Parking ticket worth fighting?
While I take full responsibility of my actions and stupidity and am willing to pay my fine, I thought I would just like to run it by you folks.
So, I go to class at George Brown and there's usually no parking on Richmond Street in front of my building so I go around the block and park on Queen St. Richmond you can park from 9am (or something like that) up until 9pm provided you pay for parking. Well, I didn't look at the sign on Queen Street and you can only park there after 6pm.
It was 5:45pm and I had pulled over on Queen Street waiting for my class to start so I reclined my seat and relaxed a bit. After about 5 minutes of that, I put my seat upright only to find a cop car in my rear view mirror.
After a few minutes, he came up to me and tapped on the window and handed me a $60 parking ticket; he seemed surprised to find me in the car.
So, what I want to ask you folks - or perhaps I'm just being naive, I don't know: are there any rules/regulations that say the cop has to ask me to move first before handing me a ticket?
I know I'm trying to get out of the ticket because all the cop had to do was tap on the window and ask me to move to avoid it all but it was my fault that I didn't read the sign.
All feedback is appreciated. Thx.