Red Zone Parking
updated: Oct 20, 2013, 1:15 PM
By Edhat Subscriber
I was very nearly hit by a car as I rode my bike along Chino and tried to
cross Mission. My view of Mission at the intersection was blocked by a
USPS truck parked in the red zone.
I talked to the carrier after the incident, and he told me that it is legal for
them to park in red zones, and that his supervisors have instructed him
to do so. And that he could park there even if there are legal open spots
in the area to allow him to meet his delivery deadlines.
If I had actually been hit by the car that locked its brakes and swerved to
avoid me, does that mean the USPS would not have any liability for the
accident? If they do, would that cause them to change their methods
after some court settlement?
I am trying to send the details and pictures of the incident to the postal
supervisor for the westside, but it is very difficult to find contact info for
Send this picture as a postcard
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Update by Edhat Subscriber
Red Zone Parking (Exemptions)
Copied applicable portion only of the Santa Barbara Municipal Code, Title 10, Transportation & Parking:
10.08.150 Exemptions to Certain Vehicles - Authorized Emergency Vehicles. (a) The provisions of this title regulating the operation, parking and standing of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle of the Police or Fire Department -
(c) The provisions of this chapter regulating the parking or standing of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle of a Fire Department, or Police Department, or public utility, or City department, which necessarily is used for construction or repair work, or any vehicle owned by the United States, while in use for the collection, transportation or delivery of United States mail or parcel post.
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