Ticket not your fault in Salt Lake City? You might still need to pay

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 2, 2014 3:01 a.m.

    This is true in most cities with parking violations are payable and due even if you are from another country or planet. Most cities though shun by discrimination that ticketing tourist is bad publicity so cities are illegally more lentil with tourist which is a good argument to repeal parking tickets that the city cannot discriminate on law enforcement.

    However the appeal process should not cost more than the cost of the parking ticket or its reduced fee. This discrimination of appeal is unfair taxation and unfair to residents who feel justified in appealing any tickets or vehicle violations including DUI. A fine cannot be such that is is punishment for getting the ticket or in lieu of incarceration.

    Driving violations are exceeding the constitutional restrictions to punish individuals with fines and fees and its time that rights be restored to the accused and not the accuser.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 1, 2014 11:44 p.m.

    I received a ticket for not parking to close to the curb.
    As I remember you must park no less than 18 inches from the curb.
    Even if there is a white line on the drivers side of the parking place.

    It appears to me that the powers to be view parking enforcement as a revenue stream.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Jan. 1, 2014 11:06 p.m.

    "We try to make it as helpful as we can." This refers to the collecting of the parking fines, not the public service that restricted parking provides in terms of turn-over of cars on the street, public safety, etc. It's all about money and always has been. Same is true of airport parking as well.

  • dan76 san antonio, TX
    Jan. 1, 2014 6:19 p.m.

    Yet another reason why I'm happy not to reside in SLC.