Parking ticket onslaught continues

Hoboken now issuing tickets for legal parking spots

Hoboken411 reader Suzette brought the latest HPU fiasco to our attention this past weekend – tickets in loading zones after hours.

“I’ve been an avid reader of Hoboken 411 since I moved to Hoboken over a year ago. I can say that some of the things HPU tickets for is unfair but this one has made the list for absolutely ridiculous!

In the 15 months I’ve lived in Hoboken, I have parked in the loading zone on 1st & Park over the weekends and after 6 pm without worry of ticketing. This morning I was greeted by a ticket on both my car and the vehicle parked behind me in the two space loading zone that is ONLY prohibited M-F from 8am-6pm. I was parked there from 6 pm last night to this morning and was not ticketed until 9:18 in the morning! A sure sign that some HPU associates are ticketing unfairly. If I were parking without a meter payment I would have surely received a ticket last night.

This department is out of line and assumes that if they give a minimal fee of $30 people will just shut up and pay up!”

10 Responses

  1. whineanddineinhob says:

    Just wondering how many times Suzette made replies for the injustice of the parking authority tactics when it affected others. I’m willing to bet NOT ONE. It’s the same ole story with these la la’s. Only after they’ve been bit in the ass do they bitch. If their apartment hasn’t been broken into or if they haven’t been robbed, then we don’t need more police. If it’s someone else who lost everything in a fire, then we don’t need more firefighters. My sympathy has run dry for some of these clowns.

    • hatersgonnahate says:

      I didn’t realize that the HPA was employed to serve and protect the citizens of Hoboken.. No one is saying reduce the size of the police or reduce the number of firefighters as they are needed in any society, however, blatantly ticketing for parking legally for trivial amounts ($30) is an abuse of power and disservice to all citizens everywhere.[quote comment=”214203″]Just wondering how many times Suzette made replies for the injustice of the parking authority tactics when it affected others. I’m willing to bet NOT ONE. It’s the same ole story with these la la’s. Only after they’ve been bit in the ass do they bitch. If their apartment hasn’t been broken into or if they haven’t been robbed, then we don’t need more police. If it’s someone else who lost everything in a fire, then we don’t need more firefighters. My sympathy has run dry for some of these clowns.[/quote]

  2. klaatu says:

    I received a “prohibited parking” ticket 5 years ago in Hoboken. I got it thrown out in court, but had to waste 3 hours to save $30. My ticket was written by a cop, not the HPU, so the police aren’t any better at reading signs, either.

  3. hobokenmac23 says:

    Am I missing something? Dont get me wrong, I think what this town is doing with the parking is ridiculous and most likely illegal. But she was ticketed at 9:15am in a zone prohibited after 8am? How is this unfair? Maybe I read this wrong or she didnt write it clearly enough but can someone please help explain this one to me.

  4. briank says:

    Let me get this straight. No parking from 8am until 6pm and you received a ticket at 9:18am? So what is the issue? You were parked illegally. Stop complaining.

  5. spiffy says:

    I think the point is she got the ticket on the weekend, not M-F 8-6pm.

    • HoboSteve says:

      I also got a parking ticket while legally parked in a loading zone. I took pictures and fought it in court, and the ticket got tossed out. It just took about 2 hours of sitting in the court room.[quote comment=”214207″]I think the point is she got the ticket on the weekend, not M-F 8-6pm.[/quote]

  6. hobokenmac23 says:

    Ok, that would mean she just didnt write this clearly. It doesn’t mention over what night she parked her car in that spot. If it was a friday night and the ticket was issued saturday morning then the HPU has move to be embarassed about. This will never end until heads start rolling, and i would start with people on the street.

  7. YouStayCl@ssyHoboken says:

    The city should have a process for administrative review of parking ticket disputes.. it’s commonplace for PEOs to commit errors–they’re human after all–and there is a disproportionate penalty assigned to the person who has to show up in court to defend themselves vs. a bogus summons. The review should be conducted outside of HPU, for obvious reasons.

  8. HoBoSearch says:

    I honestly just view tickets like this as payback for the 10 times I parked illegally and didnt get a ticket.

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