Spokane Police are starting to crack down on drivers other than cab drivers who park in “taxi zones” in downtown Spokane. Taxi Zones have been established around most nightclubs to allow intoxicated patrons to safety utilize taxi service. Ultimately, this will reduce drinking and driving, making our streets safer.

A lot of everyday drivers are taking advantage of the zones though, parking in them and preventing cabs from being available to the public. Partnering with local downtown businesses, Downtown Neighborhood Conditions Officers (NCO’s) will be increasing the enforcement of these parking zones. Parking in a Taxi Zone is a parking infraction with a fine of $30.00. The zones are also posted as immediate tow away zones, and officers can impound unauthorized vehicles.

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