Almost 1,800 ticketed as free Sunday parking ends

City insider : blog.sfgate.com – excerpt

We now know just how many unlucky drivers were hit with a ticket over the weekend as 65 years of free parking on Sundays came to an end.
The Municipal Transportation Agency issued 1,796 meter violations out of a total 2,575 citations on Sunday, as parking officers officially started enforcing the new rule that is expected to net the city an additional $2 million per year. On an average Saturday, about 2,000 citations for all violations, not just meters, are issued, agency spokesman Paul Rose said.
Violators received about 11,000 verbal and written warnings on the three previous Sundays before fines were implemented. Getting ticketed will cost you $72 downtown and $62 in other parts of the city.
So if your plans include driving around town after noon on Sunday, make sure you feed that meter… (more)

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