While visiting NJ last week, I saw two different examples of parallel parking outside a Panera Bread in Westfield, NJ.
The back right tire of this car was on the sidewalk; the front right was smack against the curb. (The car had NY plates.) Less than a half hour later, another car was parked in the SAME spot – not on the sidewalk or anywhere near the curb – but over the parking space line AND nearly in the traffic lane . (NJ plates on this car.) This is WHY carrying a small digital camera everywhere is handy. You never know what you will see OR where.