NY drivers pay for NYC parking tickets
New York’s city government has collected $2.2 billion in fines for parking violations in the last three years, an increase of more than $200 million over the same period in 2016.
The fines, which range from $150 to $300, were collected for violations such as failing to wear seat belts and parking in an unsafe location.
In all, the city collected $1.9 billion in parking tickets during that period.
The amount of money collected for the last two years was $1 billion, according to the city’s Financial Services Department.
The city has already collected $846 million in parking fines over the last few years, and the money will likely continue to grow in the coming years.
In addition to the parking tickets, the New York Police Department has collected more than 1,100,000 tickets for distracted driving, more than 200,000 for public urination and 19,000 from people who left their vehicles unlocked and running in a public area.
In a press release, Mayor Bill de Blasio called the $2 billion collected by the city for parking fines a “good start,” and said he wants to see the city collect more revenue from parking tickets and other fines that have fallen on his watch.
The mayor noted that he expects the money collected from parking fines will be used to improve the citywide transportation network, improve public health, and provide more affordable housing for all residents.
De Blasio has pledged to implement a $50 million infrastructure investment program that will increase the capacity of public transportation, improve the safety of New York City streets and improve public education.