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August 11, 2017

2017 Sturgis Rally Sees Increase in Parking Violations

Although areas unavailable for parking are marked by “do not park” signs and yellow lines, the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has seen an increase in parking violations, reports KOTA News. The Sturgis Police Department has reported an increased number of individuals who have received tickets or had their vehicles towed.

This year, the department issued approximately 150 parking tickets—approximately 70 more than the previous year. Police Chief Geody VanDewater indicated that parking violations are a habitual issue as visitors do not want to walk as far to their destinations.

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