New rules on passing your parking ticket on in The Netherlands

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Parking enforcers in The Netherlands may fine you if you pass on your parking ticket, even if the ticket has several hours left and if it's not linked to your license plate.

Just like the City of San Fransisco, who told Monkey Parking, a smartphone app company, to stop selling their mobile bidding app for auctioning city parking spots, the Dutch court in Gelderland declared it illegal to pass on valid parking tickets.

Only the motorist who originally bought the ticket may use it. The judge found that if the ticket gets passed, the 'new' parker doesn't pay parking taxes. Though, a parker doesn't get a refund if the parking spot isn't used for the full time that was paid for.

Parking tariffs in The Netherlands are increasing every year. This year alone the price for a parking ticket increased with an average of 6%. Of all municipalities, Amsterdam takes the cake with €250 million euros in parking revenue this year.

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