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Top D.C. Parking Ticket? Expired Meter, Of Course

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Don't overstay that parking meter, because D.C. will get you.
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Don't overstay that parking meter, because D.C. will get you.

D.C. issued 1.8 million tickets to motorists last year, of which 750,000 were parking tickets. But which parking violations were the most ticketed?

Leading the charge were tickets for drivers who overstay their parking meters—322,000 tickets were handed out for that violation. The second-most common ticket was for motorists who stayed longer than the two hours allowed in most residential zones, with 190,000 tickets given.

Parking on the side of a street when street-sweepers are scheduled to pass garnered almost 90,000 tickets for third place, followed by the 80,000 tickets handed out for drivers who failed to move their cars from lanes reserved for rush-hour traffic.

All told, D.C. took in $92 million in parking tickets in the 2012 fiscal year. This year D.C. started garnishing tax refunds of residents who had failed to pay parking tickets.

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