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What happens when you park at a BART station and forget to pay the parking fee?

Asked by camertron (2093 points ) September 1st, 2010

I just parked at the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station and (stupidly) forgot to pay the $1.00 parking fee. What kinds of repercussions will this have? Tickets? Towing?

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Ben_Dover's avatar

Probably get ticketed and/or towed.

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Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

WOW, you are in my backyard and even I wondered that. I gues they would have to catch you 1st, I suspect they would want to tow you but it might just be a ticket with a hefty fine. You might get info on that of BART’s Web site.

YARNLADY's avatar

They have a license plate reader that automatically sends out a letter to the registered address of the car with the amount of the fine you must pay.

Carly's avatar

now that you have your car back, did they fine you?
I’m curious to know myself how much that fee would be if I ever left my car there.

camertron's avatar

Yeah, I got a $40.00 fine. Not huge, but I definitely learned something! I’ll never do that again! In my defense, the parking payment machines are on the other side of an elevator that blocked my view. Plus I was thinking of about 10 other things anyway. Ah well. It’s all water under the bridge at this point. Hopefully this question can service others and stand as a bit of a warning for those who accidentally (or on purpose!) don’t pay for BART parking. C’est la vie.

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