Friday, January 29, 2010
Motorists ticketed after signs changed without warning
From Fox 5:
Some residents of a neighborhood in the Bronx and other motorists couldn't believe what happened to their cars overnight on a street in Kingsbridge.
The city apparently changed the parking sign early Wednesday, and then soon after traffic agents descended on the block and ticketed every parked car.
The sign used to say no parking on Tuesday and Thursday morning for street cleaning. A crew installed a new sign showing no parking Wednesday morning.
Some car owners that Fox 5 news spoke to can't believe the city would install a sign one morning without warning and then ticket all the cars.
The Department of Transportation issued this statement:
"New signs were installed today to replace signs incorrectly installed by a contractor on the east side of Corlear Avenue between W. 236th and W. 238th Streets. Those who believe they were improperly ticketed can request dismissal by calling 311 for a sign verification form."