Court upholds Whitehorse airport parking rule

A Yukon court has endorsed new, stricter parking guidelines at the Whitehorse airport.

Signs at the terminal warn towards parking in the drop off and get zone, but security guards have the discretion to allow attended vehicles in order to linger.

Whitehorse citizen Jerome McIntyre challenged the uncertain rule in court this week.

McIntyre arrived at the airport to pick up relatives earlier this year. The sign outside the terminal reads: “No parking. Immediate pickup or drop off only. ” He saw other vehicles parked at the suppress and assumed they were being provided at least a minute’s grace.

McIntrye also assumed can use that minute to walk inside and check if a airline flight was on time. He did, simply to return seconds later to find a solution on his vehicle.

In court this week, McIntyre argued any reasonable person would assume the particular sign allowed for time to walk in and out of the terminal, as it can make no distinction for unattended vehicles.

In his ruling Friday morning, Judge Peter Chisholm said with all the technology available there’s no reason holidaymakers could not be waiting curbside intended for rides.

Chisholm acknowledged the security discretion that allows attended vehicles to park much longer than others, but ordered McIntyre must spend the $57 fine.

Since the new restrictions were enforced at the airport, two years ago, the government has ticketed more than 2, 000 vehicles.


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A Yukon court has endorsed new, stricter parking rules in the Whitehorse airport.

Symptoms at the terminal warn against parking in the drop off and pick up area, but security guards have the discernment to allow attended vehicles to linger.

Whitehorse resident Jerome McIntyre challenged the ambiguous rule in court this week.

McIntyre arrived at the airport to pick up family members earlier this year. The sign outside the airport terminal reads: “No parking. Immediate pick-up or drop off only. ” He saw other vehicles parked at the curb and assumed they were being given at least a minute’s grace.

McIntrye also assumed he could make use of that minute to walk inside and check if a flight had been on time. He did, only to return seconds later to find a ticket in the vehicle.

In court this week, McIntyre argued any affordable person would assume the sign allowed for time to walk in and out of the terminal, as it makes simply no distinction for unattended vehicles.

In his ruling Friday morning, Judge Peter Chisholm said with the technology available there’s no reason travellers cannot be waiting curbside for trips.

Chisholm acknowledged the security discretion that allows attended vehicles in order to park much longer than others, yet ordered McIntyre must pay the particular $57 fine.

Since the new restrictions were imposed in the airport, two years ago, the government provides ticketed more than 2, 000 vehicles.

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