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Handicapped Parking Time Limit???

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Ok, so I was in Ocean City, NJ last week and I parked my girlfriend's dad's car in a handicapped parking spot so he didn't have to walk three blocks to get back to the house. He has a PA Handicapped License Plate. That part of the block did have no parking 2am-7am marked on a sign, however I parked in a Handicapped Parking spot. The way I understood it was that if you had handicapped plates there was no time limit and that only applied to the other vehicles without handicapped plates.

Well I did a little research and found that to be false, however, I did find this webpage on NJ State's page that says:
"No penalty shall be imposed for overtime parking on any vehicle which had either a placard or wheelchair symbol license plates, unless the vehicle has been parked in the same location for more then 24 hours."
Appendix 1 on: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/Resources Directory 04 Wrd Version.doc

Now the car was NOT there for more than 24 hours, and besides that, the officer did not denote how long it was there anyway so it would never hold up in court if this were indeed an applicable law.
My question is-which direction can they go on the law? Can they make it more strict than the state statute or can they only make it less restrictive? Or can they not change it at all and this rule would stand in muinicipal court?
I really don't want to have to drive back there(which I know they know and is why they right so many out-of-state-tickets), however it the principle that I cannot stand Ocean City's ridiculous habit of writing WAY too many traffic and parking tickets to make money, so if I can fight it and win, I will.
Please get back to me if you can.


Senior Member
How do you associate "overtime" parking with "no parking" at all? It might be different if it said 2 hr parking 2am-7am. But there was no allowed time limit during those hours, therefore, no overtime, and no defense.

Why didn't you park legally after you dropped him off at the house?


Senior Member
Under what section was the vehicle cited? That might help to determine the provisions of the specific offense.

EDIT: As I see it "overtime" parking may be for those vehicles parked in excess of a metered time, or in excess of a two hour parking limit (or some such thing). It may not apply to specific time restrictions for ANY parking.

- Carl
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