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Think You're Frustrated With Parking Tickets?

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Meet Nick Vautier. He's the man behind Nick's initials happen to be the same as the abbreviation for "not visible," which happens to be commonly used when Parking Officers cannot see the license plate or it's missing. Too bad for Nick, who scored the license plate, NV, got a delinquency notice everytime it was written on a ticket that went unpaid:

"I started to get random parking tickets from Los Angeles," wrote the Bay Area resident, "where my car has never been. For every type of car. Except a Mazda. Which is what I drive." And it wasn't just Los Angeles. In all, he received more than 100 parking citations from around the state for non-Mazdas. [Steve Harvey, LA Times]

Nick had it pretty easy with LA... "In the past, the City of L.A. has sent me about 20 tickets. The City of L.A. is the easiest to deal with. You can actually request a review over the phone. They can even pull up your car registration details on the phone while you wait. Brilliant!" But then, it went back to the typical copy and paste correspondences when there were 4 unresolved tickets lingering. We're sure you can relate.

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· Nick's City of Los Angeles Parking Violations Bureau Story [100 Parking Tickets]
· Vanity Plates Backfire on Mr. 'Not Visible' [LA Times]

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