When parking in California (especially in the beach cities near L.A. and San Francisco), be sure to curb your tires or be prepared to pay a hefty fine. I learned my lesson several years ago when I was slapped with (as I remember it) a $55 fine for not having my car tires curbed in Manhattan Beach (it’s near LAX).
: “For the safety of residents and their property, and pursuant to state and local laws, vehicles parked on a grade exceeding 3% must curb their tires.” Hermosa PD . Basically, when parking downhill, you turn your front wheels into the curb and when you’re parking uphill you turn them away from the curb. Below is a graphic courtesy of the City of Manhattan Beach.
Of course, these laws aren’t limited to California, so it’s a good idea to curb your tires on hills in most places. Even more importantly, if you’ll be driving in a new place, make sure you know the local driving laws.
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