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Confusing parking signs net thousands of tickets against drivers

One of the most common parking signs in the District of Columbia is confusing. So confusing that the city has netted thousands of dollars from drivers unaware they are breaking the rules.

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 06:22pm EDT

New signs to alert drivers to red-light camera rules in Laurel

For the third time in less than two years, the City of Laurel is taking another measure to prevent drivers from getting speed or red- light camera tickets.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:57pm EDT

Lawmakers quarrel with Inspector General over speed cameras, parking tickets

In an animated back-and-forth with many tense moments, lawmakers on Wednesday spent more than three hours questioning the Inspector General staff and top D.C. agencies about speed cameras and parking tickets.

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 05:58am EDT

New safeguards to catch parking tickets mailed to innocent drivers

Several months after a WTOP Ticketbuster investigation into erroneous parking tickets getting mailed to innocent people, the District's top parking enforcement agency is making changes.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 07:31pm EDT

Handwritten tickets still pose problems in D.C.

Although Metropolitan Police Department officers write less than five percent of all parking tickets, a majority of them are handwritten and prone to higher error rates.

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 07:24pm EDT

ParkMobile comes to the rescue in D.C.

As an inspector general's report uncovers widespread confusion within the District of Columbia surrounding broken parking meters, one solution to the problem is growing in popularity: ParkMobile.

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 02:45pm EDT

Can you park at a broken parking meter?

If you find a great parking space in front of a broken parking meter, can you park there? The answer is complicated.

Monday - 09/15/2014, 07:59am EDT

MPD changes ticket policy after OIG report

What happens when someone steals your license plate, then speeds past a camera? In Washington D.C., you could get a ticket, or possibly several tickets.

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 04:18pm EDT

Ticketbuster: Parked at a broken meter in D.C.? Confusion rules the day

When you park at a broken meter in the District of Columbia, what should you do? Can you report it broken and legally remain there? These questions confuse not only drivers but D.C. officials as well.

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 04:57am EDT
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Ticketbuster: Md. and Va. residents get tickets in D.C. during overnight hours

If you park overnight in D.C., you can get a ticket if you don't have a D.C. license plate. It's an issue for Maryland and Virginia residents frequently brought to WTOP Ticketbuster's attention.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:44am EDT

Ticketbuster: Woman gets tickets for license plates that don't exist

Since 2010, a Maryland driver has been getting parking tickets in the mail from D.C. for different cars with a vanity plate, none of which belong to her.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:51am EDT

Red top parking meters coming to D.C. later this year

Red top meters, reserved for handicapped drivers, are being installed, tested and expected in D.C.

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 06:20pm EDT

D.C. police remove speed camera from inside Md. line

A WTOP investigation has uncovered one of D.C.'s speed cameras was actually operating in Prince George's County, Maryland, which could be illegal under D.C. law.

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 03:13pm EDT

Ticketbuster: When parking signs are wrong, pictures are your best friend

One month after a woman received a ticket on a block with multiple incorrect parking signs, a judge has thrown out the ticket and waived all fines against her.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 04:41am EDT

DDOT: No need to feed the meter outside Nationals Park on 4th

Are you driving to the Nationals game on July 4th? You won't need to feed the meters outside the ballpark.

Friday - 07/04/2014, 12:34am EDT

Conflicting parking signs in D.C.? Sorry, you're still guilty (Videos)

Lisa Foreman got a ticket, even though she parked under a green sign. Now she wants the fine rescinded.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 08:17am EDT

Lease a car? Beware on your next toll road trip

For drivers who lease their vehicle, toll bills might not ever arrive in their mail box and if they do, there might be extra fees tacked on because of how the cars are registered as one Fredericksburg woman learned.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 05:03pm EDT

New rules for parking, Segways and bicycles on Capitol Hill

More traffic equals more regulation at the National Mall.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 05:24am EDT

Ticketbuster: DDOT issues incorrect rush-hour ticket, stands by decision

Eric Rosenberg is appealing a rush-hour restriction ticket he received while parked on Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park. He says he was parked in the southbound lanes and wasn't violating any restrictions, which were in place for outbound traffic at the time.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:39am EDT

495 Express Lanes trip cost woman $10,000

A Northern Virginia woman who took 11 trips on the 495 Express Lanes is being charged more than $10,000 in tolls, administrative fees, court costs and civil penalties.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 03:53pm EDT
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