Be Grateful That NYC would rather pursue Parking instead of Standing Violations

Most Standing violations in New York City are $100 plus $15 New York State Criminal Justice surcharge.

Most Parking violations in New York City are $50 plus $15 New York State Criminal Justice surcharge. (parking in a handicap spot is $165 plus $15 New York State Criminal Justice surcharge)

“During the last fiscal year, [New York City] collected more than $624 million in parking fines, which is more than what the city spends to run the Department of Transportation.”–“One Ticket At a Time.”

See further New York City Violation Codes and Fines.

Did you ever wonder why so many people run the red light in New York City?

Its pretty obvious to pedestrians that the lights don’t work; they often switch directly from green to red without a yellow warning.

There are no police to catch the red light run. If your vehicle is caught on the Red Light Camera its license is charged $50 with no record of the offense as New York City cannot prove who was driving the vehicle.

Each red light camera costs up to $60,000 and in 2003 the City paid $9 million for the infrastructure.–i.e. yearly salary for 180 police officers

Having raised $136 million from its red light camera program to date, New York City is looking to break revenue records by installing a total of 1000 photo ticketing machines. Just last December the city doubled the number of monitored intersections to 100, boosting expected revenue to $33.8 million a year. In 2005, with 50 cameras, the city mailed $15.3 million worth of tickets.”–Gimme More

Small Favors from the Big City – the bubble bursts

Virtually Stopping for Lack of Reality

If you were a Pedestrian What Would New York City look like to you?


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