Parking Courtesy

What happened to Parking Courtesy?

Let’s get one thing out of the way fast. The “laws” are not to “help” anyone except those receiving MONEY. That said… let’s take yet another trip down memory lane…

Weehawken Parking Offender gets no tickets in NJ 540x225 - Parking Courtesy

Weehawken much more “lenient” than Hoboken!

Recently – I had to make many trips to various locales – much of which included driving into Weehawken. Well, this involved seeing many parked vehicles multiple times over the course of a lengthy time period.

Guess what? We saw countless “illegally” parked people – with NO tickets!

Part of me suggests they don’t have the man power – but another part of me suggests (and has witnessed) that some cities have unwritten rules to let some “violations” just go by the wayside.

Take a look at that car above. It’s theoretically not bugging anyone. Not really “blocking” anything. Sure, they’re a few feet in some kind of “encroachment zone,” but nothing devastating. Which is why it was there for days without summons. Bravo!

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Drex357
Drex357
Sunday, May 24, 2015 5:24 pm

Someone once told me there is a semi-official rule that you can park in these (for lack of a better word) “end cap” spaces from late at night until early in the morning (like until 7 am) and the HPU doesn’t cite you. I’ve never tried it. But the idea is that between say 11 pm and 7 am, there is so much less traffic you don’t really need these large areas for seeing what’s coming. I se so many stupid parking things in town that I have a little sympathy for the HPU folks, like the idiots who triple park on Washington, because they are “just dropping something off” – like you can’t pull behind or in front of the jerk who double parked? But then again, I’ve seen cops do the same thing, like they are trying to box the double parker in . . . . I like to walk so who knows, maybe there’s a reason for the madness.

Drex357
Drex357
Reply to  Drex357
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:19 pm

oops, already explained in this Blog on 6/26/2012. What isn’t somewhere in this amazon of things Hoboken?

ralyn
ralyn
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:35 am

You’re previous post says painted curbs are there for safety, and then you say it’s fine for this person to park in what surely looks like a yellow painted curb. Having someone parked this close to an intersection makes it a lot tougher to see cars coming when you’re driving, and harder to see pedestrians that are about to cross the street. Sure sounds like a safety issue to drivers and pedestrians to me.

ralyn
ralyn
Reply to  hoboken411
Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:24 am

Yes, I would prefer there not be a double standard. Nobody should be parking close to intersections (at least the entrance to them). Sometimes I can’t see cars coming because of parked cars too close, and I inch out until I can actually see, and there is a car coming that is speeding and almost hit me because I am partly in the intersection trying to see if anybody is coming. You can always hope everybody exercises caution and common sense, but that is never the reality when you’re dealing with every single person on the road.[quote comment=”224588″]Sort of. They “say” they’re there for safety – but since everyone has common sense and exercises caution and care when they move about – we really don’t need them. (sarcasm off). It’s “okay” when the Hoboken city people park there, but not visitors and residents? My point is that it’s just a stupid way to take money from others.So in regards to your reference about my previous post – I only say those things are there for “safety” when the city blatantly disregards those “rules” without any repercussions.[/quote]

john14
john14
Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:19 am

If every driver followed the law and dried up that revenue stream, the cities would quickly find a new way to tax or penalize someone.

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