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Confusing Signs Ensure Steady Stream of Boston Parking Tickets
Residents are complaining that parking signs are too complicated in Boston.

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Boston residents are complaining when they park in what they think are legitimate spots they often end up getting tickets because it turns out they had misread confusing or contradictory parking signs.

Kenneth Corrente, for example, is contesting a ticket he received for parking at a spot that had two conflicting signs -- one advertising 2 hour parking and the other reading, "no parking - loading zone."

"They're on the same meter," Corrente told the Boston Herald. "How can it be both? It makes no sense. Fifty-five bucks for parking in a loading zone? It's outrageous."

Of course, with $55 coming in every time a motorist misreads a confusing sign, there's little incentive to spend money to replace it with a new one.

Article Excerpt:
Boston Transportation Department spokesman James Mansfield acknowledged the city ``tends to oversign'' and that markers aren't always perfect.
Source: Park at your own risk: Motorists appeal fines over confusin (Boston Herald, 3/10/2005)

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