By Rich Lamb

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Got parking tickets? New York City is now making it easier to contest them.

Instead of having to appear in court or send paperwork via mail, you can submit all of the evidence you have gathered to fight your parking ticket(s) using your computer.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports on the new ticketing system

“Prior to implementing this online system, you could write a narrative of what your argument was about why the ticket was unfair, but now you can actually attach evidence to it. You can attach photos, pictures, documents, anything that you want,” said Finance CommissionerDavid Frankel.

Frankel says the point is to get all the relevant material in front of a judge.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports on the new way to dispute your traffic ticket.

“It’s much easier for the person who got the ticket, they don’t have to take off work and come into one of our centers to challenge the ticket,” said Frankel. “Plus, it’ll be more convenient for the judges.”

More tickets will probably be disputed, said Frankel. Right now, 48 percent of tickets are paid immediately, but nearly half the tickets that are challenged are dismissed.

Nine to 10 million parking tickets are projected to be issued in 2011.

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