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2011-03-18 07:45:00

BOURNEMOUTH, England, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LV=, the car insurer, has revealed that drivers lost 58.5m pounds last year by failing to appeal against parking tickets issued in 'unfair' circumstances. In 2010, one in twenty (5%) motorists in the UK received a parking ticket where they had grounds to appeal. Despite this, only one in five (22%) drivers bother to contest a ticket once issued; but of those who do, nearly nine in ten (88%) claimants are successful. When questioned,...

2010-11-09 05:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A fleet of parking enforcement officers were lying in wait to issue the $60 tickets to many of the one hundred unsuspecting visitors to the Burton Chace Park Community Room in Marina del Rey on Saturday, October 30(th) for the 19th Anniversary of the Full Disclosure Network®. Watch this video to see the public outrage in interviews with victims of parking meters and enforcement policies who were attending the event....

2009-06-26 08:50:06

Canada's Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Toronto woman's $26 million class action suit against the city for fining her for not paying a frozen parking meter. Attorney Ken Arenson said his client was given a $30 ticket in Toronto for not displaying a parking ticket on her dashboard in the winter of 2007-08. The woman said the ticket machine was frozen and wouldn't accept money and she challenged the ticket. The city stood firm, so Arenson took it to the country's highest court in Ottawa,...

2009-06-18 12:02:32

Transportation officials say the use of golf carts by Boston parking regulation enforcers is a more visible and efficient means to patrol the city's streets. City Transportation Commissioner Thomas Tinlin said by equipping golf carts with flashing yellow lights, city officials have created a very noticeable alternative to traditional parking enforcement efforts, The Boston Globe said Thursday. That's not our goal, to increase parking tickets,'' Tinlin said of the new use of the golf carts....

2009-06-15 09:12:58

Chicago authorities say an error while testing equipment led to a man with a license plate reading 0 receiving about 170 tickets he did not deserve. The Chicago Department of Revenue said it has been using 0 as a placeholder license plate for testing parking ticket equipment and officials were unaware Tom Feddor had that number as his official plate, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. Feddor said that beginning in 1997, his mailbox has been filling up with citations for violations,...

2009-05-22 06:53:04

Washington, D.C., fighting an $800 million budget shortfall, is launching a major expansion in its parking enforcement, officials say. Washington is said to be planning to go as far as to plant cameras on street sweepers to spot parking violators who then could get $30 tickets in the mail. The closely monitored program, already a frustrating problem for D.C residents and commuters -- and called by some a hidden commuter tax -- is expected to involve hundreds of thousands of motorists over the...

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2009-04-30 11:00:00

A Traffic Penalty Tribunal official in Britain says excuses offered in attempts to avoid fines range from acceptable to simply silly. Tribunal Chief Adjudicator Caroline Sheppard said the appeals to the National Parking Adjudication Service have ranged from people rushing to use the bathroom to individuals delivering a pizza, The Daily Telegraph said Thursday. What shows up time and time again is that people have myriad practical events that impact on their lives and, therefore, their parking...

2009-02-26 07:30:00

Beat Your Ticket Without Leaving Your Car NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple's iPhone does so much more than make phone calls. It's so cool it might help you get out of a parking ticket! Parkingticket.com today announced full compatibility of its online service with the Safari web browser on the Apple iPhone, enabling an iPhone user to immediately contest a parking ticket the moment it is issued. The iPhone, combined with its versatile camera revolutionizes the way people can now...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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