In Chicago, will a person receive a ticket for parking their car facing the opposite direction on a two-way residential street?
To clarify: on a two-way residential street in Chicago, cars parked on the "right side" all face "forward" and on the "left side" they all face the other way, or "backward." If someone were the park on the "right side" facing "backward," would that be a parking violation?
I understand that parking a car on a one-way street facing the opposite direction of traffic flow is illegal, but what about on a two-way street?
- EdnaLv 76 months ago
I parked "facing the wrong way" overnight on the two-way residential street in front of my house in Imperial Beach, California. I woke up the next morning to find a ticket on my car for that very thing.
I imagine the same thing would happen to you in Chicago.
- Jay PLv 76 months ago
It is an infraction, and not just in Chicago. Will this person receive a ticket? That depends on the cops and/or parking enforcement officers...
- zipperLv 66 months ago
In any city parking facing the wrong way is illegal and ticket worthy!
- thebax2006Lv 76 months ago
Not too smart huh?
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- ScottLv 66 months ago
Will they? Who knows. Could they? Absolutely.
- ErikLv 76 months ago
If you're there when a meter maid comes by, yes.
- regeruggedLv 76 months ago
Parking facing the wrong way is illegal just about everywhere. Passing out tickets depends on what the police feel like doing.
- KY-ClayLv 76 months ago
Yes, that is illegal in almost every city. The right side of the vehicle must be parked next to the curb.