No Parking Signs

Before posting ‘No Parking’ signs, you must first get approval from the county engineer and the traffic engineer. These people will evaluate your request and determine whether you have enough reasons to post a ‘No Parking’ sign. Parking your vehicle in the right place means it is visible to approaching traffic and not a safety hazard. The best way to do this is to park far enough from the curb and not in the travel lanes. If you can’t park far enough away from the curb, make sure to park as close as possible to the curb.

No Standing

Most motorists aren’t aware of the difference between No Standing and No Parking. Margot explains the distinction by explaining that you can stop for a short time to unload or load a vehicle. However, it is illegal to stand in a parking lot unless it is occupied by parked vehicles or is free for pedestrians. The sign also states that you are prohibited from parking or standing there. Listed below are some common examples of situations where it is appropriate to stand.

A No Standing or No Parking Sign indicates a temporary halt for no more than two minutes. Any longer than this will result in a parking ticket with a hefty fine. In New York, a violation of No Standing or No Parking Signs can cost you up to $100. Fines vary between states and may exceed $115. If you’re ever unsure of the laws regarding stopping and standing, you can always check with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

No Standing when there is no parking signage is posted at places where vehicles are not allowed. You may also see the signs for buses and deliveries. They are usually marked by a decal attached to the operator’s windshield. This rule may prevent you from standing in certain areas if you have a commercial vehicle or delivery vehicle parked there. In such cases, standing is permitted only at the direction of a law enforcement officer or another person authorized to enforce the rule.