Tag: parking violations

NYC crushes double parking with Operation Move-Along

NYC crushes double parking with Operation Move-Along

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Discovering a perfect parking spot in the city without double parking is like beating level 361 in Candy Crush. You need risk, luck, and a few extra lifetimes. Once you get up at a horrible hour, manage your commute and dodge rogue jay-walking pedestrians, then you get to find a parking spot. In some busy areas, […]

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NYC’s alternate side parking regulations back in force as weather improves

NYC’s alternate side parking regulations back in force as weather improves

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the only upside to the bad weather inflicted by snowstorm in New York was the suspension of alternate side parking regulations for 22 days. However, the good times are over as city officials resumed regulations due to much of the snow being cleared or melted away. The Department of Transportation (DoT) says that it will […]

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App fights parking tickets for you

App fights parking tickets for you

| January 21, 2014

In the fiscal year 2011-2012, San Francisco collected more than $83 million in parking-ticket revenue—and that was before it installed 1,300 additional parking meters in the city, creating more opportunities for officials to ticket drivers. David Hegarty doesn’t need to hear any of this. The entrepreneur behind the new parking app Fixed knows from experience. […]

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Should private companies issue parking tickets?

Should private companies issue parking tickets?

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 2010, LAZ Parking’s private officers have been writing thousands of tickets for parking violations in Chicago.  Hired by the city’s private concessionaire, Chicago Parking Meters, LAZ parking has managed to raise over 15 million in revenue to date, leaving some to wonder if there is more than meets the eye. In 2008, Chicago Parking Meters (CPM) […]

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Washington, D.C. earns highest parking ticket revenues per citizen

Washington, D.C. earns highest parking ticket revenues per citizen

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each year, American cities balance their budgets, looking to see what’s fattened the wallet and what’s kept it slender. The list can include the collection of development fees, property taxes, and parking and traffic fines. In fact, the latter can be a veritable cash cow for some cities, according to TicketZen. The Boston-based mobile app […]

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(VIDEO) Fake parking tickets worry WA police

(VIDEO) Fake parking tickets worry WA police

| November 19, 2013

Fake parking tickets, complete with police department logos on their letterheads, are becoming a source of worry for police in Bremerton, Washington. Though the motive behind these bogus tickets is still unclear, Police Chief, Steve Strachan says such cases threaten the integrity of his department. ​ Investigators suspect an impostor, motive unclear At least two drivers […]

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Parliament pushes parking ticket discounts for UK

Parliament pushes parking ticket discounts for UK

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Parking ticket discounts… not for paying a parking ticket, but for fighting it? The policy is in place in at least two cities in the United States (New York and Louisville), and now Members of Parliament (MPs) are proposing the same for the UK. Currently, motorists issued parking citations receive a 50 percent parking ticket discount — […]

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Albany’s new parking permit system is not going well

Albany’s new parking permit system is not going well

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Albany’s three-month-old parking permit system has already become the center of media attention, albeit for the wrong reasons. The parking permit system, started on January 15, 2013, is already overwhelmed with serious violations, leaving the city (located in New York state) in a mess. Meant for restricting street parking, the system is being violated by […]

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How to Avoid Getting a Parking Ticket

How to Avoid Getting a Parking Ticket

| August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

It is generally an offense to park your vehicle in the middle of the road, in a park, on sidewalks or park in handicap zone. All these will amount to getting you a parking ticket. The repercussions can be awful consisting of paying a fine or even a suspension of driving license if within 20 […]

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Minimizing Parking Violations by Use of Parking Signs

Minimizing Parking Violations by Use of Parking Signs

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the most commonly seen violations of the public law is breach of traffic rules. Almost everyone, at some point in time, has violated a traffic rule. The violation can either be a moving violation, which means exceeding the speed limit, or a non-moving traffic violation, such as a parking violation. Almost all the […]

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