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Early this year I received a flurry of scary, red-stamped collection notices from the DMV. There were tickets for parking my Vespa on the sidewalk—which is legal, according to a document I got from the DMV after the first time I got a ticket and contested it at an in-person hearing—and one unbelievable ticket for parking during street cleaning—which is impossible since I park on the sidewalk, legally. I was so angry and tired of wasting my time that I wrote a very polite letter requesting a review of the tickets. Well, it took months, but I finally got an answer: the tickets have been dismissed. Of course, after that letter came, I received my registration renewal packet from the DMV, which included a note that I need to pay up on my tickets.