He was given a ticket for being parked more than 24 h in front of him

News 5 February, 2018
    Jean-Pierre Colgan-Nolin shows the ticket he received for having parked his car for more than 24 hours in the street.

    Axel Marchand-Lamothe

    Monday, February 5, 2018 01:00

    Monday, February 5, 2018 01:00

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    A student in montréal do not digest a citation he received for having parked his car in the same place for more than 24 hours.

    Jean-Pierre Colgan-Nolin has had a bad surprise on January 15, to learn that he had a ticket violation of $ 53 on the windshield of his car.

    However, no ban was not in force on Charlotte street in the borough of Ville-Marie, where he remains.

    Rather, it was pinched because her vehicle had not been moved for more than 24 hours.

    “I was really angry. This is completely wrong as the regulation “, said the student, 24-year-old Concordia University.

    Unlike the temporary bans, such as snow removal or street maintenance, the regulation on the 24 consecutive hours shall not be posted and is unknown to motorists.

    “I did research after having had the facts and I do not remember to have found the regulations “, adds the young man who moved to Montreal in September for the studies.

    If the regulation has been abolished in some districts, such as Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie and Plateau-Mont-Royal, it is still in force in the other nine.

    Montreal-North has also eased the duration of the prohibition, the passing of 72 hours in 2015 after the intervention of the Newspaper in a similar case to that of Mr. Colgan-Nolin.


    Although unable to quantify the number of statements that are issued annually to this subject, the Montreal police confirmed that the regulation is only enforced when a complaint is filed.

    Even though the weather conditions are not favorable, as was the case in mid-January, the regulation will be applied.

    The SUV of Jean-Pierre Colgan-Nolin is equipped with a parking vignette for its sector. It says that the reserved spaces for residents are not occupied to any great extent and do not understand which was the source of the complaint.

    “I always manage to find at least 200 m from me,” he explains, adding that it was parked for two days only.

    On the page dedicated to the on-street parking reserved for residents of the borough of Ville-Marie, no time limit is specified for the holders of the thumbnail.

    “When I bought it, we would have been able to talk to me about the rules, but no, nothing,” he continued.

    “No one is supposed to ignore the law “

    It is rarely used his car since he can do the majority of his travels in the bus or subway to go to his classes and his job in a hotel.

    “I think it’s an absurdity unparalleled. We want to encourage public transportation, but every morning, I have to move my car, ” he continued.

    Although frustrated with the situation, Jean-Pierre Colgan-Nolin is aware that it will be difficult to contest their ticket.

    The principle of ” no one is supposed to ignore the law “, will apply according to Éducaloi.

    However, the agency maintains that ” it may happen that [a person] might breach the law by ignoring that its gesture is illegal. […] With the exception of certain criminal acts, the judge could be less harsh towards the person if he believes that she is sincere “.

    Ban on parking in these districts :

    • Ahuntsic-Cartierville : 24 hours
    • Anjou : 72 hours
    • Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grace : 24 hours
    • The South-West : 72 hours
    • Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve : 24 hours
    • Montréal-Nord : 72 hours
    • Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles : 24 hours
    • Ville-Marie : 24 hours
    • Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension : 24 hours

    Source : web site of the City of Montreal