A parking ticket trap is waiting to grab $115 from unsuspecting drivers
There are many parking ticket traps throughout New York City. Drivers must be vigilant and always on the lookout for these costly ambushes.
CBS News reported one such trap on Manhattan Avenue between India Street and Huron Street in Brooklyn. Let’s figure out whether this is a parking ticket trap or simply a case of some careless parking by the driving public.
Let’s go to the video
A closer look at the parking ticket trap
Larry’s parking rules…
- A parking rule regulates the curb space from the parking sign, in the direction of the arrow(s), until the next parking sign or the end of the block
- A parking sign trumps white lines on the roadway, with the exception of the white lines for safety zones
- Fire hydrants or driveways do not end or interrupt a parking zone
Ergo, the parking sign that displays the no standing anytime rule regulated the curb space between the no standing sign and the gotcha pole with two parking signs, despite the white roadway markings seem to outline a legal parking space in the no standing area.
The parking ticket trap may have bushwacked you because of the location of the gotcha pole with two signs. Instead of installing the gotcha pole on the sidewalk adjacent to the end of the white lines on the roadway, you have to decide whether to believe the white lines or the signs. Unless it is a safety zone, the signs win.
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