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PARKING TICKET BOOK OFFERS HOPE TO IRATE
New York, NY – Judges who are scared of having their
decisions shown in the NY Post, rules about when never to reduce a fine – no
matter how good your excuse is- and guidelines for technical defects that change
on a whim – these are just three of the enlightening revelations contained in
Beat That Parking Ticket, A Complete Guide for New York City by former
parking ticket judge Haskell Nussbaum.
With its police force handing out over 10 million tickets
each year, there is scarcely a New Yorker who hasn’t felt the bite of an unfair
ticket. Drivers are enraged – and often without hope.
“They got me less than one minute after the meter expired,”
said Ilana Kasten, a Long Island resident who will rarely drive into the City on
account of its parking policies. “I know the city needs money, but that’s just
According to the book’s author, former New York City
parking ticket judge Haskell Nussbaum, the problem often stems from the sheer
volume of tickets the City handles, as well as the lack of understanding by
drivers regarding what kind of excuses rarely work. “Every day, judges see and
hear the same excuses from people looking to get out of their tickets,” says
Nussbaum. “And every day many of those pleas get pushed aside with about the
same level of attention as you would devote to plucking off a stray hair that
falls on your jacket.”
Beat That Parking Ticket aims to change that. The
book is a comprehensive, yet entertaining, guide to fighting parking tickets in
New York, containing plenty of insider information. It is also replete with
amusing stories and funny letters that illustrate some of the crazier excuses
that some ticket-fighters have used to try to escape a fine.
Beat That Parking Ticket may very well ruffle some
feathers over at City Hall. According to Nussbaum, the City has been gaining
untold sums of money simply because so many people don’t fight their tickets. He
estimates that literally tens of thousands of tickets get paid that could be
successfully beaten. With the release of this book, that might just change.