Toronto parking officials say the number of tickets being issued have dropped, in part, because officers are more often tasked with other duties, such as helping relocate vehicles at public events, taking time away from ticketing activities, the report says.
More tickets were also likely cancelled in 2012 because the 10-minute grace period was introduced, up from five minutes. People are also becoming more familiar with the city’s parking ticket cancellation guidelines and the process to fight them, according to the report, which is set to be presented to the city’s Government Management Committee next month.
Back in the late 60′s and early 70′s I was living downtown and we had a foolproof and outright wonderful way of getting around parking tickets!
First of all, since we were downtown, we would just park where-ever we wanted!
1067863-Clipart-Flasher-Man-From-Behind-Royalty-Free-Vector-IllustrationDouble park, park in loading zones, taxi stands, in front of driveways,fire hydrants, etc……………….. , and ya NEVER, never, never, never, put money in meters!
Every time ya got a ticket, just throw it in the glove box, and after you had about a thousand bucks worth of fines accumulated, it was an easy to get rid of them. (A thousand bucks was a lot of money back then!)
Get yourself good and drunk and take a cab to 52 division of a Friday night. Go in and tell the guy at the desk you wanted to pay your tickets.
When he told you the total ………….. tell him ya didn’t have the money!
1144043-Cartoon-Of-A-Flasher-Man-Holding-Onto-His-Coat-Royalty-Free-Vector-Clipart“O.K.” he would say: “Then you will have to do three days in the jail!”
With that, they would throw you in a cell and you would start your sentence!
Now the third day is Sunday bunky, and they can’t let you out on a Sunday, so they have to let you out on Saturday.
On the day you get released they kick you out by noon …………………………… so your entire stay consists of Friday night at 11:00 to Saturday morning when you wake up with a hangover!
You were then free to go and park where-ever the hell ya wanted again!