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?

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    6 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.

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  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    6 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...

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    In any city parking facing the wrong way is illegal and ticket worthy!

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  • 6 months ago

    Not too smart huh?

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  • Scott
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Will they? Who knows. Could they? Absolutely.

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  • Erik
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    If you're there when a meter maid comes by, yes.

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  • 6 months ago

    Parking facing the wrong way is illegal just about everywhere. Passing out tickets depends on what the police feel like doing.

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes, that is illegal in almost every city. The right side of the vehicle must be parked next to the curb.

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