Don't Let Your Car Get the Boot

Not paying your parking tickets in time will only result in having to pay the ticket's initial amount to the third power. If you choose to ignore the responsibility and continue to accumulate quite a few of them, you may come back to your car to see a wheel clamp attached to it. It takes quite a number of tickets before parking authorities add a new piece of hardware to your vehicle, but you never want to turn your car into a giant paperweight.

There are a variety of reasons for which you may receive a parking ticket. Moreover, you car may have a boot attached to it depending on where you received these parking tickets. To not get a parking ticket, familiarize with ways to prevent it:

The six most common reasons for parking tickets in Pennsylvania are:

  1. Failing to leave a parking spot after your meter has expired.
  2. Improper parking, such as taking up more than one space or leaving your car protruding into traffic.
  3. Loading or unloading materials into your vehicle while parked in the street.
  4. Parking in a manner that obstructs rush hour traffic.
  5. Illegally parking in a handicapped parking space.
  6. Parking on a sidewalk.

You cannot drive with a boot attached to your car. If you choose to do so, you might as well buy a new car, that is, after paying outstanding parking tickets. Once you pay them, you can pay to repair your car, which is just another pain in the wallet.

This is what you need to know: Generally, if you fail to pay five parking tickets in a row, and park illegally a sixth time, your car will get the boot. Oftentimes, you will have to pay $500 or upward, a significant sum for most.