• Man receives $60 ticket after the Department of Transportation puts a "No Parking" sign in front of his car

New Yorker James Allan parks his car in front of his house everyday and, for 13 years, he hasn’t encountered any problems with it. So what makes this story interesting?

Well, Allan returned home one day and found a $60 parking ticket slapped on his windshield because he parked in front of a "No Parking" sign. What? How can he park his car in the same spot for 13 years and only get a parking ticket today? The answer, of course, lies somewhere between the lines. Last Monday, the local Department of Transportation installed a "No Parking At Any Time" sign right next to Allan’s car and promptly gave it a ticket. That’s right. The car was there at the same spot it has always been for the last 13 years and when the DoT planted the sign, they gave Allan a ticket. When James got home from work, he discovered the newly-erected sign and, much to his shock, a corresponding ticket for his "violation".

Predictably, James will be contesting the ticket in court. "I’m not paying $60 for a sign that wasn’t there," he said. We’re with you on this one, buddy. In fact, if we were in his shoes, we’d be contesting the ticket, too.


Source: SI Live

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  (528) posted on 03.21.2011

I agree with you stilespj , Department of Transportation should apologize to him. They should out a "VISIBLE" warning of "No Parking", for sure Mr. 
Allan will see it.

  (619) posted on 10.22.2010

haha. poor guy.. he should move on from what happen

  (321) posted on 09.22.2010

The man has a good reason though. Imagine 13 years then just right now they will put a sign there and give "$60" ticket. That’s a large amount!

  (745) posted on 08.18.2010

No Parking? After parking his car? Oh dear, these signs should be visible afterall. Where was that sign posted?

  (274) posted on 08.15.2010

It’s like a total prank for this guy, poor him.

  (571) posted on 08.2.2010

Maybe he forget to tell.haha

  (247) posted on 07.29.2010

What was that thinking? They should have advised Allan that they would install that no parking sign since the car was already there before they arrived.

  (407) posted on 06.17.2010

I agree... but it would be better if it is in 3d movie.

  (313) posted on 06.16.2010

Too bad he looks professional in his outfit.

  (228) posted on 06.15.2010

Yeah right, no need to explain. Dept. Transport will never give you a violation or offense if you done nothing wrong.

  (392) posted on 06.14.2010

I really can’t understand why are those people don’t know how to read the NO PARKING sign. Are they blind or can’t read? too bad this guy looks well educated and professional and yet he still don’t follow the traffic signs.

  (16) posted on 06.13.2010

It seems as though someone from that local Department of Transportation owes James Allan an explanation and an apology for this fraudulent action.

Knowingly issuing a ticket when there is no violation should result in some sort of punative action against the person who did this.

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