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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: N. NJ, CA, ID, St. Simons Island, GA
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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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Old 06-21-2019, 06:06 PM
 
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Yeah. I got a ticket and had my car towed by the same, for parking on Wilshire at 2:55 pm and having my car there after 3 pm, with no sign any where close. There was one at the prior intersection, but not at the intersection where I parked, and it would not have been expected to be seen as I was looking for a parking spot close to the doctor’s office I was going to. Only after my car was towed at 3:02, did I painfully walk down the block, and found the sign. I even had a handicapped sign up on my rearview mirror, but it apparently does not apply according to the city. Some streets just close early, and you just have to know it and check, even if it means walking down to the other end of the block. Cost me over $400 paid to the city in addition to having to get several cabs, because i did not know what had happened to my car, and where it was, and the police were sending me to multiple locations. Ticket, police towing, police owned impound. It would be good if there are more signs, or if meters flash or do not work! As they say, ignorance, like not having a sign close by to inform, is no excuse. Expensive and painful(physically too) lesson learned.
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