What Are Some Parking Laws in Florida?


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Unless under the direction of a law enforcement officer or traffic control device, or to follow the law or avoid problems with other traffic, people in Florida are not allowed to park a vehicle on a sidewalk, in an intersection or in a crosswalk, explains the Florida Legislature. Other places that are prohibited to park include on railroad tracks, on a bicycle path and next to any vehicle idled at the edge or curb of a street.

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While a person is allowed to quickly pick up or drop off passengers, he is not permitted to park a vehicle within 20 feet of an intersection crosswalk, less than 15 feet from a fire hydrant, in front of a driveway or within 20 feet of the driveway to a fire station, states the Florida Legislature. Additionally, a person cannot move a car that is not supposed to be under his control into a prohibited area.

When a parking enforcement officer discovers a vehicle in violation of parking rules, he may present a ticket directly to the driver or attach a ticket in a visible place on the vehicle if the vehicle is left unattended, according to the Florida Legislature. Parking violations are ticketed as a noncriminal traffic infraction.

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