Visiting nurse slapped with a parking ticket :-/ - page 2

Hi everyone.I am a visiting nurse. I go to the homes of multiple patient's on a daily basis. Today I was slapped with a parking ticking for double parking my car while alternate side parking was in... Read More

  1. by   PinkRNBSN
    MJB2010 you have a right to your own opinion...my point is only that nurses should be exempt while ON DUTY and visiting patients.
  2. by   SuesquatchRN
    Even physicians don't get to double-park. They can block a hydrant but not the entire street.
  3. by   merlee
    I have worked in a variety of places and I sympathize with your situation. It may cost you more if you fight it. Write a letter, see what happens.

    Best wishes!
  4. by   Mochab3
    We all have to take responsibility for illegal parking. However, I feel that our employers should provide us with a sticker or dashboard card that shows we are visiting nurses and the law should acknowledge our need to care for that patient. We shouldn't be ticketed for doing our job. We don't always know what parking situation we'll get into prior to going to a patient's home. I was in a similar situation where the parking lot at the apartment complex didn't have visitors parking and my coworker's car was immediately towed. We didn't see the sign and street parking was on a very busy main street. We are hospice nurses and the patient needed immediate attention as she was in the active dying phase. Our administrator was compassionate and paid for the CNA to get her car back, but that shouldn't have been the case. We should have had consideration due to the nature of our job.
  5. by   Melissa0181
    Yikes, talk about a biased poll "Visiting nurses should take full responsibility for finding somewhere to park, patients come 2nd." Really?? Patients should come first; however, the law is the LAW. I'm sorry parking is such a pain for you but rules are in place to prevent free-for-alls. Aside from disability parking I'm against special treatment. As nurses do we deserve special accommodations? What about doctors, teachers, construction workers, or fast food workers? Who gets what, when, and how? It just all becomes too much.
  6. by   mjaybx
    I think the OP is referring to the street sweeping in NYC. We get a grace period to double park while street sweeping is in effect it's not law but just a so called "courtesy". I received one of these tickets a few days ago by these vulture parking meter maids. I was out to move my car it wasn't even 1 minute after street sweeping 11:01 as it says on the ticket , wamp $115 dollars. They wait for the minute to ticket you thanks to our dictator mayor Bloomberg. Can't do anything but pay full price since king Bloomberg scrapped the ticket reduction program in favor of raping NYC drivers of their wallet.
  7. by   acosenza2
    If an ambulance pulled to that same spot to provide services it would not have received a ticket. You really are no different. You provide much needed medical services.
  8. by   MJB2010
    Quote from PinkRNBSN
    MJB2010 you have a right to your own opinion...my point is only that nurses should be exempt while ON DUTY and visiting patients.
    There is a difference between parking illegally and intentionally blocking someone in. No one has the right to think that what they are doing is more important than someone else. Maybe the person you blocked in needed to go to chemo? I don't think nurses should be exempt is my point. In our society there are rules, we all need to follow them to prevent chaos. Parking is annoying, I grew up in the city, but you need to plan for that.
  9. by   PinkRNBSN
    Exactly my point @mjaybx
  10. by   PinkRNBSN
    Great point but don't assume b/c I double parked closer to the hydrant just in case the parked car had an emergency.
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    No way, no how will I work in South Philly where double parking is a way of life.
    Their traffic, cough, "laws" are unbelievable. You'd fit right in.

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    Four lane South Broad Street, main artery North/South through Philadelphia

    A Lesson in South Philly Parking
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  12. by   Rose_Queen
    Nurses are not above the law. Ambulances have rights over private citizens because they are responding to emergencies. You may be a nurse providing care, but generally home care is not emergency care. Public transportation is plentiful in NYC, take advantage of it if you can't find parking on a routine base. Your poll is a bit biased, but I picked the last option anyway.
  13. by   caliotter3
    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    No way, no how will I work in South Philly where double parking is a way of life.
    Their traffic, cough, "laws" are unbelievable. You'd fit right in.

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    Four lane South Broad Street

    A Lesson in South Philly Parking
    This driver has the right idea. Now if only his Odyssey were a little slimmer.

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