Parking Meters: Who Ensures You’re Not Cheated?
A bill working its way through Harrisburg could change who is responsible.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures Division currently has the responsibility to make sure that when you put a quarter in the meter, you get the 30 minutes, or whatever time assigned to the meter, you were promised, but that may soon change.
House Bill No. 2366 would make it the responsibility of the municipality to inspect the meters once every five years. The state currently inspects the meters once every three years, according to the PA Independent.
Since municipalities are the ones to benefit from parking meters and the tickets issued should a meter expire, are you concerned that they also be the ones to inspect those meters for accuracy?
The bill also mandates training and certification for the inspectors.
The bill unanimously passed the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Tuesday, according to the PA Independent.
Should the bill be passed, the measure would become law in 90 days.