Topic: What’s the deal with this parking ticket?
What’s the deal with this parking ticket?
My roommate and I went out to his car last night (the 19th), and noticed a ticket on the windshield. At first came the typical outrage, as he has all the proper registration and stickers up to date, and was legally parked. But we then noticed the “emergency no parking” sign attached to a nearby tree. However, the date for no parking started on the 20th. After closer inspection, we saw that the sign had been posted on the 19th, and took effect on the 20th, but the parking ticket was issued at 7:17am on the 19th. I’m trying to figure out a way the cop could have made an honest mistake, but it seems hard to overlook all those factors. Every car in the no parking section had a ticket. Does anyone in Popville have any ideas on this?
Also, I don’t have a car in DC, so maybe someone can help me out here: is it normal (or even reasonable) for them to put up an emergency no parking sign less than 24 hours in advance? I understand I may not know the full extent of what necessitates the emergency, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable for someone to not check for that kind of thing every single day.