When it comes to parking, the Port Washington Police commissioners and chief’s office ask drivers to keep some safety tips in mind.
When parking on public roads, the law states that a vehicle should be no more than 12 inches from the curb. Vehicles – especially large SUVs that park more than 12 inches from the curb – cause traffic to cross the double yellow line, putting motorists into oncoming traffic.
What’s more, drivers of parked vehicles risk being struck by traffic while getting in and out of their cars.
Police remind drivers to park close to the curb so that your car does not impede the safe and orderly flow of traffic.
And another reminder: double parking is illegal and slows the response time of emergency vehicles.