Frustration filter.... I got a parking ticket from a city I've never been to...
I got a notice from a collection agency for a parking ticket issued by Lynwood California. Lynwood California is at least 500 miles from my home and I've never been anywhere near there. I'm sending in my objection to the ticket, obviously, but I've got a few questions:
1. Could it be a simple problem of the cop writing the license plate number down wrong?
2. If not, how can I find out if this is some kind of fraudulent scheme?
3. Any suggestions for fighting the ticket?
posted by bananafish
on Dec 19, 2008 -
I'm driving from Vancouver to Seattle this weekend to see the Seahawks play the Jets at Qwest Field. Where is the best place to park looking for a balance of economy and convenience? Plus is there anything that is do not miss with the stadium food vendors?
posted by Keith Talent
on Dec 16, 2008 -
I've got friends from Bloomington, Indiana driving up to Chicago to visit for a few days. They were going to take the Amtrak out of Indianapolis, but the schedule is extremely inconvenient. I'm thinking they should drive up and try and park near a Metra or CTA station on the south side of Chicago, and take public transportation into the city. Any suggestions on what would be the best station to pick?
posted by steinwald
on Nov 30, 2008 -
San Francisco Parking: I'm in town for a week or so and looking for a cheap way to park my car within the city. I can't get a temp permit since I'm not a resident. (more boring details inside) [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher
on Oct 29, 2008 -
Where can I park my car near a DC metro stop for the next few days? [more inside]
posted by medpt
on Oct 10, 2008 -
car help: parking brake stuck! I can't move my car... even to take it to a mechanic. [more inside]
posted by speef
on Sep 27, 2008 -
Calling all Cambridge (UK) Mefites! My girlfriend has just left for University (Anglia Ruskin
) in Cambridge. I want to travel up and see her regularly, but parking in Cambridge is a problem. [more inside]
posted by anonaccount
on Sep 13, 2008 -
Where can I find on street parking in Brooklyn, tomorrow that is close to a subway stop? [more inside]
posted by whoaali
on Sep 1, 2008 -
My neighbor has asked permission to park her car behind me (which means I have to go ask her to move her car anytime I need to get my car out). How can I place reasonable limits on the privilege? [more inside]
posted by purplevelvet
on Aug 6, 2008 -
Where is a cheap and secure place to leave a car in San Francisco overnight for one night? [more inside]
posted by Melsky
on Jul 19, 2008 -
Is it difficult to find parking in Coney Island, close to the boardwalk, on a Saturday night?
posted by likeapen
on Jul 18, 2008 -
FenwayParkParkingFilter: Driving from southern NH to go to tomorrow night's Fenway game. I think I should park somewhere and take the T in. Where do I park? [more inside]
posted by fogster
on Jul 10, 2008 -
Car Towed Away by Traffic Control Company - then broken into - what legal comeback do I have? [more inside]
posted by jacobean
on Jun 17, 2008 -
24 hours in London (arriving at Heathrow and leaving from Stansted). Where shall we leave our luggage while we see the city? [more inside]
posted by Dec One
on Jun 12, 2008 -
Very old parking tickets/fines and US immigration... do I have to pay up when I come home? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe
on May 14, 2008 -
Please help me enjoy the Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary tickets I just bought! [more inside]
posted by pitseleh
on May 10, 2008 -
So I'm going to the Death Cab for Cutie concert in Providence tonight, coming from Boston. It turns out that renting a car and driving is cheaper than seeing the act in Boston due to ridiculous fees. However, the concert's been moved to the Brown University campus.
For those who know the campus well--how easy is it to find parking after 5 near Meeham Auditorium? Will it be cheaper/easier to get street parking? Any secretly perfect parking spots? (and so on!) Google Satellite view shows a parking lot right in front of the place, but if it's not public I'd like to avoid circling for parking in a relatively unfamiliar place.
posted by melvinwang
on May 9, 2008 -
How do I get space to park a you-pack moving container (think PODS) in Brooklyn? I'm moving to New York from DC for a new job in a few weeks. I'm moving the bulk of my stuff using ABF U-Pack - I'm subletting for two months and need my stuff stored until I find more permanent digs. In DC, I know I need to get a permit for the moving container for space in front of my place, but how do I do this in New York? Digging around on NYC.gov hasn't given me any leads.
posted by anarchivist
on May 6, 2008 -
Can I park my motorcycle on a sidewalk (not obstructing pedestrian passage) in Oakland, California? [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Apr 27, 2008 -
Wrigleyville residents/capitalist theorists: am I obliged to honor the "dibs" system while selling my parking spot during Cubs night games? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket
on Apr 17, 2008 -
I'm looking in to taking my girlfriend up to New York for the weekend in a couple of weeks, and need parking advice. [more inside]
posted by malthas
on Feb 22, 2008 -
So I've decided to take another roadtrip to Seattle from my lovely burg of Vancouver. I got a great deal for a fancy room at the Sheraton downtown (yay!) but those people want me to pay $28 a day for self parking (boo!). Is there a nearby alternative? [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry
on Feb 18, 2008 -
I have a hearing with the Chicago Streets & Sanitation department to contest a vehicle tow. What should I expect and how can I prepare myself? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta
on Feb 6, 2008 -
Where can I buy a padded jacket for the concrete pillar in my parking garage that I keep accidentally scraping my car against? [more inside]
posted by bonheur
on Dec 27, 2007 -
How does Chicago's "No Parking if snow is over 2 inches" rule work out in practice? Are the blocks of cars parked on my street (Sheridan at 7600 N) all going to be towed overnight and tomorrow morning? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis
on Dec 15, 2007 -
How can I find parking in New York from Tuesday to Friday next week? Ideally it would be on Upper West Side Manhattan and not very expensive, but I could park farther afield. [more inside]
posted by Dasein
on Dec 15, 2007 -
How easy is it to get residential street parking permits in Toronto? What are the chances of being put on a waiting list? [more inside]
posted by mendel
on Dec 9, 2007 -
What are your best tricks for getting your car unstuck from snow on the side of the street? [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Dec 7, 2007 -
Boston Metro Filter: Does the greenline riverside MBTA station parking lot fill to capacity during the day? [more inside]
posted by irisell
on Nov 13, 2007 -
How quickly do the parking lots near the Staten Island ferry fill up on any given Saturday? Sunday?
posted by IndigoJones
on Oct 11, 2007 -
ManhattanParkingFilter: I am moving up to Manhattan and I need a garage to keep my car for at least a couple of months, while I decide what to do with it. [more inside]
posted by dcjd
on Sep 24, 2007 -
Hello everyone. I'm going to be taking the caltrain from SF to Mountain View every weekday for work, and I was wondering if anyone knew where I can park my car in Mountain View over the weekends? Preferably near the Caltrain station. I'm OK with paying for a spot. Thanks!
posted by I like to eat meat
on Sep 6, 2007 -
Parking-in-Chicago-Filter: Is a permit required to park an 18 wheel moving truck? If so, where does one obtain that permit? [more inside]
posted by bryanzera
on Sep 5, 2007 -
anyone know of a monitored parking lot we can leave a small uhaul (14') overnight in cambridge, ma? it's 10' tall, so parking garages are out. [more inside]
posted by noloveforned
on Aug 23, 2007 -
How can optimize my parking lot (that is, yard)? I share my house with a small business, which brings in up to 12 cars, plus our two. I'm wondering if there isn't some software, or an established method for figuring out the most efficient use of our limited space--taking into consideration turn-arounds and snow banks and all that? Any thoughts for a cramped little man?
posted by largecorp
on Aug 14, 2007 -
Looking for overnight parking in Pittsburgh. I'm staying five nights at a downtown hotel; I'm cheap, and I don't want to pay $18 per night to park. Are there any cheaper alternatives? I'm willing to walk.
posted by Otis
on Aug 9, 2007 -
Is a map of parking zones in Washington DC available anywhere? I am moving to a central area where street parking is a nightmare most of the time. I think I'll have a zone 1 sticker - I'm trying to gauge where the boundaries are of zone 1 - so I'd know where to try and keep my car for the time being (I plan to get rid of it, but not quite yet). Google and DC DMV sites turn up nothing..
posted by citron
on Aug 5, 2007 -
Where can I find cheap (free) extremely long term (2-3 months at a time) parking in the NY/NJ area? [more inside]
posted by ofthestrait
on Aug 3, 2007 -
I need to figure out how to park my car for a week in NYC while on vacation...the problem? Some fine citizen stole my license plate and I can't get a replacement or even temporary one from the DMV before we leave.
There is [more inside]
posted by Captain_Science
on Aug 3, 2007 -