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(A) When any vehicle is parked in any parking meter space, the operator of such vehicle shall, upon entering the parking meter space, immediately deposit or cause to be deposited in the meter such proper coin of the United States as may be required for such parking meter and as designed by proper directions on the meter. Failure to deposit such proper coin or coins shall constitute a violation of this section. Upon the deposit of such coin, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle during the maximum period of time which has been prescribed for the particular meter space; provided that, any person placing a vehicle in a parking meter space adjacent to a meter which indicates that unused time has been left in the meter by the previous occupant of the space, shall not be required to deposit a coin so long as his occupancy of the space does not exceed the indicated unused parking time. If the vehicle remains parked in any such parking meter space beyond the maximum parking time limit set for such parking meter space as is designated by proper directions on the meter, irrespective of the number or amount of coins deposited in the meter and, if the meter indicates illegal or overtime parking, then and in either of such events, such vehicle shall be considered as parking overtime and beyond the period of legal parking time, and such parking shall be deemed a violation of this section.
(B) In case of emergency determined by an officer of the Fire Division or the Police Division, the privilege of parking in any parking meter space may be withdrawn and the operator of any vehicle shall comply with the orders and directions of such officer of the Fire Division or member of the Police Division or shall comply with any traffic-control sign or signal placed on the street or curb indicating that parking is temporarily prohibited. Parking in such a prohibited area shall be deemed a violation of this section.
(Ord. 261-1957, passed 12-2-1957)