Berlin Changing The Way It Handles Pa...

Berlin Changing The Way It Handles Parking Tickets

There are 14 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 9, 2009, titled Berlin Changing The Way It Handles Parking Tickets. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Take it to court. That's the new policy in this town without a single parking meter but its fair share of drivers who break rules such as blocking fire hydrants, taking space reserved for handicapped motorists ...

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Stosh

Wallingford, CT

#1 Feb 10, 2009
ANother revenue source for a piz-ant town
Dee

United States

#2 Feb 10, 2009
Certainly sounds like a fair process. I'm sure people who get state infraction tickets will take it a lot more seriously than a town ticket. I'm just curious to know how the town went about collecting unpaid tickets.
Dee

United States

#3 Feb 10, 2009
Just a way to get people to be more responsible for their actions. Why should people be allowed to park wherever they want without obeying the laws? I don't think you would be too happy if you were handicapped and couldn't park in a handicap space because someone without a handicap permit decided to park there just to "run in for a minute". How about fire hydrants? If the fire dept. couldn't get to a hydrant because a car blocked it and your house was on fire, you wouldn't be too happy.
Stosh wrote:
ANother revenue source for a piz-ant town
Go figure

Mystic, CT

#4 Feb 10, 2009
Just wondering, if one pleads Not Guilty is the issuing officer required to attend the hearing? Would this be overtime on his/her time off or overtime to someone to fill in on their shift?
Good Greef

Cambridge, MA

#5 Feb 10, 2009
Go figure wrote:
Just wondering, if one pleads Not Guilty is the issuing officer required to attend the hearing? Would this be overtime on his/her time off or overtime to someone to fill in on their shift?
Parking tickets are not actually handled within the "Court System" Usually a moderator reviews the appeal and the officers report that goes along with the ticket and then will make a decision.
Harry Callahan

White River Junction, VT

#6 Feb 10, 2009
Go figure wrote:
Just wondering, if one pleads Not Guilty is the issuing officer required to attend the hearing? Would this be overtime on his/her time off or overtime to someone to fill in on their shift?
Go ahead, make my day!
xsixzuyzg

United States

#7 Feb 10, 2009
YOU GO BERLIN!!
Uncouth Ct

Meriden, CT

#8 Feb 10, 2009
HAAAAAAAAAAA!!! They should so do this in West Hartford.....
Blah

Waterbury, CT

#9 Feb 10, 2009
Just for fun they should blow up cars with unpaid tickets. Now that would be exciting and would teach people a lesson.
Question

AOL

#10 Feb 10, 2009
Dosen't the money go into the state general fund instead of into Berlin general fund? If not Berlin will only get a small percentage of the infraction. Good job guys. how about updating the policy and doing your job. maybe too much work.
Greg from Brookfield

AOL

#11 Feb 10, 2009
Wow! What crime fighting.
Stosh

Wallingford, CT

#12 Feb 13, 2009
If they can't get the sex ordinance passed, maybe they need to start ticketing cars parked in front of the tittie bars.
ooops

Dallas, TX

#13 Feb 13, 2009
maybe they should just go after the maniacs going 90 mph on the turnpike.
R U sh10 Me

East Hampton, CT

#14 Feb 13, 2009
I see this as the number one crime in Berlin. Keep up the good work.

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