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Old 07-20-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

i was double parked for less than 2 minutes. cop got me, fair enough. no complaint here.

fine is $115. wtf... i've gotten speeding tickets that cost less than this.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:04 PM   #2
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

Shouldn't have double parked. Nothing excessive about your punishment.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:05 PM   #3
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

There is no law against unreasonable punishment. Do the crime, you pay the fine.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:06 PM   #4
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Shouldn't have double parked. Nothing excessive about your punishment.
really? $115 for double parking isn't excessive?
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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Shouldn't have double parked. Nothing excessive about your punishment.
really? $115 for double parking isn't excessive?
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:10 PM   #6
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:10 PM   #7
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

Parking is a privilege, too. Do you drive straddling both lanes on a highway?

Edit: $115. Assuming a $20/hour job, it's worth it for me to see you labor for about 6 hours as penance for being such a dickscarf.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:10 PM   #8
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

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i was double parked for less than 2 minutes. cop got me, fair enough. no complaint here.
And?

Just pay the fine and don't double park anymore.



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Old 07-20-2009, 12:10 PM   #9
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Parking is a privilege, too. Do you drive straddling both lanes on a highway?
only on tuesdays.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:12 PM   #10
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

$115 sounds excessive to me but I doubt there's anything at all you can do about it. I'm sure there's a statute outlining specific (higher) fees for double parking vs other parking offenses.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:12 PM   #11
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Shouldn't have double parked. Nothing excessive about your punishment.
really? $115 for double parking isn't excessive?
better than having your car keyed up or worse by the person you blocked.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:18 PM   #12
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

$115 is a good chunk of change, but i wouldnt call it excessive. maybe you wont double park anymore? and where the hell have you had cheaper speeding tickets, all my cost me $150 or so by the time the ticket and court costs were paid
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:19 PM   #13
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Did you know that there are over 46,000 parking spaces in the Central Business Improvement District?!
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:20 PM   #14
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Don't worry Blah, I'm with you. It's excessive. Are you in NYC like me?

I'm very much against Bloomberg trying to get revenue by creating and raising vice taxes and inconsequential traffic fines. Fuck that revenue generating bullshit. Manage your fucking budget better and you wouldn't have to raise cigarettes to $11 a pack.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:23 PM   #15
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Don't worry Blah, I'm with you. It's excessive. Are you in NYC like me?

I'm very much against Bloomberg trying to get revenue by creating and raising vice taxes and inconsequential traffic fines. Fuck that revenue generating bullshit. Manage your fucking budget better and you wouldn't have to raise cigarettes to $11 a pack.
actually yes, it was in NYC.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:26 PM   #16
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

I had a friend get nailed for over 300 bucks for being parked in a handicapped spot in a sh*t nothing town in NH. Be glad you didn't do that!
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:26 PM   #17
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

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Parking is a privilege, too. Do you drive straddling both lanes on a highway?

Edit: $115. Assuming a $20/hour job, it's worth it for me to see you labor for about 6 hours as penance for being such a dickscarf.
dickscarf, haha. I like your use of nonsensical offensive words.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:27 PM   #18
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

i got nailed $380 for being in a 2hr parking too long. towing costs are a bitch and a half.
i got nailed $520 by a redlight camera for miscalculating a yellow light by a split second on a freeway offramp intersection on an empty street in the middle of the night for a light that decided to randomly turn red when there was no cars there at all.

assuming a $10/hr job, which I do, it was two months of part time labor as a broke college student.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:33 PM   #19
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

I had my car towed by parking at a no parking during rush hour zone. Got the car the next day. Had to pay for the fine, the tow, and the storage fee. Came out to around $300.

Here's a list of fines for the city of San Francisco.
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i got nailed $380 for being in a 2hr parking too long. towing costs are a bitch and a half.
i got nailed $520 by a redlight camera for miscalculating a yellow light by a split second on a freeway offramp intersection on an empty street in the middle of the night for a light that decided to randomly turn red when there was no cars there at all.

assuming a $10/hr job, which I do, it was two months of part time labor as a broke college student.
thanks, i feel a lot better with my fine now.


and those fines do suck a big one.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:38 PM   #21
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Parking is a privilege, too. Do you drive straddling both lanes on a highway?

Edit: $115. Assuming a $20/hour job, it's worth it for me to see you labor for about 6 hours as penance for being such a dickscarf.
don't worry about me, i make much more than $20/hr.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:39 PM   #22
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double parkers can fuck traffic for miles in the city, so you deserved it
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People who double park can inconvenience others by blocking the road. If you inconvenience me, I will have no sympathy for your plight.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:54 PM   #24
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

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There is no law against unreasonable punishment. Do the crime, you pay the fine.
There most certainly is, at least at the federal level (8th amendment). Whether or not it applies to individual states has not been determined, though.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:57 PM   #25
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Default excessive fines on a parking ticket? isn't there a law against unreasonable punishment?

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Shouldn't have double parked. Nothing excessive about your punishment.
Yep, this. I've never understood people bitching about parking tickets when they are very clearly breaking the law. People that double park should be beaten with a tire iron.

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