Visiting nurse slapped with a parking ticket :-/ - page 4
Hi everyone.I am a visiting nurse. I go to the homes of multiple patient's on a daily basis. Today I was slapped with a parking ticking for double parking my car while alternate side parking was in effect. I really tried to find... Read More
- 4Aug 4, '12 by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorSorry, but you did violate the law. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try to fight it--after all, you have nothing to lose by trying, and you may just land a sympathetic judge who will reduce or toss it out. Also try the sign in the windshield...or maybe have a friendly talk with the cops of the local precinct to see if they can help you out in some way so you can avoid this in the future. But ultimately following the law your responsibility; if you don't follow them (whether by choice or chance), you have to deal with the consequences.
Also, consider how the person you penned in by double-parking would have felt if he/she was trying to go to their own job and couldn't get out of their parking spot. That's happened to me, and it's pretty darn frustrating. Then picture yourself in their shoes--what if you were on your way to see a patient but someone else penned you in by illegally double-parking?
In all honesty, would you feel differently about the matter if you were the one trapped? Especially if by being late because of this, your job was jeopardized?
That's why the laws are there.
- 1Aug 4, '12 by PinkRNBSNQuote from MomRN0913This is exactly my point. We should get a plaque or sticker. Teachers and Diplomats do!I think it sucks. I believe in certain circumstances if we had a plaque or sticker of some sort, we should not get ticketed. However, I am glad I risked the ticket instead of my safety.
- 1Aug 4, '12 by caliotter3Quote from Asystole RNPersonally, I don't see why I should have to pay more than half of my day's pay for the privilege of parking in order to work. I don't feel entitled to anything, but I don't believe I should have to pay a fee to work.The entitlement in this thread is strong.
- 2Aug 4, '12 by Asystole RN, BSN, RNQuote from caliotter3That is the price you pay when you voluntarily decided to accept your current working conditions. There are prices to pay when you chose to live a certain lifestyle, not that it is bad or good but everyone must decide for themselves if a course of action is worth the consequence.Personally, I don't see why I should have to pay more than half of my day's pay for the privilege of parking in order to work. I don't feel entitled to anything, but I don't believe I should have to pay a fee to work.
Personally, I would like to live in Montana and work in Florida but the commute would just kill me.
Don't break the law and then you won't pay fines, I think it is a pretty easy to understand concept.
- 1Aug 4, '12 by Tragically HipThere is a good reason public transportation exists in places that are congested with traffic. NYC has one of the best transit systems around. In fact, you'd be lucky to find a parking spot closer to your destination than a subway station would be. You don't have to worry about accidents or vandalism befalling your car if you don't park it on the street.
How is driving around for an hour looking for parking, or blocking another car at the curb, advantageous? What is so wonderful about having your car near the patient's residence?
If everyone got special parking treatment, the arteries would all be blocked, and no one would go anywhere by car.
(By the way, vehicles such as U.S. Mail trucks are not entitled to special treatment. If they are parked illegally, they should be ticketed, though the people handing out ticket might not realize that. I found the regulations regarding the matter on a federal government Web site. They're actually trying to get their employees to mind local parking regulations, and the employee is responsible for the parking fine. I don't think it's a primary concern of the federal government, though.)