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Article 32 - NY Vehicle and Traffic Law

STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING

Section Description
1200Basic rules.
1201Stopping, standing, or parking outside of business or residence districts.
1202Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places.
1203Additional parking regulations.
1203-aParking permits for handicapped persons.
1203-bParking spaces; handicapped.
1203-cOff street parking spaces for the handicapped.
1203-dOut-of-state vehicles bearing handicapped identification.
1203-eDumping snow onto parking places for handicapped prohibited.
1203-fHandicapped parking enforcement.
1203-gEstablishment of the handicapped parking education program.
1203-hMetered parking waiver for certain disabilities.
1204Officers authorized to remove illegally stopped vehicles.
Common Traffic Law Violations for Article 32
S 1200. Basic rules.  (a) When stopping is prohibited by this article,
  or  by  local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation, no person shall
  stop, stand or park a vehicle, whether  occupied  or  not,  except  when
  necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the
  directions of a police officer or traffic-control sign or signal.
    (b)  When  standing  is  prohibted  by  this article, or by local law,
  ordinance, order, rule or regulation, no person shall stand  or  park  a
  vehicle,  whether  occupied  or  not,  but  may stop temporarily for the
  purpose of and  while  actually  engaged  in  receiving  or  discharging
  passengers.
    (c)  When  parking  is  prohibited  by  this article, or by local law,
  ordinance, order, rule or regulation, no person shall  park  a  vehicle,
  whether  occupied  or  not,  but  may  stop or stand temporarily for the
  purpose  of  and  while  actually  engaged  in  loading   or   unloading
  merchandise or passengers.
    (d)  When  official signs have been posted prohibiting, restricting or
  limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles on  any  highway,
  no  person  shall  stop,  stand  or park any vehicle in violation of the
  restrictions stated on such signs.

S 1201. Stopping,   standing,   or  parking  outside  of  business  or
  residence districts. (a) Upon any  highway  outside  of  a  business  or
  residence  district  no  person  shall stop, park, or leave standing any
  vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the paved or main-traveled
  part of the highway when it is practicable to stop, park,  or  so  leave
  such  vehicle  off  such  part  of  said  highway, but in every event an
  unobstructed width of the highway opposite a standing vehicle  shall  be
  left  for  the  free  passage of other vehicles and a clear view of such
  stopped vehicles shall be available from a distance of two hundred  feet
  in each direction upon such highway.
    (b) This section shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is
  disabled  while  on  the  paved or main-traveled portion of a highway in
  such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to  avoid  stopping
  and temporarily leaving such disabled vehicle in such position.

 S 1202. Stopping,  standing or parking prohibited in specified places.
  (a) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or  when
  in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official
  traffic-control device, no person shall:
    1. Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
    a.  On  the roadway side of any vehicle stopped, standing or parked at
  the edge or curb of a street;
    b. On a sidewalk;
    c. Within an intersection, except when permitted by official signs  or
  parking  meters  on  the  side  of  a  highway  opposite  a street which
  intersects but does not cross such highway;
    d. On a cross walk;
    e. Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within  thirty  feet
  of  points  on  the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone,
  unless a different distance is indicated by official signs, markings  or
  parking meters;
    f.  Alongside  or  opposite  any street excavation or obstruction when
  stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
    g. Upon any bridge or other  elevated  structure  upon  a  highway  or
  within  a  highway tunnel, unless otherwise indicated by official signs,
  markings or parking meters;
    h. On any railroad tracks;
    i. In the area  between  roadways  of  a  divided  highway,  including
  crossovers, except in an emergency;
    j.  On  a  state expressway highway or state interstate route highway,
  including the entrances thereto and exits therefrom, which  are  a  part
  thereof, except in an emergency.
    k.  Engage  in  the  retail  sale  of  frozen desserts as that term is
  defined  in  subdivision   thirty-seven   of   section   three   hundred
  seventy-five  of  this  chapter  directly  to pedestrians on any highway
  having a speed limit in excess of thirty miles per hour. Nothing  herein
  shall  be  construed  to  prohibit  the  operator  of  such vehicle from
  stopping such vehicle off such highway, in a safe manner, for  the  sole
  purpose of delivering such retail product directly to the residence of a
  consumer or to the business address of a customer of such retailer.
    2.   Stand  or  park  a  vehicle,  whether  occupied  or  not,  except
  momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
    a. In front of a public or private driveway;
    b. Within twenty feet of a cross walk at  an  intersection,  unless  a
  different  distance  is indicated by official signs, markings or parking
  meters;
    c. Within thirty feet upon the approach to any flashing  signal,  stop
  or  yield  sign  or  traffic-control  signal  located at the side of the
  roadway, unless a different distance is  indicated  by  official  signs,
  markings or parking meters;
    d.  Within  twenty  feet  of the driveway entrance to any fire station
  and, when on the side of the street opposite to the entrance of any fire
  station, within  seventy-five  feet  of  said  entrance,  when  properly
  signposted,  unless a different distance is indicated by official signs,
  markings or parking meters.
    e. Alongside or obstructing a curb  area  which  has  been  cut  down,
  lowered or constructed so as to provide accessibility to the sidewalk.
    3. Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the
  purpose   of   and  while  actually  engaged  in  loading  or  unloading
  merchandise or passengers, within fifty feet of the nearest  rail  of  a
  railroad  crossing, unless a different distance is indicated by official
  signs, markings or parking meters.
    (b) No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within fifteen  feet
  of  a  fire  hydrant  except when such vehicle is attended by a licensed
  operator or chauffeur who is seated  in  the  front  seat  and  who  can
  immediately  move  such vehicle in case of emergency, unless a different
  distance is indicated by official signs, markings or parking meters.
    (c) No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into
  any prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.

S 1203. Additional  parking  regulations.    (a)  Except  where  angle
  parking is authorized, every vehicle stopped, standing, or parked wholly
  upon a two-way roadway shall be so stopped, standing, or parked with the
  right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel to and within  twelve  inches
  of the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
    (b)  Except  where angle parking is authorized, every vehicle stopped,
  standing, or parked wholly upon a one-way roadway shall be  so  stopped,
  standing,  or parked parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, in the
  direction of authorized traffic movement,  with  its  right-hand  wheels
  within  twelve  inches of the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, or
  its left-hand wheels within twelve inches of the left-hand curb or  edge
  of the roadway.
    (c)  Except  where angle parking is authorized, every vehicle stopped,
  standing, or parked partly upon a roadway shall be so stopped, standing,
  or parked parallel to the curb or edge of  the  roadway.  On  a  one-way
  roadway  such  vehicle  shall  be  facing in the direction of authorized
  traffic movement; on a two-way roadway such vehicle shall be  facing  in
  the  direction  of  authorized  traffic  movement on that portion of the
  roadway on which the vehicle rests.
    (d) No person regularly engaged in the  sale  or  repair  of  vehicles
  shall park a vehicle upon any highway for the purpose of:
    1. Displaying such vehicle for sale.
    2.  Greasing or repairing such vehicle, except for such repairs as may
  be necessitated by an emergency.

S 1203-a. Parking permits for handicapped persons. 1. The commissioner
  shall  distribute  special vehicle identification parking permits to the
  governing bodies of  all  cities,  towns  and  villages  in  the  state.
  Notwithstanding any local law or ordinance to the contrary, such permits
  shall  entitle any vehicle displaying such permit to park in any area in
  any city, town or village of the state which has been designated by such
  city, town or village or pursuant to the provisions  of  section  twelve
  hundred  three-c of this chapter as a place for parking for persons with
  disabilities.   The design,  period  of  validity,  and  procedures  for
  reissuance  of  such permits shall be as determined by the commissioner.
  The governing bodies of cities, towns and villages in  the  state  shall
  appoint  an  issuing  agent  to issue such permits. The permits shall be
  issued to:
    (i) any resident of New York state who is a severely disabled  person,
  as  defined  in subdivision three of section four hundred four-a of this
  chapter, upon application of such person  or  such  person's  parent  or
  guardian,  provided,  however, that an issuing agent shall issue permits
  only to residents of the city, town or village  in  which  such  issuing
  agent  is  located,  except  that,  an  issuing  agent,  in  his  or her
  discretion, may issue a permit to a severely disabled person who is  not
  a  resident of the city, town, or village in which such issuing agent is
  located where such person resides in a city, town, or village  in  which
  the  governing  body  has not appointed an issuing agent; and an issuing
  agent, in his or her discretion, may issue a temporary  special  vehicle
  identification  parking  permit,  as  authorized by subdivision three of
  this section, to a person who is temporarily unable to ambulate  without
  the aid of an assisting device, as certified by a physician, who resides
  in  a  city,  town, or village in which the issuing agent does not issue
  temporary special vehicle identification parking permits, or who is  not
  a  resident  of the United States and is temporarily visiting the state;
  or
    (ii) any state facility, or agency licensed by the state of  New  York
  or  any of its political subdivisions, that operates a motor vehicle for
  purposes of transporting handicapped persons, upon  the  application  of
  such a facility or agency.
    For  the  purposes  of  paragraph (i) of this subdivision, such permit
  shall be for use exclusively in a vehicle in which the person to whom it
  has been issued is being  transported  and  such  permit  shall  not  be
  transferable  and  shall  be forfeited if presented by any other person.
  Any abuse by any person, facility or agency to whom such permit has been
  issued of any privilege, benefit, precedence  or  consideration  granted
  pursuant  to  the issuance of such permit, shall be sufficient cause for
  revocation of said permit.
    2. The special vehicle identification parking  permit  issued  by  the
  commissioner  shall  be  recognized  statewide  and, except for a permit
  issued pursuant to and used subject to the  limitations  of  subdivision
  three  of  this  section  is  the  only  valid permit for the purpose of
  preserving parking spaces for the handicapped.
    3. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary,  any
  municipality  may  issue  a  temporary  special  vehicle  identification
  parking permit to any person  who  is  temporarily  unable  to  ambulate
  without  the  aid  of  an assisting device, as certified by a physician.
  Such temporary special vehicle identification parking  permit  shall  be
  valid for not more than six months and shall be recognized statewide.
    4.  A  person  who  knowingly  and wilfully with the intent to deceive
  makes a false statement or gives information which such individual knows
  to be false to  a  public  official  to  obtain  a  parking  permit  for
  handicapped  persons  in  addition  to any other penalty provided by law
  shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than two  hundred  fifty
  dollars nor more than one thousand dollars.

S 1203-b. Parking  spaces;  handicapped.  1.  Parking  spaces  for the
  handicapped as provided for in sections one thousand two hundred three-a
  and one thousand two hundred three-c  of  this  chapter  shall  also  be
  extended  to  a motor vehicle registered in accordance with section four
  hundred  four-a  of  this  chapter.  A  handicapped  permit  issued   in
  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  section  one thousand two hundred
  three-a of this chapter shall entitle the driver to park in such parking
  spaces. Parking spaces for the handicapped shall be those parking spaces
  accorded to a  holder  of  a  handicapped  parking  permit  provided  in
  accordance  with section one thousand two hundred three-a or as provided
  in section four hundred four-a of this chapter.
    2. It shall be a violation for any person to stop,  stand  or  park  a
  vehicle in any area designated as a place for handicapped parking unless
  the vehicle bears a permit issued under section one thousand two hundred
  three-a  or  a  registration issued under section four hundred four-a of
  this chapter and such vehicle is being used for the transportation of  a
  severely  disabled  or  handicapped  person.  This subdivision shall not
  apply to a violation of section twelve hundred three-c of this chapter.

S 1203-c. Off  street  parking  spaces  for  the  handicapped.  1. Any
  person, firm or corporation owning a shopping center or facility with at
  least five separate retail stores and at least twenty off street parking
  spaces which are provided for use by the shopping public must  designate
  as  only for the handicapped and clearly mark for use by the handicapped
  a minimum of five percent of such parking  spaces  or  ten  such  spaces
  whichever  is  less. These spaces must be located as close as reasonably
  practicable to the shopping center facility and  reasonably  distributed
  so  as to provide convenient access for use by handicapped drivers. Such
  parking spaces are to be used either by handicapped drivers displaying a
  special municipal parking permit (as defined in section  twelve  hundred
  three-a  of  this  chapter  and distributed by the commissioner of motor
  vehicles to local governing bodies to be issued to  handicapped  persons
  who  reside  in  such  locality)  or  by  motor  vehicles  registered in
  accordance with section four hundred four-a of this  chapter  and  being
  used for the transportation of a handicapped person.
    2.  (a)  The  parking  spaces designated pursuant to the provisions of
  this section shall be clearly identified for use by handicapped  persons
  which  designation  shall  include conspicuous and permanently installed
  above grade signs which display the international symbol of  access  and
  which  shall be positioned from the parking space surface at a height of
  not less than five feet nor more than seven feet and may include the use
  of blue painted lines or markings.  Such  parking  spaces  also  may  be
  marked as tow-away zones.
    (b)  Whenever  a  person,  firm  or  corporation creates an off-street
  parking lot, or repaves or repaints more  than  one-half  of  the  total
  number  of  parking  spaces  in an off-street parking lot which contains
  designated handicapped parking spaces, or creates designated handicapped
  parking spaces in an off-street parking lot, or repaves or repaints more
  than one-half of the total  number  of  designated  handicapped  parking
  spaces  in  an  off-street parking lot, specifications as to the size of
  designated handicapped parking spaces and designated handicapped parking
  space access aisles shall be in accordance with the requirements of  the
  New York state uniform fire prevention and building code.
    3.  A  violation  of  this  section by any person, firm or corporation
  owning a shopping center or facility with at least five separate  retail
  stores  and at least twenty off street parking spaces which are provided
  for use by the shopping public who fails to provide spaces only for  the
  handicapped  and clearly marked for use by the handicapped in accordance
  with this section, shall be punishable by a fine up to two hundred fifty
  dollars.
    4. Except as otherwise provided by local law which  imposes  a  larger
  maximum  fine,  any  person who stops, stands or parks in spaces clearly
  marked for use by the  handicapped  in  accordance  with  this  section,
  without  a  special  vehicle  identification  parking  permit, a special
  municipal parking permit or whose motor vehicle  is  not  registered  in
  accordance  with  section  four hundred four-a of this chapter and being
  used for the transportation of a handicapped person; or with such permit
  or registration and such person is not the one to  whom  the  permit  or
  registration  was  issued  or  is not transporting the person issued the
  permit or registration; or any person who parks in a handicapped parking
  access aisle; shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty  dollars
  nor   more   than   seventy-five  dollars  for  the  first  offense  and
  seventy-five to  one  hundred  fifty  dollars  for  the  second  offense
  occurring within a period of two years within the same municipality. The
  arresting  or  ticketing  officer  shall issue a summons to violators of
  this section. A ticketing officer issuing a  summons  pursuant  to  this
  section  may  provide  for  the  removal  and storage of a motor vehicle
  illegally parked in  a  handicapped  parking  space,  or  a  handicapped
  parking access aisle.
    5.  As used in this section, the term "handicapped" shall also include
  a "severely disabled person" as defined in section four  hundred  four-a
  of this chapter.
    6.  Notwithstanding  any  other  state or local law to the contrary, a
  state, county or municipal law enforcement officer  seeking  to  enforce
  subdivision  four of this section, may enter onto the parking lot of any
  shopping center or facility as described  in  subdivision  one  of  this
  section  or  any  other  parking  lot  as  described  in  the state fire
  prevention and building code, which is required  to  contain  accessible
  and  designated  parking spaces for people with disabilities, regardless
  of the existence or absence of any state or local law or rule  otherwise
  permitting or restricting such access for such law enforcement officer.

S 1203-d. Out-of-state  vehicles bearing special identification. Motor
  vehicles displaying a special license plate or parking permit issued  by
  any  other  state,  district,  territory  or  other  governmental entity
  subject to the laws of the United States, or a foreign country  for  the
  purpose   of   granting   special  parking  privileges  to  people  with
  disabilities shall be accorded the special  parking  privileges  allowed
  pursuant to the provisions of sections twelve hundred three-b and twelve
  hundred three-c of this article.

S 1203-e. Dumping snow onto parking places for handicapped prohibited.
  Any  person who knowingly dumps or shovels snow onto a parking place for
  handicapped persons rendering such place unusable for  parking  purposes
  shall  be subject to a fine of twenty-five dollars for the first offense
  and a  fine  not  to  exceed  one  hundred  dollars  for  every  offense
  thereafter.  However,  a local or municipal government may, by local law
  or ordinance, establish fines higher  than  those  established  in  this
  section, but in no instance shall the fines exceed fifty dollars for the
  first  offense  or  two  hundred  dollars  for  the second or subsequent
  offense.

S  1203-f.  Handicapped parking enforcement.  1.  A county, city, town
  or village may, by adoption of a local law  or  ordinance,  establish  a
  handicapped  parking  violation  unit  to  assist  in the enforcement of
  handicapped parking laws or ordinances.  Persons appointed to such  unit
  shall  be  volunteers,  shall  serve  without compensation, and shall be
  authorized to provide evidence of violations of handicapped parking laws
  or ordinances to  the  appropriate  local  enforcement  authority.  Such
  evidence  may  include  photographing  a  violation,  provided that such
  photograph is taken and handled in compliance with the  requirements  of
  this section.
    2.  A local law or ordinance enacted in accordance with the provisions
  of this section shall:
    (a)  establish  a training program of no less than two hours in length
  and require each volunteer to participate in and complete such  training
  program;
    (b)  provide  for  the  assignment of an identification number to each
  volunteer, and provide official identification and equipment  to  assist
  volunteer personnel in the conduct of their duties;
    (c)   establish   uniform  procedures  for  volunteers  to  follow  in
  determining whether a violation has occurred;
    (d) establish procedures for  the  uniform  reporting  of  violations,
  which reporting shall include the identification number of the volunteer
  making the report;
    (e)  if  such  local  law  or  ordinance  provides  for  the taking of
  photographs of violations, (i) grant only  the  enforcement  agency  the
  authority  to  process  or  to  contract  for the processing of all film
  submitted by volunteers;  (ii)  require  any  photographs  evidencing  a
  violation to be available for inspection in any proceeding to adjudicate
  the  liability  for  such  violation;  (iii) provide that a certificate,
  sworn to or affirmed by a technician employed by the locality  in  which
  the  charged  violation  occurred,  or  a  facsimile thereof, based upon
  inspection of photographs produced from film  submitted  by  volunteers,
  shall  be  prima facie evidence of the facts contained therein; and (iv)
  prohibit the use of such a photograph for  any  purpose  other  than  as
  evidence of a handicapped parking violation; and
    (f) provide the following with respect to notices of violation:  (i) a
  notice  of  violation  shall  be sent by first class mail to each person
  alleged to be liable as an  owner  for  a  violation  of  a  handicapped
  parking  law  or  ordinance.    A  manual or automatic record of mailing
  prepared in the  ordinary  course  of  business  shall  be  prima  facie
  evidence  of  the  facts  contained  therein; (ii) a notice of violation
  shall reference the law which was allegedly violated, and shall  contain
  the  name and address of the person alleged to be liable as an owner for
  a violation of a handicapped parking law or ordinance, the  registration
  number  of  the  vehicle  involved in such violation, the location where
  such violation took place, the date and time of such violation, and  the
  identification number of the volunteer who recorded the violation; (iii)
  a  notice  of  violation  shall  contain information advising the person
  charged of the manner and the time in which he or she  may  contest  the
  violation  alleged  in  the  notice, and shall also contain a warning to
  advise the persons charged that failure to contest  in  the  manner  and
  time  provided  shall  be  deemed  an  admission of liability and that a
  default judgment may be entered thereon.

S  1203-g. Establishment of the handicapped parking education program.
  1. Every county and the city of New  York  shall  establish  a  separate
  handicapped  parking  education program. Each program shall be organized
  by a coordinator for handicapped parking  education  and  advocacy,  who
  shall  be  designated  by  the chief executive officer of the county, if
  there be one, otherwise by the chair  of  the  governing  board  of  the
  county,  and  in  the city of New York, a person designated by the mayor
  thereof.
    2. The handicapped parking education program shall be established  for
  the purposes of providing education, advocacy and increased awareness of
  handicapped   parking  laws.  The  program  shall  provide  funding  for
  activities such as public service announcements,  public  education  and
  awareness   campaigns,   distribution   of  literature,  and  any  other
  activities that are consistent with such purposes.
    3. It shall be the duty of the coordinator to: (a) render annually  or
  at  the request of the county legislature or other governing body of the
  county, a verified account of all moneys received and  expended  by  the
  coordinator or under the coordinator's direction and an account of other
  pertinent  matters;  and (b) make a biennial report to the commissioner,
  which shall be due on the first day of April every second year following
  implementation of the program and shall include  an  assessment  of  the
  effectiveness   of   the  program,  recommendations  for  expanding  and
  improving the program and any problems or other matters related  to  the
  administration  of the program. Such report shall also be made available
  to the temporary  president  of  the  senate  and  the  speaker  of  the
  assembly.
    4.  Every  county  and  the  city  of  New  York  that  establishes  a
  handicapped  parking  education  program  shall  establish  a   separate
  handicapped  parking  education  fund in the custody of the chief fiscal
  officer of each such county or city, by April first, two thousand, which
  shall consist of moneys granted to  such  county  or  city  pursuant  to
  section  eighteen  hundred  nine-b  of this chapter. No provision of law
  shall be deemed to preclude a county  or  the  city  of  New  York  from
  receiving  funds  from  other sources to be deposited in the handicapped
  parking education fund, provided such funds are used in a manner and for
  purposes consistent with this section. The moneys of such fund shall  be
  disbursed  to  provide  education,  advocacy  and increased awareness of
  handicapped parking laws and may  be  used  to  execute  contracts  with
  private organizations for such purposes. Such contracts shall be awarded
  upon competitive bids after the issuance of requests for proposal.

 S  1203-h.  Metered  parking  waiver  for certain disabilities. 1. The
  commissioner shall distribute metered  parking  waiver  permits  to  the
  governing  bodies  of all cities, villages and towns; provided, however,
  that the commissioner shall not distribute such permits to cities having
  a population  of  one  million  or  more  which  issue  special  vehicle
  identification   parking   permits  pursuant  to  paragraph  fifteen  of
  subdivision a of section twenty-nine hundred three of the New York  city
  charter which waive the payment of metered parking fees. Notwithstanding
  any  local  law or ordinance to the contrary, such permits shall entitle
  any vehicle displaying such waiver permit to park at any metered parking
  space in any city, village or town of the state and such  permits  shall
  waive  metered  parking fees imposed by such city or village pursuant to
  paragraph nine of subdivision (a) of section sixteen  hundred  forty  of
  this  chapter  or  imposed  by  such  town pursuant to paragraph nine of
  subdivision (a) of  section  sixteen  hundred  sixty  of  this  chapter.
  Provided,  however, that such permit shall not waive any time limit at a
  metered parking space imposed pursuant to paragraph nine of  subdivision
  (a)  of  section sixteen hundred forty of this chapter or paragraph nine
  of subdivision (a) of section sixteen hundred sixty of this chapter that
  is applicable to a motor vehicle parking in such metered  parking  space
  without such permit.
    2.  The application, permit design, period of validity, and procedures
  for reissuance of such waiver permits shall  be  as  determined  by  the
  commissioner.
    3.  Such  waiver  permits  shall be issued by issuing agents appointed
  pursuant to subdivision one of section twelve hundred  three-a  of  this
  article  by  governing  bodies  of  cities,  villages and towns having a
  population of less than one million to persons with disabilities who:
    (a) are residents of New York state; and
    (b) are residents of the city, town or village in which  such  issuing
  agent  is  located,  except  that,  an  issuing  agent,  in  his  or her
  discretion, may issue a permit to a severely disabled person who is  not
  a  resident of the city, town, or village in which such issuing agent is
  located where such person resides in a city, town, or village  in  which
  the governing body has not appointed an issuing agent; and
    (c) hold a valid driver's license issued by New York state; and
    (d)  are  severely disabled persons, as defined in subdivision four of
  section four hundred four-a of this chapter, whose severe disability, as
  certified by a licensed physician, limits one or more of the following:
    (i) fine motor control in both hands;
    (ii) ability to reach or access a  parking  meter  due  to  use  of  a
  wheelchair or other ambulatory device; or
    (iii)  ability  to  reach a height of forty-two inches from the ground
  due to the lack of finger, hand or upper extremity strength or mobility.
    4. For the purposes of this section, such waiver permit shall  be  for
  use  exclusively in a vehicle when the person to whom it has been issued
  is driving and unaccompanied by a person able  to  put  payment  into  a
  parking  meter.  Such  permit  shall  not  be  transferable and shall be
  forfeited if used by any other person. Any abuse by any person  to  whom
  such  waiver  permit  has  been  issued  shall  be  sufficient cause for
  revocation of said permit.
    5.  The  special  metered  parking  waiver  permit   issued   by   the
  commissioner shall be recognized statewide and is the only valid permit,
  other  than  a  special  vehicle identification parking permit issued by
  cities having a population of one million or more pursuant to  paragraph
  fifteen of subdivision a of section twenty-nine hundred three of the New
  York  city  charter,  for the waiver of metered parking fees for certain
  severely disabled drivers.
    6. A person who knowingly and willfully, with the intent  to  deceive,
  makes a false statement or gives information which such individual knows
  to  be  false  to  a  public official to obtain a metered parking waiver
  permit in addition to any  other  penalty  provided  by  law,  shall  be
  subject  to  a  civil penalty of not less than two hundred fifty dollars
  nor more than one thousand dollars.

S 1204. Officers authorized to remove illegally stopped vehicles.  (a)
  Whenever  any police officer, or in a city having a population in excess
  of one million any person designated by the commissioner of  traffic  of
  such  city  or  on highways under the jurisdiction of the New York state
  thruway authority, the office of parks and  recreation,  a  county  park
  commission,  a  parkway  authority,  a  bridge authority or a bridge and
  tunnel authority any person designated by  such  office,  commission  or
  authority,  finds  a vehicle standing upon a highway in violation of any
  of the foregoing provisions of  this  article  such  officer  is  hereby
  authorized  to  move such vehicle, or require the driver or other person
  in charge of the vehicle to move the same to a position off the paved or
  main-traveled part of such highway.
    (b) 1. Whenever any police officer, or in a city having  a  population
  in  excess  of  one million any person designated by the commissioner of
  traffic of such city or on highways under the jurisdiction  of  the  New
  York  state  thruway  authority,  the  office of parks and recreation, a
  county park commission, a parkway authority, a  bridge  authority  or  a
  bridge  and  tunnel  authority  any  person  designated  by such office,
  commission or authority finds a vehicle unattended where it  constitutes
  an  obstruction  to  traffic,  or  any place where stopping, standing or
  parking is prohibited, such officer is hereby authorized to provide  for
  the  removal  of  such  vehicle,  semitrailer  or  trailer  to a garage,
  automobile pound or other place of safety.
    2. In any city with a population of one million or more, whenever  any
  police officer, or any person designated by the commissioner of traffic,
  finds  a  semitrailer  or  trailer  without  a tractor or towing vehicle
  attached, parked or unattended on  any  city  street,  such  officer  or
  person designated by the commissioner of traffic is hereby authorized to
  provide  for  the  removal  of  such semitrailer or trailer to a garage,
  automobile pound or other place of safety.
    (c) The owner or other person lawfully entitled to the  possession  of
  such  vehicle  may  be  charged  with  a reasonable cost for removal and
  storage, payable before the vehicle is released.
    (d) No police officer or other public,  state  or  municipal  employee
  shall  release  a  motor  vehicle  impounded  because  of any traffic or
  parking violation to any person who does  not  have  a  currently  valid
  driver's   license   and  an  insurance  identification  card  or  other
  acceptable  evidence  indicating  current  insurance  coverage  on  such
  vehicle.  The  provisions  of this subdivision with respect to insurance
  coverage shall not apply to a motor vehicle  which  will  not  be  moved
  under  its  own  power  but  will  be transported by a tow truck or upon
  another vehicle, provided  that  the  registration  for  such  impounded
  vehicle  has  been  surrendered  to  the  commissioner and proof of such
  surrender is presented to the police officer or other public,  state  or
  municipal employee.

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Section Sub Description of Violation
1200 (d) Fail to obey sign-stop/stand/parked
1201 (a) Stop/stand/park veh. attended/unattended on roadway blocking traffic/obstruct. view opposite side unless vehicle is disabled
1202 (a)1a Double parked/stopped/stand
1202 (a)1b Stop/stand/parked on sidewalk
1202 (d)1c Stop/stand/parked in intersection
1202 (a)1d Stop/stand/parked on crosswalk
1202 (a)2a Stand/parked blocking driveway
1202 (a)2b Stand/parked within 20' of crosswalk
1202 (a)2c Stand/parked within 30' of signal/stop sign
1202 (a)2d Stand/parked proximity of fire station
1202 (a)2e Stand/parked veh. blocking cut curb area
1202 (a)3b Parked within 15' fire hydrant
1203 (a) Parked wrong side/more than 12" from curb (2-way road)
1203 (b) Parked wrong side/more than 12" from curb (1-way road)
1203 (d)1 Displayed parked vehicle for sale
1203 (d)2 Repaired vehicle on highway
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