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Ticketbuster: Snow causes red-light camera to issue ticket in error

A man fights a red-light camera ticket he received during inclement weather.

Friday - 04/18/2014, 05:21am EDT

D.C. mayoral candidates call parking ticket system 'maddening'

The two candidates for D.C. mayor are working together to overhaul the District's parking enforcement, planning and appeals.

Friday - 04/18/2014, 04:39am EDT

1.8M parking tickets, $84.4 million in fines in D.C. in FY 2013

The District of Columbia wrote more than 1.8 million parking tickets in fiscal year 2013, netting $84.4 million in parking fines, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:15am EDT

Ticketbuster: How many bogus parking tickets can one person get?

Walter Edwards spent 10 months in 2013 fighting red tape to get a ticket in the District of Columbia thrown out, only to open his mailbox to find a second bogus ticket assigned to him.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:23am EDT

Ticketbuster: Cheh to introduce overhaul of ticketing process

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who oversees all the key agencies involved in the ticketing process, will introduce a bill Tuesday called the Transportation Reorganization Act.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:36am EDT
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Rockville red-light ticket opens debate on the law

A Maryland man who received a $75 red-light camera ticket in Rockville says the city targets drivers to raise revenue, not for safety.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:03pm EDT

New speed cameras help drivers avoid tickets

New speed cameras recently unveiled in Laurel are being called a prototype -- they tell drivers how fast they're going before they reach the camera.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:39am EDT

Short trip on 495 Express Lanes cost $100

A short trip on the 495 Express Lanes cost a Northern Virginia driver more than $100, the result of miscommunication and conflicting stories.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:53pm EDT

Driver charged twice for ticket on his rental car

A driver who received a ticket on his rental car for an expired meter got charged twice for the ticket, an issue that highlights the different rules that apply to rental cars and car sharing services.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:41am EDT

Woman beats Maryland ticket when town doesn't show up in court

Several months after WTOP Ticketbuster broke a story that caused serious questions to be asked about speed-camera accuracy in Morningside, another driver has come forward to tell her story.

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 05:14am EDT

Driver charged with $6,000 in tolls on 495 Express Lanes

A Fairfax County man who commutes on the 495 Express Lanes each day was sent a court summons and told he'd have to pay $6,000 in tolls, penalties and fees, WTOP Ticketbuster has learned.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 06:45am EDT

Ticketbuster: Two years and counting in wait for bad-ticket refund

A Northern Virginia man who fought his ticket and won his case in June 2012 waited nearly two years to get the refund check he was promised in eight to 10 weeks, WTOP Ticketbuster has learned.

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 05:18am EDT

D.C. program to catch bad tickets is not working properly

Two years after the District of Columbia began the TicPix program to catch erroneous parking tickets, a top official admits it has not worked as planned.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:34am EST

D.C. officials admit problems with ticket writers, hearing examiners

Two D.C. officials say they believe a case recently profiled on WTOP Ticketbuster highlights problems at the Department of Public Works and Department of Motor Vehicles where innocent drivers are forced to pay tickets incorrectly.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:37am EST

D.C. withholds more than $10K in refunds for bad tickets

More than $10,000 the District of Columbia officials owe in refunds to drivers who were wrongly ticketed throughout the past five years hasn't been paid, according to documents obtained by ABC7 On Your Side.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:35am EST

Nearly identical plates causing major hassle for Virginia woman

Two jurisdictions have very different responses after a woman gets an erroneous ticket.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 10:39am EST

App will help fight parking tickets

There seems to be an app for everything these days, and soon there will be one to fight bad parking tickets.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 04:58pm EST

Lawmakers seek to restore trust in speed cameras

A measure would create an ombudsman in each county and town that would serve as a customer service liaison between police and drivers.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:41am EST

Ticketbuster: Third time's the charm on erroneous D.C. parking ticket

A federal employee and Ticketbuster each failed before finally getting a plainly erroneous parking ticket overturned.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 06:10am EST

Why reporting a broken parking meter may not help you

Every parking meter in the District of Columbia has a sticker on it that tells drivers to report a broken meter by calling 311, but one man tells WTOP Ticketbuster that operators aren't properly trained and drivers need to beware.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:26pm EST
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