Reader: Parking ticket for tires on the curb is appropriate whether it's 4 a.m. or not

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Patricia Calhoun's post about receiving a parking ticket at 4 a.m. because her tires were on the curb in front of her house drew something of a rebuke -- albeit a good-natured one.

Here's the reader's slant on the issue.

Offdisc writes:

In NYC, you'd get ticketed just as fast for parking on the curb. You'll also get a ticket for 'abutting' the curb (tire pressed against it), unless parked on a steep hill, and parking more than 12 inches from the curb. And, yes, they do carry rulers to measure!

Just curious... did you not notice your car was tilted at a strange angle when you parked? Why would anyone think that parking ON the curb was appropriate? Why not just go all the way and park on the sidewalk?

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Dear Offdisc: My house is on a hill, and no, I don't notice if my car is parked on a slant...or parked on a steeper slant. Last night, I'm embarrassed to admit, it took four tries to finally execute a completely legal -- and completely sober -- parking job.

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