Section No. 7-6-10: Obedience to Angled Parking Rules
(a) Where angled parking is indicated by painted lines or signs (mostly limited to downtown
If you received a ticket for this violation, your vehicle was either parked with the rear of the vehicle facing the curb (see sample photos, below), or the front of your vehicle was more than 12 inches from the curb.
Parking in violation of this section creates a safety issue. When a vehicle parked with the rear facing the curb, it leaves the driver to exit the parking space against the direction of traffic, which is illegal.
(b) No vehicle is allowed to park in an angled parking space if the vehicle exceeds 20 feet in length or 8 feet in width, including any cargo or load.
If you received a ticket for this violation, your vehicle, including any cargo, exceeded the maximum length or width permitted in such spaces. Overly long vehicles parked in angled parking spaces create a hazard.
As illustrated in the diagram below, the black car would have to go into oncoming traffic in order to get around the yellow car or the red truck with its cargo. Vehicles that are too wide, like the orange truck in the diagram below, make the adjacent angle parking spaces inaccessible.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 June 2012 08:17