Police can only enforce 鈥渟erious traffic offenses鈥?/strong>in parking lots and private roads. That means drivers are unlikely to get a ticket if they run a stop sign in a parking lot. (APRIL GAMIZ / THE MORNING CALL)
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Can the police enforce traffic violations in a parking lot?
Police can enforce some traffic violations in parking lots. Staff The Bellingham Herald Question: Can the police ticket you for not stopping at a stop sign, speeding or other such traffic violations while driving on a privately owned roadway such as a parking lot?
Can a police officer enforce traffic laws on private property?
Pretty much, if you can drive on it and it was built with taxpayer money, it鈥檚 a highway. That means officers can enforce all traffic laws on everything from a busy arterial to a quiet neighborhood street, but not on private property. Before anyone gets any ideas, this isn鈥檛 a free pass to drive like a madman (or woman) in the mall parking lot.
Is a stop sign enforceable in a parking lot?
But the Uniform Traffic Code allows a property owner to request police enforcement of traffic laws in a parking lot or private road. The relevant section of the code reads as follows: So it’s possible the stop sign you rolled through over the weekend was enforceable if such an agreement is in place.
Do parking authorities have the power to enforce parking laws?
The statutes granting powers to parking authorities permit them to operate and maintain off-street parking and to collect and receive all the money from on-street parking meters. They do not appear to grant the power to enforce any other parking violation besides metered parking and permit violations.