This question asks if Batman could be arrested for driving an unregistered vehicle, in the real world. The answer, of course, being a clear yes.

In the comics, Batman commits several infractions on a daily basis, some of which that come to mind are over-speeding, damage to public property, driving an unlicensed/unregistered vehicle etc.

So, has the Gotham City Police Department ever issued Batman a ticket for his infractions?

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    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented Jan 28, 2020 at 13:58
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    @TheLethalCarrot idk, by projecting the ticket in the sky using the Bat-signal?
    – Shreedhar
    Commented Jan 28, 2020 at 14:05
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    According to the first quote here Batman was very zealous about parking fees, at least. Maybe he regularly paid his tickets anonymously.
    – Kakturus
    Commented Jan 28, 2020 at 14:48
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    I'm sure I've seen batman come back to the batmobile and see a parking ticket on it. Either in the 60s show or the cartoon? It was played as a gag.. (may have been remembering the episode Kakturus linked)
    – rld
    Commented Jan 28, 2020 at 15:38
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    @rid You did, and it was 60s Batman. I can't find the clip online, but two cops find the Batmobile illegally parked (maybe the meter ran out). One of them hasn't heard of Batman and just wants to ticket it. The other one has, and doesn't want to because Batman has connections to Gordon and O'Hara. Batman then shows up. I remember it being hilarious. I posted a quick link to another funny "the Batmobile and traffic violations" clip above. Commented Jan 29, 2020 at 7:46

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Batman has received parking tickets on multiple occasions.

In All Star Section 8, a What-If comic published by DC.

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And in Batman and Robin Adventures #18:

Batman gets a parking ticket for parking too close to fire hydrant

Albeit the ticket turns out to be illegitimate

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    "Albeit the ticket turns out to be illegitimate" - Debatable. In the first panel at least the batmobile is clearly blocking the entire hydrant. Any halfway professional traffic cop would ticket that. :)
    – aroth
    Commented Jan 29, 2020 at 5:58
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    @aroth, the infraction appears to be real there, yes. But the ticket itself still seems very suspect. The two are not the same thing :)
    – ilkkachu
    Commented Jan 29, 2020 at 10:01

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