Parking fines can saddle low-income drivers with a relentless amount of debt and a joint effort from ProPublica and Mother Jones found that thousands are actually going bankrupt in Chicago from the cities aggressive effort to collect on parking fines.
Maybe it seems like New York City hates cars so much because it tickets the shit out of them. Over half of the revenue raised by fines last year were because of parking tickets. I guess the city is trying to tell me not to drive here.
When a woman noticed a pile of parking tickets on a parked Isuzu Axiom in south Florida, she approached it for a closer look and was shocked to see a man slumped over in the driver’s seat.
Sure, parking is a real hassle—especially in the city, where paranoia about getting a ticket sits in the back of your mind no matter where you park.. But if there’s one place you should never get it ticket, it’s in your own driveway.
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…
An unidentified driver in Adelaide recorded himself paying a $60 parking ticket in five cent coins last Friday. Unfortunately, it appears that the Adelaide city council has the upper hand.
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.