$14,000 In Parking Tickets Keeps Cabbie From Renewing License
Long hours, little pay and often, parking tickets makes being a cab driver a challenging profession.
Parking tickets come with the territory as often, overly aggressive ticket writers will issue cabs tickets when they’re loading or unloading passengers–especially downtown–even though the law allows them to do this in most cases.
Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell spotlights one driver in particular for the large volume of parking tickets and fines he’s amassed as a hack–$14,000 worth.
Unfortunately for this driver, his parking ticket debt is preventing him from renewing his city taxi license.
Last year, he was on a payment plan, according to the story, which allowed him to renew his license last year. But subsequently, he failed to make payments, racked up more tickets and now has a huge debt and no way to earn a living–at least as a taxi driver.
Here’s Mitchell’s column in the Sun-Times, “Cabbie unable to renew license because of $14,000 in parking tickets.”