About six weeks ago I wrote about the phenomena that only about 10 percent of all parking violations get written up. I “tweeted” in the last few days that I had been parking all over the country and didn’t pay for my on street parking and didn’t get a ticket. I don’t know whether I should be ashamed of myself, or of the enforcement policies in Washington DC, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
I visit a friend about once a month who lives in an area where on street parking is restricted to permit holders (residents and guests). I never go back down and hang the “guest” permit on my car. I just “go bare.” I get about one ticket a year. Yet I park illegally about 10 times a year. 1 in 10.
I am waging a personal campaign to get cities to either step up their enforcement or stop it altogether. This one is ten issue is absurd. Not only does it make parking rules a travesty, but think of the revenue lost.
Don’t believe me – test it yourself. Forgo that quarter in the meter and see how many times you actually get a ticket. Keep track
You will be surprised.