Don’t get a ticket on Labor Day

Posted at 10:46 AM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 17:35:27-04

NORFOLK, Va.- Since 2010 data shows Labor day is one of the highest days for parking tickets.

Parking is always tricky in downtown Norfolk, especially on a holiday.

Labor Day is no exception, in fact it's one of the most ticketed days of the year when it comes to parking tickets.

Downtown is a busy place on Labor Day.

"If I am just here walking around the street parking will probably be fine if you can find it " one resident said.

Data shows Labor Day is one of the most ticketed days, from parking in a no parking zone to blocking a fire hydrant. This year most people played it safe and parked in a parking garage.

"I live my life I don’t want to do or see anything illegal," said one man parking in a downtown garage.

If you do get a parking ticket it can run you anywhere from $35 to over $250 dollars.

“Everyone gets their fair share of parking tickets down here,” Freda said.

Peter Freda owner of Granby Street Pizza said they will offer to run pizza orders out to customers regularly when there is nowhere for them to park.

"There’s a lot more garages then there used to be but street parking has always been a little limited" Freda said.

If you are looking for something fun to do today before the day is over there are still a lot of businesses open downtown and you can’t really beat the free parking.

Just park legally.