Meter Maid


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Meter Maid

Postby EPelle » Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:25 am

Why is it illegal to put money in other people:s parking meters?

Have you ever - or would you ever consider - run(ning) up to a meter just ahead of a meter maid/man and inserted coins to stave off a parking ticket?
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Re: Meter Maid

Postby Law dude » Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:40 am

EPelle wrote:Why is it illegal to put money in other people:s parking meters?

I'm not sure that it is illegal to do that. In most places, however, metered parking is also limited parking. If the sign says "one hour metered parking," or some such thing, that usually means that you cannot park there for more than one hour. And that, of course, means that "feeding the meter" is illegal, even if it's your own car at the meter. (Well, literally, it's not the feeding that's the violation, it's the parking beyond the stated time limit.)
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Re: Meter Maid

Postby guru » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:07 am

Law dude wrote:
EPelle wrote:Why is it illegal to put money in other people:s parking meters?

I'm not sure that it is illegal to do that.



Well, don't try it in here in Cincinnati. Or maybe you should. You might get arrested, but they'll honor you at City Hall after you die.

http://www.wcpo.com/news/2004/local/07/ ... rlady.html
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