Are New Jersey’s parking meters cheating you?
You've probably suspected it. Some of those parking meters you've pumped full of change aren't actually giving you all the time you paid for, and then you end up with a parking ticket you can't fight. Well, a New Jersey legislator is working on a solution for that.
This seems to me like an onerous task that could actually raise the cost of your parking. I think we should use existing meter maids to study which machines aren't working properly.
Here's what some of our listeners think.
David, a caller from Farmingdale, agreed with me and said it's impossible to regulate this problem because there are too many meters in the state.
However, Joe, who used to work in Patterson and park on the street daily, said this is a great idea. According to him, people who regularly pay for street parking at work are losing money and it's frustrating.
Tim, a 22-year-old Rowan student said the state should pay college students to check the meters. In his opinion it could be a great summer job, and many kids would be eager to make some extra cash doing this.
Joe from Jackson said this is an enormous fundraiser for each town, so the municipalities should be responsible for updating and maintaining their equipment. He also suggested the use of kiosks, because they print parking passes with time stamps on it for proof of purchase.