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PROVO VOWS TO BE VIGILANT IN ENFORCING PARKING LAWS

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City officials want residents to know that the city's parking ordinances will be enforced.

The parking division of the Provo Police Department believes many residents are unaware of parking laws and the reasons for them. Most parking tickets are given in residential and business areas where enforcement is requested.In residential areas, most ordinances are intended to keep parked cars from blocking driveways and sidewalks or inhibiting drivers' views. Also, parked cars that impede pedestrian safety or require drivers to pull into traffic in an unsafe manner will be cited.

City parking officers intend to ticket cars that are parked on sidewalks, crosswalks, in front of driveways or roadways, on grass strips or in front of fire hydrants. Also, it is unlawful to park within 30 feet of a stop sign, with the driver's door closest to the curb or on an angle when parallel parking is required, in a handicap zone without a permit and for more than two hours in the downtown parking district.

In many cases, police will issue a warning rather than a citation in hopes of increasing awareness in parking laws.