Austria: The $27,000 Parking Ticket
Friday, January 30, 2009 by A Face in the Crowd
And those people on the show the “Parking Wars” fight with the authorities over their ticket prices..!
Car Abandoned In Parking Spot For 2 Years
POSTED: Friday, January 30, 2009
And you thought your last parking ticket was expensive.
A car left in a short-term parking space in Graz, Austria, for two years was slapped with a fine of euro21,000, or roughly $27,500.
The second-hand Fiat Uno, worth around $6,500, was left in the spot when the two Romanian immigrants who had been using it were arrested and deported, reported the Austrian Times.
Although the owner, who now lives in France, refused to pay the fine, local laws prevent towing cars unless they block traffic.
However, Graz officials are now planning to declare the parking space a construction site, which will allow the city to legally tow the vehicle.
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