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Fewer Drivers Buying Vehicle Stickers

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 14, 2008 11:00PM

The economic crisis that's gripping the nation might have claimed yet another local victim: vehicle stickers. Whether or not that's the reason fewer people are buying stickers (as opposed to, say, laziness), you'll still get ticketed out the wazoo if you're caught sans sticker.

Through Oct. 31, investigators for the city clerk's office had issued 46,541 tickets to vehicles that either had an expired city sticker or no sticker at all. That's up 8 percent from the same period a year ago. City stickers cost $75 for passenger vehicles, reduced to $30 for senior citizens. The sticker fee for SUVs went up -- from $90 to $120 -- in 2008. The 46,541 figure includes only those tickets written by the clerk's office.
Yet another reason why we stick with bikes so much.