Last Updated on March 8, 2018 by Lawrence Berezin
This is Part 2 in a 3-Part series about understanding NYC parking sign language
- Your rights when a brand, spanking new, parking sign is installed
- What parking sign regulates your space when you park your car in two parking zones
- How do you know when a parking sign regulates your parking space?
- What does a yellow painted curb mean?
Is there a trick to understanding parking sign language and fighting a parking ticket based on a confusing parking sign? Check it out here.
It is totally essential to learn the meaning of recurrent signs you see throughout the city. For example, here’s a parking sign that designates a commercial only zone during certain hours of the day.
When you see the middle sign (white background_red lettering) it should immediately ring the commercial vehicles only M-F between 10A-2P bell in your head. This middle sign is a commercial meter zone parking sign that you will spot frequently in your travels on NYC roadways.
When you look skyward on this gotcha pole, you will see the usual, red, no standing sign. The hours make it illegal to stand from 7A-10A and then again from 2P-7P M-F. The red background on this evil sign should alert you to check the hours carefully before parking.