§ 15-221. Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places.  

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  • (a)

    Except as provided by paragraph (c) of this section and 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:


    Stop, stand or park a vehicle:


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


    On a sidewalk;


    Within an intersection;


    On a crosswalk;


    Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the governing body of the city indicates a different length of signs or markings;


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


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


    On any railroad track;


    At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.


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


    In front of a public or private driveway;


    Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;


    Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;


    Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;


    Within twenty (20) 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 (75) feet of said entrance (when properly sign-posted);


    At any place where official signs prohibit standing.


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


    Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;


    At any place where official signs prohibit parking.


    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.


    A person may stop, stand, or park a bicycle on a sidewalk if the bicycle does not impede the normal and reasonable movement of pedestrian or other traffic on the sidewalk.

(Ord. No. 7715, § 108(A), (B), 8-4-77)

State law reference

Similar provisions, V.A.C.S. art. 6701d, § 95.