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Greg Upton May 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm
It happened on a cold snowy Thursday night after a 4 hour visit. There were few cars in the parkingRead More deck and nobody paid much attention to the painted yellow lines when they parked. The dirty slush that had accumulated throughout the day obscured many of the lines. Most people in the garage appeared more concerned with trying not to park too close to each other. I did likewise and a tire happened to end up on a yellow line. I suspect others may also have received tickets for the same issue but did not investigate at the time. My wife wrote a letter to the court explaining the above and assumed common sense would prevail. All we received was a form indicating we were in violation and the amount of the fine ($50) and where to pay. The letter had eliminated any option to go to court. How I wish I could turn back the clock and had that chance. I would have enjoyed telling my story live in person. It would be worth the $50 to explain the situation as described above in front of a judge and see the reaction. Perhaps I am naive and this parking ticket aggressiveness is the norm in Royal Oak. Other posts in the internet seem to confirm this. All I can do is join the chorus and never return for entertainment.
Bob May 5, 2014 at 09:18 am
So, are you saying you received a parking ticket for a tire on the yellow line? You didn't say soRead More directly, that's why I question.
Greg Upton May 5, 2014 at 11:45 pm
I no longer have the ticket so I cannot tell you the exact wording on the ticket. The tire may haveRead More been on the line or may have crossed the line. I did not back in. Bottom line - I paid to park in a public garage and received a $50 ticket. Nice way to end a night out with the wife. I will never return and my story will be posted regularly on the internet in many places as a warning to others.
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