Parking tickets are a pain. If you live in a city, they’re basically inevitable. Most of the time you don’t really have a choice but to submit and pay your fine, but some tickets require us to stand up for ourselves. That’s just what this Providence, Rhode Island woman did when she was issued a ticket for parking in a space too early. Two seconds too early.
Thankfully Chief Judge Frank Caprio was able to see the ridiculousness of these charges and decided that parking in a zone two seconds before it was technically legal did not harm the public in a way that required legal and financial penalties.But you can’t really argue with the prosecution’s position: “ten o’clock means ten o’clock.” Apparently that’s not as firm an argument as you’d think.