Learning the difference between stopping, standing, and parking in NYC takes relentless repetition
Stopping is halting your vehicle for a NY second. Standing is stopping. Parking is standing. So, the moment you halt your vehicle, you are stopping, standing and parking. It matters not if your vehicle is occupied; nor whether you stay seated in your vehicle. If you halt your vehicle, stay in your car, or exit your vehicle for a split second alongside a curb in a no stopping, no standing, or no parking zone, you are parking ticket toast. You will get an NYC parking ticket. Ca-ching.
Viva la difference!
In a no standing zone, you are permitted to stop temporarily to drop-off or pick-up a passenger to or from the curb.
In a no parking zone, you are permitted to stop temporarily to drop-off or pick-up a passenger, and personal property to or from the curb.
In a no stopping zone, get the heck out of there
There are some special no standing rules you may wish to know about
Temporarily means two minutes or less.
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No more expensive excuses
For example, I only pulled over to the curb in a no stopping zone to answer my cell phone. Ca-ching. I just ran into the store to go the bathroom. Ca-ching. I was lost and stopped for just a second. Ca-ching.
You cannot ever, never, until Hell freezes over, stop your vehicle and sit in your car in a no stopping, no standing, or no parking zone. Period. End of story.
- Stopping, standing and parking is really the same thing…halting your vehicle, whether occupied or not
- The difference is the type of activity you can or cannot do in the three (3) zones
- You can stop temporarily, drop/pick-up a passenger to or from the curb in a no standing zone
- You can stop temporarily, drop/pick-up a passenger and personal property to of from the curb in a no parking zone
- Keep driving in a no stopping zone. Period. End of story
You cannot leave the table until you finish your carrots, and understand the 3 NOs. Any questions? Please share any mistakes you’ve made, so we all learn and save our hard-earned dough.