Montague Street Parking Ticket Overkill? Come On!

Are you kidding? This UPS truck parked on Montague Street Monday afternoon across from the AT&T store was adorned with not one, not two, but three parking tickets, each strategically placed so as not to overlap. I’ve never known a UPS truck to dawdle for so long that it merits this kind of overkill. Really? No, really? (Detailed pics below the jump)
(Photos: Chuck Taylor)

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  • Mr. Crusty

    Chuck do you know how long this particular truck was parked there? If you look closely at your photo you’ll see that there is another UPS truck parked directly across the street. Wouldn’t that be odd that there would be two UPS trucks making deliveries in the same area?

    Perhaps the truck you saw ticketed broke down and was parked there all day and the second truck arrived to take it’s load. Without further information I think you are jumping the gun by suggesting it is “overkill”. Really? No, really?

  • James

    UPS can afford it. Parking tickets are part of their operating expenses. Drivers often don’t remove them. They simply collect them all day.

  • Bloomy

    Most delivery trucks do not take the ticket off the windshield during the day in the hope that when they move the truck, and illegally park again, the parking cop will think the vehicle had already been ticked for the current infraction. This is why you see parking cops pull a ticket off a car to look at it to make sure it is for the current infraction, and not some past event.

  • Willowtowncop

    The rule for tickets is up to three in the same place on the same day.

  • Heightsman

    I know FedEx negotiates a lump sum payment each year with NYC for all tickets regardless of number. I assume that’s what UPS does. That’s why they don’t care and the ticket cop still fills quota.

  • Lori

    It’s a big money-maker for the city. A lot of contractors who do business in the Heights add that expense onto their bill, or add parking in a garage onto daily expenses. James, you say UPS can afford it? Don’t you realize that we who use UPS are the ones paying?

  • Hicks St Guy

    I one time noticed a UPS truck being towed, and complained to a metermaid, who informed me that UPS would leave a truck in one spot for extended periods as a transfer spot for other trucks to drop deliveries. the traffic enforcement person said tickets wouldn’t bother them, so the towing.

  • Knight

    Are they all “parking” tickets? One could be for parking illegally, the second for an expired registration, and a third for lapsed inspection. Lots of different violations go on the same ticket stock. Without seeing the actual tickets, we’ll never know.

  • Tony

    Yes, Knight, I’m sure that’s it.

  • yoohoo

    If UPS trucks are towed, maybe that’s the reason why it took a Lands End package three weeks to get delivered to me after it had been logged in at the UPS distribution center on Long Island.

  • x

    laws are laws. UPS is not above the rest.

  • Eddyenergizer

    Seriously this is a story? UPS must get a couple of thousand tickets a day in NYC…

  • Tony

    @x: Where would you like UPS to park while it makes its deliveries?

  • bornhere

    yoohoo — I had a similar problem with Lands End, but it’s not really a UPS problem: it seems that Lands End has UPS deliver to the USPS, and then the USPS delivers to you. I had a purchase floating around Maspeth for days….

  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    Same here. I ordered from Land’s End several times. Their offer of “free shipping” means you’ll get your order “whenever”.
    They send it partially by UPS and then it gets handed off to the post office in Maspeth where it sits for 3 days.
    So much for free shipping.

  • Jorale-man

    Without having spoken with the driver or the cops who ticketed the truck, it’s hard to know who was really at fault here. It seems like some rather heavy editorializing given that we’re just going by circumstantial evidence.

  • BH’er

    this happens all over the city everyday – cha-ching, that’s revenue for the city

    so, ticket away, just target everyone’s cars and trucks, please!

  • Gerry

    Parking tickets in Brooklyn Heights are not a problem for me because I have a NYC Parking Placard on my dashbord — I may park in many zones that others may not, do not need to put money into metered parking, etc.. I may park my HUGE SUV in zones that say “No Parking Except Authorized Vehiches” I am authorized. And its a good thing because my car is too big to fit in spaces left for others the unauthorized vehicles. If others would obey parking rules there would be even more parking available for me.

  • Mr. Crusty

    I always thought that those that had really big SUV’s were over compensating for some other deficiency. Gerry just confirmed my suspicions.

  • Banville


    Really? No, not really. Having a good time yanking chains??

  • Long-time resident

    A UPS truck is parked on State St. for long stretches just about everyday. I just figured the male driver was having an affair with someone on the block.

  • David on Middagh

    That’s not Gerry’s design. Someone’s doing some impersonating!