‘I Learned How To Drive in Vermont’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Here are excerpts from appeals filed with the New Canaan Parking Bureau by ticketed motorists:

“First off I want to apologize for parking on a crosswalk. I work as an uber delivery driver & finding parking close to restaurants can sometimes be difficult. So I parked right in front of restaurant, but I was literally in there for one minute. I was in and out but the lady gave me a ticket anyways. I know I was wrong but if you can please give me another chance! I will never obstruct a crosswalk again.

‘I Went to the Dermatologist to Remove a Mole’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Here are appeals from ticketed motorists filed recently with the New Canaan Parking Bureau. ***

“I was visiting my father in New Canaan on September 16th. I parked my car on Main Street across from the restaurant Spiga. After we finished our lunch I was surprised to find that I was ticketed for parking in a no parking zone. I saw that there was no sign posted stating no parking.

‘I Believed I Was Doing the Courteous Thing’: Parking Ticket Appeals

Here are recent appeals filed with the New Canaan Parking Commission by ticketed motorists. ***

“I had parked in front of Dunkin Doughnuts on Elm Street to pick up my doughnut order. I thought the area in front of the store was temporary parking for Dunkin Doughnut customers. There was no sign that read ‘No Parking.’I literally parked there for under 3 minutes. As I returned from the store I saw a parking official place a ticket on my windshield.

‘I Wish I Had A Wonderful Excuse’: Parking Ticket Appeals

These are excerpts from recent appeal letters that motorists filed with the New Canaan Parking Bureau after receiving tickets. ***

“Dear Stacy, Thank you for taking the time to go over the procedures for disputing a parking ticket with me. You were very helpful and I appreciate it. Here’s my testimony: On Monday morning, I parked on Forest Street (left side) just after the handicapped parking spot. When I pulled into the spot, I looked up to check the sign to see if it was a 2 hour or 90 minute spot (as I was going to a hair appointment at Salon 5 East). I was very close to the sign and just saw the green and white ‘2 hour parking’ sign through the top edge of my windshield. My bigger concern was that I had left enough room behind me for the handicapped parking spot.

‘I Had a Female Emergency’: Parking Ticket Appeals

These are excerpts from recent appeal letters that motorists filed with the New Canaan Parking Bureau after receiving tickets. ***

“I had a female emergency and had to urgently use a bathroom. I put my hazard lights on and used a bathroom for less than three minute. When I ran back to my car, the parking officer handed me the ticket – it wasn’t even on my windshield. When I told her I had a female emergency she scoffed at me and said ‘too bad.’ I object to being laughed at and not being taken seriously.