Friday, August 19, 2016

Beating the UGA Parking Ticket Odds

So what's the best or worst time to park in the most ticketed UGA parking lots? I'm glad you asked, because I've got the data. Below I list the most ticketed lots and the day or time you're most and least likely to get a ticket. By time I use a gross measure of a.m. or p.m., not specific time of day like 9:30 a.m.

Legion Pool. Of the 1,448 tickets written at the top lot over last academic year, most were written on Wednesday. Tuesdays and Fridays are the least likely to see tickets. IMPORTANT -- more tickets are written in afternoons than mornings in this lot, especially Wednesday afternoons.

Ramsey Center. This lot always ranks high, with 1,408 tickets last academic year. Thursdays are the worst, but basically it's bad every day. Fridays are best. Mornings are worst for tickets

East River Road. Our third place lot is ticketed pretty much every day, but Mondays are slightly the worst for its total of 743 tickets. By far mornings is the popular time for this lot, with only 1 out of 8 tickets coming in the afternoons.

Ransey Lower. Yes, Ramsey again. Of the 676 tickets written in this lot, Wednesday is the worst, but only barely. Afternoons worst, making it different than Ramsey Center. Weird.

North River Road. Spread across all days, these 556 tickets, but Monday is the worst. Fairly even on mornings versus afternoons.

Overall, Monday is the day most tickets are written, 22.2 percent of them. Every day we see fewer and fewer tickets written. See the graphic below for raw numbers. By the way, it's no surprise that Monday mornings are the worst overall.

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