Last Updated on December 12, 2015 by Lawrence Berezin
A yellow painted curb means nothing at all in NYC parking ticket land
Football is back, and yellow penalty flags will be flying. A yellow card is raised by a soccer referee to cite a player for bad behavior. A yellow traffic light means caution. But in the wacky world of NYC parking tickets, a yellow curb means absolutely, positively nothing, nada, zip, zilch, zero.
Your failure to memorize this mantra will cost you the price of a NYC parking ticket.
Where does the driving public look for meaningful yellow painted curbs?
I receive emails, calls, and comments from our wonderful friends complaining there was no yellow curb to designate 15 feet from a fire hydrant (There will never, ever be 15 feet of yellow curb to indicate 15 feet from the pump).
How about a bus stop zone? A bus stop zone starts from the bus stop sign and extends in the direction of the arrow(s) until the next parking sign; or the end of the block. (There will never, ever be a yellow painted curb to designate the length of a bus stop zone).
All other parking signs…There will never, ever be a yellow curb to tell you the length or direction of a no standing, no parking, or no any thing zone.