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?