Last Updated on November 1, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
Parking ticket statistics are coming your way
NYC Open Data is an astonishing database that offers a stunning array of valuable information for public consumption. However, parking ticket stats are just one small data set for this massive monolith.
Meanwhile, are you ready to take a gander at these unbearable parking ticket statistics?
Open Data reveals the number 1 summons in FY2022
In the same vein, can you guess which ticket was ranked number 1 during the first quarter of the fiscal year 2022? Here’s a chart showing the parking ticket stats for the violations most likely to take our money.
Open Data reports that the #1 violation was speed camera tickets in school zones (45,898,560). Meanwhile, the RoboCops in the sky took more than 45M of these nightmarish photos, and they are tough to beat at a cost of $50 per violation.
Here are the next nine violations in the order of pain:
- Failure to Display muni-meter receipt_vc38 (9,890,184)
- Expired Inspection Sticker_vc71 (9,375,479)
- Fire Hydrant_vc40 (7,632,840)
- ASP Rule_vc21 (6,784,923)
- Expired Registration Sticker_vc70 (6,374,690)
- Failure to Display commercial muni-meter receipt_vc69
- No value
- Standing_vc14 (3,193,274)
- Parking_vc20 (2,895,440)
Which State came in second to NYC for most tickets issued in FY2022?
How close was the race for second place?
How well do you know your vehicle body types?
For example, the clear “loser” for parking tickets issued to body types is “Suburban” The definition of Suburban is:
That is to say, “the term suburban is used in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law to describe the body type of a vehicle that:
- has windows on the side in the rear, and
- has seats in the rear that can be folded or removed so the vehicle can carry cargo.
The law defines a suburban as a vehicle that can be used to carry passengers and cargo. Vehicles that can be registered with the suburban body type include station wagons, sport utility vehicles, hearses and ambulances. The body type code for a suburban that appears on registration documents and records is SUBN.”
4DSD ran a distant second with about 14,000 fewer parking tickets issued in the first quarter of FY2022.
How about plate type tickets?
Plate type tickets by volume
Which location won the most parking tickets?
I haven’t checked the stats for awhile, but they never cease to astound me. Likewise , I did not expect school zone speed camera tickets to lead the charge. To clarify, I hate the idea of “camera” tickets. I don’t trust the mechanics of the RoboCops, and the quality of the administration of the tickets.
But, at least in NYC, the fine is only $50.
For example, We moved to the Seattle, Washington area about one year ago. Meanwhile, shortly after landing in our new home, we received a notice of liability for driving too fast in a school zone. The RoboCop claimed our car exceeded the 20 mph school zone limit by 11 mph. Moreover, this RoboCop violation carried a fine of $125 plus a $100 penalty for a school zone infraction.
Consequently, I fought the evil ticket because:
- School was not in session
- The place of occurrence was misdescribed
To sum up, our RoboCop claims are administered by a company in Arizona. They say a judge reviews the tickets. On the other hand, the outcome was that the imaginary judge eliminated the school zone penalty of $100.
The normal speed limit in the area was 30 mph. Therefore, we were fined $125 for exceeding the 30 mph speed limit by one mile (well-within the margin of error).
How about Florida finishing fourth?
Did you expect to find cars with Florida registrations finishing fourth for bad curbside behavior behind those perrenial favorites, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania?
Plate type tickets were a little surprising
I didn’t expect drivers with vanity plates finishing in fourth place. Although with a mere 43,818 tickets, they were significantly behind OMT plate types with a robust 121,709 tickets.
How about those dangerous locations to park a car?
Are those areas really that bad?
Hopefully this guide will help you avoid those ubiquitous registration and inspection parking tickets. Or, beat them when you get them.