NYS VAT Code § 1800 states:
Penalties for traffic infractions. (a) It is a traffic infraction for any person to violate any of the provisions of this chapter or of any local law, ordinance, order, rule or regulation adopted pursuant to this chapter, unless such violation is by this chapter or other law of this state declared to be a misdemeanor or a felony.
It then goes on to state penalties and conditions for 1st, 2nd, 3rd .. etc. offenses. According to this section, a Traffic violation that occured within 18 months of another Traffic violation allows for a more severe penalty than if there were no previous violations or if a violation occurred, that it occurred greater than 18 months prior.
My question is in regard to the verbiage in the initial statement. There it defines a Traffic Infraction as any violation of provisions within the chapter. However Articles 2A and 2B of Title 2 of the same chapter make a distinction between Traffic Infractions and Parking Infractions, respectively. This chapter has provisions for parking laws, so according to § 1800 does that imply Parking Infractions are also Traffic Infractions? Does this also imply that Parking Infractions are treated in accordance to § 1800, specifically in regards to penalties?