Do you mistake No Stopping for No Standing or No Parking?
If so, it’ll cost you a $115 NYC parking ticket (Violation Code 10). Here’s a solution that works.
Yesterday, we talked about identifying No Standing zones, and I published a list of the visible and invisible No Standing zones. In a No Standing zone, you are permitted to stop, drop off or pick up a passenger, and skedaddle. But, you can’t wait for Aunt Tilly to walk to her apartment building.
In a No Stopping zone, you are not permitted to stop, period, end of story. This zone is totally restricted curb space. The Evil Empire has claimed ownership, empowered a battalion of parking ticket warriors to engage the enemy (the driving public), and issue parking tickets at will. Yikes!
Memorize these 12 Stopping Zones and keep driving
According to the NYC Highway and Traffic Rules, the following are No Stopping zones (see page iv):
- Traffic Lanes
- Street excavations
- Tunnels and elevated roadways
- Divided highways
- Bicycle lanes
- Restricted use and limited use streets
- Major roadways
- Obstructing traffic at intersections
No Stopping Zones have no soul. A No Stopping Zone is unforgiving, and very expensive NYC curb space. When you think about dropping off a passenger in a crosswalk or picking up Aunt Tilly in a bicycle lane…Don’t do it. The temporary convenience comes with a $115 price tag.
This is the second in a series of 3 blog posts. Yesterday’s post was “What Everybody Ought to Know about No Standing Zones.”