Driving a couple of miles and writing two parking tickets is more revenue than driving a couple miles (which you are going to do anyway) and not writing any tickets. Overtime is already in the budget.
"Parking on pavement" is just a short description, it doesn't fully define the violation. The V&T code could well define "pavement" as the road and the shoulder, or if there's no shoulder, a certain distance from the road. Hard to say if they're in violation or not without knowing exactly what they were supposed to have violated.
Edited to add:
I get a few BS tickets every year in NYC, and have tried fighting them, but the city doesn't care, they need the money. Pisses me off, but I get over it because you can't fight city hall over parking tickets.
My last ticket was when DPW or ConEd had to do emergency work, so they towed my car from a non-metered spot back to a metered spot. And there I got a ticket for failing to pay the meter.
Another where they towed my car into an intersection, so they could tow the car that was parked in front of me. But didn't push my car back, so I got a ticket for "blocking traffic".
Some where they didn't read the signs correctly, or completely made up the violation to meet a quota... again, the city doesn't care, you're not going to pay $400 to a lawyer to get you off a $125 ticket, so it's pretty much guaranteed income as long as they don't go overboard and get the media interested.
Edited by quanto_the_mad (05/23/12 02:14 PM)