Council bill would let drivers off hook for faded parking signs
Drivers should always obey parking regulations, but the city should give motorists a break when the parking signs are old, faded or impossible to decipher, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger, who has introduced legislation aimed at clearing up the confusion.
Treyger’s (D-Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) said his bill is designed to protect drivers from receiving tickets for failing to observe parking signage that is impossible to read or decipher.
Under the proposed legislation, if a driver is slapped with a ticket for parking in a restricted location where the relevant signage is damaged, worn or improperly installed, the motorist can use the illegibility of the signage as a rightful defense against the summons.
Drivers would need photographic evidence to prove the illegibility of the signage to fight the summons.