Can You Legally Park Your Tiny Smart Car Perpendicular to the Curb? Heck No

See this trendy Smart Car parked all perpendicularly to the curb in San Francisco’s Western Addition / NOPA area? Well don’t be surprised if you see it and others like it get cited for illegal parking.

That’s right, what’s encouraged in Paris, France will get you a citation in the 415.

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Cf. Or this way, don’t park this way.

The gritty nitty:

CA Vehicle Code: 22502. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent  curbs shall be stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel with and within 18 inches of the right-hand curb…

So don’t be surprised when a DPT SFMTA PCO KO’s U ASAP.

TTFN.

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2 Responses to “Can You Legally Park Your Tiny Smart Car Perpendicular to the Curb? Heck No”

  1. Row D says:

    So if the car had parked head first, it would be ok?

  2. Chetchez says:

    Uh – No. Parking head-first wouldn’t work.

    “.. the right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel with and within 18 inches of the right-hand curb…

    Head-first would be perpendicular to the curb.