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Chapter 300

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  300.440.  Stopping, standing or parking prohibited. — 1.  Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device, no person shall:

  (1)  Stop, stand or park a vehicle:

  (a)  On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;

  (b)  On a sidewalk;

  (c)  Within an intersection;

  (d)  On a crosswalk;

  (e)  Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the (traffic authority) indicates a different length by signs or markings;

  (f)  Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;

  (g)  Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;

  (h)  On any railroad tracks;

  (i)  At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.

  (2)  Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:

  (a)  In front of a public or private driveway;

  (b)  Within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant;

  (c)  Within twenty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;

  (d)  Within thirty feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;

  (e)  Within twenty feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five feet of said entrance (when properly signposted);

  (f)  At any place where official signs prohibit standing.

  (3)  Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:

  (a)  Within fifty feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;

  (b)  At any place where official signs prohibit parking.

  2.  No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.


(L. 1965 p. 445 § 117)

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