Last Updated on December 31, 2017 by Lawrence Berezin
Are you the next victim of an NYC safety zone?
An NYC safety zone is a mystifying mysterious part of the roadway that is totally off-limits to the driving community. The definition of a safety zone raises more questions than it answers.
This week has been a particularly bloody week for safety zone violations. So, I thought it may be a good time to solve the mystery of a safety zone to help you avoid parking tickets:
- A safety zone is one of my “silent enemies.” No notice or parking sign required
- A safety zone trumps a parking sign installed on the sidewalk adjacent to a safety zone
- You cannot park your chariot on the roadway side of a safety zone
A picture is worth 1000 words in NYC parking ticket land
Safety zone pictures explained
The top photograph shows typical roadway markings for a safety zone. The arrow points to a 1-hour parking sign. It is like a Venus Fly Trap waiting to snap up your money. It matters NOT that the parking sign regulating the curb space adjacent to the safety zone permits parking. The Venus Fly Trap wins.
The bottom photograph shows a silver car parked with just a tiny bite-sized bit of its front end touching the tip of the safety zone. It is parked illegally. There is no “tiny winy” in NYC parking ticket land. The parking sign on the sidewalk side of the safety zone shows an ASP sign and a no standing sign. If the silver chariot violates these parking rules, it can win separate parking tickets for each separate parking violation.
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