Park in the direction of traffic flow or risk a fine

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:44pm

Police officials are urging Wake Forest motorists to park in the direction of traffic flow or risk a $25 fine.

Wording in Sec. 30-251 of the Town’s Code of Ordinances addresses “Parking in direction of traffic flow:”

“Parking shall be established in the direction of traffic flow on all streets within corporate limits of the Town of Wake Forest with passenger side (right) tires to the curb on two-way streets.”

In summary, on a two-way road, you must park with the right-hand wheels next to the right-side curb. Otherwise, you are parked illegally.

Police say they will spend the remainder of January and all of February issuing warnings to motorists that park in the wrong direction along town streets. But beginning March 1, officers will begin enforcing the ordinance. That means anyone observed by law enforcement to be parking against the flow of traffic will be subject to a $25 fine.

The initiative is designed to reduce the potential for traffic accidents caused when illegally parked motorists pull head-on into oncoming traffic.