More ruthless Hoboken ticket-scamming!
Residents now ticketed even when car is leaving parking spot!
Hobokenites have been griping more and more about the recent parking ticket Blitzkrieg in effect (likely due to City Hall budgetary ineptitude).
But now it seems to be getting even more ridiculous, as Hoboken411 reader Eric points out…
Letter: Unfair and biased parking enforcement in Hoboken
“After running a few errands in town, my girlfriend and I (both residents) returned to her car (town registered w/ visible resident parking sticker). Luckily with 2 minutes left on the meter whewww!!!! We then threw our bags in the trunk and hopped in the car only to see a parking attendant writing us an expired meter ticket WTF!!!
I took this photo when we noticed the parking agent as we were already in reverse and pulling out of the spot.
Obviously we have no choice but to plead guilty and pay ticket as we both do not have the ability nor time to take a full day off from work and try to fight a $35 parking summons which I am sure the meter attendant probably figured as she quickly and happily slapped one in between the windshield wiper blade.
All we did that day was support local business and in returned was fined for no reason.
Truly unfair and biased. Something’s got to give or change out here!”
411 Note: Will the HPU now ticket you if you actually PULL INTO a spot that has an expired meter? What kind of nonsense is this?