When one drives his or her own personal motor vehicle in the familiar area where he or she is based, that person will usually know what are the laws in that area — including those of speeding and parking — but when renting a vehicle in a different location, some of those laws could be less obvious.
Quiz: Is This a Legal Parking Spot?
For example, is the car in the photograph shown above parked on the street legally — or has at least one infraction been committed?
The car is parked in front of a sign which states that parking is not allowed in a freight zone between the hours of 8:00 in the morning and 6:00 in the evening during the day every day except on Sundays; and the arrow is pointing away from where the car is parked…
…but the car itself is parked over the faded white stop line in the street and does exceed the Stop sign by a couple of feet as its front end is barely over the equally faded crosswalk line — but it is not blocking most of the crosswalk itself.
The car behind that car — and behind the aforementioned sign — eventually did get a ticket as a citation for parking in a freight zone.
Final Boarding Call
Judging by the photographs which are featured in this article, is the car parked legally on the street — or is it violating any parking laws?
Although you can probably guess in which city these photographs are taken, it has been purposely been omitted.
The answer will be featured in a future article — but in the meantime, if you plan on renting a motor vehicle and driving it in a location which is at least somewhat unfamiliar to you, knowing the laws and rules in that location could prove to be quite helpful.