Fight your parking ticket

Interesting news from the SF Parking Guru, David from FindingTheSweetSpot.com

With the City of San Francisco ramping up their efforts to raise capital by increasing their presence to write parking tickets, this news is particularly interesting.  Have you received a parking ticket for not curbing your wheels?  Seems that you can’t (or aren’t supposed to) get a ticket for streets that are a three percent grade or less.  How do you find out what the grade is?  Go to the surveyed streets of San Francisco at the DPW website.

For other tips, or to sign up for the monthly tip, visit Finding the Sweet Spot.  It’s a great resource.

How to avoid parking scams

I have to say I’ve never really thought about getting scammed with parking, until  I read this.  I’m usually a hold out for street or a self-park garage anyway, but on the rare occasion, I’ll use a valet.

It seems pretty simple really.  Someone that shouldn’t drive your car, but looks like they should, parks it where it shouldn’t.  I guess it’s good that you even get the car back!

From NBC Bay Area News

And then, even more elaborate, if you get a ticket-make sure it’s really from DPT?  Who knew?  Or, make sure it’s really your ticket; it may be someone else’s who is pawning it off on you.

A few things to watch for from NBC Bay Area News

Here’s a place to get the book ‘Finding the Sweetspot, The Insiders Guide to Parking in San Francisco’ (who can live without that?!)

Make sure you go to this website and sign up for the monthly parking secret…