Parking limit to be enforced in Downtown Ardmore

By: Todd Larkin Email
By: Todd Larkin Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- If you're headed to Ardmore’s Main Street, you better make sure to follow the rules.

Main Street has actually had a two-hour parking limit for several years, but the Ardmore Police Department says they haven't been able to enforce the law. Manpower issues and complaints from business owners put a stop to patrolmen issuing citations.

Starting this week, they’ll be enforcing that time limit again.

The two-hour parking limit isn't new to main street shoppers, but after receiving several complaints about parking issues downtown, the Ardmore Police Department says they've decided to more stiffly enforce that ordinance.

For drivers the pros of not enforcing the ordinance seem obvious: no tickets.

But business owners say the cons include non-retail employees and others taking advantage of parking that belongs to their stores.

Deputy Chief Ricky Lawrence says an officer on foot patrolling downtown will also be a great way for citizens to get to know their law enforcement.

But store owners say either way it's important to follow the rules and put a stop to abusing time limits.


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