Redington Shores, Florida -- A local beach community is putting up a fight against those who want to park illegally.
Redington Shores recently added stricter parking bans to some streets. The new bans plus an already limited number of parking has police giving out more tickets than ever before.
However, new ban has not been put in effect to deter beach goers but to increase safety. When people park on the side of the road, it creates a hazard for emergency vehicles.
"Making it impossible for emergency officials to get down street," says commissioner Marybeth Henderson.
The commission recently banned parking on Lee Avenue.
"Parking ticket $25," says Henderson.
With limited parking in the first place, the new ban has the police department giving out a great deal of parking tickets. This has some beachgoers upset. It is yet another beach community where parking is impossible to fine.
"Where you're going to use amenities, to use beach I don't think you should have to pay," says one beachgoer.
But Henderson says rules are rules and no parking in the area may save a life -- and you can't put a price on that.
"With 4th of July coming up, never know what you're going to need," says Henderson.
So how much do other beach communities charge for illegal parking?
On St. Pete beach the price is $30 or $40, the same goes for Pass-a-Grille.
But on Clearwater get ready to pay $100 if you park on a street where there's no parking.
Now there's always alternatives to get to the beach without driving, like the jolly trolley.
For more information on the Jolly Trolley, click here.