So I had to park out in the streets yesterday and I was rushing because I didn’t want to be miss my train.. I saw a open parking spot next to a fire hydrant. I pull in and leave 2-3 feet clearance thinking that was more than enough. I double check to make sure the curb is not painted red, which it wasn’t.
I come back to my car at night and there was a parking ticket for $68. I was thinking of fighting it, but I looked up the CA vehicle code and it says:
V C Section 22514 Fire Hydrants
22514. No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle within 15 feet of a fire hydrant except as follows:
a) You’re in the car and can move it as needed
b) Local city law says okay to park closer than 15 feet
c) Your car is a fire truck
So know the law or get owned!