NBC 5 Looks Into ‘Rash’ Of Parking Tickets
That’s the thesis of an NBC 5 piece Wednesday night.
Lisa Parker’s piece spotlights a woman who was ticketed for parking a vehicle taller than 6′ less than 20 feet from a crosswalk–an obscure violation meant more for commercial vehicles than passenger vehicles.
Driver Kelly Martin, fought the ticket using manufacturer data to prove her Mistibushi Endeavor is actually only 5′ 10″ tall but was still found liable for the ticket.
According to the NBC 5 piece, violations have jumped from about 100 tickets in 2009 to approximately 501 in 2010.
But the reality is ticket writing was down substantially in 2010–the lowest in 15 years according to the Dept. of Revenue, mainly because police are writing substantially fewer parking tickets than in previous years.
The good news is NBC’s attention got Administrative Hearings to non-suited her ticket.
Here’s NBC 5′s full story, “Drivers Awash in a Sea of Orange Fight Back.”
You can also watch the full video too.