Last week’s post about emotional reactions to parking tickets created a buzz. So, what does any good blogger worth his salt do…writes a sequel. F—–G Parking Ticket, the Sequel. Here are some reactions heard round the world on Twitter, along with my suggestions. Hope you enjoy and are motivated to share your reactions. Please Post […]
A lot has changed in parking meter technology since May 1938 when Carl McGee obtained a patent for the first parking meter in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Look what Old Carl started. What do “smart parking meters” mean for New Yorkers? A six-month pilot program was initiated in Greenwich Village in October 2008 with the installation […]
During these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever to control your expenses. You probably know someone who lost their job and is struggling to make their monthly mortgage payment. Times are tough! A friend of mine from New Jersey shared a recent horror story about his latest visit to NYC. He had […]
I wrote about the Legend of Jimmy Justice in one of my earliest posts. He’s the guy who polices the police when it comes to the NYC parking ticket wars. Seeing is believing. Here’s Jimmy Justice in action. What do you think?
Did you ever think NYC parking tickets could make you laugh?
Cool Hand Luke
How would Jean Valjean respond to an NYC parking ticket? Here’s a man who served a prison sentence for stealing bread to feed his sister’s children during a time of economic depression. When it comes to parking violations, does the punishment fit the crime? Here are some real life examples: -There was a young man […]
Parking tickets sure trigger emotional responses. Here are some real-time reactions from real people all over the United States * “First parking ticket, I literally lit it on fire” Connecticut “First a parking ticket and then my car gets backed into. F— this day” South Carolina “I got a $120 ticket for parking on campus […]
There was a flurry of amnesty activity in Chicago yesterday. It was the last day for the parking ticket amnesty program. Mayor Richard Daly, facing a $469M Budget gap over the next two years, hoped to raise $1M between December 1, 2008, and February 14, 2009, with the amnesty program. The program allows people with […]
Three amazing parking tickets stories made news: -Christine Ireland, 23, was handed an L70 fine as she tried to give her nine-month-old daughter Caitlin an inhaler to help with breathing difficulties. She parked her car in a bus stop. The parking ticket warden’s response, “not my problem.” How did this turn out? Here’s a link […]