Pay Fast, Save $5 on Parking Ticket in Easton
Easton gives drivers the chance to pay $5 less if they pay early.
Would you pay a parking ticket any quicker if you knew a fast payment would save you $5?
City officials are hoping a new ordiance will get you thinking that way.
Approved last week by City Council, the ordinance lets drivers pay $15 instead of $20, provided they make their payment within 24 hours of when they get the ticket, or by 4 p.m. the next business day.
The ordinance comes at a time when Easton is dealing with a number of parking-related changes.
The city voted last year to raise the rates at its meters, and to change its parking hours.
With that vote came the purchase of new credit card meters, which are due to be installed over the next several weeks.
And at the same meeting where council approved the new discount, it also approved a $120,000 purchase of a private downtown parking lot in order to create a new public lot.
As for the lowered fines, we want to know what you think. Is paying $5 less enough to get you to pay right away? Take our poll, and tell us in the comments.