I am familiar with the general type of “No Standing” parking rules; but what are special “No Standing” NYC parking rules?
Good question. Thank you. So, what’s the answer?
1. No Standing – Hotel Loading Zone.
The parking law states, “No person shall stand or park a vehicle in such zone except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers and their personal baggage at hotels.”[4-08(c)(5)]. The nice part of this parking rule is you are permitted to discharge your personal baggage in a “No Standing – Hotel Loading Zone, whereas you cannot load or unload any personal property in a general “No Standing” zone.
2. No Standing Except Authorized Vehicles.
My question about this parking rule is, “how do you know which vehicles are authorized to park in this zone?” The answer is to look for a rider attached to such sign designating which vehicles may park there. Ahhhhhhh…now I get it.[4-08(c)(4)]
3. No Standing – Commuter Van Stop.
4-08(c)(6) provides, “No person shall stand or park a vehicle other than a commuter van in a commuter van stop when such a stop has been officially designated and appropriately posted, except that an operator of such other vehicle may temporarily stand therein for the purpose of expeditiously receiving or discharging passengers provided such standing does not interfere with any commuter van about to enter or leave such zone.”
Ahhhhh, now I get it. The driving public is still permitted to stop, drop/pick up passengers, and go in a commuter van zone; as long as it is done, expeditiously. Kind of like a bus stop zone where you are permitted to stop temporarily to expeditiously pick up or discharge a passenger. The big but is, try to prove it!
Some interesting parking rules with some interesting twists. It is important to know this information because you don’t want to needlessly expose your windshield registration to a warrior’s painful beam of light. Remember, it is nice to know the exception to a rule. The big but is you must present the proper proof, properly to avoid paying an NYC parking ticket.