Learning all the NYC parking signs for “No Standing” take relentless repetition
Learning the NYC parking rules for, no standing, no parking, and no stopping is not an easy task. And separating the truth from the myths for the three parking zones is even more difficult, especially when the two little words, “no stopping, “no standing” or “no parking” do not appear on the parking sign.
For example, check out the above photo of two parking signs on the same gotcha pole. The top red sign is easy, right? It displays those two little words, “no standing.” But, what about the bottom white sign that says, “Truck Loading Only?” Is it a no standing sign, no parking sign, or a no stopping sign? (Answer: No standing).
But, why is distinguishing between a no standing zone and a no parking zone important?
Because the zone determines the activities you can perform in the zone. For example, in a no standing zone, you can only stop temporarily to drop off or pick up passengers and must leave the zone immediately. While in a no parking zone, you are permitted to drop off people and property.
A Truck Loading Only Rule is considered a no standing rule (Yikes) in the NYC Traffic Rules
No Standing Zone
Don’t forget, no stopping, no standing, and no parking are the same thing; halting your vehicle. “I came, I saw, I conquered…Julius Caesar.” “I stop, I stand, I park.” So, what’s the difference?
The difference is the activity you can perform in each zone. For example, in a no stopping zone, you cannot stop temporarily to expeditiously drop off or pick up a passenger. However, in a no standing zone, you are permitted to stop temporarily as long as you are actively engaged in dropping off or picking up a passenger at the curb and leave immediately. But, no packages!
On the other hand, you can pick up or drop off a passenger with her stuff in a no parking zone. But, you can only stop temporarily and expeditiously drop off or pick up the passenger and her stuff and leave the area immediately. No waiting!
Remember these immortal words, “I stop, I stand, I park.” These three activities are the same thing, halting your vehicle. However, the parking ticket gods will allow you to stop temporarily to drop-off or pick-up a passenger (to and from the curb) as long as you leave the area immediately.
In other words, you can stop, drop and go. But, you cannot stop, drop and wait for your Aunt Tillie to cross the street.
Take this brief 3 question quiz
1. I can park my vehicle in a no standing zone. True or False?
2. I can unload all of my groceries to the curb in a no standing zone. True or false?
3. Stopping, standing, and parking are the same thing. True or False.
Any questions or comments? The answers to these 3 questions will be posted tomorrow.
1.False 2.False 3.True