Where? NYC, LA, Chicago, London, nope, Australia.
Seems New South Wales, that Australian state where Sydney is located, has the numbers. one ticket every 42 seconds.
Well, not really — actually some smart reporter just did the numbers. They probably have no tickets written between say 2 and 5 AM and a much higher rate between 10AM and 2 PM. However the numbers are telling.
The various municipalities in the area collect over $116 million in an area of 6.7 million people. Is that a lot. Lets see — New York City, with 8.1 million people in the five boroughs, collected $440,000,000 in revenue. That makes the Aussies look like pikers. A bit of higher math tells me that if the fine folks in Manhattan collected fines at the same rate as the constabulary in Sydney, they would be down to $140 million a year.
New York City collects 70% more per capita in parking fines than the most populous area in Australia. And I thought the folks who live with Kangaroos and Wallabies were the cowboys. Of course, a lot has to do with how much you "need" the money. With nearly half a BILLION dollars going in to NYC’s treasury every year from Parking Fines, wow — and from my sources, that’s just fines, not the 18% parking tax, the city should see the parking industry as a very VERY good friend.