DO you really know the meaning of TAXI STAND signs…? Apparently many of us do not really know the meaning of the signs and regularly been ticketed by the Ticket agents (actually I talked with one of the Ticket agent and he told me that they were ordered by their supervisors to issue tickets for Taxi Stand violations..which means they know about the fact that the tickets were not even legal). and pay the ticket instead of fighting it.
Remember the ticket I got on the 18th of December for not being inside of my cab while cleaning birds drop on my rear windshield standing on a Taxi Stand..and I became furious and wrote a post accusing the ticket agents as Robbers legally employed by the City..?
oday I witnessed a ticketing spree by this agent in the photo. He stopped his NYC Traffic Van and gave tickets to the first two Taxis for “Drivers not present”..The truth is..
“There is no NYC Parking rule which requires that you be the first or second or any other cab in line. It is a TLC rule and the agent has no legal authority to write tickets for TLC regulations. And the TLC’s fine is only $50 on the other hand the PVB’s fine is $115. So the ticket is unfair and illegal and we should NEVER have to pay tickets written like these ”
The rule under this tickets were written is called the 408(c)(2).
“No person shall stand or park a vehicle other than a taxi in a taxi stand when any such stand has been officially designated and appropriately posted except that the operator of a vehicle may temporarily stand therein for the purpose of expeditiously receiving and discharging passengers provided such standing does not interfere with any taxi about to enter or leave such zone.”
“There is nothing in that law which states you have to be the first,second or third cab. Yet, the idiot agent and some imbecile judges will enforce that unlawful notion.”
On the other hand, there are TLC rules which require drivers to be with the cab if you are the first and second one. So, you ought to be able to take your chances that a TLC cop doesn’t give you a ticket, but you shouldn’t have to worry about Traffic Agents giving you one.
You can go online to the NYC DOT and print copies of all the traffic laws and you should point out the law to the judge when you go to get the ticket dismissed. (This information was sent to me by a very reputable ex DMV judge and a current lawyer Mr. Stevens and I wrote this extensively in my prior post…lot of thanks to him.)
So there you go my friends…You CAN NOT get a ticket from Traffic agent or Police while not being inside your cab in a taxi stand. It is illegal to give you a ticket under this 408(c)(2) rule. Only TLC agent have the right to issue you a ticket for Taxi Stand related matter. But please keep an eye on your car if you really have to step out to go to bathroom or buy a soda or a sandwich. Don’t get a ticket. it is easier that way.