Posts Tagged ‘22502’

Resolved: Parking Your Car Half a Yard from the Curb Might be Legal, But it Isn’t Right

Friday, May 28th, 2010

As long as you follow all the other parking rules of California and San Francisco, you are fully empowered to park a foot and half away from a curb and still be legal.

But, c’mon dude, is this the best you can do?

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How about a new law? How about six inches max for San Francisco?

I mean, sometimes there’s not enough room on the streets even if you have rubber touching the curb.

Thank you, drive through.

Now, Go Forth and Sin No More.

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

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

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.