Illegal Places to Park a Carby Rebekah Richards
Although sometimes it can be difficult to find a parking space, parking illegally can endanger other people, slow traffic and result in a fine or your car being towed. Knowing where it is illegal to park can help you drive more safely.
If you do not have a handicapped permit or licensed plate, it is illegal to park in a handicapped parking spot.
Parking in a fire lane is illegal and can present a safety danger in the event of a fire.
Parking at a bus stop is illegal.
Parking in areas marked "Tow-Away Zone" is illegal and may cause your car to be towed.
Parking within a short distance of a fire hydrant is illegal; this also could pose a safety risk if there is a fire and emergency vehicles cannot access the fire hydrant. The distance varies according to the location, but within 10 to 15 feet of a hydrant is usually considered illegal.
Parking your car in a bicycle lane is not legal.
Parking in crosswalks is illegal.
Rebekah Richards is a professional writer with work published in the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution," "Brandeis University Law Journal" and online at tolerance.org. She graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University with bachelor's degrees in creative writing, English/American literature and international studies. Richards earned a master's degree at Carnegie Mellon University.