Topic: How common is it to have your car towed for street sweeping?
How common is it to have your car towed for street sweeping?
How common is it to have your car towed for street sweeping? I’ve lived off 13th in what’s described as “16th street heights” for a few years…and I’ve had a handful of $30 street sweeping tickets during that time, so I’m familiar with that. Today, my car was ticketed for failing to move it for street sweeping $30 then towed around the corner for an extra fine of $100. My S/O offered to move it for me today b/c I was rushing to catch my bus…then forgot…but that’s beside the point. According to DC’s website they can tow for *any* parking violation they wish, but I’ve never known them to tow for street sweeping (at least not in my neighborhood). I don’t have any outstanding tickets or anything, so this just seemed out of the ordinary and a little harsh. I don’t even have the option of waiting to pay it a couple of paydays from now since my car registration is coming up for renewal in a few weeks and violations have to be paid off before I can do that. I know I can’t fight it…but if this is common practice, yikes.