REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Police Forum

Police Forum Police Head Mod: Skidmark
Questions & info about the Motor Vehicle Act. Mature discussion only.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-08-2011, 12:38 AM   #26
Captain Happy Bubble is my Homeboy
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: whistler
Posts: 306
Thanked 21 Times in 5 Posts
just dont pay the ticket.
Advertisement
__________________
speedking
speedking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 11:25 AM   #27
The RS Freebie guru
 
InvisibleSoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: East Vancouver
Posts: 22,029
Thanked 2,489 Times in 859 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiquidTurbo View Post
Thanks for your post. It sounds like the definition of parking is >5 minutes. I'm going to try and dispute this. We'll see what happens. It was brutal that I wasn't even able to leave my car. I was on the phone reading a work email.

I've been reading trying to find some information about the bylaws, but your document seems to be the most helpful.
Well, that blurb is specific to No Stopping Zones, so it does not necessarily represent the rules that relate to parking meters... but I guess it doesn't hurt to try and dispute it.
InvisibleSoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 11:39 AM   #28
CRS
ninja edits your posts without your knowledge
 
CRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 14,364
Thanked 5,489 Times in 1,480 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by speedking View Post
just dont pay the ticket.
Where's the fail button at?

This is a City ticket not one from Impark or Diamond. If you do not pay this ticket, you're going to actually go through heartache because the city will get its money one way or another.
CRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 11:47 AM   #29
I am grateful grapefruit
 
gars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,094
Thanked 831 Times in 392 Posts
Quote:
What happens if you don't pay your parking tickets?
Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, February 28, 2009

Most people who get a parking ticket in Vancouver -- 73 per cent, in fact -- pay it, usually early to take advantage of the lower fine.

Others decide to fight their tickets in court, convinced either that they're not guilty or that they have the perfect excuse that will get them off.

But every year, thousands of people decide to take another approach to their parking tickets: Ignoring them.

In fact, about 75,000 Vancouver parking tickets a year -- one in every five -- are unpaid.

So what happens if you don't pay your parking ticket?

The city has a few options at its disposal.

If you don't pay your ticket -- or arrange to dispute it in court -- the city will eventually send someone out to hand-deliver you a court summons.

If you then don't show up in court, it's technically possible that a warrant could be issued for your arrest.

More likely, however, is that the judicial justice of the peace will hold the trial in your absence, usually resulting in a guilty verdict.

The city will then send you a demand letter, warning you of legal action if you don't pay your fine. This letter alone is enough to make nearly half of people pay up.

If you still won't pay, however, the city files a case in small-claims court, which can affect your credit rating and lead to things like having your assets seized or your paycheque garnisheed.

When it comes to legal action, the city said repeat offenders are its first priority. But it said it also goes after people for only a few unpaid tickets, or bundles together a number of unpaid fines into a single legal action.

By the time all these measures are taken, the city gets paid in about 70 per cent of cases.

According to the city, one of the worst cases of unpaid fines involved a resident with 223 tickets totalling more than $16,000 in unpaid fines.

After going to small-claims court, the city eventually garnisheed his wages and seized his vehicle, eventually recouping 100 per cent of the fines owing, plus interest and court costs.

In addition to legal action, the city has one other weapon it can use against scofflaws: towing.

The city can't tow your car away for simply not paying your tickets.

But parking officers have the discretion to order a tow for any violation they wish.

And if you've got a ton of unpaid tickets -- something the officers know as soon as they punch your plate into their hand-held computers -- chances are you're getting towed away.

That means $59 to get your car out of the impound lot and, if you've been avoiding getting served with your court summons, parking enforcement now knows where to find you.

One enforcement weapon the city doesn't have at its disposal is the Insurance Corp. of B.C.

Unlike speeding tickets, which ICBC makes you deal with before getting your licence renewed, you can renew your licence no matter how many unpaid parking tickets you have.

Last year, Vancouver's Civil City report recommended ICBC start enforcing municipal bylaw fines as well.

However, ICBC poured cold water on the idea, saying it had no interest in becoming the city's collection agency.

Despite the number of unpaid tickets on the books, the city still rakes in a healthy $12 million a year from parking ticket revenue, about twice the $6 million it spends on parking enforcement.
What happens if you don't pay your parking tickets?
gars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 01:23 PM   #30
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: richmond
Posts: 2,834
Thanked 1,485 Times in 568 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiquidTurbo View Post
I got back in my car and snapped a pic.

Couldn't believe it.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_R...%2004%20PM.jpg
so you were stopped/parked after the time zone allotted? IE no stopping after 6pm kinda thing.
If you were sitting there between the time allotted on the "no stopping" sign then I'd say dispute it as you were just taking a call and then intending on getting out and paying the meter.
If you were stopped after the time allotted suck it up you were stopped in what is generally a lane and holding up potential traffic.
__________________
Rise Auto Salon

11938 95a Ave Delta
I can be reached VIA text @ 778-232-1465

Oil change special $70 5 liters synthetic oil including OEM filter Fender rolling from $45 per fender
Car Audio:
Focal, Morel, Genesis, Clarion, Scosche, Escort, Compustar, GReddy, Blitz, Tomei, Motul, Endless, Defi, Cusco, Nismo + More


We specialize in:
Custom Car Audio
Race/4x4 Fabrication
Forced Induction
Engine Swaps
General Maintenance
Phil@rise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 07:37 PM   #31
private modder
 
Eff-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Shore
Posts: 6,054
Thanked 1,641 Times in 422 Posts
Parking cops are people and most are very reasonable. The ones I know, if they see an illegally parked car and there's a driver inside, they'll first always ask the driver to move. They'd rather not have to write a ticket (why bother when you can just keep walking?). Maybe in your case, because it's raining, she just simply didn't see you sitting in the car? Or maybe she was just a dink (there are a few for sure).

As for getting commission, no they don't.

As for making a ton of money, they get paid the same as any other municipal worker. But many of them are only part time. You need tons of union seniority to get full time hours. So $25/hr isn't much when you only work 12 hrs/week.
Eff-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2011, 09:04 PM   #32
Captain Happy Bubble is my Homeboy
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: whistler
Posts: 306
Thanked 21 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by CRS View Post
Where's the fail button at?

This is a City ticket not one from Impark or Diamond. If you do not pay this ticket, you're going to actually go through heartache because the city will get its money one way or another.
i got about 6 tickets in the past 10 years and never paid a single one.
__________________
speedking
speedking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 12:37 AM   #33
CRS
ninja edits your posts without your knowledge
 
CRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 14,364
Thanked 5,489 Times in 1,480 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by speedking View Post
i got about 6 tickets in the past 10 years and never paid a single one.
Question. Were they city tickets or from a private business like Impark/Diamond?
CRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 12:49 AM   #34
I am grateful grapefruit
 
gars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,094
Thanked 831 Times in 392 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by CRS View Post
Question. Were they city tickets or from a private business like Impark/Diamond?
And if they were from the city, were they all from the same municipality. And was the car registered under the your name?
gars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 12:54 AM   #35
What hasn't Killed me, has made me more tolerant of RS!
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 604
Posts: 156
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
If it's a city ticket pay for it. One time i pulled over to use my cellphone didnt notice the no stopping sign, meter guy pulls up flashed his lights, i drove off and received a ticket in the mail.
Posted via RS Mobile
need2speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 01:21 AM   #36
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
SupraTTturbo2jz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ?
Posts: 692
Thanked 204 Times in 74 Posts
anyone know where those impark patrol ppl hide out in richmond? if i leave my car for 5 mins n come back theres a ticket and i don't see them anywhere. they hide and ticket unsuspecting ppl, it'd be nice to catch them in the act one day..
__________________
ddd
SupraTTturbo2jz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 07:16 AM   #37
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Soundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Abbotstan
Posts: 20,730
Thanked 12,144 Times in 3,366 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SupraTTturbo2jz View Post
anyone know where those impark patrol ppl hide out in richmond? if i leave my car for 5 mins n come back theres a ticket and i don't see them anywhere. they hide and ticket unsuspecting ppl, it'd be nice to catch them in the act one day..
Impark only hires ninjas.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godzira View Post
Does anyone know how many to a signature?
..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianrietta View Post
Not a sebberry post goes by where I don't frown and think to myself "so..?"
Soundy is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 02-09-2011, 08:49 AM   #38
resident Oil Guru
 
LiquidTurbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,716
Thanked 10,457 Times in 1,794 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil@rise View Post
so you were stopped/parked after the time zone allotted? IE no stopping after 6pm kinda thing.
If you were sitting there between the time allotted on the "no stopping" sign then I'd say dispute it as you were just taking a call and then intending on getting out and paying the meter.
If you were stopped after the time allotted suck it up you were stopped in what is generally a lane and holding up potential traffic.
It was on Davie and it was a metered parking zone all the time.
Posted via RS Mobile
LiquidTurbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 01:09 PM   #39
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: richmond
Posts: 2,834
Thanked 1,485 Times in 568 Posts
Is that a not a no stopping sign (with time allotments) above the meter and in front of you?
If its not then go fight it and tell the judge you had just pulled over to park took a call while looking for change and was going to drop change in the meter.
__________________
Rise Auto Salon

11938 95a Ave Delta
I can be reached VIA text @ 778-232-1465

Oil change special $70 5 liters synthetic oil including OEM filter Fender rolling from $45 per fender
Car Audio:
Focal, Morel, Genesis, Clarion, Scosche, Escort, Compustar, GReddy, Blitz, Tomei, Motul, Endless, Defi, Cusco, Nismo + More


We specialize in:
Custom Car Audio
Race/4x4 Fabrication
Forced Induction
Engine Swaps
General Maintenance
Phil@rise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 01:14 PM   #40
Rの三乗
 
RCubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 5,095
Thanked 3,323 Times in 510 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soundy View Post
Impark only hires ninjas.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SupraTTturbo2jz View Post
anyone know where those impark patrol ppl hide out in richmond? if i leave my car for 5 mins n come back theres a ticket and i don't see them anywhere. they hide and ticket unsuspecting ppl, it'd be nice to catch them in the act one day..
I used to work for Impark =P
They're now hiding in unmarked Silver Yaris or Corollas.
Back when I was working we had a marked red smartcar. Not exactly inconspicuous.
__________________
artofstance
Check out my flickr!
RCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 01:40 PM   #41
My homepage has been set to RS
 
dachinesedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Richmond
Posts: 2,063
Thanked 1,076 Times in 386 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by need2speed View Post
If it's a city ticket pay for it. One time i pulled over to use my cellphone didnt notice the no stopping sign, meter guy pulls up flashed his lights, i drove off and received a ticket in the mail.
Posted via RS Mobile
dude thats the exact thing that happened to me, except i was stopping to drop someone off, i stopped for literally 10 seconds and still got a ticket in the mail, wtf
dachinesedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 02:03 PM   #42
I am grateful grapefruit
 
gars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,094
Thanked 831 Times in 392 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dachinesedude View Post
dude thats the exact thing that happened to me, except i was stopping to drop someone off, i stopped for literally 10 seconds and still got a ticket in the mail, wtf
No Stopping = No Stopping.... If it was a No Parking, it's different.
gars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 02:09 PM   #43
What hasn't Killed me, has made me more tolerant of RS!
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 604
Posts: 156
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by gars View Post
No Stopping = No Stopping.... If it was a No Parking, it's different.
Exactly why i didn't dispute and just paid the ticket.
Posted via RS Mobile
need2speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 02:11 PM   #44
What hasn't Killed me, has made me more tolerant of RS!
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 604
Posts: 156
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dachinesedude View Post
dude thats the exact thing that happened to me, except i was stopping to drop someone off, i stopped for literally 10 seconds and still got a ticket in the mail, wtf
Same thing happened to a buddy of mine. The city guys have no sympathy.
Posted via RS Mobile
need2speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 08:59 PM   #45
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
optiblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 3,191
Thanked 274 Times in 135 Posts
maybe you were on the phone calling in the pay by phone service :P
__________________
Badminton Forums
optiblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 09:37 PM   #46
resident Oil Guru
 
LiquidTurbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 7,716
Thanked 10,457 Times in 1,794 Posts
^ Unfortunately I was checking work email via iPhone.

Come to think of it, I would love to spend a day to dispute this, but in the end, I don't think finding my way all the way downtown, parking, disputing, all this during work hours isn't worth $35, or my time.

Doesn't help that the only times to to this is Mon-Fri 830-500. It wasn't about the money at first, but a matter of principle and fairness. I've already wasted enough time to try and find Vancouver's legal definition of parking in a metered zone, which I can't.

Parking Maid, you win.
LiquidTurbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2011, 10:50 PM   #47
I am grateful grapefruit
 
gars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,094
Thanked 831 Times in 392 Posts
I thought Vancouver has one freebie a year. Try calling them first.
gars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 06:20 AM   #48
I answer every Emotion with an emoticon
 
FerrariEnzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: somewhere
Posts: 7,656
Thanked 2,352 Times in 949 Posts
for people who say not to pay...

when you go to renew your license, wouldn't it show up?... if you owe the city money, they want it...

3rd party parking agency are different..
__________________
My Buy&Sell Feedback, Thanx
FerrariEnzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2011, 08:50 AM   #49
I WANT MY 10 YEARS BACK FROM RS.net!
 
Soundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Abbotstan
Posts: 20,730
Thanked 12,144 Times in 3,366 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by gars View Post
I thought Vancouver has one freebie a year. Try calling them first.
Not anymore.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Godzira View Post
Does anyone know how many to a signature?
..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianrietta View Post
Not a sebberry post goes by where I don't frown and think to myself "so..?"
Soundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2011, 05:59 PM   #50
Hypa owned my ass at least once
 
winson604's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Vansterdam
Posts: 6,733
Thanked 1,071 Times in 519 Posts
Your lucky the City's new Bylaw Adjudication system isn't in play yet otherwise even if you disputed you would get owned. Try it if you want but I wouldn't cross my fingers. Who knows though.

FerrariEnzo - No it doesn't. City parking tickets have nothing to do with renewing licence or insurance. Those are Provincial Tickets such as speeding tickets etc.
__________________
"back at the line to Babych.... LONG SHOT....Potvin had trouble with it....ADAM SHOOTS SCORES!!!!

GREG ADAMS!! GREG ADAMS!!"
winson604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net