Are you tired of paying a muni-meter, displaying your receipt and then coming back to find a ticket because your ticket blew to the floor when you closed your door?”
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is proposing a simple solution to the too-thin-receipts problem: Thicker receipts.
After receiving numerous complaints from constituents about their muni-meter receipts blowing to the floor or blowing away, the Assemblyman contacted Polly Trottenberg, the newly appointed Department of Transportation Commissioner, and asked the D.O.T. to consider more substantial receipts. Thicker paper is utilized in other countries such as Israel where muni-meters abound.
“Our office has received calls from a number of constituents who complain that they have received parking summonses even after having properly purchased and displayed a muni-meter receipt on their dashboard,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “Upon inspection, they discovered that their receipts had either flipped over or had been blown to the floor. This likely occurred when they closed their car door. The problem is even worse during times of heavy wind.”
The problem, Assemblyman Hikind explains, is the flimsiness of the actual receipts, which are printed on very thin paper.
“It is a shame to penalize people who are attempting to follow the rules and regulations,” said Hikind. “The addition of muni-meters has been helpful. They’ve added numerous potential parking spaces in our community and in other neighborhoods. But there is always room for improvement and improving this situation seems easy.”