NYC launches 'pay or dispute' parking app
A new app recently launched by New York City's Department of Finance is making it easier for drivers to pay or dispute parking tickets.
The "pay or dispute" parking app allows drivers to handle their tickets from their cellphones. Drivers can register with their personal information and then choose whether to pay the ticket or dispute it. The ticket's barcode can be scanned in and users can use credit cards or checks to pay. Users who want to dispute their tickets can select the reason and then upload photos as evidence.
Brandon Sullivan, who works as a writer, has received plenty of tickets for parking his Vespa too far over the line. He says people who work during the day have a hard time getting to court at the time printed on the ticket. He thinks the app will be very helpful.
A spokesperson for the Department of Finance says the city issues about 800,000 parking tickets each month, adding that the chances of fighting a ticket are actually higher than people think.