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Signs Explained: Reserved Parking for Disabled Persons

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SignsSigns: they’re everywhere, both figuratively and literally. Sometimes if you don’t read those signs, consequences will ensue. When it comes to parking, reading and understanding a sign is the difference between getting a parking ticket and remaining ticketless.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) would rather prevent parking tickets instead of issuing them. But when our Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs) are walking their beats and come across an illegally parked vehicle, it’s their job to issue a ticket.

Since knowledge always leads to understanding, we’re continuing our “Signs Explained” blog series. Before getting a run-down on the sign pictured to the left, check out this video tutorial from our friends at VisitPhilly and check out our violations page on our new website!

Here’s the breakdown of the sign pictured:

At the top of the sign, the red arrow pointing to the left is a No Stopping Any Time regulation. If a vehicle parks, sits or even stages in a No Stopping Zone, the vehicle could be cited immediately. This means if you stop for just a second to unload groceries or even pick someone up, you could be immediately ticketed.

The green arrow, pointing to the right with its designated times and disabled person symbol, indicates the space is a reserved parking space only for those with a disabled person license plate or disabled person placard . The times indicates the longest amount of time a vehicle can pay and park there. In this case, a vehicle can park for one hour between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and three hours from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Remember though — this spot is reserved for those with physical disabilities. If you park here and don’t have a disability placard or plate, you’ll receive a $301 fine.

So there’s another run-down on one of our signs. If you come across one that’s hard to understand, send us the picture on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll get you squared away.

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