Last Updated on October 8, 2017 by Lawrence Berezin
Last week’s post about emotional reactions to parking tickets created a buzz
The NYC driving public is passionate about their parking tickets. So, What does a blogger worth his salt do? He writes a 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 comment.
“The shortest time between parking and getting a ticket? about 36 seconds. How F—–g retarded can they get”
Many states impose a grace period after the expiration of a meter before a ticket can be issued. Check it out.
“In collection for a $75 ticket that was once $15, which was once $.25. Metaphor for government response to credit freeze
Here’s a great example of why you should not ignore your parking ticket. In NYC, you have 30 days to plead not guilty or pay your fine, before significant penalties begin to add. After 100 days, a judgment can be entered. Your car can be impounded, and NYC can take steps to collect the money.
“Whatever next, is that sheriff giving the mule a ticket?”
If he gave you a ticket, check the parking rule to make sure it wasn’t misdescribed. If you can’t find a defect, either pay it promptly; or make payment arrangements with the PVB in NYC.
Here are some valuable tips on how to beat registration and inspection parking violations
“I’m not paying that parking ticket, my car was in the workshop with a blown head gasket then. Show me some evidence, a photo perhaps”
A parking ticket is a complaint against your chariot. It’s aggravating and creates emotional reactions, especially if issued in error. Nevertheless, please follow the proper process. Promptly plead not guilty, present a winning defense supported by the proper proof, and the judge will dismiss the ticket. Do not ignore your parking ticket?
“So after all that, I lost my parking ticket. What is even a bigger rip off 5 minutes expired on the parking meter? The ticket is $50. Not cool, San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic, not cool”.
In NYC, you can find your parking ticket online on the Department of Finance Website. No charge. Check to see if there is a grace period before a parking ticket can be entered. You may be able to fight your ticket and win.