For the legions of exasperated drivers who have come up a quarter short, run a couple of minutes late, or gone a bumper too far, here’s one for your side. The number of parking tickets issued in Boston has dropped nearly 13 percent over the past three years, according to a Globe review of records. Factors in the decline include fewer parking officers, an increased use of public transportation and new card-friendly meters that have made it easier for drivers to pay.
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