If you have an extra $100 to burn, maybe you won’t mind getting a parking ticket in New York City. If you are like most people, however, you would rather spend that money elsewhere. Here are some real ways that you can avoid a traffic ticket in a city that has been inundated with vehicles, despite officials’ best efforts.
There are more people on the roads in the city than ever before, making finding a legal parking space something close to hitting the lottery. Instead of driving into the city, opt for mass transit. A bus may not be the most convenient option, but it is definitely cheaper than a traffic citation.
You’ll have to leave a bit earlier, but if you live in or very near the city, walking could be an option for you. If you live just this side of too far to walk, ride sharing is an option. Pick up your smartphone and tap the Uber app. Have someone pick you up and drop you off. You can even get some last minute work done in the backseat.
You may not want to shell out the cash for a spot in a parking garage or lot, but you will save fines in the long run. Paying for a spot means that you are never forced to park illegally and take your chances.