Lately I’ve been getting stories from people who have been getting parking tickets in the city of Wilmington before they have a chance to get out of their cars to put money in the meter.
One person appealed the ticket and was denied by the city, citing Sec. 37-263 of the city code:
“When any vehicle shall be parked in any space along side or next to which there is located a parking meter, the owner, operator, manager or driver of such vehicle shall upon entering such parking space immediately deposit the minimum required amount of coins of the United States in such parking meter…”
Based on that code, we’re all guilty (at least those of us who have parked on the street in Wilmington).
So, I got some great volunteers together (you know who you are!) and we produced this helpful PSA for the city of Wilmington:
And yes, there will be more.