according to Section 4-08 (l)(i) of the New York City Traffic Rules:
“one authorized regulatory sign anywhere on a block, which is the area of sidewalk between one intersection and the next, shall be sufficient notice of the restriction(s) in effect on that block.”
For this reason, if your defense is that all the signs on the block were missing or illegible or that the sign where your vehicle was parked is different from the one stated on the summons, you should submit overlapping photographs of the entire block, corner to corner. Photographs are important evidence at your hearing, particularly when you plead “Not Guilty” due to missing signs.
Photographs should clearly identify the street name and the building address stated on the summons. The photos should also show all signs on the block, including the front and back of any illegible ones. You may also submit additional evidence, such as diagrams, witness statements, maps, videos, etc.
I have received two pricey parking tickets in the past two weeks. If I get one more, it will add up to the cost of a monthly parking space. My beef is that the signs are hard to decipher. You can’t tell which sign applies to which spot. So do I get myself organizized to fight it or do I pay up and shut up?