Date
22 May 2017
At one point, the Porsche had 13 penalty tickets on its windshield. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily
At one point, the Porsche had 13 penalty tickets on its windshield. Photos: Google Maps, Apple Daily

Porsche stays put, even after 13 parking tickets

A luxury car accumulated at least 13 tickets for being parked on the roadside in Tsim Sha Tsui for at least a week.

But that doesn’t seem to have bothered the owner, Apple Daily reports, as the car was still in the same spot Sunday.

A passerby noticed the Porsche Cayenne S, which has a China-Hong Kong cross-border license plate, parked on Hillwood Road on Monday last week.

By Saturday, it had received 13 fixed-penalty tickets. Each ticket requires the owner to pay a fine of HK$320 (US$41.20).

But on Sunday, an Apple Daily reporter found only two tickets on the windshield of the car, which is covered in dust. The rest had disappeared.

Data from the Transport Department shows the car was registered in 2011 by a man surnamed Ng, who was a director of two trading firms and lived in a flat in Sunningdale Garden in Sheung Shui.

The Porsche is estimated to be worth more than HK$1.36 million.

A security guard at the estate told police officers who went there looking for Ng that he had moved out some time ago.

The law provides that the owner of a car that is consistently parked illegally in the same spot may receive as many as four fixed-penalty tickets per day.

If the owner fails to pay the fines without filing a dispute with the court, the Transport Department will not allow the owner to extend the validity of either the license plate or his or her driver’s license.

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