Today’s column will provide a voice for the voiceless; an outlet for those poor souls among us who spend every day on the streets, only to be berated and abused by the wealthy upper crust. Yes, that’s right: I am referring to meter maids.
It's been a rough couple of weeks for the country. But you knew that anyway because it's all over the news, cars aren't being recalled and scores of federal workers aren't getting paid. Money just isn't flowing from the federal government right now, so did you really expect the Secret Service to graciously accept a…
Parking tickets are a fact of life, especially if you live in a big city. You have to have a flagrant and pathological disrespect for the law, though, to be able to rack up $30,000,000 Swedish Kronor in parking fines, like one man did in the city of Malmö. That's $4,525,080 in US dollars. Hooooooooly crap.
Do you get too many tickets? Do you hardly ever get any? In either case, here’s a tray to store them in—or a tray to keep very empty with a smug grin on your face.
So, if you got this parking ticket — would you pay it? I think I'd laugh my ass off first. [via AsianMartin]
Haroon Zafaryab found his car wearing a boot with a $570 release charge. He refused to pay and sat in his car for 30 hours protesting, collected three more boots and over $6,000 in fines. Eventually, he prevailed. [BBC]
Janice Eberle of Lynnfield, Massachusetts is suing the city of Danvers for ticketing her Mercedes ML320 after she'd parked in a handicapped spot. Though not handicapped, she claims the $300 ticket's unjustified because it was raining and her arm hurt.
James Allan of Annadale, NY returned home to a $60 parking ticket waiting on his car and a "No Parking" sign that wasn't there before. The concrete was still wet.
One Melbourne resident was so displeased with the circumstances around his parking ticket he fired off the hilarious letter above. This Aussie's like Mad Max only instead of a Ford Falcon, he drives a rhetoric-typing keyboard.
Scientific tests by Detroit News auto critic Scott Burgess indicate a parking ticket cannot stay attached to your windshield at 83 MPH. His advice? If you park your car, make sure it's going 83 MPH to never get another one.
Everyone hates paying tickets — speeding, parking or otherwise, but Michael Harold Lynch of Bellevue, Washington really hates it. Hates it so much he mailed the courthouse $206 in urine-soaked coins as payment.
A Fiat Uno belonging to a deported immigrant has been slapped with a $26,110 fine after being left in a short-term parking space in Austria for two years.
Christmas may come early in Toronto as the unionized workers of the parking authority are planning to go on strike this December 20th. Is this a good thing?
A victim of car theft in Washington DC is being pestered by a collection agency to pay up on an 18-month-old parking ticket written while the car was on it's leave of absence from its rightful owner. Steve Steinberg has vowed never to pay the $205 fine and is wondering why the car didn't come up as stolen when the…
Think it's embarrassing getting a parking ticket from the sweet old meter maid? Soon you'll have a new foe. Street sweepers in the Washington, D.C. area will be equipped with the means to scan and photograph cars parked in street sweeping zones. The bill to equip the street sweepers was passed unanimously in the D.C.…