Stopping, Standing, & Parking

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It is against the law to park on a highway. If the vehicle is disabled, you should make every practical effort to park off the highway, leaving free passage and a clear view of your vehicle for 200 feet in each direction.

Stopping, Standing or Parking is not permitted under the following conditions at any time:

  • On the street side of any parked vehicle;
  • On a sidewalk;
  • Within an intersection;
  • On a crosswalk;
  • Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb;
  • Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
  • Upon a bridge or overpass, or within a highway tunnel;
  • On any railroad tracks;
  • On a controlled access roadway;
  • In the area between roadways on a divided highway, including crossovers;
  • At any place marked by a no-parking sign.

Stopping, Standing or Parking is permitted only momentarily to pick up or drop off passengers under the following conditions:

  • In front of a public or private driveway;
  • Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
  • Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
  • Within 30 feet of a stop sign, yield sign, or traffic control signal;
  • Within 20 feet of a fire station driveway;
  • Within 75 feet of the spot across the street from a fire station driveway;
  • Within 50 feet of a railroad crossing;
  • At any place where official signs prohibit standing.