There is a difference between No Parking, No Stopping, and No Standing street signs. Unfortunately, many people don’t know the difference between the three. This leads to non-moving violation citations which could have possibly been avoided. Below, we’ll explain the difference so that you’ll know what you can and can’t do when you see each sign.
Watch out for no-parking signs in Austin!
In most cases, you can put the car in Park, even when you see a No Parking sign. Generally, you’re allowed to stop in that area and even load and unload people or items in a No Parking area. However, you can not leave the car alone. If you do, you might receive a citation, or your vehicle might even get towed.
A No Standing sign is different from a No Parking sign in that you aren’t allowed to load or unload items. In other words, this sign indicates that the area is not a loading zone. You can usually sit and wait in this area, but you must remain in the vehicle.
As the name suggests, you should keep moving if you see this sign. No Stopping means that you can’t even drop off or pick up people here. That being said, you shouldn’t load or unload cargo, either. The only exception is if another traffic law requires you to stop, such as a red light or an officer’s orders.
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What To Do If You Get A Parking Ticket
Unfortunately, ignorance of the law doesn’t excuse it. If you got a parking ticket for allegedly violating one of these street signs, Kelly McMahan can help. Call our law office at (512) 843-2889 to speak with us about your unique case, and we’ll let you know how we can help. You can also contact us online if you have any questions.