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Report shows many Boston parking tickets dismissed

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A new report raises questions about Boston’s parking enforcement, after thousands of parking tickets were tossed out on appeal.

Some city councilors are concerned by the recent numbers. They now want to take the issue to the Boston Transportation Department to see what can be done to save people the time and money needed to appeal the tickets.

According to the Boston Herald, City Councilor Michael Flaherty wants to address numerous topics in front of the department, including the tickets and what he calls "convoluted" signs.

One of the more common problems last year was that drivers were getting tickets for using handicapped or residential spots, even though they had the proper permits.

A review by The Herald shows 1.3 million parking tickets were issued last year. Of that 1.3 million, 71 thousand were eventually dismissed.

In total, the city collected $57.4 million in parking fines in 2013. The BTD said it works to help people understand the parking rules around the city and help any drivers with the proper appeals.

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