Feeding the meter won’t help you avoid a parking ticket Downtown anymore, thanks to a change in Houston parking regulations that passed City Council yesterday:
Drivers who stay beyond the posted limit will get a ticket, even if they have paid for additional time or have bought the all-day “Downtown Hopper” pass. The stricter ordinance also includes a provision making it clear that no one else can feed the meter for you.
How they gonna catch you? By tracking your license plate. The fine for overstaying coin-bought welcomes? $25.
The new rules are set to go into effect after a 1-month “grace period.”
- Time’s up for ‘feeding meters’ in downtown [Houston Chronicle]
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