Last Updated on January 6, 2018 by Lawrence Berezin
I love when our friends share their blog comments
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[alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]1.Tim comments about the winter blizzards in NYC:[/alert]
This city is ridiculous! due to the horrible and delayed snow removal parking spots are scarce. I live on block horseshoe-shaped with no thru traffic and parked in a no standing zone. Their response to tow sure is quick, but they struggled with a snow storm..12 cars come down my block a day gimme a break!!!!
Do you agree?
[alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]2.Joe asks about NYC double parking rules during snowstorms:[/alert]
I got a ticket for double parking. However, all the legit parking spots on my block and the blocks around me are sectioned off/severely limited due to high snow/ice mounds blocking them. Everyone for the last 2 weeks has been double parking their cars during the day/night without a problem and now all of a sudden I get a ticket for double parking. Do you think I can get this dismissed?
My response to Joe:
You speak for all of us, and your story resonates. Unfortunately, NYC parking tickets are about, “show me the money.” Common sense and human kindness be damned.
You cannot double park your passenger chariot in NYC (majority view)♠.; even in these difficult snow times. Your only chance is to plead your case in person. If you are lucky enough to be assigned to a parking ticket judge with a heart, your story may carry the day.
Snow, to my dismay, is generally not a defense. If you give it a go, please let us know the outcome. If I was the judge, your ticket would be dismissed.
[alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]3.Tim writes about a misdescribed required element:[/alert]
My registration indicated my vehicle as “Wagon” (Body Type)- ticket had “SUBN”. Is this considered the same Body Type category? And the ticket did not show the Model of my vehicle.
My response to another Tim’s excellent question:
Thanks for joining the conversation. Tim, you’re a winner, if your vehicle is registered in NY. A station wagon is NOT the same body type as a SUBN. Your registration should read “wagon.”
Plead NOT GUILTY by mail (make sure you send your letter certified mail, return receipt requested). Respectfully state your body type is misdescribed. The warrior entered SUBN, while your registration says, WAGON. Enclose a copy of your vehicle registration.
If your vehicle is not registered in NYC, your proof is different and you face a more difficult fight to beat your parking ticket. A warrior is only required to enter a “reasonably accurate” description of your car’s body type. “Reasonably accurate” is in the eye of the beholding parking ticket judge.
[alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]4.Larry (great name, right?!) writes:[/alert]
I got a ticket for being double parked as I sat in my car waiting less than five minutes to pick up a friend on a very wide 2-way residential street in Astoria, Queens.
Larry’s response (The world is full of Larry’s):
Please forgive me for the delay in responding to your excellent question. I’m getting old and sometimes miss some comments.
You are permitted to stop or stand your vehicle temporarily (2 minutes or less) in a no standing or no parking zone while you are actively engaged in receiving or discharging a passenger. Unfortunately, the parking rules do not permit you to wait for your passenger to arrive at your vehicle
The size of the street does not matter.
These are mean streets in NYC. Thanks for sharing your parking experience.
[alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]5.Dan asks:[/alert]
I received a bus zone ticket this weekend but on the front of the ticket, it has the wrong color of my car. Is the wrong color of the vehicle enough for me to win?
I am sad to say, no. The color of your vehicle is not considered a required element entitling you to a dismissal of your parking ticket if omitted, misdescribed or illegible.
Good thinking, though.
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♠ However, there is a minority view about double parking. You are permitted to stop temporarily and expeditiously drop off or pick up a passenger from the curb and immediately skedaddle (I believe this is the correct view)