Could someone theoretically park there illegally, write themselves a ticket, put it on their car then just throw it away after without formally submitting it? Or am I misunderstanding the process?
Live in Houston, can't confirm, but will be signing up soon to write tickets
So if the person issued the citation contests it will the citizen be subpoenaed to court?
Wife has some medical issues that are not obvious. We have a handicap placard and nothing infuriates me more than people who park there illegally. My wife just says its ok, we can walk...But I see how much this hurts her, even though she thinks she is hiding it.
On the plus side, My city just created an app that lets you report any violations you see. Take a clear picture showing the violation through the app and report the location. A ticket is in the mail. I hate to admit how much satisfaction that app gives me.
Now THAT is a program that should be made available nationwide! I would totally sign up for that, as I constantly see idiots parking in those spots without placards or DP plates.
Sounds like a great idea on paper. Sadly, people tend to ruin everything.
So how do they prevent abuse? If a deputized person wants to be an ass, they could write invalid tickets, for example, to harass someone.
Also, Texas disabled veterans, get your damn disabled vet license plates. You don't need no placard. Free parking at city metered parking *and* handicap parking.
Oh, and on top of that, free fucking tollways. Seriously, I was out for three years before I found out about the free tollways. I'd been paying $80/month in tolls for 3 fucking years. I don't math that well, but that's like $3000 in tolls.
Since there's some confusion in the replies:
>Sec. 372.053. VETERAN DISCOUNT PROGRAM.
>The program must include free or discounted use of the entity's toll project by an electronic toll collection customer whose account relates to a vehicle registered under Section 504.202 or 504.315(f) or (g).
>Sec. 504.202. VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES.
>(a) A person entitled to specialty license plates under this section may register, for the person's own use, one vehicle without payment of any fee paid for or at the time of registration except the fee for the license plates. Registration under this section is valid for one year.
>(b) A veteran of the United States armed forces is entitled to register, for the person's own use, motor vehicles under this section if:
>(1) the person has suffered, as a result of military service:
>(A) at least a 50 percent service-connected disability; or
>(B) a 40 percent service-connected disability because of the amputation of a lower extremity;
All links can be found: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/TN/htm/TN.372.htm
If you qualify for Disabled Veteran plates in Texas, you get free tolls.