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Booting Down Slightly By 2%
Drivers are receiving more parking tickets this year than last according to documentation from the Department of Revenue.
Parking tickets issued through the end of August were up almost 30% from the same time last year. There have been 2,150,120 parking tickets issued through August compared to only 1,659,407 last year during the same eight months.
According to Department of Finance spokesperson Holly Stutz, the bump in tickets can be attributed to changes in staffing assignments back in August. That’s when employees from the Traffic Management were laid off and TMA staff who patrolled downtown doing parking enforcement were replaced with Parking Enforcement Aides
“In August, Department of Revenue employees were assigned to the Loop,” explained Stutz. “So ticket writing has increased.”
The 42nd ward, which covers most of the heavily congested downtown, led all 50 wards with an eye-popping 300,347 tickets as of August–a full 9% of the 3,310,320 total tickets issued in 2010. That’s more tickets written in one ward than the bottom 10 wards put together.
It’s a real head scratcher–a mystery that can only happen in the Windy City.
A Chicago man’s car was impounded by the city due to an overabundance of parking ticket.
But even though the car was allegedly safe and sound locked up behind the barb wired topped fences of a city auto pound located at 103rd & Doty, the car owner just received a red light camera ticket from Willowbrook, where the car and license plate appear in a video according to CBS 2 Chicago.
Most people don’t have to be told the function of a Denver boot.
That’s because intelligent drivers instantly recognize that bright yellow, heavy metallic disk on your tire is designed to immobilize the vehicle.
But, according to TribLocal, a Zion couple who parked in a private parking lot didn’t understand the simple physics of the boot on their car when they came back to find a boot on their car after spending the day at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.
In perhaps one of the best, and easily the ballsiest practical joke of the year, some pranksters in Los Angeles recently punk’d an LA squad car by booting it.
I have an ethical question for you.
There is a car that has been parked on my block for over a month–they were doing street construction farther down the block so they seem to have skipped the street cleaning. I know that the law says one week max, but this is not about the law, it is about what is right.
I wouldn’t normally care in the summer but for the fact that the car is taking up two spaces instead of one–it is parked at the beginning of the block and is parked about a half a cars length behind the yellow line so that no car can park in front of it.
I feel like a cranky old man with this get off my lawn behavior, but parking is really a problem where I live and I have difficulty feeling sorry for someone who parks in such an inconsiderate manner. So, what are your thoughts?
Ethical question? No comprende “ethics” Brandon.