Parking at a Broken MeterYou've been circling for a half hour and finally find a metered parking spot. But the meter is broken. What do you do?
You can park at a broken meter.
You can only park there for shorter of the two:
1. the time limit posted on the meter
2. 2 hours
For example, if you park at a broken meter with a 4 hour limit, you can only park there for 2 hours. If you park at a broken meter with a 30 minute limit, you can only park there for 30 minutes.
The reason the city imposes a 2 hour limit is that it believes that allowing cars to park at a broken meter for longer than 2 hours will encourage drivers to break the meter to gain the benefit of more "free parking".
Be aware that meter maids do not necessarily rely on a flashing "expired" light on the meter to identify cars to ticket. Meter maids can track cars by their license plate numbers and can easily identify cards that have exceeded the 2 hour limit.
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