Learning NYC parking signs for no standing takes relentless repetition
And separating the parking ticket wheat from the myths and mysteries of the 3 major NYC parking ticket zones chaff is not an easy task. In the past, I’ve included all three major parking ticket zones in the same article. Let’s try a different tact, and take one parking ticket zone at a time.
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…NYC parking rules.”
You can never, ever, halt your vehicle alongside the curb in a No Standing zone; unless you are stopping temporarily (2 minutes or less) to drop-off a passenger to the curb; or, pick-up a passenger from the curb.
You can never, ever, justify halting your vehicle alongside the curb in a No Standing zone by claiming your car was unoccupied; ergo you vehicle was parked, not standing. You are parking ticket toast.
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 (2 minutes or less) to drop-off or pick-up a passenger (to and from the curb). You can stop, drop and go. 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.
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