What to Do With a Parking on Red Curb Ticket
There were 195 million licensed drivers in the US in 2019. On average, 41 million of these drivers got a citation, meaning you have roughly a 20% chance of getting a ticket yourself in a given year. If you've ever received a citation, you understand how frustrating it can be.
That coupled with the hefty fines can take a toll on anyone.
If you received a red zone parking ticket, you don't have to worry. DoNotPay will make the best case for you and help you dispute the parking ticket for free in less than two minutes from the comfort of your home.
How Much Is a Ticket For Parking in a Red Zone Cost?
A ticket for parking in red costs on average $80. The law prohibits drivers from stopping or parking anywhere within 15 feet of a red zone. The red indicates to the driver that they shouldn't stop, stand or park there regardless of whether the car is attended or unattended.
Curbs marked in red are usually fire lanes. Buses, however, have limited exceptions to this rule as they may stop at a red zone specifically marked for buses.
How to Pay for a Parking Ticket
The easiest method for paying your red zone parking ticket is online. The ticket you get usually has all the information you need on how to go about the payment process. If it doesn't, just go to the city's website and look for "Parking Tickets," You should have no trouble finding the information.
Can I Dispute My Parking Ticket?
You may think it's not worth the hassle to dispute parking on a red curb ticket, especially if you live in a city where the restrictions are too many to keep track of or the zones aren't clearly marked. However, it's necessary to dispute a parking ticket if you believe it was unfairly administered.
Here's how to dispute your ticket:
- Call the agency: Find the ticketing agency's number at the back of the ticket and call them. An investigator will then ask you to explain your case. You can also mail the dispute letter or submit it in person no later than 20 days after recovering it.
- Request an administrative review: If the investigator claims your ticket is valid, ask for an administrative review. This process comes before a judicial review involving filing a complaint. Ensure you bring in all evidence proving you didn't commit a parking violation. The best way to go about this is to take several pictures once you get the ticket.
- File an appeal: if the review still deems your parking ticket valid, you can file an appeal requesting a hearing. A judge will go over your case and officially determine the ticket's validity.
What Happens if I Don't Pay My Ticket?
It's noteworthy to point out that parking on a red curb ticket won't affect your insurance premiums. However, choosing to ignore the parking ticket can have adverse effects in the long run. While there is no possibility of jail time, here are some situations that might happen if you don't pay the ticket:
- The amount you owe could increase and accrue interest over time.
- The city could tow or boot your car
- If the fines are huge, your car could get repossessed and auctioned
- Your credit score could take a hit after the penalty is reported to a credit bureau
Contest Parking Tickets in Less Than 120 Seconds
If you have a parking ticket on a red curb, DoNotPay is your best bet to handle the situation. The DoNotPay chatbot lawyer has beaten 160,000 tickets, and yours can be next.
Here's how to get started:
- Log in to DoNotPay and look for the 'Parking Tickets' service.
- Upload a photo of your ticket.
- Enter details if you believe the ticket was a mistake.
- Choose whether you want us to mail the letter to the issuer on your behalf or not.
- And you're done. You will receive an appeal letter containing your state's vehicle codes to boost your case.
Constantly be on the lookout for your ticketing agency's repose to find out if you won or not.
DoNotPay Helps Users Fight and Beat Tickets in Any City
DoNotPay can help you fight parking on red curb tickets and other parking infractions in any city, including:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- New Orleans
- Rutgers University
- San Jose
- San Francisco
Should I Pay or Dispute My Ticket?
Are you wondering if disputing your parking on a red curb ticket is worth the hassle? When you settle for paying for your parking ticket, you not only lose money. You stand to lose time and incur stress as the process can be complicated–unless you pay online.
Moreover, when you pay online, it comes with additional expenses. If you do it by mail, it can take weeks. Paying may cost more than what your parking ticket is worth.
It’s worth it to dispute your parking ticket, especially when you know that you don’t deserve it. Contesting your parking ticket vindicates you. Don’t pay for something when you know you didn’t violate any traffic laws.
The question now is whether to do it yourself or let DoNotPay handle it for you. This table may help you decide:
|Ease||Complicated||You can do it from your phone|
|Time||It takes a long time as you have to fall in line or contact the agency concerned||It doesn’t take more than a few minutes|
|Expenses||Parking ticket fee plus other incidental expenses like travel costs||You won’t have to pay a dime|
|Advantages||None||Your fine will be reduced or voided. You save time and money|
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