Last Updated on December 2, 2014 by Lawrence Berezin
Shocking NYC parking ticket data for Fiscal Year 2014
The astonishing number of parking tickets issued, and stupefying amount of revenue generated from NYC parking tickets never ceases to amaze me (despite regularly perusing the C.A.F.R. and Mayor’s Management Report).
In 2014, 8.5M parking tickets were issued in the City that never sleeps with a population of 8.3M. As a matter of fact:
- 17% of the total revenue collected by NYC was generated by those evil, orange, epistles in FY 2013.
“Gotta Park.” calculated how much paper those parking tickets are using. If each ticket were 8 inches long, when laid next to each other they would stretch out for 89 miles. That’s more than enough to reach all the way to Philadelphia from Manhattan.”
Here are some numbers to chew on
Let’s have a warm welcome for parking ticket data for Fiscal Year 2014
“Only 20% of people contested their tickets, and of those who did, one in ten was successful.”
The factoid that brings a tear to my eye each and every year is the grotesquely high number of people who pay their NYC parking tickets, “No questions asked.” I just won dismissals of the last 13-14 parking tickets I fought online because there was either an omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required element, or a substantive defense.
I’ve shared more than 700 articles with our website visitors empowering them to fight a parking ticket and win. And, I’ve received beaucoup de emails from members of the driving public that beat their parking tickets.
So, my question is and will always be, “Why pay a NYC parking ticket no questions asked?” Please, I am bothered and bewildered…look for a winning defense and if you find one or more, fight when you’re right!