Parking Ticket Nightmare? Share Your Story

Everyone has a parking ticket horror story. What's yours? Share the story of your most annoying, unfair or frustrating parking ticket.

With talk of new regulations that would , we thought it would be a good time to share those parking ticket horror stories. 

Is there still that one ticket that irks you for being unfair or unlucky? How about the time you were three minutes late to your meter, only to find a parking ticket already slapped on your windshield? How much have you spent on tickets because you forgot it was street cleaning day? 

Parking officers issued around 25 parking tickets every hour in Berkeley last year, and the city is planning on upping that number — and increasing revenue — . The city currently makes an average of $1.5 million in revenue each year from parking tickets.

What has been your worst parking ticket nightmare? Share your story in the comments below.

John Bidwell February 14, 2012 at 05:20 PM
As a Berkeley Resident I very much resent the Berkeley Parking Citation crew. I've had several tickets issued that were not at all legit and I was really annoyed to have to go through the archaic process of contesting them (successfully, I might add). My worst experience is getting two tickets when I was parked at a coin meter, but I had purchased legit time pass s purchased at one of the electronic kiosks - as displayed properly on my windshield. Well, it truns out, despite paying for time on the parking pass, you only find out that you can't use them at a coin meter. You have to decipher the very fine print on the back of the time pass to find that out. So, pay for parking, & pay a fine - Nice !! Very Clever way for the City to get revenue, dontcha think? . . . they got $250 from me that time.
Tanya Jo Miller February 15, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Ouch! $250? That hurts!
John Hopkins October 15, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I once owed 5000$ in parking tickets.


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