“I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and – I can’t remember what the third thing is”…Fred Allen
I think I can help you, Fred. How about certain NYC parking ticket rules and regulations? I’m not sure whether it’s because we just don’t want to believe the rule is really true; or we are all gluttons for punishment.
Here are some memorable NYC parking ticket rules to remember.
Tow Away Zone
In 1959, the NY State Legislature in its infinite wisdom declared forever and ever, or until the Legislature changes its collective mind, all of New York City is a tow away zone. It bears repeating, all of NYC is a tow away zone.
This means if a warrior places an orange pox on your motor vehicle, you are eligible for a tow. Your admission to the ticket and tow club is only one parking ticket. It can be an overtime meter parking ticket. A no standing NYC parking ticket. Whatever. If it’s orange, you are tow bait. Beware and be warned.
Hopefully, the NYC driving public will have some good news in the next few weeks. There is a wonderful piece of legislation awaiting Governor Paterson’s signature which will hurt the Darth Vaders of tow. Here’s a blog post on the Good Bill
No Standing and No Parking Zones
Here are some tips to remember:
- You can’t leave a buddy or buddiette to car sit while you run across the street for just a NY minute. You may as well turn yourself in to the nearest warrior and fall on your wallet. You are guilty of violating a no standing or no parking rule
- You can’t drop, stop and wait for your passenger to finish his/her errand. Guilty as charged…Next case
- Here’s one we hear a lot…I can prove I wasn’t parked in a no standing zone when I was issued a NYC parking ticket. Did you take a photograph of your vehicle in the parking space when you were issued the ticket? Well…not exactly. But, I’ll just tell the judge exactly where I parked. Off with your head! Please I beg you, take a photograph of your car in the spot where you allegedly committed your parking crime, before you move your car
Alternate Side Parking
How about this one, “It is legal to double park in my neighborhood on street cleaning days because the warriors and police never hand out parking tickets.” All I can say is the sleeping street cleaning crocodile will eventually wake up and bite you in the pocketbook. Trust me on this.
Double parking is NEVER, EVER legal in any neighborhood on street cleaning days in NYC. If you double park, and do not receive a parking ticket, believe me, the crocodile is just sleeping.
Have you been bitten by a street cleaning croc when it wakes up and is hungry? Have you suffered through a NYC cocktail, i.e., ticket and tow? Have you dodged a parking ticket for stopping, dropping and waiting? Share your parking experiences with us. Live and learn!
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