Broken meters cheating drivers out of time and money

Posted at 1:48 PM, Mar 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-09 13:48:02-05

QUEENS, NEW YORK (PIX11)– Drivers in Queens are fed up and calling on the city to do something about broken meters.

Many times people will pay for a certain amount of time and only get half!

Of eight meters on Metropolitan Avenue in Queens, half of them were either broken or had the wrong time.

Residents are calling Mayor Bloomberg to fix the problem.

The Department of Transportation says 99% of city meters work properly.