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Old 07-05-07, 05:01 AM   #1
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parking meters that don't exist - do they still count?

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Outside of an office right now (one of my clients) there are 2 spots on the street that are marked off for metered parking - however, these two meters are cut off (in other words, there is a cut off pole sticking up from the ground with no actual meter attached). On this portion of the block, there are 4 total metered spots (again, two of which are cut-off poles) - and a double-direction-arrow sign indicating that this zone is 1 hour metered parking.... Now... do those two spots that are cut-off-poles still count in the 1 hour metered parking? If I park a car there, and keep it there say, for the whole day, will I get a citation for that or will it pass because those are not meter spots at the moment?

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Old 07-05-07, 05:47 AM   #2
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Don't park there! The same thing that happened to the parking meters will happen to the car. This is harbinger of an alien attack. I suggest you leave the area imediatley if not sooner!
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In some places, a cut-off meter means no parking is allowed. In others, free parking. Check your state and local statutes, which are probably available online.
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In some places, a cut-off meter means no parking is allowed. In others, free parking. Check your state and local statutes, which are probably available online.
Yes, but if it means it's free parking, the one hour limitation may still apply. So, while you don't have to pay, they may still chalk mark your tires and if you haven't moved when they check back, you could still get a ticket.
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Yes, but if it means it's free parking, the one hour limitation may still apply. So, while you don't have to pay, they may still chalk mark your tires and if you haven't moved when they check back, you could still get a ticket.
Yes. And this is precisely why one should check state and local statutes. Or, make a phone call to the local authorities and document the call and name of the local official who provides the response.
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Don't park there! If the meter is gone, it becomes parking for helicopters and rocket-powered motorcycles only, and they don't tend to actually look before they park. Very dangerous.
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I am going to bring up something no one else has mentioned. Invisibility. The meters are there. There are cars in the spots. They just happen to be invisible. Luckily for you, the coverage area was not set correctly and the lower portion of the meter poles are still visibile. Is there a blood bank or donut shop nearby? If so, I can almost guarantee you that Koffee Brown and Explody Pup are close by enjoying some O positive and krullers.
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Carbon Fiber bicycles EXPLODED there. Very bad kharma.
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Carbon Fiber bicycles EXPLODED there. Very bad kharma.
Well, that doesn't narrow it down, much. They do that everywhere.
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Carbon Fiber bicycles EXPLODED there. Very bad kharma.
Ouch, you get a

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Anyway, has anyone here actually gotten a ticket from parking in a missing-meter'd spot?
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