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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 01:48 AM

"Fine Mess": Pittsburgh residents ticketed for parking in their own driveways

(CBS) PITTSBURGH - Parking in Pittsburgh? Even if you live there, you could get fined for keeping your car in your own driveway.

According to CBS Pittsburgh, City Councilman Corey O'Connor says it's happened on two city streets - and thanks to an old law still on the books, it could happen anywhere in the Steel City.

"This could happen tomorrow to any resident of the city of Pittsburgh," said O'Connor.

"We're no longer allowed to use our driveway to park, because of a law that says you have to park at least 30 feet away from the street," said Eileen Freedman, who says she recently got a warning letter from the Bureau of Building Inspection.

"This is where I've been parking for over 18 years," said Eileen Freedman, as she pointed at the driveway to her home in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57602734-504083/fine-mess-pittsburgh-residents-ticketed-for-parking-in-their-own-driveways/



Pittsburgh residents are angered after being ticketed for parking in their own driveways.
/ CBS Pittsburgh



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Cooley Hurd Sep 2013 #1
liberal N proud Sep 2013 #2
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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:01 AM

1. that's a pretty stupid law!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:09 AM

2. Sounds like something the city I live in would do.

They are currently digging up our street again for the 7th time since we lived there and the streets are all closed. The city promised us that we would not have any problems getting to our properties, yet, we have been locked out of access and when we were not completely locked out, we were stopped by the police getting to our driveways.

Municipal government is some of the most corrupt government in the world.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:18 AM

3. This has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard of.

Hard to believe anyone would even take it seriously. But I have to agree with you about whoever decides these things. The main road that I take when I go practically anywhere is constantly being dug up, repaved, something. It's a real PIA because I never expect it, need to be somewhere and am either stopped for one way traffic or sent on a detour... So I can identify.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:19 AM

4. Probably just doing it to raise revenue

That, in my experience, is the only reason most tickets are given.

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