I took a ride to the scene of Stef’s ‘ticket and tow.’ Sure enough, the signs are out of compliance! I took some photos (and will post them later). If the law is followed we’ll be getting back the tow money and the ticket will be quashed… if the law is followed.
I drove to work and walked the block and a half to 200 Orange Street, where New Haven’s Department of Traffic and Parking fills part of the basement. They could not have been nicer. I filled out a form: “Request for Review Parking Violation/Towing” and handed it over the counter. In the “Nature of Complaint” box I wrote:
“Six to eight weeks,” I was told. Hmmmm… I was only given fifteen days. Whatever.
A department functionary looks at it first. If they don’t kill my ticket I can see a hearing officer.
OK–this is too much fun for me. I admit it. It’s a game I like to play.