Stopping, Standing & Parking Ordinance

Reprinted directly from the Town of Huntersville Code of Ordinances.

Chapter 71: Stopping, Standing & Parking

§ 71.01 Parking Prohibited or Restricted When Signs Posted.

(A) No person shall park a vehicle on any portion of a public street designated as “No Parking” after signs have been erected prohibiting parking at such places.

(B) On any street or portion thereof upon which parking is prohibited at certain specified times, no person shall park a vehicle at such place during the prohibited times after signs have been erected prohibiting parking during such times.

(C) The Board of Commissioners, by a duly adopted resolution filed with the Town Clerk, shall have the power to designate locations and times of prohibited and restricted parking, and this chapter shall be effective as to such locations and times upon and after the erection of signs prohibiting or restricting parking.

(D) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the Chief of Police is empowered to put into effect special restrictions on parking or temporarily permit parking in otherwise prohibited areas or times, when justified by special temporary emergency conditions, but not to exceed a continuous period of 48 hours.

(`93 Code, § 14-51) (Am. Ordinance passed 3-1-99) Penalty, see § 70.99

§ 71.02 Parking Prohibited in Specific Places

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:

(A) On a sidewalk;

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

(C) Within an intersection;

(D) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;

(E) On a crosswalk;

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

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

(H) Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station;

(I) Along or opposite any street excavation or construction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;

(J) On any median, unless the vehicle is disabled or at the direction of a police officer, and then only temporarily for a period not to exceed 24 hours;

(K) In violation of G.S § 20-37.6, or otherwise in a space designated with a sign for handicapped persons, unless the vehicle displays the distinguishing license plates or placard specified in G.S § 20-37.6;

(L) In violation of G.S § 20-37.6 or otherwise in such a location as to obstruct a curb ramp or curb cut for handicapped persons;

(M) In any area designated as a fire lane, including those in a shopping center or mall parking lots and other public vehicular areas;

(N) On the side of a street facing in other than the direction of travel.

(1993 Code, § 14-52) (Ordinance 94-07, passed 6-7-94; Am. Ordinance passed 3-1-99) Penalty, see § 70.99


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