It may seem like ages ago since you learned about different parking signs in your driver’s education class. If you forgot, or just weren't paying all that much attention in class, here's a mini-refresher that'll save you a ticket. The differences between no parking, no standing, and no stopping are minor, but significant.
• No Parking Signs
are usually used to stop to load or unload merchandise (or people) from your car, but you shouldn't be parked here at all.
• No Standing Signs
allow you to temporarily stop to load or unload passengers, but you can't wait for someone or load and unload merchandise. No standing signs only refer to people.
• No Stopping Signs
indicate that you can stop to obey a traffic sign, signal, police office, or to avoid an accident. But, you may not stop for any loading or unloading.
In a Nutshell:
• No Parking – drop off people and things.
• No Standing – only drop off people.
• No Stopping – stop only in an emergency or if told by a police officer.
On major legal holidays these rules are suspended (unless the sign is in effect seven days a week). The New York City Parking Calendar
lists these major holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
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