Scrambling For Cash, Detroit Pursues Aggressive Crackdown On Parking Ticket Scofflaws

04/18/2013 09:05 am ET | Updated Jun 18, 2013

The last time Mayor Dave Bing tried to crack down on parking ticket scofflaws, the city of Detroit forgot to update the meters to begin enforcing extended hours. Then a company hired to collect money from new electronic parking meters bailed out because of frustrations with the city. Many of those meters no longer work.

Now Bing wants to increase parking fines and ramp up enforcement. Three delinquent tickets – instead of the current six – would get your car booted and your license revoked under an arrangement with the Secretary of State’s Office.

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