Thursday, May 15, 2014

NYC Parking tickets reveal trends on out of state drivers

According to the New York Post, an analysis performed by Pratt professor Ben Wellington, shows which neighborhoods out-of-state drivers are spending their time.  Between August 2013 and March 2014, out-of-state drivers received 23.4% of all parking tickets.  Wellington found that:
  • California plates were most likely to be ticketed in trendy Brooklyn neighborhoods, such as Greenpoint and Bushwick
  • Plates from southern states are more likely to be ticketed in Brooklyn neighborhoods, such as East Flatbush, Brownsville, and East New York
  • Connecticut drivers are most likely ticketed in the Bronx
  • Massachusetts drivers are most likely to be ticketed on the Upper West Side
  • New Jersey drivers are most likely to be ticketed in Midtown Manhattan
While there are patterns to where out-of-towners are being ticketed, Wellington says any patterns "must be taken with a grain of salt," because some drivers live in one state, but register their cars in other states.  "Even with open questions like this, data of this sort could be used by the city to track things like tourism, relocation and possibly fraud," he said.

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