Beginning February 1, 2021, the Lawrenceville Police Department will begin a two-part Parking Enforcement Campaign focusing on public education and awareness. The purpose of this campaign is to promote public safety by reducing the number of illegally parked vehicles within the city limits.
"Illegally parked vehicles create street hazards for those backing out of driveways and those who cannot see oncoming traffic due to hills or curves," said Chief Tim Wallis. "Violators prevent access by Emergency Response and Support Vehicles and block access to fire hydrants. In addition, illegally parked vehicles are more subject to vandalism and theft."
During the month of February, officers will leave a violation notice on the offender's windshield outlining the parking ordinance, but will not issue citations unless the vehicle is a habitual violator or causing an immediate safety concern for the motoring public. Beginning March 1, 2021, violators will be issued citations for the appropriate violations and towed if necessary.
The parking rules from the City of Lawrenceville Code of Ordinances state:
(a) It shall be unlawful at any time to permit any vehicle to stand, stop or park in any of the following places except in compliance with the directions of a law enforcement official or traffic control device:
(1) In any intersection;
(2) In a crosswalk;
(3) Within 20 feet of any intersection or crosswalk;
(4) At any place where the vehicle would block the use of the driveway;
(5) At any place where the standing, stopping or parking of a vehicle will reduce the useable width of the roadway for moving traffic to less than 20 feet;
(6) At any place in the area of Nash Street from Neal Boulevard to Clayton Street next to the Lawrenceville City Hall;
(7) Overnight (10:00 p.m.—6:00 a.m.) parking shall be prohibited in all public right-of-way. Nothing shall prohibit parking in designated parking spaces.
(b) The Police Chief or any other person authorized by the Council shall cause signs to be posted in all areas where parking is prohibited.
For a full list of parking ordinances or to report a concern, visit https://linktr.ee/lawrencevillepolice.
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