Buried Parking Meters: Is enforcement OK?
Hoboken parking ticket: Right or Wrong?
Hoboken411 reader Will shares his situation with a buried parking meter (and associated summons) on Washington Street this past weekend:
“I had a question about a parking ticket that maybe Hoboken residents could answer.
I drove into town today to meet a friend for breakfast (I live in Hoboken but was coming from my parents house with my car). I found a great parking spot on Washington near Stacks. I parked and fished out some change for the meter. But, the coin slots face the sidewalk which had about 6 feet of snow that was about 3 feet deep. So no real way to put a coin in the meter. The other side of the meter (street side) had less snow but still trying to get a coin in a slot while reaching over 12 to 18 inches of snow was not gonna work. So I gave up and hoped that since the town didn’t really clear meter then they would be lenient in enforcement. Being a resident I should of known better cause when I returned I had a ticket on the window for $30 printed about 45 minutes after I had parked.
Not the most expensive mistake I have made in town but do you think it is worth “fighting.”
The attached photo was taken at the time I parked since i kind of assumed I would be ticketed and a picture might help my case later.”
So – should Will have gotten his shoes and pants wet – or should the parking meter enforcement been more forgiving?