New York, NY - Only 301,586 Parking Tickets Issued by NYPD, 11% Drop
New York, NY - Cops are slapping drivers with fewer parking tickets.
Summonses issued by the NYPD citywide dropped nearly 11 percent in the first 3½ months of the year, according to department statistics.
Cops handed out 301,586 parking summonses, some 36,000 fewer than in the same period last year. Each borough has seen a decline in parking summonses issued by cops. The numbers do not include tickets issued by traffic agents, which were not immediately available.
The Bronx leads the decline, with a 13.5 percent drop. Brooklyn had a 13 percent decrease, and Queens had a 9.5 percent drop. Staten Island is down 8 percent.
Manhattan saw the smallest decrease, 3.6 percent.
“Compliance varies, but a decrease in summonses may reflect greater compliance with parking regulations overall,” said NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, chief spokesman for Commissioner Ray Kelly.
“Summonses reflect the number of times vehicles were observed in violation of parking regulations.”
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