Post Number: 3
|Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 11:13 am: |
I know that it's illegal to park within 15 feet of an intersection, but how does this apply to T-intersections? Where are you allowed to along the through street?
Post Number: 169
|Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 02:00 pm: |
Its actually within 20 feet of a crosswalk and 30 feet of a stop sign. It is unlawful to park in an intersection. A T-intersection is an intersection and it would be unlawful to park within it.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 02:58 pm: |
If that is the case, it is a very common violation in my neighborhood. Just out of curiosity - how many citations has the FPD issued for this violation in the past year? Does the FPD only act as a result of a citizen complaint? Are the statistics of all violations issued by the FPD available for review by the general public?
Post Number: 170
|Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 03:35 pm: |
Probably none. If the parking does not constitute a significant traffic hazard, the officers wouldn't routinely enforce it. Its sort of like parking left wheels to the curb. It is a violation and if the vehicle is struck, it would be noted that the parked vehicle was illegally parked. Given the gravity of more serious traffic violations that we experience, I would prefer that officers focus on infractions that create a greater hazard.
We do respond to requests from citizens for assistance in matters such as this, but I think in most neighborhoods, it may not be a big problem. If you would like for an officer to contact you and look into your specific situation, feel free to call 972.335.5505 or email me and I can have someone check it out.
A Public information request would need to be filed with specific information, such as date range and what violations you were looking for. You can make that request to Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org