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SECTION 1202
Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places
Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 7, ARTICLE 32
§ 1202. Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places.
(a) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or when
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, standing or parked at
the edge or curb of a street;

b. On a sidewalk;

c. Within an intersection, except when permitted by official signs or
parking meters on the side of a highway opposite a street which
intersects but does not cross such highway;

d. On a cross walk;

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 a different distance is indicated by official signs, markings or
parking meters;

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, unless otherwise indicated by official signs,
markings or parking meters;

h. On any railroad tracks;

i. In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including
crossovers, except in an emergency;

j. On a state expressway highway or state interstate route highway,
including the entrances thereto and exits therefrom, which are a part
thereof, except in an emergency;

k. Engage in the retail sale of frozen desserts as that term is
defined in subdivision thirty-seven of section three hundred
seventy-five of this chapter directly to pedestrians on any highway
having a speed limit in excess of thirty miles per hour. Nothing herein
shall be construed to prohibit the operator of such vehicle from
stopping such vehicle off such highway, in a safe manner, for the sole
purpose of delivering such retail product directly to the residence of a
consumer or to the business address of a customer of such retailer;

l. In a space designated as provided in this subparagraph for the
exclusive purpose of charging an electric vehicle at an electric vehicle
charging station, unless such vehicle is an electric vehicle connected
to such charging station. Provided, however, that an electric motor
vehicle disconnected from the electric vehicle charging station for no
more than thirty continuous minutes while stopped, standing or parked in
such designated space shall not be in violation of this subparagraph.
Parking spaces designated for the exclusive purpose of charging an
electric vehicle at an electric vehicle charging station shall be
clearly identified, and such designation shall include conspicuous and
permanently installed above grade signs which shall be positioned from
the parking space surface at a height of not less than five feet nor
more than seven feet and which identify such space as an electric
vehicle charging station, indicate that such space is only for electric
vehicle charging and include any day or time restrictions. For the
purposes of this subparagraph, the term "electric vehicle" shall mean a
motor vehicle that is propelled at least in part by an electric motor
and associated power electronics which provide acceleration torque to
the drive wheels sometime during normal vehicle operation, and that
draws electricity from a battery or hydrogen fuel cell that is capable
of being recharged from an external source of electricity, such that the
external source of electricity cannot be connected to the vehicle while
the vehicle is in motion, and the term "electric vehicle charging
station" shall mean the equipment needed to convey electric power from
the electric grid or another power source to an onboard motor vehicle
energy storage system.

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 twenty feet of a cross walk at an intersection, unless a
different distance is indicated by official signs, markings or parking
meters;

c. Within thirty feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop
or yield sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of the
roadway, unless a different distance is indicated by official signs,
markings or parking meters;

d. Within twenty feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station
and, when on the side of the street opposite to the entrance of any fire
station, within seventy-five feet of said entrance, when properly
signposted, unless a different distance is indicated by official signs,
markings or parking meters.

e. Alongside or obstructing a curb area which has been cut down,
lowered or constructed so as to provide accessibility to the sidewalk.

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, within fifty feet of the nearest rail of a
railroad crossing, unless a different distance is indicated by official
signs, markings or parking meters.

(b) 1. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within fifteen
feet of a fire hydrant except when such vehicle is attended by a
licensed operator or chauffeur who is seated in the front seat and who
can immediately move such vehicle in case of emergency, unless a
different distance is indicated by official signs, markings or parking
meters.

2. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within fifteen feet
of a fire hydrant except when such vehicle is attended by a licensed
operator or chauffeur who is seated in the front seat and who can
immediately move such vehicle in case of emergency, when such vehicle
impairs or hinders the access of a fire vehicle to a fire hydrant while
such fire vehicle is engaged in an emergency operation, unless a
different distance is indicated by official signs, markings, parking
meters or the provisions of any local law, rule, or ordinance.

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