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Old 05-13-2011, 03:54 AM
 
Location: state of procrastination
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I just got a ticket for parking in a metered spot because it was in a no parking zone (no parking after 6pm). Is it common for parking meters to be located in a no parking zone with time limits? I've never seen this before and did not realize that the no parking sign applies to the metered spot - because why would they even have a meter where you aren't supposed to park? Weird.
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Old 05-13-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: state of procrastination
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I guess I was more attentive today and there were other examples of meters in restricted parking areas, though usually it is for 2 hours of street cleaning not the whole evening. I guess I just never paid attention.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Staten Island
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I know someone who got a ticket for that. She parked by a parking meter not knowing that there was capped fire hydrant there. What's even stranger is that the hydrant was painted black and hidden behind bushes. I swear traffic cops are ninjas.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I just got a ticket for parking in a metered spot because it was in a no parking zone (no parking after 6pm). Is it common for parking meters to be located in a no parking zone with time limits? I've never seen this before and did not realize that the no parking sign applies to the metered spot - because why would they even have a meter where you aren't supposed to park? Weird.
I have parked at meters where it is legal to park till 3pm. The parking lane becomes a traffic lane at crowded hours.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I think it very common.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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I think it very common.
Yeah, definitely. The meter only applies when legally allowed to occupy the spot.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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In my experience - such signs are not written in vague language or likely to be misunderstood by many people. The zone was marked "NO Parking after 6 P.M." - if the metered space was exempt from the No Parking ban - then the sign would have read "NO Parking after 6 P.M. except in metered spaces".

You shouldn't need to guess the intentions of the sign writers. This isn't like inspecting ballots in Florida in 2000 - it is parking regulations in Los Angeles.
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