C=Color • Red-‐ALERT! • White-‐Most Jmes all right
A=Arrow • Is the arrow poinJng to your car? • If not, your parking space is safe • If so, you may have to go…read the rule
D=Date/Time • What days/Jmes does the parking rule apply !
E=Except-‐Double Except • Except what type of vehicle is permiQed to park here? • Commercial • Truck loading/ unloading • Permit parking • Authorized ! • Taxi
Let’s analyze the red sign • Color (C)-‐Red Alert (if you’re parking a passenger vehicle) • Arrow (A)-‐Points to my space? • Days/Time (D)-‐Mon-‐Sat/7AM-‐7PM • Except (E)-‐NO STANDING, except commercial vehicles, from 7AM-‐7PM on Mondays-‐Saturdays. All vehicles may park here before 7AM and a[er 7PM • 2nd Except-‐means, you are permiQed to park your passenger or commercial vehicle on Sundays. (yea!).
NO Trumps YES • Red sign on top versus White sign on boQom of the gotcha pole • Red says NO • White says YES • N0 Trumps Yes during the days/ hours rule on red sign is in eﬀect
Yellow Paint-‐fugetaboutit • Yellow paint on a curb means zero, nada, nothing with regard to parking rules (bus stop zones, distance from ﬁre hydrant, etc.)
You’ll learn in part 2: • Your rights when a brand, spanking new, parking sign is installed • What parking sign regulates your space when you park your car in two parking zones • How do you know when a parking sign regulates your parking space?
Installation of a new parking sign • You can beat a NYC parking Jcket if you present the proper proof properly that a parking sign changing the parking rule was installed within 5 days of the issuance of your parking Jcket
Here’s a red sign behind your car, with the arrow pointing to your parking space
What parking sign regulates your parking space? • The answer is… BOTH! • A parking sign regulates all parking spaces in the direcJon(s) of the arrow(s) unJl the next parking sign, or end of the block • In this example, the car is parked in two parking zones. The front end of the car is parking in the zone regulated by the street cleaning sign, while the rear of the car is parked in the zone regulated by the red no standing except… sign • The more restricJve rule wins. You cannot park here legally if the rule on one sign permits parking, while the rule on the other sign prohibits parking. No trumps yes.
You’ll learn in Part 3: • “No Parking AnyJme” regulaJon-‐white sign • “Street Cleaning” regulaJon-‐white sign • “No Parking certain days/Jmes” regulaJon-‐white sign • “No Standing AnyJme” regulaJon-‐red sign • “Limited Parking” regulaJon-‐white sign • “No Standing except, except” regulaJon-‐red sign • “2-‐3-‐4 Headed Monster on a gotcha pole” –red, white and blue sign
NO PARKING ANYTIME • Sign indicates that vehicles may NOT park in spaces to the right of this sign at any Jme. • You may stop to load/ unload packages or merchandise at curbside • And you may stop to expediJously drop oﬀ or pick up passengers
STREET CLEANING PARKING REGULATION • Sign indicates the day/ Jmes vehicles may NOT park to the le[ of this sign • Broom symbol idenJﬁes sign as a locaJon subject to street cleaning regulaJons
NO PARKING REGULATION DURING CERTAIN INDICATED HOURS • Sign indicates that vehicles may NOT park to the right or to the le[ of this sign during certain days/Jmes • Parking is permiQed all other days/Jmes
NO STANDING REGULATION • Sign indicates vehicles may NOT stand to the right or to the le[ of this red sign • You may not wait or stop to load/unload packages or merchandise at curbside • You may, however, stop to expediJously drop oﬀ or pick up passengers
LIMITED PARKING • This sign indicates that you may park your vehicle up to the number of hours indicated in the top le[ corner of the sign • The “Except Sunday” means you can park your car to the right or le[ of this sign all day on Sundays
NO STANDING, EXCEPT, EXCEPT • No standing regulaJons apply during speciﬁed hours (7A-‐7P) • Except commercial vehicles or trucks can stand to the right or le[ of sign and must pay the meter • 3 hour limit (commercial vehicles can’t stand/park for more than 3 hours) • Second Except means any type of vehicle can park to the right or le[ of this sign on Sundays
3 (or more) PARKING SIGNS ON A GOTCHA POLE • Apply C-‐A-‐D-‐E to each parking sign on the gotcha pole • Top to boQom • BoQom red sign means a passenger vehicle can never park here…End of story • Skedaddle!