Drive in NYC

January 30th

 

I would like to tell you how to make a left turn today. What? You know that? Ok, but do you know THE DMV APPROVED LEFT TURN?
Here is a quiz. When you are making a left turn into a two-lane street, which lane you are going to go? In the lane with the least traffic?
That is not correct! When you have completed the turn your car should be in the LEFT lane of the street first. “B” in the image is correct. After you get into the left lane and you can move to other lanes as you need.

 

Well, I can’t force you to do that and getting into lane “A” is not violation, but it can reduce a risk of crush with a car which is turning right from the opposite lane.

 

 
 
 

January 26th

It is a really common parking signs in Manhattan.
Ok, here is a quiz for you. Now it is 8:00 pm on Friday, you are driving your non-commercial vehicle. Can you park on this street in free?

The answer is NO. You can park after 6:00 pm but have to pay parking fee at a meter. To park in free, it should be only from midnight until next morning and Sundays.
Please read and understand this kind of combination parking signs to avoid sky high fines in NYC.parking signs

 

January 20th

One of the most annoying issues to park on a street is a fire hydrant. While driving around streets and looking for parking space, an empty spot shoots your eyes! But it is always the place of a hydrant ..
Do you know how many feet (meters) you have to away from a fire hydrant? The answer is 15 feet (5 meters). I am 5’6” in height so, the distance is about 2 and half times of me. You should know how 15 feet look like to avoid $115 fine in New York City. If a licensed driver remains behind the wheel and is ready to move the vehicle you can stand alongside a fire hydrant.
(* You can neither park nor stand in front of fire station)

new york city, fire hydrant

 

January 16th

 

The weather forecast said it would be snow tomorrow morning in New York City. In a snow storm, drive slowly.
Make sure your vehicle has good snow tires. Never combine radial and non-radial tires on the same vehicle. Tires with metal studs can be used in New York State only from October 16 through April 30.

 

 

January 12th

 

New York City is one of the hardest cities to park on street side in the world. Do you know what is differences between “No Parking”, “No Standing” and “No Stopping”?There are tons of parking rules in the city but you need to learn to avoid disgusting penalty.