Fire hydrants are a fact of life living in a big city. They are powerful objects that have the ability to both save lives and kill wallets. Watch out for these common mistakes, so you don’t find yourself experiencing the latter. Distance Disputes If you get a ticket for a
In New York City, it’s generally against traffic rules to leave your engine idling, but there are a few details that it pays to know to avoid getting an unnecessary ticket. Engine idling means that you are running your vehicle’s engine while it’s not in motion. Gas-burning engines produce pollutants
As many New Yorkers know, there are several ways to park in the right way, in the right place, at the right time, and still get a ticket. An improperly displayed license plate is one of those ways. License plate violations are easy to avoid, providing that you adhere
The New York City Department of Transportation has municipal parking lots in every borough. You can park in them during the day and only during their hours of operation. If you remain parked too long, you risk getting a ticket and lose the safety of any security the facility offers.
Traveling around New York City with disabilities can be very difficult. Fortunately, permits exist to make the experience less stressful. If you’re a disabled person driving in New York City, there are two permits that you’ll need to have for full parking benefits: a New York State disability parking permit
Similarly to general no stopping zones, general no standing zones exist throughout the City, as well. Unless otherwise posted or directed by a law enforcement officer, stopping is allowed at a general no standing zone, but standing and parking are not. Remember the following no standing zones to avoid unnecessary
It goes without saying that blocking any part of the road when you park is a quick way to get a parking ticket or worse: towed. But there are some cases where parking your vehicle at an angle is ok. The overwhelming majority of parking spaces in New York City
Many high-traffic parking spaces in New York City are regulated by parking meters. All parking meters accept quarters, dollar coins, parking cards, and the ParkNYC app. In addition, many meters also accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. Some parking meters, however, accept none of the above payment methods,
No standing signs can be found all over the City, but it may not always be clear how they affect your vehicle. The following dedicated use signs indicate that the space may be used only for the stated type of vehicle. So if your vehicle does not meet the criteria
As you already know, signs rule the street when it comes to parking. Unfortunately, these signs don’t always agree, so what’s a motorist to do? When in doubt, refer to the newest sign. According to the New York City Department of Transportation Traffic Rules: (6) Paper or other temporary signs.