Re: Parked 15ft Within Fire Hydrant
this is within the state law:
since that is the standard for the entire state, the fact this it would also be applicable wherever you were. There are no requirements for any curb or street marking for the law to be applicable.
(b) An operator may not, except momentarily to pick up or
discharge a passenger, stand or park an occupied or unoccupied
(1) in front of a public or private driveway;
(2) within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
(3) within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
(4) within 30 feet on the approach to a flashing
If the argument that I saw others doing it and they got away with it worked, Ted Bundy would have been found innocent.
It is not up to you to determine if the fire truck could access the hydrant or not. You were prohibited from parking within 15 feet of the hydrant so if you were within 15 feet, you are guilty.
I can see it now: Your honor, I have no idea what the laws of the state of Texas are, including those they ask on the drivers exam, so I should be excused.
I will contest to the court for this citation as this is the first ever citation and was completely unaware that a law like this even existed.
Ya, I can see that working.
then I would suggest some better shoes so you can walk from an area you are allowed to park.
This the only place you can park (street parking) otherwise vehicles will be towed at owner's expense according to management.
based on your posts here, it appears you have a problem with illegal parking. Maybe you should review the laws of your state a bit before driving anymore.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.