Surprisingly, NYC is on track to issue fewer NYC parking tickets in 2012, as compared to 2011. According to The New York Post, NYC can expect to drop from $25.6 million in revenue to $16.5 million for moving violations, and issue less than 1 million actual tickets for moving violations. More specifically, we’re looking at:
- 270,000 fewer NYC tickets for moving violations (there were 1,262,585 recorded for fiscal 2011),
- $9 million less in revenue from NYC traffic tickets
- $496 million in revenue expected – similar to 2011 but less than approximately $540 million in 2010,
- Less than the $513 million projected just a few weeks ago
Why the decrease?
Part of the drop in NYC parking tickets is from fewer tickets from Alternate Side Parking and Overtime Meter Ticket violations. We think it could also be from the alleged slowdown in issuing tickets that occurred after a NYC ticket-fixing scheme was uncovered. After that, Commissioner Kelly established that NYPD officers were to be punished for writing tickets that wouldn’t stand up in court — with the threat of losing 10 vacation days. Shortly after, the NY Daily News reported that the police were doing a sort of ‘work slow down’, and claimed that this activity was partially why fewer tickets were being issued.
In fact, there were 44% fewer tickets issued for moving violations during one week in September 2011 than in the same week in September 2010.
For 2012, The New York Post reports Mayor Bloomberg’s office suggests that some shifting of resources away from traffic management staff is why fewer NYC parking tickets and NYC traffic tickets were issued.
NYC’s fiscal year ends on June 30th, so we’re just about one month from the finish line.