Motorists Pay The Price For Broken Meter
The incorrect parking meter, located on the center island, along Beach 116 Street between Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Ocean Promenade, resulted in motorists printing out already expired meter tickets to display on their windshields. Many were ticketed by traffic officials, who routinely patrol the commercial strip. However, when a traffic cop was made aware of the situation this week, a motorist told The Wave, the traffic cop still continued to write the ticket despite knowing the meter receipts were not displaying the correct time.
Department of Transportation officials said this week that they are aware of the broken meter number, 410-5107, and had anticipated it being fixed by Thursday (September 2).
A spokesperson for the agency, Dean Montgomery, said motorists are able to contest tickets they feel were unfairly issued through the Department of Finance’s adjudication process.