Last Updated on December 14, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
You can beat a parking ticket for no standing or no parking
That is to say, learning what a driver can do in these two zones is vital to your wallet’s safety.
For example, stopping, standing, and parking is really the same activity in NYC. Despite the different labels, all three mean that you have halted your chariot.
O.K. Larry, what was in your coffee this morning? What else do you want us to believe? Any more parking ticket myths to debunk?
Larry replies to Larry: “My iced coffee was black, and I’m happy to go myth debunking. You are stopping, standing, and parking your vehicle and violating a no-stopping, a no-standing, and a no-parking rule, if you:”
- Stop your car and remain seated behind the wheel
- Stop your car and remain seated behind the wheel with the engine running
- Stop your car, jump out, and help your passenger carry her groceries into the house
- Stop your car, drop off your passenger, and wait for him to finish shopping
In other words, if a no-standing sign regulated your parking space, you violated the no-standing rule by stopping in that space even if you remained seated behind the wheel.
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Likewise, if a no-parking rule regulated your parking space, you violated the law by stopping in that space even if you remained seated behind the wheel.
So, why have two different rules? Because each rule prohibits the type of activity, you can perform. For example, in a no-standing zone, you can stop temporarily to drop off or pick up a passenger curbside and leave immediately. However, you can only pick up people and not their stuff.
In the same vein, you can stop temporarily in a no-parking zone to drop off or pick up people and their stuff curbside and leave immediately.
On the other hand, you will get a parking ticket if you stop and stay in either zone.
Above all, learning which activities you can or cannot perform in these three zones is helpful and money-saving.
In conclusion, understanding the activities you can and cannot perform will save your mucho bucko’s. Likewise, if you halt your car for any reason, even to avoid striking a small animal, you are stopping, standing, and parking in NYC.
If you get a no-standing or no-parking ticket while you stop temporarily to drop off your Aunt Tillie in a no-standing or no-parking zone and leave the area expeditiously, you can beat that parking ticket! Most importantly, you have to present the proper proof properly to win.
And, you can even drop off your Aunt Tillie and her stuff in a no parking zone (but you can’t drop off people and their stuff in a no-standing area).
When you’re right- FIGHT.