Introducing Ticketmaster, A Preview And Great Heads Up
This website, for the short life of it’s existence, has been about informing drivers about parking news and parking issues, how to fight parking tickets, red light ticket issues and how best to avoid tickets altogether.
In an effort to be the best possible source of information and knowledge on these issues, The Expired Meter is very excited (I’m literally trying not to pee my pants) to announce a new contributor to the site.
His or her “name” is Ticketmaster. He or she began adding his/her thoughts and comments about two weeks ago, and I was impressed with his/her insight and knowledge of the system.
It turns out Ticketmaster is a PEA (Parking Enforcement Aide) for our very own city of Chicago Department of Revenue.
And that’s all I know, and all I care to know about Ticketmaster.
Because Ticketmaster has kindly agreed to contribute info and advice from the point of view of someone who actually writes the tickets that you and I love to receive. So it’s important that Ticketmaster remain anonymous and unidentified to his employers within the city.
My hope is that Ticketmaster’s input will dispel myths and misconceptions of parking ticket issues, provide insight that only someone who actually has this job can provide to the rest of us schmoes, and ultimately be an indispensible resource to this site’s readers.
Ticketmaster has already set me straight on a few facts and issues and I’m glad. Because ultimately, this website, in order to be an effective resource for it’s readers, needs to be as accurate as possible with it’s information.
So, like I was saying earlier, I originally was going to debut Ticketmaster this coming Monday. But Ticketmaster e-mailed me a time sensitive tip, a “heads up,” that I felt obligated to pass on to our readers.
So consider this post a preview of what’s to come. More background and info on Monday.
FRIDAY IS AUGUST 1st. If your plate sticker has the Expiration of 07-08, it can and will be photographed and ticketed.
The city does not offer any extension on license plates stickers.
If you read the letter the Secratary of State sends out. It clearly states that your plates will expire on July 31st. The 30 day grace period the state gives you is only so you will not be charged a late fee. You can still be ticketed.
The current fine for that ticket is $50.00
Tip of advice: Please do not try to play games and alter your plate sticker. We have been briefed on the latest security features in regards to the stickers and will be able spot them. Also, should you just completely remove the stickers so there are no stickers at all, you can be ticketed. (please don’t ask, this is what we are being told by management)
See, this is what I’m talking about! This is GREAT info. In fact, my wife has been putting off getting her sticker renewed and today is the God damn 31st!!! So guess who gets to go out and deal with this today? I’ll give you one guess and it’s NOT my wife!!!
Thanks for the reminder and tip Ticketmaster.
Check in Monday for Tickemaster’s official debut.