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49-660.  Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places. (1) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, in compliance with law, the directions of a peace officer or traffic control device, no person shall:
(a)  Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
1.  On the traffic side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a highway;
2.  On a sidewalk;
3.  Within an intersection;
4.  On a crosswalk;
5.  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 a different length is indicated by signs or markings;
6.  Alongside or opposite any highway excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
7.  Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
8.  On any railroad tracks;
9.  On any controlled-access highway;
10. At any place where traffic-control devices prohibit stopping.
(b)  Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
1.  In front of a public or private driveway;
2.  Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
3.  Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
4.  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 highway; provided, however, that local authorities may by ordinance or resolution permit the standing or parking of vehicles which are six (6) feet or less in height within such thirty (30) foot distance, or as may be specified by ordinance or resolution or as may be designated with appropriate signs;
5.  Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a highway opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of the entrance (when properly sign-posted);
6.  At any place where traffic-control devices prohibit standing.
(c)  Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
1.  Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
2.  At any place where traffic-control devices prohibit parking.
(2)  No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as to be unlawful.

[49-660, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 183, p. 670; am. 1992, ch. 195, sec. 1, p. 604.]

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