NYC parking ticket rules quiz
NYC parking ticket rules are the centerpiece of the street parking ecosystem. You can survive the brutal barrage of two or more parking signs with cryptic restrictions on gotcha poles if you know the rules. If not, be prepared to make a donation on a regular basis to the Evil Empire revenue fund.
Are you up to the challenge?
Begin when you are ready to test your mettle and knowledge of NYC parking rules with a 5-question quickie quiz below.
5-Question NYC parking ticket quiz
Click on the first question to begin.
Can a passenger car double park and drop off or pick up a passenger in midtown and immediately leave the scene?
If you’re the Evil Empire, “No, no 1000 times no.” But, if you’re the PVB and Larry, Yes!
True or False? A vehicle that becomes disabled must be moved to the side of the road and removed expeditiously
True. And, you better make sure your chariot does not obstruct traffic once on the side of the roadway.
True or False? You can never dispute an NYC parking ticket by claiming a medical emergency.
False. It is a strong defense by not a guaranteed win (it depends on the judge).
True or False? There is only one defense to a fire hydrant violation?
False. Very false, indeed.
True or False? You can double park your car if you are called to school for your child’s medical emergency
Yes, you can if it is your child or you are the child’s caregiver.
There are 99 separate violation codes, 35 pages of rules in 4-08 (including 4-01 definitions), and 29 pages of rules in Chapter 39. How are we expected to learn every nook, cranny, and nuance of the rules? In other words, we are not expected to learn them all. This is why there are 10M parking ticket issued each year that generates about $550M in revenue for th Evil Empire.
Meanwhile, you can take giant steps forward in avoiding parking tickets by lowering your risk taking. For esample, don’t
- Double park and leave your car unattended to run a quick errand
- Park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant after sunset
- Unload your groceries in a no standing zone
- Sit in your car in a no parking zone and wait for Aunt Tillie to walk into her building, take the elevator to her apartment, and call you to say that she’s ok.