Last Updated on September 4, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
No standing parking tickets come in all shapes and sizes
But, no standing parking tickets share one thing in common. They are all very costly.
There are 14 different No Standing parking tickets with fines ranging from $95 to $115.
The first step in avoiding these nasty tickets is by learning the definition of “Standing.”
Let’s take the No Standing class together and see if we can keep our money where it belongs…In our wallets.
The definition of “Standing”
The term “Standing” shall mean “the stopping of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.” [See, Traffic Rules 4-01].
- One costly mistake to avoid is thinking you are not “Standing” if you remain seated behind the wheel of your chariot in a No Standing zone. You are “Standing” and will get a No Standing parking ticket. That means we cannot sit in the car and read the NY Times while waiting for a passenger to appear in a No Standing zone.
- Another mistake is misconstruing what the rule means “…actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.” This means that your passenger is waiting for you curbside, immediately jumps into your chariot, and you skedaddle in less than a NY minute. No waiting, no watching, and no loitering in a No Standing zone.
Remember, you are not standing when you are actively engaged in receiving or discharging passengers because that phrase is part of the definition of “Standing.”
Let’s meet and greet the 14 different No Standing Parking Tickets
(c) Violation of posted no standing rules prohibited. When official signs, markings, or traffic-control devices have been posted prohibiting, restricting, or limiting the standing of vehicles, no person shall stand or park any vehicle in violation of the restrictions posted on such signs, markings, or traffic-control devices, except as otherwise provided herein:
(1) No standing (snow emergency). When the Commissioner declares a state of a snow emergency, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon a street designated by signs as a snow
(2) No standing-taxi stand. No person shall stand or park a vehicle other than a taxi in a taxi stand when any such stand has been officially designated and appropriately posted except that the operator of a vehicle may temporarily stand therein for the purpose of expeditiously receiving and discharging passengers provided such standing does not interfere with any taxi about to enter or leave such zone.
(3) No standing bus stop. No person shall stand or park a vehicle other than an authorized bus in its assigned bus stop when any such stop has been officially designated and appropriately posted except that the operator of a vehicle may temporarily stand therein for the purpose of expeditiously receiving and discharging passengers provided such standing does not interfere with any bus about to enter or leave such zone.
The beat goes on
(4) No standing except authorized vehicles. Except as provided in paragraph (8) of this subdivision, where a posted sign reads “No Standing Except Authorized Vehicles,” no vehicles, except those designated by a rider attached to such sign, may stand or park in that area.
(5) No standing-hotel loading zone. No person shall stand or park a vehicle in such a zone except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers and their personal baggage at hotels.
(6) No standing-commuter van stop. No person shall stand or park a vehicle other than a commuter van in a commuter van stop when such a stop has been officially designated and appropriately posted, except that an operator of such other vehicle may temporarily stand therein for the purpose of expeditiously receiving or discharging passengers provided such standing does not interfere with any commuter van about to enter or leave such zone.
(7) No standing-for-hire vehicle stop. No person shall stand or park a vehicle other than a for-hire vehicle in a for-hire vehicle stop when such a stop has been officially designated and appropriately posted, except that an operator of such other vehicle may temporarily stand therein for the purpose of expeditiously receiving or discharging passengers provided such standing does not interfere with any for-hire vehicle about to enter or leave such zone.
(8) No standing except certain diplomatic and consular vehicles. [content omitted].
I thought you said there were 14 No Standing parking tickets. You owe us six more…
(f) General no standing zones (standing and parking prohibited in specified places). No person shall stand or park a vehicle in any of the following places unless otherwise indicated by posted signs, markings, or other traffic control devices, or at the direction of a law enforcement officer:
(1) Double parking. On the roadway side of a vehicle stopped, standing, or parked at the curb, except a person may stand a commercial vehicle alongside a vehicle parked at the curb at such locations and during such hours that stopping, standing, or parking is not prohibited, while expeditiously making pickups, deliveries or service calls, provided that there is no unoccupied parking space or designated loading zone on either side of the street within 100 feet that can be used for such standing, and provided further that such standing is in compliance with the provisions of §1102 of the State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
A person may stand a commercial vehicle along the roadway side of a bicycle lane provided all other conditions of this paragraph are met. For the purposes of this paragraph (f)(1), “expeditiously making pick-ups, deliveries or service calls” shall mean that any period of inactivity at the pick-up, delivery or service-call location does not exceed 30 minutes. However, such definition shall in no way limit the discretion of the Department of Finance Adjudication Tribunal to determine whether a violation of this paragraph has occurred.
Wow. There are a lot of no standing violations
(2) Driveways. In front of a public or private driveway, except that it shall be permissible for the owner, lessor, or lessee of the lot accessed by a private driveway to park a passenger vehicle registered to him/her at that address in front of such driveway, provided that such lot does not contain more than two dwelling units and further provided that such parking does not violate any other provision of the Vehicle and Traffic Law or local law or rule concerning the parking, stopping or standing of motor vehicles. The prohibition herein shall not apply to driveways that have been rendered unusable due to the presence of a building or other fixed obstruction and, therefore, are not being used as defined in §4-01(b) of these rules.
(3) Parks. In any park between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise, except at places designated or maintained for the parking of vehicles.
(4) Bus lane. In any lane designated for the exclusive use of buses. (5) Railroad crossings. Within fifty feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
(6) Safety zones. In a safety zone, between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone.
7) Pedestrian ramps. Alongside or in a manner that obstructs a curb area which has been cut down, lowered or otherwise constructed or altered to provide access for persons with disabilities at a marked or unmarked crosswalk as defined in subdivision (b) of §4-01 of this chapter. A person may stop, stand or park a vehicle alongside or in a manner that obstructs a pedestrian ramp not located within such crosswalk unless otherwise prohibited
The key takeaway is that in any of these myriad No Standing zones you are permitted to stop temporarily to pick up or drop off a passenger (but not her property). As long as you leave the zone immediately. If you are blessed with a No Standing parking ticket, fight it and be sure to present the proper proof to win.
No one said this stuff was going to be easy. But, I urge you to do your due diligence before navigating the mean streets and curbsides of our fair city. knowledge will save you money.