(December 4, 2018)-  Traffic Tuesday! For this Traffic Tuesday we will be focusing on parking in the median and shoulder.

The City of Cape Coral covers parking in the median under 18-2 - Median strip.

A paved or planted strip dividing a road or highway into lanes according to direction of travel.

It shall be unlawful for any person:

(1) To park a vehicle and/or place an object on a median strip in the city, except in case of an emergency, or to leave or permit a vehicle and/or object to remain upon a median strip, the same having been parked or placed there on account of an emergency, except a reasonable time to arrange for the removal of the vehicle or object therefrom; and/or

(2) To cross, or cause to be crossed, a median strip with a vehicle, except at a median cut designated or prepared therefor, provided, however, that emergency vehicles shall be permitted to cross or park on median strips when in the performance of their duties.

Penalty for violation . Anyone found guilty of violating this section shall be punished by a fine of up to but not exceeding $100.

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The State of Florida covers parking or driving on a sidewalk under 316.1945. This statute also covers several other areas a vehicle is prohibited from stopping, standing, or parking.

Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device, no person shall: Stop, stand, or park a vehicle: On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street, On a sidewalk, Within an intersection, On a crosswalk…..

A violation of this statute is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation.

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REMINDER: If you have traffic concerns, you can submit them here: www.capecops.com/traffic. Your concern will be routed directly to the Traffic Unit for follow-up. Please be as detailed as possible to include things like days of week, times you are seeing the issue, or specific cars (if it is a particular vehicle with which you are having an issue).

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341