Sunday, May 28, 2017

the ticket man

was writing out tickets the other day when we went to Buncrana.  Buncrana is a pay and display town which means you pay for the amount of time you need to park your vehicle, take the receipt and place it on your dashboard so it can be seen.  The pay and display machine is the box with the P on it.  They are placed all over town at various places.   The ticket man does his rounds and if someone’s time has expired he enters the violation in his computer and takes a photo of the ticket that he has left on the windscreen so there is proof he left the ticket and there is no misunderstanding.
Surplus revenue from these services contributes to urban renewal programmes, public facilities and other forms of local authority spending.



22 comments:

  1. I enjoy your photos of life in Ireland, Bill. This one brings a smile. Tickets here are costly!

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  2. We have the same machines here! It is still a pain to get a ticket!

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  3. ...there are no meters out where I live.

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  4. Here there are no machines. It is all manual. As soon as you park the attendant will come and issue a ticket.

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  5. Hello from Idaho and our town of Bonners Ferry hasn't had parking meters for ages. It actual increase business for local merchants...I know some place you use a credit card in there parking meters.
    If you fine the time stop in for cup of coffee

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  6. Hello. In some cities of Galicia, there are those vending machines. What I really like is the landscape of the photo. Beautiful!
    Happy Sunday!

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  7. The same here but we can also use our cellphones with a parking app. The controllers are driving by car around now and use an electronic way to look if the parking has been paid for.

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  8. I am always amazed by the fact thats so still outside. No people on the streets at all. A great difference with the Netherlands.

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  9. Ha Bill, ja 'n boete is nooit leuk, maar als het voor het goede doel is , verzacht het wel.
    Mooie foto met de bergen op de achtergrond.
    Groet kees.

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  10. I'd guess he is not one of the most like men in town! What a job!

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  11. As I read your text and looked at your photos, Bill, I could not help but admiring the beautiful views and shops! We have some charity shops here in Montreal, but not as many as you have in the U.K. I wish there were more, they are fun places to browse and many treasures can be found, and at great prices, too.

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  12. We don´t have pay and display in the town where I live, though in the center are spots where parking discs must be displayed. They allow to park freely for 2 hours.

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  13. We have a similar system here in several places and now we even have parking meters that take credit cards!

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  14. Our latest system is to buy booklets of parking tickets of 30 min or 60 mins. We then have to scratch and display the tickets on the car's dashboard for the checker to check. If the time expired, we too will be given a summon ticket.

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  15. We only have these ticket machines in the larger towns and cities. The ticket is quite cheap but if your ticket expires and you're not there to pay again, the fine is exorbitant. Thanks for this interesting post!

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  16. Parking meters here are similar.

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  17. Ha. Good one. I am now trying to remember the last time I got a parking ticket....long ago.....

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  18. We have a meter at every space here in the US, except for a parking garage.

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  19. We learned about this system the hard way in Seattle some years back. We'd grown accustomed to not paying for parking...

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  20. Yup! Here too Bill, I guess it's fair enough, a bit like speeding tickets.. if you do the crime you pay the fine 😀 Goodness the background in the first shot is gorgeous!

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  21. Then disrespect for municipal ordinances contributes to the quality of life in Buncrana. There's some balance in that.

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  22. We have the same. But the ticket-men are usually women. And nobody likes them...

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