This is how local governments confiscates money. They not only rely on violations, they seek them out. Here in NY State, Towns and Villages routinely set up traffic stops to check for expired inspection stickers or registrations. The police who do this are ALWAYS paid overtime.
I was stopped two weeks ago for failing to have my new 2012 car re-inspected. The fine was $50, the surchage to the local government was $85 making the total bill $135! This is going on all over and is a pure abuse of trust and power.
You live in NY. That explains it all. Not that police everywhere don't take relish in enforcing these endless useless regulations - gotta keep that ticket quota up.
This is Communism folks. Backwards reasoning to confuse citizens.
Maybe Americans are so uneducated that they have no idea what Communism even is.
Most Americans have been told that anybody using the word Communism are Nuts, Loons,
and Crazy insane political hacks who are dangerous and must be ignored or stopped.
They are being told this in Schools, Colleges and in the biased Media.
Three full time ticket writers for a city of only 23,000? That seems excessive! Each one must clear his cost in tickets each year. That is an insane amount of tribute collected from only 23000 people . No wonder they’re revolting!
You’re right, but keep in mind that parking meters have a function that goes way beyond just raising revenue with the meters. In a commercial district, the main purpose of a parking meter with a time limit is to ensure that the parking spaces are vacated frequently — thereby allowing customers to patronize local businesses without getting hindered by local residents (or employees of local businesses) parking in the same spaces for hours or days at a time.