It is a common misconception that parking closer to a fire hydrant can protect your car from being towed. This is not the case. In fact, it could potentially put you in more danger, if there was an emergency and your vehicle blocked the entrance or exit of a building.
When parking near a fire hydrant, it is important to know the dangers and make sure that your car does not block an entrance or exit. If there are signs around the area detailing where you can park, follow those rules.
Always call 311 before getting out of your vehicle if you’re unsure about something. Takeaways: Never park closer than 18 inches from a fire hydrant; always look for any sign restrictions in city areas with high traffic volume; never leave valuables inside unattended vehicles when on premises without proper security measures like alarms or guards. *If people don’t read this content yet they should as it’s really helpful information to know!