Parking tickets cause pain all over the world
Our dear friend from Australia and Bangkok, Gordon Wood, a regular visitor and contributor to our blog, sent us this article about parking ticket pain and suffering from Australia. Here’s the back story…
Today July 1, while in Melbourne, what better way to spend time but to have lunch with my son Dan. He manages city-based construction projects. He told me in the course of a week parking fines mount up as they often had little choice when moving people and equipment into city sites. Occupational hazard he called it.
But one of his colleagues was not so ambivalent. Aggrieved when he got fined for taking too long to pay the meter for a parking space he had just occupied for 38 seconds, he sent this letter to the Melbourne City Council. [I am sad to report the text of the letter is no longer available].
If you are issued an NYC parking ticket while walking to a Muni-Meter to pay your “toll,” you can raise the 5-minute grace period as a DEFENSE to the Muni-Meter violation. You have 5-minutes from the time the evil parking ticket was issued to secure a paid receipt from a muni-meter. The “start time” on the Muni-Meter receipt will set you free if it is within 5-minutes of the time the parking ticket was issued.
I love sharing parking ticket stories with friends from around the world.
Gordon Wood is our international man of mystery, who has some very valuable things to say. Before you click on the link and introduce yourself to Gordon, take a few moments to enjoy a beautiful ballad, “Waltzing Matilda,” in honor of our Australian friend.
Gordon Wood is Executive Director of Sherwood Group Consulting and Non-Executive Director and adviser to a number of Australian and Asian Companies. He describes himself as a jack around the traps of what is now described as business performance management. He contributes to the industry, which he joined in its formation days in the 80′s, by helping people get the value from the high standards it sets. He is also an evangelist of the art and participates with many of his peers in business thought leader sessions, education services in universities and public forums in Asia and Australia.
What do you think the outcome of our Australian friend parking ticket dispute will be? Ticket dismissed? or pay up, mate?
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