No standing ticket quiz results
I challenged our readers to complete a no standing ticket quiz and was happily amazed to see the results. They were excellent.
So, without further adieu, let’s learn what activities you can perform in a no standing zone in NYC.
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Question #1. The starting point for learning how to avoid and/or beat a no standing parking ticket is to learn the legal definition of “Standing.” So, I wrote out the legal definition and asked our readers to identify it.
The overwhelming majority got it right!
Let’s take a look at each separate element:
- Stopping the vehicle. O.K. Captain Obvious, you gotta stop your chariot to be standing.
- Whether occupied or not. If you stop your car and remain seated behind the wheel, you are still “Standing.”
- Temporarily. Briefly
- While actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers. You can’t wait for Aunt Tilly to walk down the stairs from her 19th-floor apartment, through the lobby, out the door, across the sidewalk and take a seat in your car. Your passenger should be waiting for you at the curb. Or, you should discharge Aunt Tilly to the curb. But you can’t wait for her to climb the stairs and call you to say that she made it safely home (Sorry, Aunt Tilly).
Question #2. I loved that most of youse guys and dolls got it right. Nicely done.
The important element of this question was to know that you are required by the no standing rule to drop your passenger to the curb (no waiting) and leave immediately.
Question #3. Again, a great job. Only one person got the answer wrong
Question #4 and Question #5. these two questions are kind of connected. Most of our readers answered #4 correctly. They knew that a bus stop was a no standing zone. However, #5 asked whether you can load or unload property in a no standing zone. Many of our readers got this one wrong.
You cannot stop temporarily to drop off a passenger and her personal property in a no standing zone. So, my next question is if you’re dropping off a passenger and her package at a bus stop because she is going to Aunt Tilly’s apartment and wants to bring a present, can you get a no standing ticket.
Yes, you can.
A no standing parking violation will cost you $115. Ouch!
If you get one of these evil tickets, how can you beat it?
- Check for misdescribed, omitted or illegible required elements
- If you find one or more, you win, subject to presenting the proper proof properly
- Were you seated behind the wheel of your car when the Warrior or Cop issued the ticket and didn’t enter your name? If yes, please take some photos of the Warrior or Cop while she issued the ticket with your smartphone camera and argue a lack of proper service
- Did you stop temporarily to drop off or pick up a passenger to or from the curb, and leave the no standing zone immediately? If so, you have to persuade the judge with credible facts that you did exactly that. A witness statement from your passenger is a must!