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Proposed Task Force Would Take On Confusing Parking Signs

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NYC Street Parking Sign (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NYC Street Parking Sign (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) – – If you have been confused by parking signs stacked on top of each other with conflicting directions, you’re not alone. Councilman Dan Garodnick understands your dilemma.

1010 WINS reporter Stan Brooks was at City Hall Thursday morning where Garodnick unveiled his new plan to address the City’s signage, which he says should not require a PhD to understand.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks Reports From City Hall

“I’ve heard from constituents who said they read the sign, and then they re-read the sign and even paid the meter in some cases. And then they got a ticket,” said Garodnick.

Garodnick called the signs confusing and crazy and that they often leave drivers and enforcement agents alike scratching their heads.

He cited an example from 42nd Street which read, “No standing 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm Monday-Friday.” A ticket was issued at that location on a Sunday.

So, Garodnick has introduced a bill that would create a task force charged with coming up with easy to understand messages.

If passed, the signs would appear city-wide so drivers can park without the confusion.

Ever get a ticket because of confusing parking signage? Tell us about it in our comments section below.

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