HISTORY OF CLOCK DISCS
Disc parking was first introduced in Paris in 1957 and adopted in Germany in 1961; in both cases the new parking system was introduced in an attempt to move away long-term parkers without making use of parking meters, which were considered too expensive. The concept proved to be effective and it spread throughout European countries in the 1960s. The first parking discs showed two faces; one with the arrival time and one with the departure time. Over time different variations of parking discs were created, including the Swiss variant that allowed for a fifteen-hour maximum parking time.
On March 31, 1979, the conference of ministers of transportation in the European Union decided that a European standard should only use designs with a single face. The standardised version was introduced as federal law in Germany in November 1981. From 1998, the old designs began to be abolished. France set the last date to 2007, while in Switzerland (not an EU member) the EU parking disc design was introduced in 2000 and the old designs abolished in 2003. Modern parking signs demanding disc parking include a pictogram of the standardised EU parking disc along with a number showing the maximum parking time in hours.
BENEFITS IN PURCHASING
- High user value
- Colours available
- High visibility
- Suitable for gift bags combo with promotional pens etc.
DISCS AS PROMOTIONAL TOOLS
Discs attract plenty of visual contact mostly due to their user-value; they hold an important function and whether it is by the user, ticket-checkers or passer-by, you will be guaranteed to get a fair share of customer leads. As will our range of branded keyrings, pens, clocks, mugs, umbrellas, eco-friendly bags, usb-sticks, folders, holders and other promotional vehicle accessories for more options! A promotional product that not only conveniences the driver but assures peace of mind allows for an association of these towards your very brand and company. To make use of such necessary promotional products and find the image of your brand grow not just in numbers but also in positivity!
Car dealerships or registration offices are the ideal platform for your promotional clock discs as after any successful purchase made, these may very well be placed in the glove compartment soon thereafter and will most certainly find technical use. Insurance offices and driving schools are also a good place for such giveaways and bring a source of comfort to parking by leaving nothing to chance.
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