Broken Parking Meters

10/26/2007:

This always bugged me. Because a parking meter is broken, cities (not just Hoboken) prohibit you from parking there because they cannot collect their 25 cents. I’m sure there is some “logistical” (people hate that word) reason for it (to avoid argument in court if the meter is fixed while a car is parked there).

Can’t they replace these with a different system? Like a “park at your own risk” type bag? If meter is fixed while parked here, “you have 60 minutes to put money in the meter” or face summons? Why waste a valuable spot for a few quarters?

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kooky kat
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8 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”50241″][quote comment=”50209″][quote comment=”50205″][quote comment=”50133″][quote comment=”50126″]I think it should be considered totally legal to run over someone doing this (sorry to those of you who do it). It’s completely inconsiderate and rude. You live in a city, that means you either pay for parking or you drive around seeking it out. Want a permanent spot? Chop off your leg and get a handicapped permit or move to the burbs.[/quote]

so how many times have you seen this happen? my guess? zero. it is not about a permanent spot – it is I look out my window, see someone pulling out and know my girlfriend is driving around looking for a spot. have done this about 3 times in my 8 years in hoboken. i guaranteee you instead of running me over, you would have sheepishly driven away exactly like the people who confronted me about it. have a good weekend all![/quote]

And there’s no way KS would just pull off and be defeated, you’d probably have to run out of the spot – she’d defintiely hit you!

Katie_Scarlett
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8 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”50241″][quote comment=”50209″][quote comment=”50205″][quote comment=”50133″][quote comment=”50126″]I think it should be considered totally legal to run over someone doing this (sorry to those of you who do it). It’s completely inconsiderate and rude. You live in a city, that means you either pay for parking or you drive around seeking it out. Want a permanent spot? Chop off your leg and get a handicapped permit or move to the burbs.[/quote]

so how many times have you seen this happen? my guess? zero. it is not about a permanent spot – it is I look out my window, see someone pulling out and know my girlfriend is driving around looking for a spot. have done this about 3 times in my 8 years in hoboken. i guaranteee you instead of running me over, you would have sheepishly driven away exactly like the people who confronted me about it. have a good weekend all![/quote]
Nope, I pay for a spot now. But when I had my old car, I saw people do this *maybe* 5 times in 4 years, and never on my block. I asked someone to move (nicely) once and they did.

oh well okay
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oh well okay
8 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”50209″][quote comment=”50205″][quote comment=”50133″][quote comment=”50126″]I think it should be considered totally legal to run over someone doing this (sorry to those of you who do it). It’s completely inconsiderate and rude. You live in a city, that means you either pay for parking or you drive around seeking it out. Want a permanent spot? Chop off your leg and get a handicapped permit or move to the burbs.[/quote]

so how many times have you seen this happen? my guess? zero. it is not about a permanent spot – it is I look out my window, see someone pulling out and know my girlfriend is driving around looking for a spot. have done this about 3 times in my 8 years in hoboken. i guaranteee you instead of running me over, you would have sheepishly driven away exactly like the people who confronted me about it. have a good weekend all!

rag246
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rag246
8 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”50209″]Chop off your leg and get a handicapped permit or move to the burbs.[/quote]

I think all you have to do is get real fat, or better yet know someone in city hall and they’ll paint a nice blue curb for you right in front of your house.

Katie_Scarlett
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8 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”50205″][quote comment=”50133″][quote comment=”50126″]hey rag – i think holding a spot for someone is acceptable. i do it occasionally for my girlfriend if she is say 5 minutes or less away and a spot opens up right in front of my house. i never move – no matter how much people bitch about it.[/quote]

All due respect, but if this were acceptable, there would be people in lawn chairs all over Hoboken every day…reading the paper or chatting a a cell phone while holding a spot for someone who is “5 minutes away”.

I still say not cool. The first eligible car to the scene should get the spot.[/quote]

fair enough. but it’s not like this is some epidemic. how often does this actually happen? i maybe see someone once a month doing it – if that. people don’t avoid doing it because it is “unacceptable” – but because they have bettter things to do.[/quote]
I think it should be considered totally legal to run over someone doing this (sorry to those of you who do it). It’s completely inconsiderate and rude. You live in a city, that means you either pay for parking or you drive around seeking it out. Want a permanent spot? Chop off your leg and get a handicapped permit or move to the burbs.

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