LOTS of motorists have been penalized for parking in a convenient and unmarked area.
Dozens of San Diego, California, drivers were recently ticketed for parking on the side of a road where there were reportedly no signs warning people not to park their cars on the side of the road.
Sergio Octavio was one of many who were fined after parking in the supposedly restricted area, CBS 8 News reported.
When he returned to his car from Otay Mesa’s Cross Border Xpress, he found a $60 ticket in his vehicle.
“I don’t see any red spot or any sign that says you can’t park here,” said Sergio Octavio.
“Sixty dollars, that’s a lot,” Octavio said.
He’s not the only one who felt that $60 was an expensive ticket for parking on the unmarked street, which is why some planned to challenge the ticket in court.
“If I get a ticket, I’d better ask you where the signage is that prohibits me from parking here,” Octavio emphasized.
The City of San Diego Transportation Department told CBS 8 News the city is looking for a solution to prevent vehicles from parking there illegally.
The spokesman said: “The concern at this time is safety as parking in unmarked areas has the potential to trap other vehicles and restrict access.”
The publication’s team subsequently drove down the street where the many cars had been ticketed to see if any new signs or markings had been installed in the area.
Dozens of cars were reportedly parked on the street next to the unmarked sidewalk.
No cars should be parked near the red zones, the team reported.
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The city did not tell the news outlet whether Octavios and the others would be issued citations.
Regardless, the office encourages people to avoid parking in unmarked areas where they may be cited.
The city of San Diego did not immediately respond to the US Sun’s request for comment.