My question involves a traffic citation from the state of: Tennessee
Code used: TCA 55-21-108
I was given a ticket @1:20am by a local city officer. The space has the blue/white handicap logo, but there is NO vertical sign whatsoever and also from the code:
(4) (A) Signs designating disabled parking shall indicate that unauthorized or improperly parked vehicles may be towed and the driver fined two hundred dollars ($200), and shall also provide the name and telephone number of the towing company or the name and telephone number of the property owner, lessee or agent in control of the property.
(B) After July 1, 2008, as new signs designating disabled parking are erected, the signs shall indicate the penalties imposed by this section. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the removal or alteration of any existing sign designating disabled parking.
I backed in at night at my apartment complex. If there was a vertical sign, I would see it as I exited my vehicle to enter my home.
What do you think? I took a picture the moment I saw the ticket on the windshield. I plan on taking additional pictures with my camera over the weekend once no one is parking there. The thing is, everyone parks there... 'tis why I never knew it was a handicap parking spot... If there was a vertical sign, I'd see that in a heartbeat.
Any thoughts or do I make a good case for court?