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Parking in Fire Lane Ticket - I was in Driver's Seat with car running

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3,508 words with 3 Comments; publish: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 11:23:00 GMT; (80054.69, « »)

The state is: Mississippi

I pulled up in front of a Target. My wife goes inside to get cash.....I am sitting there maybe 20-30 seconds. Policeman drives up tells me not to move. He pulls behind me, comes up and writes me a ticket for Parking in a Fire Lane.

Any Ideas....

I don't think I was parking, stopped is more what I would call it.

Also, I don't know if this matters, but he pulled and parked in the fire lane. i.e. got out of his car with it stopped for 10-15 minutes while he wrote my ticket.

If anyone is guilty of parking in a fire land it should be the officer, not me.

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    • Quote:
      === Original Words ===

      What is the name of your state? Mississippi

      I pulled up in front of a Target. My wife goes inside to get cash.....I am sitting there maybe 2 -3 seconds. Policeman drives up tells me not to move. He pulls behind me, comes up and writes me a ticket for Parking in a Fire Lane.

      Any Ideas....

      I don't think I was parking, stopped is more what I would call it.

      Also, I don't know if this matters, but he pulled and parked in the fire lane. i.e. got out of his car with it stopped for 1 -15 minutes while he wrote my ticket.

      If anyone is guilty of parking in a fire land it should be the officer, not me.

      You were parked in the fire lane. Check the definition of "park".
      #1; Wed, 31 Oct 2007 11:45:00 GMT
    • Quote:
      === Original Words ===

      What is the name of your state? Mississippi

      I pulled up in front of a Target. My wife goes inside to get cash.....I am sitting there maybe 20-30 seconds. Policeman drives up tells me not to move. He pulls behind me, comes up and writes me a ticket for Parking in a Fire Lane.

      Any Ideas....

      I don't think I was parking, stopped is more what I would call it.

      Also, I don't know if this matters, but he pulled and parked in the fire lane. i.e. got out of his car with it stopped for 10-15 minutes while he wrote my ticket.

      If anyone is guilty of parking in a fire land it should be the officer, not me.

      **A: nice try. Pay up.
      #2; Wed, 31 Oct 2007 13:40:00 GMT
    • Missouri code 63-3-137 Stopping, standing, and parking;

      a) "Stop," when required, means the complete cessation from movement.

      (b) "Stop, stopping or standing," when prohibited, means any stopping or standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or of a traffic control sign or signal.

      (c) "Park," when prohibited, means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading.

      If standing/parking is prohibited, you can stand there to let her out of the car or pick her up, but waiting for her to transact business is illegal.

      If stopping there is prohibited, you can't even stop to let her out.

      #3; Wed, 31 Oct 2007 13:36:00 GMT