What is the correct distance in the middle of the block?
July 5, 2010 11:11 AM Subscribe
Parking regulations (New York State): If there is a crosswalk in the middle of the block
, how close you are legally allowed to park your car? Also, definition of "Pedestrian Safety Zone".
The NYS DMV manual
explains the parking regulations. The manual only maintains that parking is illegal within "20 feet (6 m) of a crosswalk at an intersection
", and that parking is illegal "in a crosswalk".
1) Is my interpretation correct:
- Parking just in front of and after the crosswalk IS legal in the middle of the block, if not anything else indicated.
In practice, this sort of parking would cause scary traps for pedestrians, esp. for kids. Can it be true?
2) The DMV manual also states parking to be illegal "within 30 feet (10 m) of a pedestrian safety zone
- Is a crosswalk in the middle of the block considered one?