Avoid these 3 common No standing tickets mistakes
No standing tickets will cost you $115 unless you can beat ’em. I received a telephone call last week from a super nice guy, Jerry, with a painful parking ticket story. He stopped his car alongside the curb in a no standing zone. His wife, who was seated in the front passenger seat, jumped out of the car, ran into the store, and picked up a carton of eggs for breakfast. Jerry’s two children remained seated in the back seat. Jerry never turned off the engine.
About 2-3 minutes later, Jerry’s wife popped back into the front seat of the car, but it was too late. By that time a parking ticket warrior issued a parking ticket for No Standing. Jerry was furious and called me from his cell phone. Was this $115 No standing parking ticket justified?
I was sorry to report that the evil orange epistle was justified. Here’s why.
A running motor matters not in a No standing zone
Please believe me. I absolutely promise you that keeping your motor running to later head down the highway, looking for adventure, is not a defense to no standing tickets. The definition of standing is:
“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.”
All that matters to the parking ticket gendarmes is that you stopped your vehicle in a no standing zone.
But I remained seated in my car
I hear many wonderful members of our driving community’s plaintiff cry, “why didn’t the parking ticket warrior simply ask me to move my car.” C’mon man! They are not there to answer your parking questions, help you decide on whether it’s safe to park in a space, or politely ask you to move from a parking space. Warriors are revenue men and women, whose sole mission is to issue tons of parking tickets.
I thought it was O.K. to wait for my wife to finish shopping
Why did you think it was o.k. to wait? Please, I beseech you, arm yourself with the essential parking ticket knowledge about the activities you can and cannot perform in a fire hydrant zone, bus stop zone, No standing and No parking zones. Otherwise, you will be separated from your hard-earned dough every time you park your chariot in NYC.
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