A non-enforceable parking violation?

11/25/2009:

Should the city bypass these violations?

Following up on yet another Hoboken411 reader tip – I was told this SUV on the corner of 8th and Garden received a parking ticket yesterday – despite the fact that there was no yellow paint on the curb, nor any signage indicating that it was an illegal parking spot.

While it’s NJ law that parking 25 feet from an intersection is a parking violation, isn’t it the city’s responsibility to make that clear? If they have failed to indicate that with proper signage or yellow paint, do they have the right to summons this vehicle? (PS – the car had a sticker and wasn’t parked on the street-cleaning side.)

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27 Comments on "A non-enforceable parking violation?"

bradykp
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bradykp

while it’s nice for the city to clearly state it with a sign or yellow paint, it’s not required.

one of the things i noticed in NJ is a lot of drivers don’t know some very basic laws, and they are lucky because they are rarely enforced. If you have your windshield wipers on, you have to have your headlights on (the idea is that if it’s raining, it’s lower visibility and the lights make you more visible on the road).

i constantly see people driving during the day in the rain with no headlights on.

it’s the driver’s responsibility to know the laws. they don’t post “no turn on red” at every intersection in NYC. but everyone knows about it because they enforce it.

truth1
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truth1

For common safety and the common good, use common sense.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

truth yeah right..commen sense is to make a call to the dept of nj dot or email them…get the facts..the city is snowblinding u people.

In response to truth1 who said:
For common safety and the common good, use common sense.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

In regard to title 39.pkg..One only has to contact DOT of NJ..
Council seems to be able to change statutes re fines,but wonder if the state supercedes the city in crosswalks..If the ground is cut illegle! Handicap corners are cut..A no no..But comeon with the 25 feet..Take a look at whats calling the judgement plays.ohh geee..

escaped68
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I’m far from being any type of expert on motor vehicle law, not counting paying tickets,but I am sure of one thing there has got to be plenty of laws on the books that are unenforceable. It seems that a lot of the blowhards on the state assembly like to have their name attached to almost anything and also to placate some big donor with a pet peeve about some parking problem. The law book must be huge. My favorite is the recent one where you must use a earpiece on your mobile phone while driving but a few years ago the blowhards passed a law stating you can not use any type of earpieces to listen to your personal music. You are dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t.

bradykp
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bradykp

the recent one is you must use a hands free device. that doesn’t mean an earpiece.

and i think it’s illegal everywhere to wear headphones for a music device. that’s just retarded anyways if it’s not illegal.

In response to escaped68 who said:
I’m far from being any type of expert on motor vehicle law, not counting paying tickets,but I am sure of one thing there has got to be plenty of laws on the books that are unenforceable. It seems that a lot of the blowhards on the state assembly like to have their name attached to almost anything and also to placate some big donor with a pet peeve about some parking problem. The law book must be huge. My favorite is the recent one where you must use a earpiece on your mobile phone while driving but a few years ago the blowhards passed a law stating you can not use any type of earpieces to listen to your personal music. You are dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t.

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