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Every school day, there are multiple vehicles parked in front of Hoggard High School on Shipyard Boulevard, where there are “no parking” signs. Is it legal?

Ken Little

“I am unaware of us getting any complaints about illegal parking at that location,” says Lt. M.C. Hinson, of the Wilmington Police Department’s Patrol Division.

Officers generally allow county School Resource Officers to deal with most school-related issues, Hinson says.

He asks:

“Are the cars in question parked, or are they simply standing with parents in them waiting to pick up or drop off students?

“Legally, sitting on the shoulder of the road in a car is not the same thing as parking,” Hinson says.

As to the specific parking question Hinson responds:

“Officers are not instructed to let anybody park illegally anywhere. If the cars are illegally parked, I would encourage anyone who observes a problem to call 911 and report it. Parking enforcement is not a very high priority and is mostly complaint driven.”

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