Last Updated on November 15, 2017 by Lawrence Berezin
How to behave in an NYC snow emergency to avoid an NYC parking ticket
Here is some valuable information on the DOT website. Please be safe, follow the rules, and avoid an NYC parking ticket.
NYC Snow Emergency Traffic Regulations
New York City Traffic Rules, Selection 4-12(K) –
(1) Standing and Parking
When the Transportation Commissioner declares a state of snow emergency, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon a street designated by signs as a snow street, or upon any part of the right of way, including the prohibited shoulder adjacent to the roadways, entrances and exits of the expressways and parkways set forth in Section 4-07 (i) of these regulations except in such areas and for such purposes as shall be designated by the Transportation Commissioner, until the Transportation Commissioner declares the prohibition of such standing or parking terminated.
(2) Operating Vehicles Prohibited
When the Transportation Commissioner declares a state of snow emergency, no person shall operate a vehicle upon a street designated by signs as snow street or upon any part of the right of way, including the berm or shoulder adjacent to the roadways, entrances and exits of the expressway and parkways set forth in Section 4-07 (i) of these regulations unless the drive, traction or power wheels of said vehicles are equipped with skid chains or snow tires, until the Commissioner declares the state of snow emergency terminated.
(3) Snow Tire Defined
For the purposes of this regulation, the following are considered snow tires:
|(a)||Any radial tire (a radial tire is a tire in which the ply cords, extending to the beads, are nearly at right angles to the centerline of the tread).|
|(b)||Any tire with tread which has ribs, lugs, blocks or buttons arranged in a generally discontinuous pattern; when inflated, a substantial portion of the lug, block or rib edges in the tread design are at an angle greater than 30 degrees to the tire circumferential centerline; and, on at least one side of the tread design, have shoulder lugs that protrude at least one-half inch in a direction generally perpendicular to the direction of travel.|
|(c)||Any tire labeled on the sidewall with the words “MUD AND SNOW” or any contraction using the letters M and S (e.g. MS. M/S, M-S, or M&S).|
|(d)||Worn or damaged tires which no longer provide effective traction shall not constitute snow tires within the meaning of this section, regardless of their ordinal classification or designation.|
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