Last Updated on September 18, 2017 by Lawrence Berezin
Learning about NYC parking tickets takes relentless repetition
[alert type=”info” icon-size=”hide-icon”]How many times have you muttered to yourself or a warrior, “I wasn’t parked, I was only standing,” and still got NYC parking tickets. Arrgh![/alert]
Stopping, standing, and parking are the same thing because:
- Stopping is halting your vehicle (even for a second)
- Standing is stopping your vehicle
- Parking is standing your vehicle
When a parking sign says, NO STANDING, you cannot stop, stand or park in the parking spaces regulated by the sign. And, it is the same when a parking sign says, NO STOPPING or NO PARKING. Get out of there!
I wasn’t parked
I was sitting in my vehicle behind the wheel
Sitting in your vehicle in a no stopping, no standing, or no parking zone means absolutely, positively, zilch, nada, nothing. You are an NYC parking ticket road kill. Step to the front of the line, and pay the man.
I was just walking Aunt Tilly to her front door
I left my emergency blinkers on and it only took a few seconds.
You are a good son. A son that is willing to pay NYC $115 to make sure Aunt Tilly was safe and made it to the front door.
Here’s the difference between stopping, standing, and parking
-In a No Standing zone, you are permitted to stop temporarily and drop-off or pick-up a passenger to or from the curb.
-In a No Parking zone, you are permitted to stop temporarily and drop-off or pick-up a passenger or personal property to or from the curb.
However, in a No Stopping zone…Get out of there!
“Temporarily” means “expeditiously,” quickly, and faster than a speeding bullet or less than a NY minute.