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    Is it my imagination or are the campus police really gung ho about giving out parking tickets. James got several and i got one when we could not park on the grass and i thought i was legally parked but got a ticket when they told us they would be lenient because of the parking issues. Just wondering??



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    Re: Need to know

    Tell your son to quit parking where he shouldn't. It won't take long (due to being ticketed several times) before they have it towed on the spot. $100 was the going average for the tow when I was at ISU in the early to mid-2000's.




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    Re: Need to know

    I wouldn't take them lightly, they have been bad for decades. I think my sister had to pay about $700 of old tickets before she could get her diploma.



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    They're stiff. They have so lots of DPS trucks doing rounds every hour(to get new people every time a new class starts).



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    Re: Need to know

    Quote Originally Posted by Capello View Post
    Is it my imagination or are the campus police really gung ho about giving out parking tickets. James got several and i got one when we could not park on the grass and i thought i was legally parked but got a ticket when they told us they would be lenient because of the parking issues. Just wondering??
    Yes, they are crazy gung ho. 10 years ago, DPS (campus police) were bringing in 3 million bucks a year just on parking tickets. That was 10 years ago. Who knows what it is now.


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    Re: Need to know

    Is it really "gung ho" to give people tickets when they park where they shouldn't?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    Yes, they are crazy gung ho. 10 years ago, DPS (campus police) were bringing in 3 million bucks a year just on parking tickets. That was 10 years ago. Who knows what it is now.
    considering theyve jacked the prices way up since then, its gotta be way, way more.



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    Ames and Iowa City are the only places in the state where they will arrest you for an unpaid parking ticket. Trust me, I know.
    They have an unhealthy love for their mediocre job.


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    Re: Need to know

    Quote Originally Posted by Capello View Post
    Is it my imagination or are the campus police really gung ho about giving out parking tickets. James got several and i got one when we could not park on the grass and i thought i was legally parked but got a ticket when they told us they would be lenient because of the parking issues. Just wondering??
    Unfortunately, Ames is notorious for its, shall I say, "unfriendly" parking enforcement.

    I've told this story before on here, but once I was watching TV and heard some rustling outside. I go out there and find a parking cop writing a ticket for my car, which is parked in its own driveway. Cop says,"Your car is 1" on the grass." I was like WTH? I'm parked in my own driveway. He let me move it, but just an example of how they go looking for it.



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    Re: Need to know

    It is because it isn't the police giving out the tickets, it is the parking division at dps that exists solely for the purpose of giving out tickets that is doing this. The ISU cop I know told me that the police basically could care less where you park as long as it is in a spot. Parking division, however, hires students who do nothing but drive around all day looking for cars to give tickets to. I'm not sure if it is true or not, but I've heard that the parking people get paid extra based on the number of tickets they give out.


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    Re: Need to know

    Also, the fees for parking tickets from the city are a whole lot less than from the university.


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    Re: Need to know

    They have been bad for a long time. Had a family member rack up over $2500 in parking tickets in the first semester of 2000 (Got a DUI, parked her car in front of Friley, didn't check it for 2 months - somehow, never towed). No idea how much that would be now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Is it really "gung ho" to give people tickets when they park where they shouldn't?
    Kinda.
    If the cops had the capacity to ticket every single speeder, people would call them "gung ho".
    It would obviously be legal, but very over-the-top.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    Kinda.
    If the cops had the capcity to ticket every single speeder, people would call them "gung ho".
    It would obviously be legal, but very over-the-top.
    Well not every person that parks illegally gets a ticket though do they?



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    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    They have been bad for a long time. Had a family member rack up over $2500 in parking tickets in the first semester of 2000 (Got a DUI, parked her car in front of Friley, didn't check it for 2 months - somehow, never towed). No idea how much that would be now.
    Pretty sure now they always tow after 3 tickets.


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