Metermaids should be given the task of spotting and reporting Reckless Driving instead of giving parking fines.
Parking Tickets vs Reckless Driving
Did you know, you could get fined for puting money into someone else's parking meter?!
Traffic wardens and metermaids should be given the task of spotting and reporting Reckless Driving instead of giving out parking fines.
Instead of giving out fines for expired parking (which is not dangerous - no-one, to my knowledge has been seriously injured or killed because someone's parking permit expired!) traffic wardens, parking attendants and meter maids should be given the task of watching the traffic that is driving by (not the cars that are parked), and to report any reckless driving... you know, the kind that puts people's lives at risk.
I got a parking fine for parking in a parking lot on a Sunday without buying a "pay-and-display" ticket - I thought it was free on Sundays. On the way home, a driver cut in front of me at full speed without warning (I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting him), he also went through a red light, and drove about 45 miles in a 30 mile zone.
Who deserves the fine?
Lives at Stake
Is it just me, or is it more important to cut down the number of road accidents which result in death and injury... than it is to fine people whose parking meters have expired?
If metermaids were stationed on the roads, with radar guns, recording reckless driving, I guarantee we'd see fewer collisions, and as a result, fewer injuries and deaths.
You Could Get Fined for This Random Act of Kindness!
Can you believe that you could get a ticket for helping someone out by putting money in their meter!
This video shares this and other strange parking violations....
Meter maids should be given the task of spotting and reporting Reckless Driving instead of giving parking fines.
Parking for Princesses and Vampires Only... - Don't get the two mixed up ;)
Fun pink metal parking sign - makes a great gift! :)
This Vampire parking warning sign (complete with blood spatter) is a fun way to reserve your parking spot! Also makes a great gift for "Twilight" and "True Blood" fans!
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.'
- Tommy Cooper
Help with Parking...
These are excellent resources on NYC parking - and have had great reviews. They make a really useful stocking filler for anyone who needs to drive in New York! More than just a gift, it can help save on parking tickets!