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Parking Ticket Fines Increased Today, To Dismay of Many Boston Residents

Parking Ticket Fines Increased Today, To Dismay of Many Boston Residents

Boston, MA - As if the parking ticket fines weren't already an unwelcome and expensive experience in Boston and surrounding areas, today marks an increase in these fines.

As of Monday, July 2, 2018, parking ticket fines will readily be raised. Due to this event happening today, many locals have shared their good, and bad comments, as we predicted they would.

Some fellow Boston citizens claim that raising these parking ticket fines will actually benefit the city, encouraging those that disobey the parking laws to finally obey them.

Other fellow Boston citizens claim that raising fines will not do anything for the city. The parking regulations that are put into place now are not acted upon. One angered citizen even went as far as to say, “Double parking doesn’t matter much when no one gets ticketed for double parking anyway.”

Even still, other citizens that are tremendously mad at the addition to the original parking ticket fines claim that police officers drive by certain scenes and don’t do anything about them. For example, people block fire lanes and are not reprimanded at all.

However, many officials are claiming that they will be enforced at all
costs. The following is a list of how the rates for each fine will go:

  • Parking in resident parking fines will be raised from $40 to $60
  • Parking in areas where overnight street cleaning is taking place will be raised from $40 to $90
  • Parking in a loading zone will be raised from $55 to $90
  • Parking in No Parking Zone A will be raised from $55 to $90
  • Parking in No Parking Zone B will be raised from $25 to $55
  • Double parking in Zone A will be raised from $45 to $55
  • Double parking in Zone B will be raised from $30 to $35
  • Parking in No Stopping or Standing areas will be raised from $75 to $90
  • Meter fees not being paid will be raised from $25 to $40
  • Being over the meter time limit will be raised from $25 to $40
  • Being over the time posted limit will be raised from $25 to $40