Pay even if broken or move the car at new meters

pay-to-park-meters-los-angeles.jpgThe new electronic parking meters the city of Los Angeles is installing have more opportunity to fail than the old meters: they can refuse to take your coins, or refuse to take your credit card, or both — as happened to me recently in Westwood Village. But the city's policy on these meters is to ticket as if they are working, according to LAist's Zach Behrens, who talked to an LADOT spokesman. "If you are unable to pay using either the credit/debit card function or cash, you need to move to another parking space," said spokesman Bruce Gillman. Red stickers are being added to the meters to tell users of the new rule. At least on the old coin-only meters, if the meter failed you only had to comply with the posted parking restriction.

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