The cost for the ticket and tow Stef acquired this afternoon was $127. It upsets me. There must be a way out, I thought. Tonight I drove by the scene of the ‘crime’ looking for anything that might be helpful… and there it was.
The “NO PARKING” sign is mounted on a pole closer to five than six feet above the sidewalk. I consulted the Connecticut State Traffic Commission Regulations.
Sec. 14-298-514 Height
(b) In business, commercial and residential districts where parking and/or pedestrian movement is likely to occur or where there are other obstructions to view, the clearance to the bottom of the sign shall be at least 7 feet. The height to the bottom of a secondary sign mounted below another sign may be 1 foot less than the appropriate height specified above.
Tomorrow I’ll make some measurements and take some photos. I’m pretty sure the ticket is invalid because the warning does not conform to the regs. How I get the tow fee back is another story. It can be done. I just need to figure out how.
Playing lawyer is fun–undoubtedly, more fun than being one.