Hoboken parking confusing on purpose

Hoboken curb markers ambiguous to trick & ticket drivers

Hoboken411 reader Matt believes the city leaves the yellow curb markings inconsistent on purpose, in order to suck more money from the wallets of drivers:

“Just saw the Fox 5 investigative report on your website. I have a new one for you. I have lived in Hoboken for over 4 years now in the same location near Stevens. I have parked in the spot below for probably over 75 days in the past 4+ years. Always parked in what is an alleged legal spot within the yellow curb. It is a spot that I always look to get in the winter, because it is at a high point in hoboken and I only have a car behind me rather than front and back so less risk of getting my car smacked. I took about 10 pictures, but just sent you one. I received a ticket a few weeks ago for not being 25 feet away from a cross walk. Unbelievable in 4 plus years never received a ticket or even knew about this rule, but all of the sudden without warning I get a ticket for parking in a legal spot that the town has designated.

As you can tell the legal (non yellow curb) spot is about 8-10 feet away from the cross walk. Not only is this spot technically in violation of this new law so is a portion of the spot behind me since it is not 25 feet away. I walk my dogs here everyday twice a day and have never seen another car ticketed for violating this alleged law that just started getting enforced. I also noticed on majority of street corners in hoboken that there alleged legal parking spots well within 25 feet of cross walks. I have a court date in December and I plan to fight it. I know there will be some bs reason why this corrupt city will keep my money. I have paid many tickets in the past some legit, some bs and did not bother to fight them, but this one I cannot let go.”

Shouldn’t the city ensure all curb markings are accurate in order to prevent this from happening?

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21 Comments on "Hoboken parking confusing on purpose"

mooshu
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mooshu

And the karma keeps building and building…

I really hope they get to enjoy their holiday season, because next year isn’t going to be so forgiving of some of the corruption we have going on around here.

catherined423
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catherined423

I’m also going to court to fight an overtime parking ticket while parked in a designated handicap spot…I sent in all my information and received a court date…I never received a ticket in any handicap spots in hoboken before the new pay stations were installed…I called a week ago and spoke to a nasty woman in the court and explained my situation and she told me that she lived in hoboken all her life and all the handicap spots had meters at them. I told her that it wasn’t the case and she told me to “come to court and tell it to the judge”….shame on the parking authority and the mayor…maybe the employees in town hall should have a lesson is good customer service….

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1
423 the hpu creten was 10% right..No meter has a handicap spot.This wacko must be out of her gord to even reply such a moronic statement. All her liife in Hoboken/ in dog years? If what you say is true,this person is incorrect. If the administration was sincere in checking legit handicap tags and license plates,you would see how many illegal spots issued as well as tags on visors.. the dot should define handicap..Not to say you don’t deserve one but a heart attack or hip operation asthama sesiures ,are not enough..In fact seisures are a danger..Another factor is a family member who passes on does not allow kin to keep that spot.. the tree huggers want open space but if the council weeds out the fakers ,would make lots of open space for parking.Just takes two doctors letters and a hook in city hall…fight the ticket.[quote comment=”212524″]I’m also going to court to fight an overtime parking ticket while parked in a designated handicap spot…I sent in all my information and received a court date…I never received a ticket in any handicap spots in hoboken before the new pay stations were installed…I called a week ago and spoke to a nasty woman in the court and explained my situation and she told me that she lived in hoboken all her life and all the handicap spots had meters at them. I told her that it wasn’t the case and she told me to “come to court and tell it to… Read more »
wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

423 you were preaching to the chior..Take look at what the hpu hires,then consider that that court employee once had her car towed years ago and went nuts.Its all about the inner circle and outter circle..good luck. 🙁 [quote comment=”212524″]I’m also going to court to fight an overtime parking ticket while parked in a designated handicap spot…I sent in all my information and received a court date…I never received a ticket in any handicap spots in hoboken before the new pay stations were installed…I called a week ago and spoke to a nasty woman in the court and explained my situation and she told me that she lived in hoboken all her life and all the handicap spots had meters at them. I told her that it wasn’t the case and she told me to “come to court and tell it to the judge”….shame on the parking authority and the mayor…maybe the employees in town hall should have a lesson is good customer service….[/quote]

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Ignorantia juris non excusat.

I learned the 25 foot rule in high school drivers ed. It’s still in the manual:

http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/Manuals/drivermanual.pdf

Page 39

Just saying.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Hans you are a cut above. Go to a traffic court and you’ll find numerous people who get confused between the manual and the markings. And then, of course there is the marking and the politics that could really be a mess if the city thinks the can give you a ticket when legaly parked because you can afford it.[quote comment=”212477″]Ignorantia juris non excusat.I learned the 25 foot rule in high school drivers ed. It’s still in the manual:Page 39Just saying.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

RULE ONE: Never complain to a perpetrator.

Some of the best approaches are 1./ media (good job 411) 2./Council (for public record) 3./ Circuit Court ( to file actual suit). Any other ideas?

This gig has been blown up in neighboring states. NJ will come around – Jersey forks are known for getting the last seat on the bus (for the NE that is).

klaatu
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klaatu

Last time I complained to the HPU I received the following response:

Your Citizen Service Request Details
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about the service you are requesting.

Your service request ID#: XXXX has been registered and forwarded to the appropriate representative for action. 
A customer service representative will report our progress on this issue directly to you.

The service request details appear below:

ID#: XXXX
Date: X/XX/2011 XX:XX AM
Type: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Address: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Comments: —–Original Message—–

But I never heard back from a so-called customer service representative.

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