I got a ticket for parking in my own driveway and was fined $25 for traveling to school – I already pay $55k to go here

A DRIVER has claimed he was fined for parking in his own driveway and received multiple parking tickets on his way to school.

The frustrated student took to social media to denounce the school and local authorities over what they said were unfounded fines.

A TikToker and a student said they pay $25 in parking fees every day to get to their university


A TikToker and a student said they pay $25 in parking fees every day to get to their universityPhoto credit: TikTok/liviluv123
They also allegedly received a ticket for parking in their own driveway


They also allegedly received a ticket for parking in their own drivewayPhoto credit: TikTok/liviluv123

“How could this make sense,” wrote TikToker Olivia (@liviluv123) in the caption of a recent video in which she explains the situation with her car.

Olivia claimed in the clip that she pays $55,000 a year in tuition to attend the unnamed university and that on top of the high costs, she constantly has to pay for parking.

“Paying 55k a year to go to school,” she wrote in a caption while sipping an iced Starbucks latte in her vehicle.

The influencer then quickly looked into the camera in disbelief.

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“Every time I drive to class I have to pay to park my car,” Olivia said.

She reportedly pays at least $25 in traffic tickets every week after driving to and from school.

It is unclear whether the alleged fines were due to parking in incorrect areas or whether the student was consistently required to pay daily parking fees.

Either way, several viewers of Olivia’s clip expressed similar frustration, claiming that some colleges are trying to get extra money from their students through parking violations.

“Parking services get a kick out of giving broke college students tickets,” one person said.

“This literally happened to me yesterday,” another remarked.

A third added: “HAHAH I SWEAR TO GOD parking is the biggest scam ever.”

In addition to the fees, Olivia also claimed that she was fined for parking in her own driveway, a strange expense that may have been the cause of several local bylaws.

As The US Sun previously reported, several drivers in an Albuquerque, New Mexico neighborhood were fined this month for cars parked in their own driveways.

Resident Jeromey Hoover told Albuquerque CBS affiliate KRQE that his and his neighbors’ pickups and SUVs are larger than previous years’ models.

This results in cars blocking sidewalk space when parking in shorter driveways.

“I park my truck in the garage every time and it barely fits in,” Hoover told the outlet.

“There is hardly any space for our vehicles anyway.”

He also argued that even midsize sedans take up sidewalk space, meaning there could be a flaw in the design of the driveways themselves in the neighborhood.

In any case, residents face $30 fines for each violation.

To date, 113 summonses have been issued.

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For more relevant content, check out The US Sun’s coverage of why a driver appeared to be hit with two tickets in a week.

The US Sun also has the story of a person who got a ticket while picking up a parking permit.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@dailynationtoday.com.

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