Parking Fine 2HR Zone, but Live on The Same Street, Any Way I Can Argue It?
Last edited 12/07/2019 - 19:26 by 1 other user
Hey, so I wouldn't mind a little bit of your opinion. So I live near a train station (one street over) and during the weekdays our street is always packed with non-residents taking all of our residential parking spots. Wednesday, a few days ago I had an appointment during the day that I needed to use my car for, coming back there were no parking spots except two in the 2hr zone, so I parked there (this happens a lot) and was going to come back and move the car into unrestricted parking later (hopefully). This happens frequently so I usually set a 1.5hr alarm on my phone and return later, I forgot this time.
The next day I came out to a nice $114 fine, this has occurred once in the past and I just sucked it up and paid it, however, it seems really unfair that as a resident on the same street I am forced to park in a 2hr zone because non-residents take our spots.
Is there anything I can do to avoid paying this fine again? I'm a student, currently looking for a job and I don't have $114 sitting around.
In the event that I do just suck it up again like last time and pay the fine (which seems unfair), is there something I should start doing (that's legal) to prevent people taking the parking area in front of my residence? It's a share house, with one parking spot at the house and street parking infront of the house. In total we have 3 cars. Obviously, nobody takes the spot at our house, but the spot infront of our house… Could we reserve that? Maybe with traffic cones? A sign? Is it legal to do that?
Thanks for any help.