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Key tips to remember while parking in a city

Written by Ian Leman

Although Estonia is not a very big country, parking can still be a challenge in the nations capital. It can be difficult to find parking spaces if you’re inexperienced with this environment— especially ones that are near your destination.

Not quite sure what you need to keep in mind? Let’s take a look at parking tips you can use to navigate through larger cities.

  • Research Peak Times

One of the most effective ways to find a parking space in a larger city is to research how busy that area is during the time you’re planning to visit. Depending on how far away alternative parking locations are, it’s often worth arriving at your destination an hour or so early solely to get a better parking spot.

You should be able to find this information through Google, which will list the peak times of a location, business, etc. Keep in mind that this information may change based on holidays or local events.

  • Always Look for Signs

In order to be absolutely certain you’re not violating parking rules, you need to thoroughly investigate the surrounding area for signs. Even if a particular spot looks like it’s fair game, there could be a nearby sign that declares no parking is allowed in that area.

Although uncommon, check for signs that are concealed behind bushes or trees, as well.

  • Curb Colors

Some cities use different colors alongside the curbs to denote parking regulations. For example, a yellow curb signifies that no parking is allowed at any time.

Other colors typically include:
Blue- Parking for individuals with a valid disabled parking placard in their vehicle
Yellow- Commercial loading only, often with a 30-minute limit imposed
Failure to abide by these rules could result in parking citations and/or towing.

Using These Parking Tips Can Seem Complicated, but the parking tips above can help ensure you avoid any potential complications. From here, you’ll be able to ensure that you reach your destination as quickly (and safely) as possible.