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Does the city ticket vehicles parked in the wrong direction?

Parking on the street in the opposite way of traffic is against the city of Quincy code. Twenty-nine vehicles were ticketed for that violation in 2017. | H-W Photo/Matt Hopf
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Mar. 8, 2018 9:35 am

There was an ordinance in Quincy where it was illegal to park with your car facing the wrong direction. This is never done on main streets such as State, Maine or Harrison, but occurs frequently in our subdivision. Whenever a new home is being constructed or when neighbors have a party, several cars are parked in the wrong direction. Is this ordinance still on the books, or do police only worry about high-traffic areas?

This is still against the municipal code in Quincy, and drivers can be ticketed.

It is illegal for a vehicle to park "with the left side of the vehicle at the curb except on the left hand side of one-way streets."

Administrative Services Sgt. Chad Scott said 29 citations were issued in the city of Quincy for parking on the wrong side of the street last year.

Vehicles parking on the street also must be parked parallel with the curb and with the two closest wheels within 12 inches of the curb line or edge of the pavement. Exceptions to this would be areas where angle parking is available on the street, such as around Washington Park in downtown Quincy.

Parking enforcement in the city of Quincy is typically complaint-driven.

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