Give More Expensive Parking Tickets to Repeat Violators, Says UCLA Professor
As "parking guru," UCLA's Donald Shoup is credited with influencing how cities shape their parking policies to improve mobility and neighborhoods. But today in the LA Times, he goes after a different angle in parking: tickets.
Shoup notes that many of the total tickets given out during a year are given to the same people. "In Los Angeles, for example, 8% of all the license plates that received tickets in 2009 accounted for 29% of all the tickets in that year," he said. "In Beverly Hills, 5% of license plates accounted for 24% of all tickets."