My good Lord – what next? A company is starting up in Philadelphia which, for a price, will monitor the parking tickets issued in the city and automatically pay them for you. Read all about it here.
I don’t know where to begin – I thought that the whole idea of a parking ticket was to at least slightly inconvenience the driver so next time they will follow the rules.
If they buy this “insurance” against parking tickets, they are essentially prepaying up to 15 parking tickets a year. Hell – why have parking regulations at all. Just buy this service and park anywhere, anytime you want and your tickets will be paid automatically. If a person signs up for this service, there is no reason why they should not become a scofflaw. Don’t they need, at a minimum, to use up their premium?
The company bills this as a “convenience” but what it really is, it seem to me, is a way for wealthy people to run roughshod over the parking rules in a city. Do people really get so many tickets that they need a service to “handle” the processing of them? And are they so lazy that they can’t do it themselves? Sheesh.
This is so much nonsense. Let’s carry it a tad further. (The company is going to offer to pay red light tickets in the future – why not sign up for that servie and just blast right through that red light – you have 3 goes paid for already.) How about Paying someone to go to jail for you. Rob a bank, get caught, and our company will provide someone to stand in at the trial and then when you are “up the river”.