Some people will go to any lengths to avoid getting a parking ticket. According to an article in DNA Info, a car was spotted in Midtown recently with what appears to be a homemade parking permit on display for all to see. According to Craig Toocheck, an urban designer and transportation advocate, “What it looked like to me was a folder, probably stickers that you could get online or a gift shop in DC somewhere,” he said. “It was obviously just printed and cut out with stickers and a business card next to a campaign hat.” NY Congressman Adriano Espaillat tweeted on Sept. 28th that the placard was a fake and that he has alerted authorities.
As for the car in question, records show that the driver owes over $300 in fines to the city for speeding and running red lights, however there are currently no outstanding parking tickets for the vehicle. So maybe his clever ruse is working.
That having been said, we certainly don’t endorse using trickery to try to get out of parking tickets. It’s always easier to follow the law in the long run. And if you don’t end up with one a pesky tickets, that’s where Ticket Wiper comes in to help. Just download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!