Parking Meters – one step too many

I am going to have to make a correction on my post for the new parking meters. I mentioned that one had to print out a ticket and display it in their dash; however, it turns out that this is merely something done in Toronto. These new meters in Detroit do not seem to require that step.

4 Comments so far

  1. baliad (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

    really?? how then do they know that you paid?

  2. Mollika* (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 2:15 pm

    Apparently the law enforcers check each box to make sure that the cars in each spot paid the proper amount. This is the information I got from someone in East Lansing.

  3. Tom (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 6:08 pm

    Yes, they have boxes similar to those in East Lansing. I have used them many times. It works like this – You park in a spot and remember the number of the spot. You walk over to the machine, pay with credit/cash and it starts the timer for your spot.

    The reason the city likes these is because they can check all of the meters remotely and dispatch cars and/or they can check all of the meters at once.

  4. Mollika* (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 6:26 pm

    That is so sneaky. You can’t get away with anything anymore. I saw some poor guy who had to go back to his car to get his reading glasses to read the instructions on the box.

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