I got a $20 parking ticket for parking onthe street in Cambridge for over 2 hours.
Then I got a second $20 ticket for leaving my car in the same spot for 2 more hours.
I thought that if you were already paying $20 for the spot you could then keep it all day. ;-)
After hte second ticket I decided to move my car to another spot.
On Mass Ave just past the Cambridge Common, the only way to make a U-Turn is to drive up something like five blocks.
Well, I saw a nice spot across the street, so I made a U-Turn and pulled up past the spot, undid my seatbelt, and went in reverse into the spot, when a police car puled up.
He gave me a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt - $20. He said he gave me a warnign on the U-Turn and that that ticket could have been $50.
"But I always wear my seat belt I told the officer."
"Well you did not have it on when I approached the car."
Yup. That's true.
M.G.L - Chapter 90, Section 13A:
"Chapter 90: Section 13A Seat belt use required; exemptions; penalty
Section 13A. No person shall operate a private passenger motor vehicle or ride in a private passenger motor vehicle, a vanpool vehicle or truck under eighteen thousand pounds on any way unless such person is wearing a safety belt which is properly adjusted and fastened;"
So this is a warning for you. Don't remove your seatbelt when backing into a parking space.
I guess I always do this by habit without realizing it. My dad did it thaty way...