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TOMMY’s TAKE/New Year, New Ways to Get Ticketed

Tommy McFly
By Tommy McFly
Posted on Jan 13,2010
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Photo by Tommy McFly/Local Kicks<br />With the parking fee jumping up to $2 an hour -- even on Saturdays -- we’ll all be carrying rolls of George Washingtons around.
Photo by Tommy McFly/Local Kicks
With the parking fee jumping up to $2 an hour -- even on Saturdays --
we’ll all be carrying rolls of George Washingtons around.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - A new revolution around the sun is a great jumping off point to change yourself, your surroundings and without the proper heads up get your ride booted.  

I have a love/hate relationship with DC parking enforcement officials.  

Photo by FLICKR/photos/nahh/2239581489/<br />This was just stuck on one of the parking meters, so I took a pic of it.
Photo by FLICKR/photos/nahh/2239581489/
This was just stuck on one of the parking meters,
so I took a pic of it.

In the past, I may or may not have called them “grown up hall monitors” but also complimented saying they should run healthcare, border patrol and coffee shops.  

DC Parking peeps are “on it,” especially in Georgetown.  And now the already intricate parking rules and regs in the District are getting even thornier.  

“Is that a roll of quarters in your pocket or...” is not just a frisky pickup line made by an aggressive lady anymore.

With the parking fee jumping up to $2 an hour -- even on Saturdays -- we’ll all be carrying rolls of George Washingtons around.

Or you can always play credit card roulette with the electronic machines that when work are fairly handy.  Price hikes, no more free Saturdays, and a la a Sham Wow infomercial there’s more no feeding meters.  When your two hours are up, you gotta go.  

If the "Hall Monitors," errr Parking Enforcement Officials catch you staying longer than 120 minutes that’s gonna cost you another ticket.  The DC Parking overlords do contend that cities like New York and LA charge up to $3 per hour.  

Don’t forget your quarters when heading to the grocery store as well.  The five-cent bag fee is in effect.  I forgot my enviro-reusable-trendy-sack and was ding’d a nickel for selecting paper at one of those community-mindy-earthy-national-chains over the weekend.

That new rule started on January 1st.  

Many other states are taking the new year as a cue to sign some new bills into law. As ABCNews reports it’s not illegal to ride an ATV in Oregon without a seatbelt when under the age of 16.

Additionally, physical therapists can no practice on animals in New Hampshire.  

Contact the writer at mcflyradio@gmail.com


Photo by FLICKR/niallkennedy/3459900403/<br />One of my favorites: A parking meter which remembers your credit card number so it can go shopping later. <br />
Photo by FLICKR/niallkennedy/3459900403/
One of my favorites: A parking meter which
remembers your credit card number so it can
go shopping later.





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