Parking

Information related to the parking of vehicles.

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.

How Far Away do I Park?

Measuring TapeI received a request from a gentleman who wanted others to know how far away drivers have to park from roadside features. He has a problem with people parking across the end of his driveway rather than keeping their distance and is hoping that a reminder to other drivers might solve it. Is your measuring tape ready?

Q&A - Blocked my Driveway

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I have a mail box and paper drop at the entrance to my property. A car parked in front of the mail box today blocked my exit as I was backing out I scraped it. Do I have any recourse here based on parking violations?

Q&A - Abuse of Disabled Parking Permits

Q&A ImageI reside in Vancouver and there is a resident (female) in my building, who has a disabled parking pass hanging from her vehicle mirror....The problem that I have with this, is that the permit was for her former husband, who was disabled, and passed away about 2 years ago.

Q&A - New Westminster Parking Bylaw Dispute

Q&A ImageBylaw 6027 states "No person shall stop or park a vehicle within 2 meters of the nearest edge of the closest sidewalk on an intersecting street." There were no signs along this side of the street.

At adjudication the meaning of terms "closest sidewalk" and "intersecting street" meaning was in dispute.

Q&A - Handicapped Parking Abuse

Q&A ImageI have driven commercially for almost 30 years and I'm (others as well) getting tired of seeing persons parking in handicap spots then reaching into the glove box or other spot to hang a permit in the window and then get out of their car/truck (with no apparent disability) and walk in to the store or mall.

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