Parking

Information related to the parking of vehicles.

Q&A - Victoria Parking Ticket Dispute

no parking signHi, I recently received a bylaw parking ticket from the city of Victoria. In the disclosure request, one of the pictures I received shows the commissionaires scooter parked in violation of a yellow line. I looked in the bylaw but did not see specific exemption, similar to what emergency vehicle have in the motor vehicle act, allowing the commissionaires to park in violation of the bylaw. Have you heard of this before?

Crossing Highway Lines to Park

Left Turn Over Double Solid LineAn Osoyoos resident has asked about parking in the downtown area. There is angle parking on both sides of the main street, and the street is marked with a double solid yellow line down the center. He is concerned about vehicles crossing the oncoming lane to park on the left side of the street.

Q&A - Disabled Parking Markings in Vancouver

Handicap SymbolDo underground parking lots in commercial buildings in the City of Vancouver have to display a "sign" at driver's eye level as well as a painted "disabled" marker for designated disabled parking spots?

CASE LAW - R v Brink's Canada Limited

BC Courts Coat of ArmsAlthough this is an older case, dating from 2005, it is an interesting one. Brink's Canada managed to accrue some 101 parking tickets, likely in relation to their armoured car service within the City of Vancouver.

How to Park Safely on a Hill

Parking On A HillWhen I was a new driver I almost learned the hard way how important it was to turn the wheels properly to park safely on a hill. I had parked my father's truck on a hill, didn't put it in park, didn't set the parking brake and kept the front wheels straight before getting out and walking away. Fortunately for me, a friend saw the truck start to roll away and yelled at me.

Q&A - Bylaw Ticket for No Valid Licence Plate

Q&A ImageI have received a City of Richmond bylaw ticket for parking my car on the street adjacent to my driveway without displaying  a valid licence plate or decal. (by law 5870 section 12.4(t)).   I have storage insurance on the car but i had to hand in the licence plates when i cancelled the regular insurance. Should i pay it, ignore it  or do i stand a chance if i fight it?

CASE LAW - Radjenovic v Bains

BC Courts Coat of ArmsUros Budimac was parked at the side of West 11th Avenue in Vancouver. He signalled, shoulder checked and seeing nothing approaching pulled out to travel eastbound. Part way out of the parking space he shoulder checked again and saw the headlights of another vehicle approaching him. He stopped and was struck on the left front corner by a taxi driven by Parbhjot Bains. The collision pushed his vehicle sideways into the vehicle that was in the parking space in front of the one that he was exiting.

Q&A - Parking Frustration

no parking signI regularly pay with Vancouver's pay by phone app. However, i have noticed that once in a while, the change in license plate (i have two vehicles) does not register. SO teh other day, I paid for parking and all was good, except it in fact did not register the change so I parked my other license plate. Sure enough, I got a ticket. However, I looked up teh bylaw and it does not state that license plate must match the app...

Q&A - Parking an Uninsured Car on the Street

no parking signMy question is whether it is illegal to park a car that is uninsured in a residental area the driveway is full up and I wonder if parking anywhere else near the house uninsured can be fined or towed? If so how much is the fine.

Stopping to Parallel Park

Parallel ParkingA reader is curious about etiquette when someone has stopped in the traffic lane to back into a parallel parking space. This is an instance that is not specifically covered in the Motor Vehicle Act. In the event of an collision, it may be the fault of either driver depending on the circumstances.

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