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    Parking distance from a Stop Sign

    What is the name of your state? Pittsbugh, PA

    First I'd like to thank you all in advance for the advice, good or bad you are going to give me.

    I recently recieved a ticket, Parking code violation 3353A24 30 ft from a Stop sign/Traffic signal. I tried to research the Vehicle code online but the only things I could find were that is was illegal to park 20ft from a intersection and/or to obstruct the view of the Stop sign. I was wondering if anyone knew the correct law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamWe View Post
    What is the name of your state? Pittsbugh, PA

    First I'd like to thank you all in advance for the advice, good or bad you are going to give me.

    I recently recieved a ticket, Parking code violation 3353A24 30 ft from a Stop sign/Traffic signal. I tried to research the Vehicle code online but the only things I could find were that is was illegal to park 20ft from a intersection and/or to obstruct the view of the Stop sign. I was wondering if anyone knew the correct law.
    3353. Prohibitions in specified places.
    (a) General rule.--Except when necessary to avoid conflict
    with other traffic or to protect the safety of any person or
    vehicle or in compliance with law or the directions of a police
    officer or official traffic-control device, no person shall:
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    (2) Stand or park a vehicle:
    (i) In front of a public or private driveway.
    (ii) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
    (iii) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an
    intersection.
    (iv) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any
    flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic-control
    signal located at the site of a roadway.



    (Info gleaned from http://law.onecle.com/pennsylvania/vehicles/00.033.053.000.html)
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    Thank you, though I am against this on principal. I believe my car is parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant currently.
    Last edited by AdamWe; 04-08-2008 at 03:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamWe View Post
    Thank you, though I am against this on principal. I believe my car is currently parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant currently.
    Never park in front of or block a hydrant. Firemen are often brutal to cars that are parked illegally and they are within their rights. I have friends who are firemen and they have told me stories about ramming cars and breaking windows.
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    Within 15 feet is not blocking or in front of a fire hydrant. I think I maybe like 10 feet away. Anyways I am going to check on it now and I'll tell you if I get another ticket. They usually issue citations for blocking hydrants though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamWe View Post
    Within 15 feet is not blocking or in front of a fire hydrant. I think I maybe like 10 feet away. Anyways I am going to check on it now and I'll tell you if I get another ticket. They usually issue citations for blocking hydrants though.
    Have you seen a fire truck less than 20' long?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigner View Post
    Have you seen a fire truck less than 20' long?
    No, however I am not parked in any yellow lines. Also I thought fire hydrants were for decoration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamWe View Post
    No, however I am not parked in any yellow lines. Also I thought fire hydrants were for decoration.
    The second sentence is humor...but what do you mean by the first?
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    There are yellow lines on the sidewalk that indicate not to park there near fire hydrants and other places. They seem to a lot shorter than 15 feet in my neighborhood. That is why it kind of blew me away that the distance is 15 feet. Parking is very hard to come by but hopefully it will ease up soon because the college kids will move back and mooch off their parents.
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    Ahhh, gotcha. Just keep in mind that the yellow marks do not define where you can/can't park. They are "reminders".

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