Be careful when parking in the lower parts of Cross, Calvert, Paca and Gay streets in Baltimore. Overstay your parking meter limit and you might get a hefty fine.
The lower part of Cross Street was particularly bad for parkers, who were issued 3,200 citations costing more $112,000 in fines, according to a study done by the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, a Baltimore personal injury firm.
Overall, the city issued 339,791 parking citations, resulting in a total of more than $16 million in fines last year.
Hondas, Toyotas and Fords were especially unlucky, raking in the most fines of any other vehicle make, though that may be because of the larger quantity of those cars on the street.
Orioles fans headed to Camden Yards last year were in no way exempt from parking tickets. Fans were cited nearly 4,000 times for $407,000 in fines for violating “No Stopping/Parking” signs during games, the study found.