Parking Ticket, Rental Car, Another State

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  1. earllogjam

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    What has been your experience if you get a parking ticket in another state when driving a rental car? Do you pay it?

    The rental company usually forwards you the parking ticket bill but do you usually pay it or just let it slide? I'm wondering what the consequences are for not paying a $60 parking ticket. I have a CA drivers license and got the ticket in Illinois.
     
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    The ticket goes to the car rental company and they charge the credit card you used. Happened to me twice last year in Montreal and in Seville, Spain.
     
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    Ditto. They may even try to slap a junk fee for processing the ticket in addition to the value of the ticket.

    Prepare to bitch and moan.
     
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    I've not had a parking ticket since I attended UCLA. I learned the hard way that parking tickets come back to bite you in the ass. Pay the ticket.
     
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    Sixty bucks isn't worth the hassle and potential legal difficulties; I'd just pay the ticket and move on.
     
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    exactly...happened to me last year...luckily mine was only $10...
     
  7. earllogjam

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    I got the notice from the rental car company in the mail today -credit card billed automatically for the parking ticket and a 15 dollar processing charge. Ugh.

    Is there any escape from Big Brother?
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  9. earllogjam

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    lol, that's rough. Must have been quite a bill.
     
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    The most ironic part of this story was that I lived walking distance to UCLA and still had all those pesky campus parking violations. You live and learn.
     
  11. earllogjam

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    Hmmph UCLA parking tickets? childs play, you've never parked in Berkeley have you?
     
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