Councilman: Red lines can save drivers green

A member of the City Council from Brooklyn is proposing a plan that would allow drivers to gauge how far they can legally park from a fire hydrant.

Councilman David Greenfield (D-District 44) says he wants the city to paint a red line on each side of all hydrants. The councilman is also calling for the legal parking distance from a hydrant to be reduced from 15 feet to 10 feet.

"It's not reasonable to expect that New Yorkers are going to keep tape measures in their glove compartment every time and measure before they actually park the car," he says.

Tickets for violating the parking rules near hydrants cost $115.

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