Q. Are the police allowed to cruise private commercial parking lots such as Mayfaire to ticket cars with expired license/inspection or fire lane infractions? Could pay for a baseball stadium in about two years!
A. Police cannot ticket cars with expired license or inspection until they begin driving on a city- or state-maintained road. In other words, if a car with expired tags or inspection is parked or even driving in a commercial parking lot such as Mayfaire Shopping Center, the police can’t do anything about it under current law, said Sgt. Mike Donelson, who oversees the Wilmington Police Department’s traffic unit.
That said, police can cite cars if they are illegally parked in a handicap space or a fire lane. A handicap violation costs $250; a fire lane violation costs $50, Donelson said.
Date posted: October 1, 2012
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