• topaz Posted: 7/21/2010 12:07am PDT

    Well, I guess this does help confirm a certain arrogance that I've seen...

  • Damien Thomas Posted: 7/20/2010 11:50pm PDT

    I often park illegally because I am very busy and don't enjoy parking my car because of its size (Long-wheelbase BMW 7-Series). I drive mostly in crowded city lanes as well and will park in the first easy spot I find. I only seem to get a ticket 10% of the time so it doesn't really bother me. If I got a ticket everytime I parked illegally than I would probably buy a smaller car and look out for parking signs :-) I DON'T park in disable spots, however. I'm still human..

  • Tiby Posted: 7/20/2010 10:14pm PDT

    "national survey of more than 2,000 drivers". I think this is far too low to be a truly representative poll.

  • Wow Posted: 7/20/2010 5:25pm PDT

    I was eating at Olive Garden over the weekend and I had a great view of the Handicapped parking spots. One after another, vehicles backed in spaces without a handicapped plate or hang tag. They just parked in and jumped out. I saw multiple handicapped people park and across the street and limp over as the spaces were taken. I think this has more to do with lack of moral character than high end cars. We just notice the expensive cars more because it seems like an added insult.

  • kayu Posted: 7/20/2010 4:43pm PDT

    I have a luxury car... I keep getting lots of parking tickets, but its not becaz I am negligent... sometimes I just forget to move my car... However I feel luxury car drivers are targeted. When I drove my other car I never got any tickets. Not sure if it is just a coincidence or they really target luxury drivers.

  • Ayn Rand's Dog Posted: 7/20/2010 4:07pm PDT

    This is why I always take up three parking spaces in my Accent. It's principle.

  • Yeah But Yeah But Posted: 7/20/2010 3:46pm PDT

    Yeah, unclear from the article if they don't CARE if they get them 'cause they can pay 'em, or whether they think they're being targeted. Can the author answer?

  • Eric Berlin Posted: 7/20/2010 1:49pm PDT

    Yeah, I wonder why they think they're more likely to get away with it, or maybe it's more like they simply feel it's not that big a deal if they get a parking ticket.

  • John Harkes Posted: 7/20/2010 12:26pm PDT

    I guess it doesn't really matter since they still have to pay the fine and can afford it.