Last Updated on November 28, 2014 by Lawrence Berezin
Parking tickets and social proof is a powerful psychological trigger to ignore
I vividly recall a conversation I had with my father about a new baseball glove during my formative years in Maplewood, New Jersey.
“All the other fathers bought their children new baseball gloves,” I groused.
“I am not your friend’s father, I’m your father,” my father replied. “And, the answer is still no.”
So much for social proof.
Be like my Dad, and ignore social proof when it comes to parking tickets in NYC
Here’s a great comment we received on Larry’s Parking Ticket Blog from Tony, and our ensuing conversation:
The response to your questions is yes across the board. I did see the sign, but since there was no construction on that particular day and other cars were parked on the same block I was under the impression it was okay to park. I guess regardless of whether or not there is actual construction I should not park under those parking restriction.
Thank you for your time and input.
Thanks, Dad! Your loving son, Larry.
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Are Temporary construction signs in effect when there is no construction happening on that particular day? Reason I ask is that I got a ticket with this scenario. I was at the beginning of the block with several cars parked behind me, but it seems I was the only one that got a ticket. The other cars did not have any sort of special tag or decals etc… Just want to make sure I’m not getting shorthanded by New York finest and their monthly quota. The ticket violation code is 408-d. Thank you in advance.”