Last Updated on July 21, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
Fire hydrant quiz results help you become master of the curbside parking universe
Whoever crafted the bewildering fire hydrant rule is a master of exceptions. The rule itself is easy. You are prohibited from parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. But, can you park closer if:
- There is a driver sitting behind the wheel with the keys and a driver’s license?
- It is 9 p.m.?
- You are in a commercial vehicle?
- There is a no-standing sign nearby?
- The fire hydrant is broken?
- And so on…and so on…and so on
You may want to do some money-saving learning by checking out the fire hydrant quiz questions and answers. By learning the subtleties of the rule and its exceptions, you may be able to dodge a $115 bullet and become a master of the curbside universe.
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Fire Hydrant Quiz Q & A
The correct answers are in green!
Always be on the lookout for fire hydrant ambushes. You may find a hydrant hiding in plain sight.
There are a bunch of exceptions to the fire hydrant rule you should learn. But, don’t forget about some nuances that are not covered by the “plain” language of the mystifying rule.
- Broken Fire Hydrant
Would you park within 15 feet of a broken fire hydrant? I wouldn’t. There is nothing in the rule that says it’s O.K.
- Parking sign
I would park within 15 feet if a parking sign specifically says it’s O.K. (like this sign)
- Hidden by garbage
This is a picture my friend took to support his defense to a hidden fire hydrant ticket. It’s rare to win but he did. Yay!
- How far away from a hydrant must you park?
You best better know the answer to this question.
Edwin Rivera says
Very informative. Can you tell readers that plate plastic covers are illegal. I see them all the times. I believe people are unaware of the traffic Law.
Lawrence Berezin says
Thanks for the kind comment.
It was wonderful of you to share the valuable information that clear plastic license plate covers will get you a parking ticket you’ll lose.
I’ll raise your great advice with a warning about driving around with a license plate frame that blocks any of the information on a plate. Remove it. You’ll get a ticket you won’t beat.
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