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I got a parking ticket for 11 feet from firehydrant. when i parked the car , fire hydrant was leaking heavily as usual in

Roslyn Heights, NY |

new york city's upper manhattan . i was way clear from fire hydrant, and there was no marking that gives general idea that keep away atleast this much distance, like a yellow or colored making . ,when i parked, the car i simply replaced previous car which was there for several hours. how good defense i could present to dismiss or reduce the fety $ 115.00 fine

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The NYC traffic rules state that all vehicles parked within NYC must be at least fifteen (15) feet from a fire hydrant.

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If you were within 15 you are guilty. It doesn't matter if it was leaking.

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Guilty as charged if you were only 11 feet. Ever see how big a fire truck is?

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