Last Updated on February 7, 2018 by Lawrence Berezin
Driveways and fire hydrants do not end NYC parking zones
I’ve read a bunch of comments from some wonderful members of the driving public who mistakenly believe that driveways and fire hydrants have a magical power to end an NYC parking zone.
We all know (I hope) that a parking sign regulates the curb space from the parking sign, in the direction of the arrow(s), until the next parking sign, or if none, the end of the block. This parking zone is not prematurely terminated by the presence of NYC driveways and fire hydrants. They don’t mean a thing when it comes to figuring out when a parking zone ends.
For example, close your eyes and visualize this…A no parking sign with an arrow pointing to the rightt_10 feet of curb space_a driveway_YOUR CAR_15 feet of curb space_an ASP sign with an arrow pointing to the right (away from your car). Question: Will you get a no parking ticket? Answer: You betcha!
Another example…A no standing sign with an arrow pointing to the right_10 feet of curb space_a fire hydrant_20 feet of curb space_YOUR CAR_end of the block. Question: Will your car win a no standing ticket? Answer: Absolutely! How about a fire hydrant ticket? Answer: Nope because you parked more than 15 feet from the fire hydrant.
A picture is worth a thousand words and $115
For those of us who process information from images better than words, here is a couple of diagrams illustrating the same thing.
Always make sure you park more than 15 feet from a fire hydrant.
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