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street sweeping after the streetsweeper

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:30 am
by vendelavettori
Can I get a parking ticket for street sweeping after the streetsweeper has gone by? I live in California and right after the sweeper went by, I parked my car in the street. A parking officer came by and gave me a ticket. The sign said no parking between 10AM and 1PM. They were able to clean the street so how can they give me a ticket?
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Re: street sweeping after the streetsweeper - reply

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:18 am
by Tom_in_CA
Hey, great question :) Afterall, you've fulfilled the "spirit of the law".

However, I suspect that if enforcement officers started down *that* road of semantics, then it would be never-ending. Because think of it: then EVERYONE would have a reason why the sign, at that time, "didn't apply to them".

I mean, perhaps the officer didn't know the sweeper had already passed by. Or what's to stop you, the next week, from seeing "hmm, the street looks clean, so therefore the sweeper must have already gone by". Then you go and park there. But lo & behold you were wrong, and the sweeper hadn't gone by there yet. Or was going to make a second pass. Or whatever.

Hence the enforcement people will simply go by the litteral wording on the sign. Lest everyone think that they can have their own little logical steps, to likewise do things contrary to signs.

Re: street sweeping after the streetsweeper

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:38 pm
by Dwan
Good answer Tom. I have gone to dump a full load more then once and came back to find someone parking ware I left off. Here we just have them towed and impounded. uasualy only hase to happen once before they get the idea. Sign says no parking. xx to xx