“Less is more” in the wacky world of NYC parking tickets
There was a precipitous drop-off in the number of parking tickets issued by parking ticket warriors last year (710,000 fewer parking tickets). But the Evil Empire collected $7M more bucks from NYC parking ticket fines and penalties ($540M to $547M in 2011). Can anyone guess why?
“One explanation: Pricier tickets are being issued for more serious infractions. In 2010 the average parking-ticket payment was $76.09, a figure that climbed to $79.27 last year, the data showed.
“[There also] could be more prior-year collections with penalties or interest attached — collecting older debts,” said Department of Finance spokesman Owen Stone.
A Doctor can park for up to 3 hours adjacent to a hospital
…but can only park up to 1 hour while attending to a patient in the immediate vicinity.
- A duly licensed physician or dentist can park where parking is prohibited by signs, but not where stopping or standing is prohibited
- “MD,” “OP” or “DDS” must be displayed on NY registration plates
- Adjacent is defined by the pictures contained in 4-08 (m)(4)
- “Immediate vicinity” is not defined in the rule
Is it legal for a vehicle that is too long or too wide to park
…in a single space designated for “angle-parking” to slightly hand over the parking space?
- If a parking space doesn’t fit, a parking ticket judge won’t acquit
I could fill more blog posts with these type of tales from Parking Ticket Land, including:
-The anger and frustration of street cleaning days
-The confusion about whether it is legal for a passenger vehicle to double park
-Whether or not a driver can park within 15 feet of a broken hydrant
-The boot and two-hours later a tow horror
-The scam parking tickets that are given out for parking in front of a legal mid-block curb cut
-Parking Ticket Warriors who wait for a driver to get caught in the box instead of directing traffic
-And the revenue train keeps on going
We gotta fight every ticket when we’re right (even if it takes our valuable time to fight a parking ticket). Why make it easy for the Evil Empire to take our money?
Put the TV changer down and take action…Please.
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