Foreign Diplomats owe $16 billion in NYC Parking Tickets
June 30, 2015

NYC Parking TicketThe New York Post reported that foreign diplomats owe more than $16 billion in unpaid NYC parking tickets! Here are the facts:

  • Diplomats have 529 NYC street parking spots — all legal! Each UN mission has two designated NYC parking spaces and 1-2 parking spots for each consulate.
  • NYC has issued has issued 219,902 parking violations to diplomatic vehicles including 18,008 alone to Egypt which owes $1.97 million, the most of any country!
  • Most of the $16 million in parking debt was accumulated before a 2002 agreement between the city and the US State Department that was supposed to curb abuses!
  • Senegal, Ivory Coast, Indonesia and Italy each owes approximately $24,000 for tickets received since 2002!
  • In total, the city issued 42,449 NYC parking tickets since 2002, and $758,968 in fines remain outstanding!

The NYC Department of Transportation, which puts up the parking signs for diplomat parking, would not disclose their locations.

Filed under: NYC Parking,Parking News — Tags: , — mtohn @ 11:11 am
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