Last Updated on December 30, 2019 by Lawrence Berezin
I think back on all the times I mixed up the “new” year with the “old year.” I would write a date, “January 3, 2019,” when the correct date was “January 3, 2020.” Have you ever found this type of parking ticket mistake?
It appears you and I aren’t the only ones to get confused during this time of year. The Evil Empire and its minions have stumbled when it comes to entering the correct date of a parking ticket in NYC.
How many parking ticket date mistakes?
“At least 2,846 parking violations since July 2015 were logged as occurring in the future, records from the city’s online database show. All of the erroneous summonses were handwritten and could be tossed out – potentially costing the city at least $242,790 in revenue from lost fines.
The city said a so-called “future issuance date” can occur from sloppy paperwork or careless data entry. Either the person writing the ticket makes a mistake and uses the wrong date, or the date is mistyped when a handwritten summons is entered into the system that was analyzed by the News.
The Department of Finance is now investigating the 2,846 violations after the News gave the city a list of them.”
Source: Daily News
I always, each and every time, carefully read every, single entry on the front of an NYC parking ticket, regardless of the month. But, in January, February, and March I pay particular attention to the “Date of Violation” to make sure the year was entered correctly.
Whether you may get a $35 street cleaning ticket in Queens or a $115 bus stop parking ticket in Manhattan, check the date and make sure it is correct.
Folks, this is an easy win. And, while you’re at it, check out all the required elements because if you find an omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required element, you win subject to presenting the proper proof, properly.