This is the second part in a 3 part series of articles about why knowing the 3 No’s is parking ticket gold. In this post, we compare the difference between Parking and Standing
|PARKING||The standing of a vehicle whether occupied or not||otherwise than temporarily for and while actually engaged in||loading or unloading||property or passengers|
|STANDING||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|
Knowledge is power
Once you understand the meaning of Standing and Parking, apply your knowledge to make better parking choices. When a rule prohibits parking, you can stop temporarily to discharge or receive passengers AND load or unload property to the curb.
On the other hand, when a parking rule prohibits standing, you can only stop temporarily to receive or discharge passengers.
NO STANDING: Stop, drop or receive passengers, and go
NO PARKING: Stop, drop or receive passengers/load or unload property, and go
Do not get caught loading or unloading property to the curb in a No Standing Zone. For example, the rules prohibit STANDING in a bus stop zone. One of the bad judgments our friends and clients make is loading or unloading property in a bus stop zone. ZAP goes the scanner stinging you with a $115 NYC parking ticket. It may be counterintuitive to think you can’t unload your property in a bus stop zone, but it is NYC parking law.
Read the sign, understand the rule, apply the proper parking behavior, and you won’t pay a dime in parking ticket fines.