Last Updated on November 24, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
Dumb ways to get parking tickets
Can you count the number of dumb ways to get parking tickets in NYC? For example:
- Parking next to a fire hydrant while you run into a nearby store
- You can fall asleep in your car in a bus stop zone
- Sit in your car in a no standing zone.
- You can leave a note on your dashboard of your car alerting the media that you’ll only be gone for a few minutes
So many dumb ways to get that evil orange epistle. You can:
- Stop temporarily to drop off a passenger and her groceries in a no standing zone
- Park in front of a “legal” pedestrian ramp, and get a parking ticket issued by a rogue cop or warrior who doesn’t know the difference between a “legal” and “illegal” pedestrian ramp
- Park your car in a safety zone because you didn’t know what a safety zone was
So many dumb ways to get a parking ticket in NYC
- Don’t ride in any place or in any part of a vehicle except that provided for passenger carrying purposes, nor shall he/she permit any part of his/her body to extend outside of any part of a vehicle, except when required to extend the hand to indicate an intention to turn, slow down, stop, or start from the curb.
- No person shall get out of any vehicle from the side facing on the traveled part of the street in such manner as to interfere with the right of the operator of an approaching vehicle or a bicycle
- No person shall operate, stand, or park a vehicle on any street or roadway for the purpose of commercial advertising. Advertising notices relating to the business for which a vehicle is used may be put upon a motor vehicle when such vehicle is in use for normal delivery or business purposes, and not merely or mainly for the purpose of commercial advertising, provided that no portion of any such notice shall be reflectorized, illuminated, or animated, and provided that no such notice shall be put upon the top of the vehicle and that no special body or other object shall be put upon vehicles for commercial advertising purposes. Advertisements may be put upon vehicles licensed by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission in accordance with the Commission’s rule
- For the purposes of this rule, snow tires are defined as:(i) Any radial tire (a radial tire is a tire in which the ply cords, extending to the beads, are nearly at right angles to the centerline of the tread).(ii) Any tire with tread which has ribs, lugs, blocks or buttons arranged in a generally discontinuous pattern; when inflated, a substantial number of the lug, block or rib edges in the tread design are at an angle greater than 30 degrees to the tire circumferential center line; and, on at least one side of the tread design, have shoulder lugs that protrude at least one half inch in a direction generally perpendicular to the direction of travel.(iii) Any tire labeled on the sidewall with the words “MUD AND SNOW” or any contraction using the letters “M” and “S” (e.g. MS, M/S, MS or M&S).
- Here’s another dumb way to get parking tickets. Worn or damaged tires which no longer provide effective traction shall not constitute snow tires within the meaning of this section regardless of their original classification or designation.
More dumb ways to get parking tickets in NYC
- When signs are erected giving notice of bus lane restrictions, no person shall drive a vehicle other than a bus within a designated bus lane during the hours specified, except that a person may use such bus lane in order to make the first available right hand turn where permitted into a street, private road, private drive, or an entrance to private property in a safe manner or when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or at the direction of a law enforcement officer. Notwithstanding any provision of this subdivision, no person shall drive a vehicle other than a bus in the bus lane on Madison Avenue for the purpose of making a right hand turn during the restricted hours specified by sign between 42nd street and 59th street. During such restricted hours, the first permissible right hand turn for vehicles other than buses is at 60th street, except that a taxicab carrying a passenger may use the bus lane to make a right hand turn at 46th street.
- Whenever a usable path or lane for bicycles has been provided, bicycle riders shall use such path or lane only except under any of the following situations:(i) When preparing for a turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.(ii) When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions (including but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, pushcarts, animals, surface hazards) that make it unsafe to continue within such bicycle path or lane.
- No person shall drive a vehicle on or across a designated bicycle lane, except when it is reasonable and necessary:(i) To enter or leave a driveway; or(ii) To enter or leave a legal curbside parking space; or(iii) To cross an intersection; or(iv)To make a turn within an intersection; or(v) To comply with the direction of any law enforcement officer or other person authorized to enforce this rule; or(vi) To avoid an obstacle which leaves fewer than ten feet available for the free movement of vehicular traffic notwithstanding any other rule, no person shall drive a vehicle on or across a designated bicycle lane in such manner as to interfere with the safety and passage of persons operating bicycles thereon.
- For the purposes of this subdivision, a buffer zone is defined as an area in the roadway, created by white lines, that is used to separate a parking lane from a travel lane or a bicycle lane from a travel lane, as indicated on the diagram below.
- No person shall drive a motor vehicle on or across a designated buffer zone, except when it is reasonable and necessary to enter or leave a legal curbside parking space or a driveway.
So many dumb ways to