A senior police officer, in charge of a road traffic division in the Paris area, has allegedly told his traffic officers to issue at least three tickets for driving offenses every day, or lose out on days off over the Christmas period.
San Francisco -
A parking spot in San Francisco recently sold for $82,000. Parking is typically at a premium in San Francisco, but even this price has shocked some residents, according to media reports.
Police say Angela Cornett, Bartow County school board member, is facing a misdemeanor charge after she hit a 17-year-old with her SUV during a dispute over parking space at the Cartersville Walmart. Police say they arrested Cornett on Friday.
The right to park has suddenly become a human rights issue. A Canadian woman claims her human rights have been violated through discrimination by the City of Ottawa which refused her application to build a parking pad in front of her house.
Parking tickets with a yoga theme are being handed out in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The city may have thought the yoga images would be calming but they don't appear to have that effect on those being fined.
San Francisco -
Soon San Franciscans won't need to rely on luck and prayers to the parking gods, though it might cost them. New "SFpark" parking meters will charge more for parking spaces in popular areas. Spots in less popular places will cost less.
A new survey indicates that over half of the patients being treated for cancer in England do not get free or reduced cost parking fees when they go for hospital treatment. This goes against the governments own guidelines.