Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ticket Reform Finally, Drivers Can Contest Traffic Citations Online

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ticket Reform Finally, Drivers Can Contest Traffic Citations Online

Article excerpt

For too long, fighting a parking ticket in the city of Pittsburgh could be such a nuisance that paying the fine was less annoying than contesting it, even for motorists who thought they'd been unjustly cited.

That's about to change for the better.

Starting on Oct. 1, it will be possible to challenge the validity of a parking ticket without making a trip Downtown to Pittsburgh Parking Court and waiting for a hearing along with a roomful of other alleged miscreants.

David Onorato, executive director of the parking authority, announced last week that a website will be launched that will allow drivers to contest their tickets online. They will be able to fill out a form explaining why they believe the ticket was unfair and attach photographs to help make the case. Once submitted, a district judge will review the material and make a decision, which then will be both emailed and sent in the mail three to four weeks later.

The authority saw a jump in the number of people contesting their tickets after it replaced old, individual meters with new parking kiosks. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.