New York City is taking new steps to get money back from hundreds of thousands of parking ticket scofflaws, who collectively owe the city $700 million in unpaid fines. Ticket deadbeats used to have until $800 in fines before they were referred to a collection agency. Now, even small amounts are being sent to collection bureaus. Furthermore, car owners who rack up five or more unpaid violations in 12 months will be unable to register their vehicles. City Finance Commissioner David Frankel reports that this is the most aggressive the city has ever been about collecting unpaid fines.
City Gets Tougher On Parking Deadbeats