Visiting nurse slapped with a parking ticket :-/ - page 3

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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 effect. I really tried to find... Read More


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    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.
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    Exactly my point @mjaybx
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    Great point but don't assume b/c I double parked closer to the hydrant just in case the parked car had an emergency.
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    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
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 4, '12
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    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.
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    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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    I think OP would rather eat the $115 cost , NYC transit is a nightmare. Trains are seldom
    on time and dealing with crazy disturbed people is ok at work but on the train .. Forgetaboutit
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    Unfortunately for you, NYC parking is a fierce game. I would make my life easier and use public transportation to city clients. It would save you hours and money. Good luck!

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    Quote from edmia
    Unfortunately for you, NYC parking is a fierce game. I would make my life easier and use public transportation to city clients. It would save you hours and money. Good luck!
    As has already been said three times, this ^.

    If I had access to the NYC public transit system, I'd sell my car for scrap.
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    I just got my first ticket as a visiting nurse. Street cleaning rules. My option was to get out of the house by a certain time, or park really far in the ghetto with shady characters on the street corners. I got out 20 min past the parking time, and 5 minutes before that was when I was issued the ticket. I think it sucks. I believe in certain circumstances if we had a plaque or sticker of some sort, we should not get ticketed. However, I am glad I risked the ticket instead of my safety.
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