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hector
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Aug 16, 3:01pm - #251158 
reverse parking ticket

last week i got a parking ticket for parking in reverse.this happened in san diego,ca @ oceanside i didnt see the sign posted that said "no reverse parking" and i hadnt been to that parking lot ever before..it was dark and i had never heard of reverse parking tickets..so my question is...wtf is the reasoning behind this parking law.

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Aug 16, 3:02pm - #251159 
seems completely useless to me

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Aug 16, 3:02pm - #251160 
What is reverse parking? Backing into a spot, or parking facing traffic?

Backing into a spot might be banned in high traffic areas. It REALLY screws with traffic when people do it.


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Aug 16, 3:26pm - #251161 
yah i heard the same thing too in some school parking lots tongue

but its a lot more efficient when leaving..parking in reverse... thus time taken when backing into the parking spot should then be even as with leaving.. grin

although you have to wonder what would be better getting hit?? the front or rear.. when people who reverse.. dont know how to reverse angry


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Aug 16, 3:39pm - #251162 
pointless ticket, it shouldnt matter if you park in reverse cause you will get out, and as erick said it would even out when leaving. unless there's more to the circumstances confused

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Aug 16, 3:44pm - #251163 
haha...i remember you telling me about this at SpeedZone...that is soo pointless spineyes

isn't better just to park backwards...so when you backout...you could see whoever passes by...then just backing out in reverse.

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Aug 16, 3:57pm - #251164 
I think the reason for that law is so that they can see everyones plates. That way it will be easier for them to locate a stolen plate, stolen car, or even stolen stickers.. Its going to be like that wherever there is a high population, just to get rid of a lot of the bullshit that is going on.. Think of it this way, if your car was stollen and the cops were on the look out for it but bypassed it because they couldn't see the plate, I bet u'd be one pissed off fella...

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Aug 16, 4:01pm - #251165 
but hes from california, its illegal not to have front license plates, so i think your idea wouldnt apply to us cali peeps cause we would get a ticket anyway for not having a front License Plate in the first place thumbsdown

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Aug 16, 4:04pm - #251166 
Originally Posted by DSGB4LYF23
I think the reason for that law is so that they can see everyones plates. That way it will be easier for them to locate a stolen plate, stolen car, or even stolen stickers.. Its going to be like that wherever there is a high population, just to get rid of a lot of the bullshit that is going on.. Think of it this way, if your car was stollen and the cops were on the look out for it but bypassed it because they couldn't see the plate, I bet u'd be one pissed off fella...


interesting but yeah in cali not having a front plate is a ticket..and em i didnt have one ...but i didnt get a ticket for that ...lol

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Aug 16, 4:04pm - #251167 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
What is reverse parking? Backing into a spot, or parking facing traffic?

Backing into a spot might be banned in high traffic areas. It REALLY screws with traffic when people do it.


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Aug 16, 4:44pm - #251168 
try to fight it. its BS.


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Aug 16, 5:49pm - #251169 
Originally Posted by Zero
try to fight it. its BS.


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Aug 16, 5:52pm - #251170 
I got one of those be4... wasnt it pretty cheap like 25 bucks?? Parking ticket doesnt go in to moving violation anywayz.. mite as pay4 it and not worry bout it???

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Aug 16, 5:54pm - #251171 
how much was it?


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Aug 16, 8:57pm - #251172 
Just pay it & forget it happened.

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Aug 16, 9:00pm - #251173 
wtf i think its stupid


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Aug 16, 9:43pm - #251174 
That is stupid wtf, i always back into spaces

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Aug 16, 10:06pm - #251175 
its 27 bucks and yeah im gonna pay for it and get it over with but still like everyone said...STUPID angry angry angry

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Aug 17, 7:43am - #251176 
there is a lot by me like that. There is a huge sign that says do not reverse into spots. I dunno why though, not the front plate issue like someone said because in Illinois its illegal to not have a front plate.

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Aug 17, 7:59am - #251177 
yeah, well for locals that huge sign will work, but if your just visiting and youve never heard of a ticket of that sort and its dark and the sign isnt really..huge (yes i drove around loolking for a sign and there was a couple of posts with (no reverse parking) in big bold black letters. i mean it can catch you off guard. i guess its a big money maker for the lot. it was actually lot security that gace me a ticket and not the po po. so maybe its just the lot owners way of making an extra buck.

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Aug 17, 8:23am - #251178 
Extremely stupid ticket, never heard of it either.


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Aug 17, 9:14am - #251179 
Originally Posted by hector
yeah, well for locals that huge sign will work, but if your just visiting and youve never heard of a ticket of that sort and its dark and the sign isnt really..huge (yes i drove around loolking for a sign and there was a couple of posts with (no reverse parking) in big bold black letters. i mean it can catch you off guard. i guess its a big money maker for the lot. it was actually lot security that gace me a ticket and not the po po. so maybe its just the lot owners way of making an extra buck.


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Aug 17, 12:20pm - #251180 
parking in reverse...

i had the ticket ONCE. it was late at night and i didn't feel like swinging 'round to parallel park the correct way and i knew i wouldn't be leaving during rush periods, so i said what the hey...

i received a fifteen dollar ticket. on average i paid $60 a month in parking tickets plus my $60 a month for garage parking...

well, there is no parking on the left side of the road unless it is a one-way street. by deduction the cop can ascertain that you broke the law parking or leaving, 'cause you were driving on the wrong side of the street. also, it is a safety hazard.

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Aug 17, 12:24pm - #251181 
dumb, but it's a law nonetheless... thumbsdown

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