Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 60

Thread: ICE parking on Charging Station spots ticketable in Florida

  1. #1
    mod squad NigelM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    9,787
    Blog Entries
    2

    ICE parking on Charging Station spots ticketable in Florida

    At the St Petersburg Earth Day event today I was told that from June there will be a State Ordinance allowing ticketing of ICE vehicles that are parked on charging station spots. I have no details and couldn't find anything online.

    Anyone else heard anything?

    P.S. Pic taken this morning in St Petersburg. Warren drove to another charge station which was also occupied by an ICE....

    Name:  photo.JPG
Views: 768
Size:  158.1 KB
    Last edited by NigelM; 2012-04-20 at 02:28 PM.

  2. #2
    '08 #383 SByer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Cupertino, CA
    Posts
    1,068
    It's not already?!?!? o_O

  3. #3
    mod squad NigelM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    9,787
    Blog Entries
    2
    Larry did some following up with the guy we were talking to and it all looks much more promising, effective July 1st:

    "It is unlawful for a person to stop, stand, or park a vehicle that is not capable of using an electric recharging station within any parking space specifically designated for charging a vehicle. If a law enforcement officer finds a motor vehicle in violation of this subsection, the officer or specialist shall charge the operator or other person in charge of the vehicle in violation with a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as provided in s. 316.008(4) or s. 318.18."
    Cross posted.

  4. #4
    Model S Perf Sig 1232 Larry Chanin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sarasota, Florida
    Posts
    2,694
    Hi Nigel,

    So does this mean that the St. Petersburg practice of permitting ICE vehicles to park in EV spots is illegal by virtue of state regulations?

    Larry

  5. #5
    mod squad NigelM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    9,787
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Chanin View Post
    Hi Nigel,

    So does this mean that the St. Petersburg practice of permitting ICE vehicles to park in EV spots is illegal by virtue of state regulations?

    Larry
    Yes. Statewide laws over-ride County or City ordinances. Good that our Manatee County friend had more info than the St Pete officials (and thanks again to you for following up).

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Bradenton, FL
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    Yes. Statewide laws over-ride County or City ordinances. Good that our Manatee County friend had more info than the St Pete officials (and thanks again to you for following up).
    Hey there guys, this is the "Manatee County friend" checking in. My ears were buzzing and I figured it was about time that I joined the Tesla Motor Club forum. Currently, I work for the City of Bradenton where I head up the sustainability program and manage the City's charging station project. I'm really passionate about electric vehicles and try to stay on top of any related industry or government-based initiatives so if you ever have any questions, please feel free to send them my way.

    Yes, the State of Florida's move to enforce ICE parking violations in charging station spots is definitely a positive step forward. For months I've been trying to get the administration here at the City to allow citations to be assessed against violators but have been consistently told no based on the reasoning that "there's not enough electric vehicles on the road" and "they don't want to rub people the wrong way." Sadly that sentiment seems to be the norm for most cities and counties in FL but given this new legislation, that will all change. One thing that I will say about St. Pete's stations is that they MUST do a better job of signing and marking them. Initially when we first installed our charging stations we had just signs and bollards in place and ICE drivers were parking in front of them consistently. However as soon as we added green parking spot striping and symbols, that all came to a stop. I don't know if drivers simply weren't noticing the stations before or if adding the enhancements made the parking spots look more "official" and thus scared them into thinking they'd get a ticket but nevertheless, it makes a BIG difference.

  7. #7
    Model S Perf Sig 1232 Larry Chanin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Sarasota, Florida
    Posts
    2,694
    Hi Ben,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Nigel and I want to thank you for your research on this subject, it was extremely helpful.

    Larry

  8. #8
    mod squad NigelM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    9,787
    Blog Entries
    2
    Welcome Ben. You should introduce yourself over here: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/forum...-Introductions

  9. #9
    mod squad NigelM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Sarasota, FL
    Posts
    9,787
    Blog Entries
    2
    Bump: This became law this week.

  10. #10
    Model S S280 VIN 168 kvietor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Lithia, FL
    Posts
    280
    "It is unlawful for a person to stop, stand, or park a vehicle that is not capable of using an electric recharging station within any parking space specifically designated for charging a vehicle. If a law enforcement officer finds a motor vehicle in violation of this subsection, the officer or specialist shall charge the operator or other person in charge of the vehicle in violation with a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as provided in s. 316.008(4) or s. 318.18."

    I thought I would print that up and slap it on the windscreens of violators.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Parking for EVs only... While Charging?
    By TEG in forum Electric Vehicles
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 2014-01-21, 09:09 AM
  2. New EV charging stations in Dallas, TX
    By bigreenk350 in forum Texas
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 2013-01-24, 04:05 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2011-10-11, 02:26 AM
  4. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 2011-09-22, 08:31 PM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2011-06-01, 08:31 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •