Last Updated on September 14, 2023 by Lawrence Berezin
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 stopping 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, only|
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.
Larry’s Guide to Redesigned Parking Signs
True or False? The redesigned parking signs make parking a breeze. Likewise, I understand every sign and have zero questions about its meaning. If your answer is True, then you don’t need this guide. (False for most of us!)
On the other hand, if the redesigned signs are still confusing, you might benefit from some tips about understanding them and parking safely.
Just click the pretty button below. You’ll be glad you did!