Apparently even Congresswoman Norton’s car isn’t safe from ticketing in her own driveway. Apparently if you have a driveway, but don’t pull far enough forward in it (not just so you’re off the street or the sidewalk, but beyond that) you can, and will, be ticketed by the District of Columbia:
It’s also why the city can ticket you for parking in your own driveway if you don’t pull your car deep enough into the driveway beyond the façade of your house or building.
To be clear, we’re not talking about people who park in shallow driveways and let the rear of their cars block the sidewalk. The cars are off the road, off the sidewalk and in the driveway – just not far enough back for the city.
Worse still? If you want to use it ticket-free, you get to lease it from the city. Can you say revenue generation maneuver? I sure can. Because according to WTOP it’s “thousands of dollar a year” for the lease. Sounds pretty ridiculous.