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NY City Parking Violation/Finance Complaint - Parking Ticket during a snow storm

Review by Jnice on 2007-03-18
MANHATTAN/NYC, NEW YORK -- After driving into the city from Westchester to work (A nurse in labor and Delivery unit), on highways that were untouched after the March 16th ice storm,and paying the required parking fee for the 2 hour max. I recieved a ticket for expired parking. This in the mist of a dangerous storm that had gotten worst as the evening progressed. I was unable to leave the labor unit as it was so busy that evening. It just seens to me that the Cities energy should have been directed to the more immediate problem, and the road dangers, rather than ticketing the few cars that had to ventured out. As I did to be of service to others.

Thanks,

From another, looking forward to be leaving NY, resident.
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-03-19
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-18:
Be thankful you don't live in DC because they ticket legally parked cars.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-18:
I just have a really stupid question here. Do you normally work a shift that's under 2 hours?
Posted by spiderman2 on 2007-03-18:
yeah, where do you park on days that there isn't an ice storm and you have to work? I'm sure that they don't put the meter maids out in snow plows either -- that would make the unions really happy LOL!
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-03-18:
The fat cats in city hall gotta eat... They send out the meter-maids 24-7... just like the tow trucks. This is an unfortunate fact of life.
Posted by voiceoff on 2007-03-18:
I think they may reverse those tickets there were so many complaints. They also did not suspend alternate side parking and ticketed cars that could not move anywhere. That was reversed.
Posted by rhondam718732 on 2007-03-19:
Your occupation isn't up for consideration when a parking ticket is being issued. And an entire police force isn't going to only focus on a snowstorm...it has to be business as usual. It also could have been a meter maid who wrote the ticket...bottomline, we are all equal when it comes to earning a parking ticket.
Posted by Skye on 2007-03-19:
What hospital do you work at, that doesn't provide parking for it's employee's???

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