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Give More Expensive Parking Tickets to Repeat Violators, Says UCLA Professor

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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."