Last Updated on March 2, 2018 by Lawrence Berezin
Can you use a 5-minute grace period to pay for parking in a muni-meter zone?
Sure. But what are the pros and cons of the 5-minute grace period? Are there really any cons for the driving public?
Who wouldn’t want more time to walk to a muni-meter, pay for parking, return to their car and place the muni-meter receipt face-up on the dashboard of their car?
Check out this “discussion” between two people with opposite views of the 5-minute grace period.
There are so many great arguments in favor of passing a 5-minute grace period bill and no reasonable argument against it.
It is silly to claim we are only kicking the fight down the road from, let’s say, 8:06 to 8:07. So what. We still get 5-minutes more to take care of our business at the muni-meter or move our car after the rule changes. If it’s no biggie, why fight it.
That’s easy. The end is a much more popular time to issue parking tickets.
It’s great to have the NYC Council support some feel-good and save some money parking laws. Instead of the bah-humbug Mayor and his magic veto.
Are you a history buff? You may wish to check out the birth of the 5-Minute Grace Period.