Friday, July 01, 2016

college freshman Joshua Browder has automated the process of contesting parking violations - by creating a computer program which navigates the system for you, and has beaten 160,000 tickets so far, in London and New York

The 19-year-old said he came up with the idea for after getting multiple parking tickets in London. “I didn’t want to pay it, so I become an expert in parking tickets,” he told the New York Post. “I started doing it for friends and family, and then I decided it would be a good school project, so I made the website.”

Mr. Browder, a British student attending Stanford University in California, launched the free service in London last year and expanded it to New York City last month. Drivers who receive parking tickets can upload their information to the site and the lawyer bot will do the rest, the teen said. In the 21 months since the launch, Mr. Browder said, the site has taken on 250,000 cases and won 160,000, giving it a success rate of 64 percent, the Post reported. Most of the tickets end up overturned because of a simple mistake in the ticket or signs, he said.

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