Students at Rutgers paying millions in parking tickets



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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Students at Rutgers University are paying millions of dollars in parking tickets.

MyCentralJersey.com reports (http://mycj.co/2aEEOfq ) that Rutgers students paid nearly $5 million a year in parking tickets in 2014 and 2015.

The school issued about 90,000 parking tickets last year, which works out to more than 5 per driver on campus.

Jack Molenaar, head of Rutgers' transportation department, says that the high number of tickets can be blamed on the layout of the school's five separate campuses.

The majority of the tickets were for drivers who didn't have permits. While Rutgers' enrollment has increased, the number of students buying permits has remained stagnant.

Commuter parking passes cost between $165 and $320 a year. The ticket for not displaying a hangtag is $25.

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Information from: Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N.J.) , http://www.mycentraljersey.com

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