Last Updated on August 19, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
This hardworking NYC parking ticket trap has earned $72,000 in 6-months
The Daily News blew the cover off an NYC parking ticket trap today in an exclusive report:
Four parking spots by Prospect Park are generating piles of green for city coffers from drivers unaware the area is off limits during warmer weather months, records show. The city hauled in nearly $72,000 from 625 tickets issued to drivers who parked at the corner of Prospect Park West and Ninth St. from April 1 to Sept. 30, 2014, city data reveals.”
Motorists pointed out two factors confusing:
- The parking spaces were enclosed by white lines indicating they were legitimate spots
- A street cleaning warning for several hours on Tuesdays, a signpost that leads drivers to believe other days are fine, despite the nearby “No Standing April-September 30, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.” sign.
NYC parking ticket trap revealed
Is this NYC parking ticket trap avoidable?
I find that the more desperate I become searching for an empty parking space, the greater the chance of interpreting a gaggle of parking signs on one pole to mean it’s o.k. to park. Don’t fall into this trap. It will be costly.
- Check the verbiage
- Check the arrow
- Filter the information by asking yourself, “Is there any reason why I shouldn’t park here?”
Do you find the reasons advanced by the confused members of the driving public reasonable? Are these parking signs really a trap, as reported by the Daily News?