Last Updated on July 18, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
NYC parking signs are trying to grab your hard-earned dough
Here are some parking signs that may trick you.
What do you think about the “Authorized Vehicles Only” sign? This NYC parking sign must display the agency that is permitted to park when the “Authorized Vehicles Only” sign is in effect. Likewise, the Warrior or Cop is required to enter the authorized agency on the ticket.
This “No Parking Anytime” sign has an orange “Temporary Construction Regulation” addendum and a “Dept of Transportation” entry on the bottom of the sign. Therefore, this is a legal NYC parking sign.
But, does a temporary construction regulation No Parking Sign that is in effect anytime trump a No Parking Sign that is in effect during designated days and times?
Have you ever gotten a “No Standing School Days” parking ticket? Me, too. Here is a tiperoo:
- If there are any school-related activities going on, the days or hours the No Standing School Days Rule is in effect. DO NOT PARK IN THE SCHOOL ZONE
- A Warrior or Cop must enter the days and hours the rule is in effect. The correct entry is “school days” not “all days.” If the days are misdescribed, you win
- Remember schools may be in effect on a Saturday or there may be school-related activities on a Sunday. Be careful!
Are you permitted to stop temporarily and expeditiously drop off a passenger in a no-stopping zone, and leave the area immediately?
No stopping zone
I have a mental checklist I run through before parking in a vacant parking space in NYC.
- Red sign you’re dead. Move along little doggie, unless the rule is not in effect
- Is there a temporary construction rule or temporary no parking paper sign in effect?
- Stricter rule trumps less strict rule