"While we do not anticipate many of these citations being issued, our hope is that this new tool will help keep our growing city a safe and accessible location," Leander Police Department Sergeant Luana Wilcox said.
An online statement from the city said some common violations include parking:
- in front of a driveway;
- over 18 inches from a street curb;
- within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
- within 20 feet of an intersection’s crosswalk; and
- within 30 feet of a traffic signal or stop or yield sign.
Earlier this year the city updated the parking ordinance to allow police to issue citations to the owners of unoccupied vehicles, Neu said. Previously, only occupied vehicles could receive citations.
“Rather than writing citations immediately after the update, we have been sharing these tips over the last couple of months to encourage better compliance before Oct. 1,” he said.
Residents interested in learning more can read the Leander Code of Ordinances chapter addressing traffic and vehicles.