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Does anyone know the rule for parking a work truck on the street? I've had a Comcast can out front of my home for 72 hours and this is not the first time. It's very frustrating because it not only takes up a spot in front of my home but it blocks my view when I back out of my driveway.

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Comment by Howard McCoy on February 2, 2017 at 4:29pm

@Mark: you're right, on a narrow street it's a challenge, but Philly's PD sees parking again traffic as a money maker and visiting my buddy in Manayunk is a challenge too.

Comment by Howard McCoy on February 2, 2017 at 4:27pm

@Linda: Comcast's a local business unlike their tech support in India. It's the folks in India who don't care...lol. All the locals I know who work for Comcast are darn pound of Comcast and really proud they're Comcast employees. Experiencing that from the Comcaster's I know, I'd image they wouldn't like their employer knowing their Comcast truck is a local nuisance.

Comment by Linda Shockley on February 2, 2017 at 2:19pm

@Howard, call Comcast? Are you serious? And wait on hold for hours? Comcast isn't very responsive with customers let alone people calling about a violation which isn't their problem. Unless there's something I'm not seeing here.

Comment by Mark on February 2, 2017 at 12:45pm

I think it is pretty much universal in all communities. Our street here is narrow and only has parking on one side of the street. So whichever way i enter thats how I park. Which usually isn't correct. But it has saved my mirrors!  :-)

Comment by Linda Smith on February 2, 2017 at 12:29pm
Perhaps some residents don't know about this ordinance. Especially, if they are fairly new to the borough.
Comment by Mark on February 2, 2017 at 12:29pm

I continue to be amazed how Parkers' cross the middle of the road and park facing traffic all over RP; as if it's normal and perfectly OK. In every community around us crossing the opposite roadway's a major traffic offense

When losers drive past your vehicle and hit the mirror in the middle of the night the mirror folds instead of being knocked off. That's why some may park facing traffic.

Comment by Linda Shockley on February 2, 2017 at 10:07am

I have a neighbor who parks his work vehicle overnight in front of his house but I would never say anything. His driveway is so short that he would have to park it close to the street, it would still be just as visible. I see no difference between him parking in front of his house or in his driveway.

Comment by Howard McCoy on February 2, 2017 at 9:08am

@Lauren: Jared has it right; call Borough Hall or RPPD - OR call Comcast -  OR - if it's a good situation with open communication, then talk with the truck owner.  Sometimes good conversations come from talk about a common issue and sometimes not, but it's worth considering. 

Another point is who's truck is it and how long is it parked? Some would argue that the law doesn't apply in every situation in RP.  That colloquial leeway is the point in the law where RPPD applies their broad, discretionary, interpretations of what's locally legal on the roadway and what's not, like giving you a ticket or not, or looking the other way with Parking Opposite To Traffic.

I continue to be amazed how Parkers' cross the middle of the road and park facing traffic all over RP; as if it's normal and perfectly OK. In every community around us crossing the opposite roadway's a major traffic offense - and you'll have a summons. IN RP it's common place, like the Ridley Roll at stop signs.

We had a Ford F-150 pick-up truck we parked on the street for over a decade. It was our truck with a tool box in the back to lock-up my gear. It made it look like a handman's vehicle and during the first week we lived here RPPD wrote us a warning.  When we let RPPD know it wasn't a work truck and our license tags jived with our RP address we had no further issues. NOW...this was back in the day of RPPD in Borough Hall with Tom Byrne and Harold Snyder, but I'm sure RPPD will still have a positive ear to listen to your issue - good luck and keep us informed...any pics of the situation to share? 

Comment by P.A.Guld on February 1, 2017 at 6:35pm

How is this enforced? I've seen home owners parking their work vans/trucks, that are commercial vehicles with business logos, in my area of RP for months now, so I was just wondering. Thanks

Comment by Jared Brennan on January 22, 2017 at 1:09pm
Lauren, No commercial vehicles are permitted to park in the borough streets overnight. I would contact borough hall and advise them. 610-532-2100. You can also contact the police for non emergency and advise them the location.

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