I realize that the hazard lights are not a legal defense to parking illegally, but I understood that they indicate you will just be gone a few minutes (dropping of a package, picking up milk, etc.) and some parking enforcement people would cut you some slack as long as you are quick.
Go to hell. I hate people like you, OP.
It's called double parking, OP. And nope, you will not get a pass on it.
For UPS and FedEx parking tickets are considered the cost of business. Needless to say the drivers rack up a lot tickets for double parking.
Keep it up, OP, and soon you'll be driving a "Keyed Paint Job" model.
It is not double parking unless you are parked in a traffic lane. That's not what I'm talking about. Today it was a curbside spot on a block on which only commercial vehicles are allowed to park during business hours.
I was told in Weho you could park in an permit only zone and have fifteen minutes to move your car. The car would have to be following every other parking rule EXCEPT you not having the needed permit. So, this wouldn't excuse parking in red zones, in front of a hydrant, or parking behind another car, trapping them in.
But I could be totally wrong. I've done it countless times over the years and have never received a ticket.
You're just lucky. It is not a magic talisman that keeps tickets away. Indeed, if your car is having an emergency, you would stay by it, not run in to do some shopping.
I don't think of it as falsely claiming an emergency. It's "yeah, I know I'm not supposed to park here but I'll just be a minute."
R6 Re Weho, You still need to have your hazard lights on if you do that. I would guess any where else you need to follow their laws to avoid a ticket.
If you were blocking traffic I would key your car or let the air out of your tires (after I had passed your car).
No parking means NO PARKING.
r9 Why the hell would you want to key someone's car over something so petty? I hope you get arrested and charged with vandalism.
Two wrongs don't make a right, especially when that wrong is not a very big deal. Go around the damn car.
You're costing couriers money. They're paid on commission, and each minute counts.
The block was half empty. I wasn't holding up anyone. I find it quite odd that some people assume their worst case scenario and work themselves into a rage.
Anyway-the question was not whether you think I'm a bad person for parking illegally.
If the block was half-empty, why didn't you--
Oh, never mind. You're too stupid to address.
Most the time if you leave your keys in the ignition while you go in the 7-11 your car will not be stolen.
Does that mean it's a good idea?
Nice OP so the truck driver on a tight schedule has to circle the block waiting for you to finish your errand before he can park and unload his delivery. What makes you so special?
R14, I'll answer the question you didn't finish asking.
A half-empty parking block happens ALL the time in places like West Hollywood. And if you're not blocking anyone in, parking in a red zone, etc., parking in an otherwise legal spot, but not having a permit to technically park there, it seems silly you can't run in and drop off a gift or whatever, putting your hazards on to indicate you will be right back.
[quote]If the block was half-empty, why didn't you--
The whole block was commercial parking only.
Hey OP: "Loathe ya."
Says more about you than me, R19.
So you PLAN to run in and drop off a package, but then the big one comes, Elizabeth, and down you go, shop girls freak out, someone has the presence of mind to call an ambulance, they get you to the hospital, you have to stay there for two weeks, THEN what happened to your car, sitting there in front of Gaymart with the hazard lights on?