October 3, 2012 7:44 pm at 7:44 pm #605041welldressed007Participant
This morning, Wednesday, Chol Hamoed Succos, I was on Coney Island Avenue and the corner of Avenue K and saw the license plate of a car in the bus stop light up on the front of the bus. I then learned the newest method being used to issue parking tickets.
You may have noticed the newest fleet of MTA buses, and each of them is now equipped with a camera linked to the Parking Violations Bureau. If a bus pulls into a bus stop and there is a car there – even if the car is running and not in park – the bus camera takes a picture of the license plate and the registered owner of the plate photographed will be sent a parking ticket in the mail. This is a $165 ticket. It uses the same system as the red light cameras located at many intersections.
Save yourself the headache and save yourself the money by never pulling into a bus stop for any reason, even if it is just to drop someone off or pick someone up. The city has found a way to raise more money and with the picture of your plate at the bus stop it will be very difficult to fight this ticket.
Make sure everyone in your family is aware of this.October 3, 2012 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #898599
This is technically considered a parking violations, not a moving violations.October 3, 2012 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm #898600TheGoqParticipant
welldressed007 It is always a good policy to follow the rules and regulations of the city you live in, you shouldn’t do so for fear of reprisal but rather because you respect the land that you live in and understand that theses rules are in place and are enforced for public safety reasons.October 4, 2012 3:05 am at 3:05 am #898601welldressed007Participant
The police in Brooklyn work on quotas and what ever it takes. This is an ext. of their work.. There are highways in certain parts of the world where tickets are issued on highways via security cams for years.October 4, 2012 3:28 am at 3:28 am #898602TheGoqParticipant
So in your thinking the police in Brooklyn do this to punish Jews?October 4, 2012 4:07 am at 4:07 am #898603yitzchokmParticipant
its not against the law to drop off people at a bus stop.October 4, 2012 9:50 am at 9:50 am #898604lesschumrasParticipant
If I’m not mistaken bus stops are no standing zones. I know that block. Yidden double and triple park, without being in the CA, blog king people inOctober 4, 2012 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #898605
Recently, I was on a bus in Gateshead. An old man wanted to get on a bus at a bus stop, but a car was parked just a little bit on the bus stop – about half of the car was on the bus stop. Nevertheless, this was enough to prevent the bus from being able to get close enough to the kerb. The old man (80+) thus had to go on the street and then climb up into the bus from the street, instead of from the sidewalk.
He fell face-forward on the floor and hit his head against a metal bar.
Why? Because some car driver had to park his car half on a bus stop.
Do you want to be responsible for such things?October 4, 2012 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #898606yehudayonaParticipant
I’m in Yerushalayim for Yom Tov, and I saw another reason not to park in bus stops. Bus stops here tend to be sort of an extra lane (the road widens so the bus can stop on a narrow street without blocking traffic). The buses also tend to be really long articulated affairs. So a taxi was stopped in the bus stop, and the bus couldn’t pull all the way in. It stopped and all the cars behind had nowhere to go. The bus was really crowded so it took a long time for the passengers to get on. Even though the taxi was gone, there was, as they say in the traffic reports, a “residual delay.”October 4, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #898607WolfishMusingsParticipant
If I’m not mistaken bus stops are no standing zones.
You’re correct — they are No Standing zones. However, in NYC, you *are* allowed to pick up and drop off passengers in a No Standing Zone, provided you do so expeditiously.
The New York City DOT web site has a great chart explaining what you can and cannot do at various no parking/standing/stopping zones.
The WolfOctober 5, 2012 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #898608
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