Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Holy Toledo! - City tickets people parked in their own driveways

Ohio is an odd place full of bad and slow drivers, and indeed apparently many scofflaws who dare park in their own driveways:

Ohioans ticketed for parking in own driveways
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Residents of Toledo, Ohio, are complaining that they received $25 tickets for parking their vehicles in their own driveways.

Mayor Carty Finkbeiner says he stands by the citations handed out last week by the Division of Streets, Bridges and Harbor. He says the tickets were issued under a city law against parking on unpaved surfaces, including gravel driveways.

During a news conference Monday, Finkbeiner ignored a reporter's question of whether the crackdown and fines were related to the city's budget crisis.
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(Of course not, couldn't be just trolling for more revenue right?)

Good to know political goofines isn't limited just to Michigan, but lets hope our local politicians don't pick up on this idea.....


Scott said...

This is the same guy that deployed the Toledo police to keep out the National Guard troops that had already received permission to use some area of downtown Toledo for a drill.

What a knucklehead.

Aaron said...

Yes indeed.

Also as a historical oddity, Michigan almost had Toledo in its state boundaries. After the Michigan-Ohio Border War of 1835 we formally dropped any claim of it and ceeded it to Ohio and got the Upper Peninsula instead.

Lucky for us, or we'd have the stigma of being the State with the city inside it that tickets people parking on their own driveways. We clearly got the better part of that deal.