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2018 legislative session.

Title 23 : Motor Vehicles


Subchapter 010 : STOPPING

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 1104)
  • § 1104. Stopping prohibited

    (a) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of an enforcement officer or official traffic-control device, no person may:

    (1) Stop, stand, or park a vehicle:

    (A) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;

    (B) on a sidewalk;

    (C) within an intersection;

    (D) on a crosswalk;

    (E) alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;

    (F) upon any bridge or other elevated structure or within a highway tunnel;

    (G) on any railroad tracks; or

    (H) at any place where official signs prohibit stopping.

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

    (A) in front of a public or private driveway;

    (B) within six feet of a fire hydrant;

    (C) within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;

    (D) within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control light located at the side of a roadway;

    (E) within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite and within 75 feet of the entrance to any fire station, when properly signposted;

    (F) at any place where official signs prohibit standing.

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

    (A) within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;

    (B) at any place where official signs prohibit parking.

    (C) at any place where official signs restrict parking at an electric vehicle charging station and the vehicle violates the restrictions.

    (b) No person may move a vehicle not lawfully under his or her control into any prohibited area or an unlawful distance away from a curb. (Added 1971, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 1, 1973; amended 2017, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 15.)