iOS app Android app

Parking Tickets

An Open Letter to the LA Parking Bureau

Kelly MacLean | Posted 07.02.2015 | Comedy
Kelly MacLean

Who strategizes your parking rules? Tywin Lannister? Whoever it is deserves some kind of genius award because they foil me every single time, not that it's hard because I also have other brain disorders like thinking I'm only going to need 60 minutes at the hair salon and believing no one would have the heart to fine me for crossing half a fingernail into a red zone.

Dear Parking Cop, I Am Issuing You a Ticket for Inhumanity

Daisy J Lin | Posted 04.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Daisy J Lin

Here I am, going about my day, trying my best to be a decent person in this world, and with one push of a button on that heinous little ticket dispenser you carry around, you sank my perky optimism, which let me tell you takes a lot of work to maintain in this topsy turvy world.

Can Parking Help Save Paradise?

John Friedman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
John Friedman

Today's parking facilities are no longer the antithesis of environmental responsibility. In fact, the International Parking Institute (IPI) and its affiliate, the Green Parking Council, are working to not only turn them into spaces that contribute to the environment, but also the aesthetic of the world.

If You Want to See Inequality in the U.S. at Its Worst, Visit an Impound Lot

David Sheff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
David Sheff

For millions of Americans a towed car can lead to a crippling spiral of stress, debt, joblessness, illness and, in many cases, incarceration. On a re...

Paramedic Finds Family's Parking Ticket In Ambulance, Pays It To Help Ease Their Grief

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2014 | Good News

If you found someone else's parking ticket, would you pay it? Marc Primrose did. After he transported Rosemary Morgan's mom in his ambulance last m...

Watch Out: These 5 Forgotten Items May Blow Up Your Credit

Glen Craig | Posted 03.28.2014 | Money
Glen Craig

You're probably watching obvious items like your credit cards, and making payments on time, but there might be some forgotten items causing problems with your credit, and dragging down your score.

WATCH: The Only Kind Of Parking Ticket That Could Make You Smile

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.10.2014 | Good News

Getting a parking ticket is always a huge pain -- unless you get a ticket from YouTube prankster Sam Pepper. Watch Pepper pose as a traffic cop in...

What I Did After Nearly Ending Up In Handcuffs In A Police Car...

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

I'm going to tell you precisely how I invented... and then built an awesome 10' X 10' backyard / outdoor movie screen all by myself in about 15 minutes... for less than $50 dollars on Sunday October 13th, 2013 - with no formal plans and just a single trip to the hardware store.

GOP Rep Got 'Rude And Irate' Over $25 Parking Ticket

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Nobody likes getting a parking ticket, and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) is reportedly not an exception. According to a Park Police report obtained ...

App Helps You Steer Clear Of Parking Tickets

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology

Between alternate side parking, tow zones, loading zones and metered spaces, there are any number of ways a driver might misread -- or willingly ignor...

Parking Panda's Renting Model Allows Drivers To Share Parking Spaces

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 12.27.2012 | Small Business

Parking Panda, a new service that allows drivers to list their empty spaces and others to rent them as needed, is looking to solve the problem of an e...

You Don’t Want To Mess With This Grandma!

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

People will do anything for parking in Manhattan -- even if it means confiscating a 93-year-old woman's spot. For the last 31 years, 93-year-old Vi...

Top 11 South Beach Parking Tips and Mysteries

Joanna Popper | Posted 08.14.2012 | Miami
Joanna Popper

South Beach locals and the bridge-and-causeway crowd all complain about South Beach parking. After living and parking here for 12 years, here are a few secrets to make parking less painful.

Oh Hell No! Villaraigosa Wants To Increase Parking Fines

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.08.2012 | Los Angeles

Perhaps the most unpopular move a Los Angeles elected official can make is increasing parking fines. And yet, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is proposing ...

Emanuel 'Livid' About Parking Tickets Given To Mourners Of Fallen Marine

Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

Parking tickets issued to mourners who abandoned their cars to participate in a fallen marine's funeral procession have been voided by the city, after...

$44,500 For A Parking Ticket?!

Posted 12.28.2011 | Weird News

Everyone makes mistakes - even police officers. But one woman in Sicily was grateful for the error after receiving a parking ticket initially issu...

City Hall Eyes Crackdown On Handicapped Parking Abuse

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago officials say they are preparing to take the misuse of disabled parking passes a lot more seriously going forward. Karen Tamley, commission...

Guy Cuts Parking Meter Off With Chainsaw?

Posted 12.24.2011 | Comedy

UPDATE: The NYPD has confirmed our hunch that this is not real. There is, in fact, no 16th Precinct in NYC. Who staged the video, where and how, remai...

NJ Police Chief: Double-parking Wife Not Above Law

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Weird News

LODI, N.J. -- A New Jersey police chief says no one is above the law – not even his wife. Lodi (LOH'-deye) Police Chief Vincent Caruso ordered an...

Angelenos Enraged Over 'Gold Card' Services Desk

Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles residents are up in arms over the existence of the "Gold Card," a plastic parking bureau card distributed to city offices that includes a ...

UPDATE: Denver Refuses To Refund $1.2 Million In Parking Tickets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE (2:30 PM): The City Attorney's office has decided NOT to refund the parking tickets issued by unauthorized officers. In a statement (via the D...

Private Firm Hiring Parking Ticket Writers For City

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Do you enjoy spreading pain and misery to your fellow Chicagoans? Is orange your favorite color? Than we have a job for you! Private Parking Enforceme...

Colleges Get Tough On Parking Tickets

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

You can run, but you can't hide. In an age where every penny counts, some universities are pulling out all the stops to collect parking ticket debt...

John Ready, Kansas Student, Fights To Pay Parking Fine In Pennies

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

When University of Kansas student John Ready was slapped with a $10 parking violation, he decided to suck up his pride and pay the fine. In pennies....

New Service Reminds Residents Of Street Sweeping Schedule In Time To Beat A Ticket

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If your sick and tired of getting tickets for forgetting to move your car on street cleaning day, then there's a new service just for you. A new se...