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Metermaids should be given the task of spotting and reporting Reckless Driving instead of giving parking fines.

Updated on March 22, 2013

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....

Your Turn!

Meter maids should be given the task of spotting and reporting Reckless Driving instead of giving parking fines.

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Parking Quote...

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.'

- Tommy Cooper

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What's Your Best or Worst Parking Story?

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      It sure makes being kind to others difficult. We don't have meters, but I do give people a quarter for their shopping cart.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      I did not know that the random act of kindness would get a ticket! wow!

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      DiscoverWithAndy 5 years ago

      I live right next to a park where people often drive onto the grass and park all over the playgrounds and grass; this is a true parking problem, and guess what? This mess isn't handled by the meter maids, it's handled by County Sheriffs! No reason for the meter maids constantly handing out fines.

      Side note: worst parking fine for me was when I went to class in the morning and got a ticket. Went back to work (full-time employee, part-time student) then back for a night class. I still didn't have change for the meter, so I put the ticket under my wiper thinking "either they'll see the ticket and move on, or they'll check it, have a heart and not give me a second ticket". Well I came out of class and found it just like it was, but when I picked it up it was noticeably thicker. The parking attendant had taken the time to hide the new ticket they gave me in the old one, just to make me think I had gotten lucky. Argh!!!

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      Loveyourshoes 5 years ago

      sure those guys are on some kind of performance related pay, seen a parking attendant once who was so busy looking for incorrectly parked cars he almost crashed the scooter he was riding.

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      kathysart 6 years ago

      I just have a terrible time parking.. in general, lol. THUMBS UP and SQUID ANGEL BLESSED

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      I was at a company picnic and there was a cop who was going out of his way to give parking tickets to people who weren't parked correctly.