To the Editor:
I’d like to add my 2 cents on parking in Surf City.
I got a ticket for parking in an unmarked area of Long Beach Boulevard in Surf City this August. We had just moved to New Jersey from Pennsylvania, and on the recommendation of my boss, my family and I took our vacation in Surf City. The place where I parked would have been perfectly legal in Pennsylvania but not here. The police chief says this is all clearly explained in the New Jersey Driver’s Manual.
But you know what? Nobody handed me a copy of the manual when I drove into New Jersey! Let’s get real here. No one, not even New Jersey drivers, has memorized the manual. With no signs or other markings these no-parking zones are nothing more than unfair ticket traps.
The Surf City police chief knows this and the man is either incompetent or running a parking ticket scam. I don’t know if he falls into one of those categories or both of them. What I do know is that my family and I will be vacationing is Ship Bottom or points south next summer.