Compton Parking Enforcement may be entrapping motorists
Resident believes lack of street warning signs in 'No Parking Zone,' ticket trap for motorists COMPTON — The 9-minute 16-second video featured here was sent to the Compton Herald by Dorlisa Shumate, a local resident who
Resident believes lack of street warning signs in ‘No Parking Zone,’ ticket trap for motorists
COMPTON — The 9-minute 16-second video featured here was sent to the Compton Herald by Dorlisa Shumate, a local resident who received a parking citation by Compton Parking Enforcement more than two weeks ago for parking in front of Compton High School on South Acacia Avenue in a “No Parking During School Hours” zone. But Shumate points out there are insufficient warnings to motorists to what may be an intentional ticket trap.
To prove the point, Shumate exercised the due diligence to create a video bearing personal commentary. She walked (in heels) the full breath of the front of the school from the northernmost end of the campus (at the corner of Myrrh Street and Acacia Avenue), to the southernmost end nearly to Alondra Boulevard. Shumate simultaneously filmed and commented on what appeared to be unfair “entrapment” by parking enforcement of unsuspecting motorists due to a paucity of warning signs in the restricted zone.
Two signs are posted within 150 yards distance of one another not easily seen by motorists who exit their vehicles and enter the main gate to the high school — the destination of the majority of motorists who park on Acacia Avenue.
Shumate, who received a $60 ticket believes the lack of warning signs is purposely intended.
“Does the City of Compton maintain a parking ticket conspiracy?” she asks. “Compton High School parents and visitors are receiving parking tickets in front of the school, while the [warning signs are not clearly posted] in front of the school. The citizens of Compton cannot afford $60 tickets due to improper signage.”