NYC parking tickets place in the history of NYC
I love history. There’s a whole bunch of stuff you can learn from the past that helps you live in the present, and prognosticate the future.
The NY Times has a fascinating tool called the “Time Machine.” It allows the user to research topics from all the archived issues of the NY Times.
Let’s take a look back at a history of NYC parking tickets.
The NY Times time machine
The Governor vetoes Limit on Tickets: Rockefeller Wants No Bars on Law Enforcement
City Councilman Gets a Parking Ticket Despite Three Kinds of Special InsigniaSummary of Major Bills Acted On by the Legislature –During the 1967 Session; Health and Welfare Here’s the link
Where were you in 1967? I was playing basketball for the University of Connecticut and having the time of my life in Storrs, Connecticut. Here are some of the laws passed and killed in NYC in 1967:
- Approved a budget of $4.7B
- A bill requiring motorcycles to be equipped with rearview mirror on the vehicle’s handlebars
- A bill requiring motorcycles to be equipped with adequate front and rear lights
- A bill increasing maximum speed limit on highways except where posted otherwise, from 50-55 miles an hour
- A bill exempting physicians from parking restrictions provided that they are on an emergency call and place a legible note on the windshield of their cars telling of their whereabouts
- A measure to protect police officers from losing their operators’ license because of traffic violations committed in the line of duty
- A bill permitting persons charged with traffic violations to plead not guilty by mail
- A bill requiring newly licensed drivers to sign a statement indicating their intention to drive lawfully and safely and to observe all traffic laws (Vetoed)
What can we learn from history about the recent parking ticket fixing scandal?
How did the NYC police commissioner deal with a parking ticket slowdown in 1960?
The NYC Parking Violations Bureau gets off to an auspicious start
Let’s limit parking fines to $5
How many parking tickets were issued to the #1 Scofflaw in NYC?
The parallels between past and present challenges in parking ticket land amaze me. Do you think the current leadership of the 22,000 member PBA would be intimidated by the Mayor or the Cornish?
You gotta check out the Times, “Time Machine.” It’s a wonderful way to go back to the future.
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