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Drivers get a break as parking tickets decline

The number of parking tickets issued in Boston has dropped nearly 13 percent during the past three years, a rare detente in the city’s parking wars that has spared drivers more than 200,000 citations, according to a Globe review of records.

In an era of strained budgets, the city might have been expected to intensify parking enforcement to bring in more revenue. Instead, the city has trimmed its fleet of parking officers and installed new card-friendly meters that have made it easier for drivers to pay.

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