Broken Parking Meters

Has anyone been in a situation where you are looking to park your car, you find a spot and park your car there, only to find it has a meter. What's worse is that meter is broken. I had that experience and would like to share it with you.

I was looking to park my car one day and found this great spot. I looked and it had a meter. Since it was nearly 5pm, and I knew the cut off time for feeding the meters was at 5pm, I figured I would park it there and I would throw in a couple of quarters. Each quarter covered 15 minutes. There was only one problem. The meter was broken. I started to walk away thinking the meter maid for see it was in that condition and not do anything to my car. The next day, I saw a ticket on the windshield. There was a guy standing near his car, and he told me in the future, if the meter is broken, I need to put a bag over it. This will let the meter maid know the meter does not work.

I do not own a car now, but thought I would pass this on to anyone with a car. Make sure you carry a bag with a rubber band to secure it to the post, otherwise you may end up with a $55 ticket as well. Actually, now I think the cost is $105.

Anyone with experience dealing with broken meters?
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor.
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