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New York, NY - Only 301,586 Parking Tickets Issued by NYPD, 11% Drop

Published on: April 1, 2010 04:47 PM
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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.

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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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 Apr 01, 2010 at 05:34 PM Anonymous Says:

very nice, last year they reduced the hiring of cops and increased the number of traffic agents, and look the next year the cops gave out less tickets.
To release a statement like this is totally dishonest by the city

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 Apr 01, 2010 at 05:47 PM Anonymous Says:

Only 11%?

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 Apr 01, 2010 at 05:51 PM Anonymous Says:

Just wait till the traffic agency numbers come out bp will beat all boroughs by far in tickets.

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 Apr 01, 2010 at 06:34 PM Anonymous Says:

I bet there is a simple explanation.

There is probably greater compliance now that all residents of NYC are aware that Bloomberg has declared war on motorists and car owners. This explains why NYPD is issuing fewer tickets.

This does not account for one iota of tickets issued by traffic agents. Those are designated to produce tickets for budgetary purposes, with zero regard to compliance, or even honesty. These are the "gotcha" tickets we all get. 14.9 feet from a hydrant, one inch into a bus stop, alternate sides within minutes of the time on the sign, the meter that expired too soon, or even before expiring. I have witnessed ticket agents writing tickets for double parking before the alternate side time was up with the driver standing there waiting to move the car. The protest was met with the agent just humphing and saying that she would be in court. Likewise for meters that have not expired yet. If you protest, they call for police backup, and claim they were harassed. That's a felony now.

Bottom line, you own a car - add parking tickets to the expenses such as gas, registration, insurance, and oil changes. Bloomie - get your hands out of my pockets!

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 Apr 01, 2010 at 06:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Less police = less tickets written by police. More ticket agents = more tickets written by ticket agents. Salaries for ticket agents are lower than for policemen. The city is saving money by firing policemen and hiring ticket agents in two ways - via salaries (including benefits) and more revenue through ticket writing. This article is totally disingenuous.

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 Apr 01, 2010 at 07:23 PM Anonymous Says:

whom are we kidding? the cops are out o ticket blitzes and other harassment. if not for shomrim,we would really have a problem. they catch the "perps" and nypd takes the credit.

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 Apr 01, 2010 at 08:30 PM s Says:

I'm going to be the one to step up to the plate and say that the jewish judges help make the ticket blitz a success since they always want to show that they are not siding with us jews so there is usually no point in trying to dispute a ticket! Just look who signs the decision and order.

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 Apr 01, 2010 at 09:22 PM Country Yossi Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Just wait till the traffic agency numbers come out bp will beat all boroughs by far in tickets.

Umm, bp is NOT a borough

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 Apr 02, 2010 at 12:30 AM umm Says:

Reply to #8  
Country Yossi Says:

Umm, bp is NOT a borough

It is "Boro" park

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