that, of course, display Delaware tags.
Commented one wag, "I wonder if the sign-posters buy their alcohol in PA state stores or slip across to DE to buy it..."
|This sign has appeared at the intersection of Chandler Mill and Kaolin Roads in Kennett Township.|