Readerpix: Cherry picking tickets

3/26/2010:

Hoboken411 reader tmpchaos sent in this picture of what he believes may be “selective parking enforcement.” Well – as long as it’s just the out-of-towners, then would you be OK with it?

“Makes you wonder… an entire block of parked cars in violation (Willow, west side between 10th and 11th). Only two cars ticketed out of all of them, and they eventually got towed.”

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 3/26/2010

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14 Comments on "Readerpix: Cherry picking tickets"

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

The rule is writing out a pkg summons title 39,if you ticket one car less than 25′ you ticket all four corners..Pd transit and port
authority..All statutes are being enforced..all.you figure out why
25’not 19 23 but 25from the corner not the cut in the ground.If
you observe what is being hired lately by the pkg authority,they
have the authority to issue pkg summons.transit is hitting cars in prohibited pkg .got to be removed by 6am..the administration has themselves to thank for this..we all suffer 54 clams a hit is a lot of money..

TrickyDick
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TrickyDick

But I luv when u get burned! Sell your car.

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
The rule is writing out a pkg summons title 39,if you ticket one car less than 25′ you ticket all four corners..Pd transit and port
authority..All statutes are being enforced..all.you figure out why
25’not 19 23 but 25from the corner not the cut in the ground.If
you observe what is being hired lately by the pkg authority,they
have the authority to issue pkg summons.transit is hitting cars in prohibited pkg .got to be removed by 6am..the administration has themselves to thank for this..we all suffer 54 clams a hit is a lot of money..

plywood
Member
plywood

Hey St Paddy that does sound wrong, hope you can fight it easily and get your money back instead of getting roped into a three act play called “principal of the thing”.

As far as this “still in the zone” thing I was talking about, I only found this out after a great amount of time and expense learning the hard way, when at my wit’s end by chance I saw a parking enforcement guy in JC getting ready to boot my car, told him my sob story, and he brought me up to speed.

There is something basically wrong with the way people have to learn the ins and outs of city parking regulations, but that’s hardly a surprise. There’s an old saying that laws are like sausages, you don’t want to see how they are made. Well in the age of televised council meetings I agree with that, because now we at least see the tip of the iceberg in law making and we now know that can’t be a good way for laws to be made.

Conversely, if a person was to try to do the right thing and walk into the parking utility in any Hudson County town and ask for a comprehensive manual on how to avoid a parking ticket in that municipality they would probably be looked at like they had three heads. Go figure.

It’s almost like beginner’s mistakes are part of the budget. Joke’s on us!

Stpaddygirl
Member

Thanks plywood one of my fellow classmates moved her car from one side of the street to the other and still got a ticket because it was the same zone. Of course that was not posted anywhere which was confusing but the parking utility explained it. My issue is the car was only parked for 1 hour 40 mins where it could be parked for 2 hours and the ticket was dated for a future time. Seems shady to me unless I am missing something, guess I will do some research Sunday.

Stpaddygirl
Member

I was at a training in Union City today and was given an overtime parking ticket with a time of 12:15 pm. Problem I parked the car at 9:14 and came back to the car to move it at 10:45 how did I get a ticket timed 12:15? Also you can park on the side streets but the non resident car has to be moved within the 2 hour restriction which I was doing. I guess the ticket person assumed I was leaving the car there all day? I plan to fight this took some photos but not sure if they will hold up. Union City definitely = Corruption (not that Hoboken doesn’t but UC definitely does)

plywood
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plywood
I don’t know if this applies to Union City but it works like this in Jersey City: you can park a non-resident car for two hours before you get the boot. The town is broken down into about nine parking zones and even if you move your car in less than two hours, if you don’t move it OUT OF THE ZONE you were parked in before, your car is considered to not be moved at all and you will still be booted as if the car was in the same spot. As well in Hoboken: you have four hours to move a car without a sticker in a non-resident spot. If your car was parked for 30 seconds, seen by a HPU attendant, driven around for three hours and 50 minutes, then parked in the same basic area and again seen by a HPU, you could be fined or booted. In response to Stpaddygirl who said: I was at a training in Union City today and was given an overtime parking ticket with a time of 12:15 pm. Problem I parked the car at 9:14 and came back to the car to move it at 10:45 how did I get a ticket timed 12:15? Also you can park on the side streets but the non resident car has to be moved within the 2 hour restriction which I was doing. I guess the ticket person assumed I was leaving the car there all day? I plan to fight this… Read more »
jazzeru
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jazzeru

on a recent afternoon i witnessed this firsthand. outside my building is a handicap spot amazingly placed directly in front of two politically connected resident’s houses… gee the luck! one of the ladies in that house uses the spot daily claiming some handicap even though she has none (she’s admitted this directly to me)

anyway on this day a car with an expired handicap sticker was in her spot and she had the parking guy there while they debated how to handle it. do they ticket, tow, all of the above? it was a very casual affair they all knew each other well.

so in the end she told him to ticket the car but elected not to tow as i think her conscience was weighing on her.

this town is corrupt at every level, SOOOOO glad i dont subsidize it with property tax dollars!

blahblahblah
Member
blahblahblah
OK FIRST OFF….if a car is parked in a handicapped spot and no tags, not that cars spot, etc…IT BECOMES A POLICE MATTER. HPU wouldnt be able to write a ticket for parking in a handicapped spot and it would and should have been towed. Also, one day I was walking on washington st and i often wonder how many of you brain surgeons were among me….GROW UP PEOPLE, next time you see someone DOING their job go out and ask them if what they are doing is legit. Stop making assumptions and inuendos. 99.9% of the workforce actually do the job and give you the service you deserve. Stop knocking and complaining… In response to jazzeru who said: on a recent afternoon i witnessed this firsthand. outside my building is a handicap spot amazingly placed directly in front of two politically connected resident’s houses… gee the luck! one of the ladies in that house uses the spot daily claiming some handicap even though she has none (she’s admitted this directly to me) anyway on this day a car with an expired handicap sticker was in her spot and she had the parking guy there while they debated how to handle it. do they ticket, tow, all of the above? it was a very casual affair they all knew each other well. so in the end she told him to ticket the car but elected not to tow as i think her conscience was weighing on her. this town is… Read more »
Mama Luke
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Well isn’t Hoboken just so lucky to have you.

Waaaaaah Waaaaaaah Waaaaah

In response to jazzeru who said:
on a recent afternoon i witnessed this firsthand. outside my building is a handicap spot amazingly placed directly in front of two politically connected resident’s houses… gee the luck! one of the ladies in that house uses the spot daily claiming some handicap even though she has none (she’s admitted this directly to me)

anyway on this day a car with an expired handicap sticker was in her spot and she had the parking guy there while they debated how to handle it. do they ticket, tow, all of the above? it was a very casual affair they all knew each other well.

so in the end she told him to ticket the car but elected not to tow as i think her conscience was weighing on her.

this town is corrupt at every level, SOOOOO glad i dont subsidize it with property tax dollars!

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