Cities across the country are extorting billions of dollars from the hardworking public in the form of onerous ticket enforcement polices that each year drive thousands of people into debt, bankruptcy, and utter financial ruin.


~ Chicago Owes Drivers Millions Of Dollars; How To Find Out If The City Owes You – YouTube

~ D.C. issues record $1 billion in traffic and parking tickets, AAA calls it ‘predatory’ – WJLA

~ Going Bankrupt Over Ticket Debt in Chicago – YouTube

~ Report- Chicago issued 35,000 tickets amid confusion over enforcement suspension at start of pandemic – YouTube



~ Study- These metro Atlanta cities get above average revenues from fines, fees – YouTube

Seizing and Selling Cars

Chicago Seized And Sold Nearly 50,000 Cars Over Tickets Since 2011, Sticking Owners With Debt – WBEZ Chicago

Debt Spiral

The Ticket Trap – ProPublica

How Chicago Ticket Debt Sends Black Motorists Into Bankruptcy – ProPublica

 The Debt Spiral:How Chicago’s Vehicle Ticketing Practices Unfairly Burden Low-Income and Minority Communities – Woodstock Institute – PDF

Chicago’s ticketing policies cause spike in bankruptcies – Illinois Poicy

Driven Into Debt: How Tickets Burden the Poor – ProPublica

How Does Chicago Make $200 Million A Year On Parking Tickets By Bankrupting Thousands of Drivers. – Mother Jones

Ticked Wrongfully

D.C. is the Wild West when enforcing tickets for traffic violators, audit finds – The Washington Post

Fines = Revenue

$1.5 Billion in Unpaid Tickets Could Be Huge Cash Cow for Chicago – Downtown – Chicago – DNAinfo

City Taking Steps To Collect $1.5 Billion in Unpaid Tickets, Officials Say – Downtown – Chicago – DNAinfo

~ D.C. issues record $1 billion in traffic and parking tickets, AAA calls it ‘predatory’ – WJLA – Video