Parking Enforcement Vehicle Involved In Collision
A few less parking tickets got issued in Chicago Wednesday.
A vehicle operated by LAZ Parking and marked with “Parking Enforcement”, was involved in a fender bender accident in the 3600 block of north Western Avenue late Wednesday afternoon.
The vehicle was apparently transporting three to four individuals armed with hand held computers for issuing parking tickets. Chicago Parking Meters, LLC, the operator of this city’s parking meter system, per the meter lease contract, has the right to conduct their own supplemental enforcement for expired meter violations. The company, resumed enforcement back in June after a 15 month hiatus.
From the damage observed to the front of the vehicle, and an eyewitness account of the position of the vehicles a few minutes after the collision, it seems the vehicle operated by LAZ struck the rear of another car involved in the incident.
Ultimately, the ticket writers never got to their assigned enforcement zones as a flat bed tow truck arrived to remove the LAZ vehicle, seemingly rendered inoperable by the collision, from the roadway.
Thanks to Ross P. for the tip and the photos.