Parking space alerts driver it’s empty
A recent news article grabbed my attention because I thought I was reading a “mail carrier bites dog” story (I love ’em). Here’s the scoop…The NYC DOT is working with a company (Streetline) on a pilot program to install a sensor-based smart parking system. The sensors are installed in the pavement and can “sense” whether or not a vehicle occupies a parking space.
A member of the NYC driving community installs an app on their smartphone and can use parking availability information. The sensors are being installed along Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.
“We are excited to partner with New York City DOT to test this innovative service for locals and visitors to NYC,” said Zia Yusuf, CEO of Streetline. “We applaud New York City for exploring and implementing Smart Parking solutions that can not only transform how people park but also address the critical need to reduce traffic and pollution” [image and quotation via “Torque News”].
Have you ever been issued an NYC parking ticket for “engine idling?”
CNN Health News took an in-depth look at the harmful effects of toxic tailpipe fumes caused by running your engine while your car is stopped. Here are some interesting factoids:
- “Idling for longer than 10 seconds wastes more fuel than restarting your engine.”
- “Children’s asthma symptoms increase as a result of vehicle exhaust,” says one New York City Department of Environmental Protection flier.
- The mayor’s office issued no comment to CNN about enforcement but confirmed that 2,989 tickets were issued for idling in the fiscal year 2011.
- “The TEAs have had authority to give idling tickets since September 2009, and yet they have only given, on average, one ticket per agent per year.
- And more…
34 RCNY 4-08 (p)(1) prohibits:
“(1) Idling of vehicle engines prohibited. Except as provided for buses in paragraph (p)(2) hereof, no person shall cause or permit the engine of any vehicle, other than a legally authorized emergency motor vehicle, to idle for longer than three minutes while parking, standing or stopping unless the engine is being used to operate a loading, unloading or processing device.”
Read more…“How Long can you Idle without receiving an NYC Parking Ticket?”
If you don’t know the difference between a driveway and a pedestrian ramp, it will bite you in the wallet. You may wish to check out our successful appeal from a bad decision by the original parking ticket judge, who didn’t know the difference.
- Our Appeal Guide will teach you how to present the proper proof, properly for an appeal
- Will show you screen captures of a driveway curb cut, that is NOT a pedestrian ramp
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