VIENNA – An Austrian woman has begun a 500-day jail sentence for ignoring parking tickets and failing to pay a cumulative fine of around 24,000 euros ($30,860), police said Tuesday.
They said the 38-year-old civil servant from the southern city of Graz was jailed after ignoring 700 attempts by local authorities to notify her of the fines over a 2-year period.
“Of course we have had people ignore three, four, five or even 10 reminders, but 700 … that is unheard of,” said police official Herbert Mattersdorfer.
B.S. Report–Around here in So. Cal., this seems to be a more effective method to coax people to pay their parking tickets: