Living in Boston, Massachusetts, which is, I believe, the parking ticket capital of the world, I get more parking tickets per year than most get in a lifetime. We actually budget $1,000 a year to pay parking tickets. One might ask: Why not just park legally? And while in your town, that might make sense, in Boston, that is sometimes impossible.
A large yellow parking space with a sign reading “Mayor Parking Only” turned up in an area previously reserved for police squad cars Monday morning after Mayor Ted Franklin received a ticket Friday for parking in a no-parking zone outside the City Building.
Guy gets a parking ticket while standing at the payment box speaking with a reporter about parking rate hikes. Cop slithers away from camera and then comes back to deliver the ticket when no one is there.
An insurance worker who paid £10 to park in Wimbledon was given a £60 fine after her ticket ‘curled up’ on her window. After returning within her paid for time, she was "horrified" to discover a parking ticket for £60 citing a ‘failure to correctly display ticket’. "I can only assume, due to the absolute torrential rain on that morning, the ticket got wet in the walk from the ticket machine to my car and the heat of the car then made the ticket curl over."
In what might go down as the country’s most expensive parking ticket, a Toronto doctor who lost her epic battle over a $31 fine by launching a class-action lawsuit on behalf of aggrieved motorists has been ordered to also pay the city’s $70,537 legal bill.
In NYC, an arbitrary stretch of road which previously allowed parking, was suddenly changed to no standing any time. After the change, within 25 minutes, parking enforcement arrived and began issuing $115 parking tickets. When confronted about the sudden rule change and the fact that people did not have time to move, none of them seemed to care.
Furthermore, the official response basically told the owners of those cars that if they didn't like the ticket then they can fight it in court.
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