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(BBC-US)   Attempting to avoid car parking charges is best not attempted when you're already disqualified from driving   (bbc.com) divider line
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2199 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jun 2022 at 2:14 PM (13 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-26 2:26:07 PM  
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2022-06-26 2:26:34 PM  
Kids these days. No patience. My mom will drive around Manhattan for an hour trying to find free parking. I've fought with her when offering to pay peak garage rates.
 
2022-06-26 2:50:46 PM  
To be fair, he's disqualified from driving, not disqualified from parking.

/park in a driveway, drive on a parkway
 
2022-06-26 2:56:18 PM  
Well, he's definitely disqualified now.
 
2022-06-26 2:59:53 PM  
Corporate legend at a place I used to work many years ago had it that the CEO once flew back into DFW after one particularly long trip and had some exorbitant parking fees to pay.  Being the smart guy that he is he called a tow truck and paid for the tow instead.

They charged the tow truck to enter and leave, but not the car it left with and he saved the company a bunch of money on airport parking..
 
2022-06-26 3:09:57 PM  
He was driving on private property. No license is necessary for that (offer only valid in the United States, in probably most states but I bet there are a few weird ones that won't let you drive a car on private property without a license).
 
2022-06-26 3:29:01 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Kids these days. No patience. My mom will drive around Manhattan for an hour trying to find free parking. I've fought with her when offering to pay peak garage rates.


Is she one of those people who does 10 over then jabs the brakes to do 5 under when she sees a speed camera?

A speed camera that's inactive. And only gives you a $40 ticket when it is?  That won't ping until 12 over?  That doesn't report to insurance?  That doesn't count as points on your license.

If so, I've seen her every single morning in suburban Maryland.

I'd be happy to Zelle these guys the money for a ticket if they just speed up or get the fark out of the way.
 
2022-06-26 3:36:50 PM  

mrmopar5287: He was driving on private property. No license is necessary for that (offer only valid in the United States, in probably most states but I bet there are a few weird ones that won't let you drive a car on private property without a license).


But is an airport parking lot owned by the government private property?
 
2022-06-26 3:40:44 PM  
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2022-06-26 3:42:56 PM  
£500 in fees, how long was he parked there?
 
2022-06-26 3:46:44 PM  

Cormee: £500 in fees, how long was he parked there?


It's the UK.  Probably 90 minutes.
 
2022-06-26 3:58:29 PM  
If only he'd had a jacked up 4x4 SUV, then he would not have gotten stuck. Poor bastards with their tiny cars can't even get out of paying parking fees correctly.
 
2022-06-26 4:07:31 PM  

Izunbacol: Ragin' Asian: Kids these days. No patience. My mom will drive around Manhattan for an hour trying to find free parking. I've fought with her when offering to pay peak garage rates.

Is she one of those people who does 10 over then jabs the brakes to do 5 under when she sees a speed camera?

A speed camera that's inactive. And only gives you a $40 ticket when it is?  That won't ping until 12 over?  That doesn't report to insurance?  That doesn't count as points on your license.

If so, I've seen her every single morning in suburban Maryland.

I'd be happy to Zelle these guys the money for a ticket if they just speed up or get the fark out of the way.


Hell no. She doesn't give a shiat about speed limits. She will, though, block a one way street waiting for someone to pack their shopping and get a child into a car seat while ten cars behind her are honking. Hence, why a fight ensues.
 
2022-06-26 4:07:47 PM  
Many moons ago I opened up a Mad Magazine which contained phony bumper stickers. My father took the one that said OFFICIAL USA then in small letters underneath was written taxpayer. He thought it was clever and put it on the front bumper of his VW.
He was trying to find a place to park in Manhattan and some parking attendant waved him in and allowed him to park for free
 
2022-06-26 4:40:27 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Kids these days. No patience. My mom will drive around Manhattan for an hour trying to find free parking. I've fought with her when offering to pay peak garage rates.


In my early twenties my best friends lived in Adams Morgan DC and we might end up parking two or three blocks away.
 
2022-06-26 4:42:47 PM  
So they seize your car if you get busted driving when you shouldn't be? That does stop them from driving until requalified or whatever it's called.
 
2022-06-26 4:46:51 PM  
Well.  He avoided the parking charges, no?
 
2022-06-26 4:58:41 PM  

cakeman: Many moons ago I opened up a Mad Magazine which contained phony bumper stickers. My father took the one that said OFFICIAL USA then in small letters underneath was written taxpayer. He thought it was clever and put it on the front bumper of his VW.
He was trying to find a place to park in Manhattan and some parking attendant waved him in and allowed him to park for free


Similar to the legendary fellow out west who painted his back-country vehicle with Army green, and on the bottom of the door "USC 321-54-9876" (US Citizen and his Social Security number). He claimed to get fewer warnings from park rangers during remote travels. Unknown whether he was tricking them, or if the rangers just figured that someone who went to that much trouble also knew how to deal with the wilderness.
 
2022-06-26 4:59:26 PM  

Tom_Slick: mrmopar5287: He was driving on private property. No license is necessary for that (offer only valid in the United States, in probably most states but I bet there are a few weird ones that won't let you drive a car on private property without a license).

But is an airport parking lot owned by the government private property?


Good question, and it's probably a thorny legal debacle to find jurisdiction. For example, the Illinois tollways are owned by a quasi-government agency (Illinois Toll Authority) and I always wondered two things:
1. How does the State Police issue traffic tickets on private (pay to use) roads? I'm sure the authority is buried somewhere in state law.
2. How do I get a refund of my motor fuel tax for fuel used while driving on the tollway? My tolls pay for those roads. It's the same as if I used motor fuel off-road - where can I get my tax refund?
 
2022-06-26 5:04:04 PM  

cakeman: Many moons ago I opened up a Mad Magazine which contained phony bumper stickers. My father took the one that said OFFICIAL USA then in small letters underneath was written taxpayer. He thought it was clever and put it on the front bumper of his VW.
He was trying to find a place to park in Manhattan and some parking attendant waved him in and allowed him to park for free


I went on a long road trip years ago, cross country. I bought one of those goofy fake Route 66 license plates in Arizona and stuck it on the front of my car (I was registered in a state with no front plate). Driving through California, I realized crossing a bridge that I had insufficient cash for a toll bridge. The toll attendant walked around to the front of my car, wrote down the license plate number, told me I'd receive a citation in the mail, and sent me on my way.

It never came, but if anyone in Cali had a RTE 66 vanity plate, I bet they were pissed off.
 
2022-06-26 5:49:33 PM  

mrmopar5287: Tom_Slick: mrmopar5287: He was driving on private property. No license is necessary for that (offer only valid in the United States, in probably most states but I bet there are a few weird ones that won't let you drive a car on private property without a license).

But is an airport parking lot owned by the government private property?

Good question, and it's probably a thorny legal debacle to find jurisdiction. For example, the Illinois tollways are owned by a quasi-government agency (Illinois Toll Authority) and I always wondered two things:
1. How does the State Police issue traffic tickets on private (pay to use) roads? I'm sure the authority is buried somewhere in state law.
2. How do I get a refund of my motor fuel tax for fuel used while driving on the tollway? My tolls pay for those roads. It's the same as if I used motor fuel off-road - where can I get my tax refund?


It is not that difficult in England and Wales (Scotland may differ).

To drive on a public highway in England and Wales you need a valid license and valid insurance. The legal definition a public highway is easy, it is what ever the public uses as a highway and it doesn't matter who owns or maintains the land.

So a supermarket carpark is just as much a public highway as a motorway as there is no method to stop the public from using it, while a carpark that will only let in a very small group of people through its barriers would not be a public highway. So as this carpark is open to the public it will take a very expensive barrister to give it some real legal razzle dazzle to give this person a chance of getting off.
 
2022-06-26 6:07:32 PM  

WelldeadLink: cakeman: Many moons ago I opened up a Mad Magazine which contained phony bumper stickers. My father took the one that said OFFICIAL USA then in small letters underneath was written taxpayer. He thought it was clever and put it on the front bumper of his VW.
He was trying to find a place to park in Manhattan and some parking attendant waved him in and allowed him to park for free

Similar to the legendary fellow out west who painted his back-country vehicle with Army green, and on the bottom of the door "USC 321-54-9876" (US Citizen and his Social Security number). He claimed to get fewer warnings from park rangers during remote travels. Unknown whether he was tricking them, or if the rangers just figured that someone who went to that much trouble also knew how to deal with the wilderness.


I can't imagine anyone putting their Social Security number out there for anyone to see. We live in different times!
 
2022-06-26 7:41:35 PM  
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2022-06-27 12:58:53 AM  

mrmopar5287: He was driving on private property. No license is necessary for that (offer only valid in the United States, in probably most states but I bet there are a few weird ones that won't let you drive a car on private property without a license).


That's the way it was when I was first licensed, too, but there's been a big shift over the last 10-15 years in enacting new laws allowing the enforcement of any applicable and properly signed driving violations to any property open to the public. (So basically all that's exempt is fenced off or if you have to be badged in.) It's a real shame.
 
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