Last Updated on April 17, 2014 by Lawrence Berezin
Facts & stats about NYC parking tickets
First, and most importantly, please, I urge you not to pay your NYC parking tickets “no questions asked”
In light of the abrupt termination of the NYC parking ticket “Settlement Program,” I hope members of the driving community pay more attention to parking tickets; rather than paying them “no questions asked.”
The Evil Empire has pushed the pedal to the metal in accelerating its revenue acquisition, and has increased hostilities against the embattled driving community.
Here are some recently released factoids about NYC parking tickets:
|Parking tickets paid in 90 days||63.3%|
|Parking tickets dismissed in 90 days||13.1%|
|Number of parking tickets issued (million)||9,845|
|Parking Tickets paid on line||36.9%|
|# of days for refunds for appeals & towing||12.3|
|# of days for parking ticket decisions||36.2|
|# of on line hearings per week||12,000|
|Wait time for in-person hearings (Minutes)||25|
|* Data is for FY (Fiscal Year)||2011|
The NY Times published an article on March 23, 2011:
“The city issues nearly 10 million parking tickets each year, and about 1.2 million are contested in hearings”
The FY 2011 Mayor’s Management Report, and NY Times article reveals a shockingly low number of NYC parking tickets are disputed. Now, there isn’t even a reduction offered in exchange for your guilty plea. What good reason exists to pay your parking ticket blindly?
This data cries out to every, single, member of the driving community to:
- Carefully examine the front of your parking ticket for mistakes. If a required element is omitted, misdescribed, or illegible, you are entitled to a dismissal of your NYC parking ticket, upon application
- Take some of your valuable time to research whether or not you have a legal defense to your parking crime. For example, a defense to a no standing parking ticket is stopping temporarily (2 minutes or less) to drop-off your Aunt Tilly. And…
When you’re right-FIGHT! Please don’t reach into your wallet and pay your NYC parking ticket fines no questions asked. In this treacherous economy, who doesn’t like cash?