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Nobody likes getting a parking ticket. Perhaps it will help to know you're not alone -- not by a long shot. The D.C. parking meter enforcement team hands out an average of 5,300 tickets every single day. That translates to nearly 2 million tickets issued in the District in the past 14 months.

This is according to a tally by Triple-A Mid Atlantic. The D.C. Department of Public Works confirms the numbers.

Figures show officers are passing out tickets at a rate of more than 350 per hour.

Despite efforts to make it easier to pay for parking on the street, online or with cell phones and credit cards, the city's revenue from parking tickets inccreased this year according to the auto club.

The typical parking fine in DC is between $25 and $100.

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