The STOP/PARK VIOL is a violation of section 1201 (Stopping, Standing, and Parking) of New York state Vehicle & Traffic law. Section 1201 reads as follows (with part “0a” bolded):
§ 1201. Stopping, standing, or parking outside of business or
residence districts. (a) Upon any highway outside of a business or
residence district no person shall stop, park, or leave standing any
vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the paved or main-traveled
part of the highway when it is practicable to stop, park, or so leave
such vehicle off such part of said highway, but in every event an
unobstructed width of the highway opposite a standing vehicle shall be
left for the free passage of other vehicles and a clear view of such
stopped vehicles shall be available from a distance of two hundred feet
in each direction upon such highway.
(b) This section shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is
disabled while on the paved or main-traveled portion of a highway in
such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping
and temporarily leaving such disabled vehicle in such position.
This is a 0 point, parking ticket and does not even show up on New York driving records. Consider yourself fortunate if you are able to have your speeding or other traffic ticket reduced to the 1201 0a in any court in New York state.
As indicated in the Fine Notice posted above, our client in this case was able to plead guilty to a 1201 0A STOP/PARK VIOL as part of a deal to reduce their original charges of following too closely (VTL 1129 0A FOLLOW TOO CLOS). A fine of $100.00 was issued with no mandatory state surcharge and the case was closed.
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