No person shall park a vehicle upon any railroad
within 7 1/2 feet of the nearest rail.
Any peace officer, as that term is defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing
with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code,
may remove a vehicle from the right-of-way of a
railroad, street railway, or light rail line located within the
territorial limits in which the officer is empowered to act if the
vehicle is parked or abandoned upon any track or
within 71/2 feet of the nearest rail. The officer may also remove a
vehicle that is parked beyond 71/2 feet of the
nearest rail but within the right-of-way of a railroad, street
railway, or light rail if signs are posted giving notice that vehicles
may be removed.
No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle
whether attended or unattended, except when necessary to
avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions
of a peace officer or official traffic control device, in any of the
intersection, except adjacent to curbs as may be
permitted by local ordinance.
(b) On a crosswalk,
except that a bus engaged as a common carrier or a taxicab may stop
in an unmarked crosswalk to load or unload passengers when
authorized by the legislative body of any city pursuant to an
(c) Between a safety
zone and the adjacent right-hand curb or within the area between the
zone and the curb as may be indicated by a sign or red paint on the
curb, which sign or paint was erected or placed by local authorities
pursuant to an ordinance.
(d) Within 15 feet of
the driveway entrance to any fire station. This subdivision does not
apply to any vehicle owned or operated by a fire
department and clearly marked as a fire department vehicle.
(e) In front of a
public or private driveway, except that a bus engaged as a common
carrier, schoolbus, or a taxicab may stop to load or unload
passengers when authorized by local authorities pursuant to an
In unincorporated territory, where the entrance of a private road
or driveway is not delineated by an opening in a curb or by other curb
construction, so much of the surface of the ground as is paved,
surfaced, or otherwise plainly marked by vehicle use
as a private road or driveway entrance, shall constitute a driveway.
On any portion of a
sidewalk, or with the body of the vehicle extending
over any portion of a sidewalk, except electric carts when
authorized by local ordinance, as specified in Section 21114.5.
Lights, mirrors, or devices that are required to be mounted upon a
vehicle under this code may extend
from the body of the vehicle over the sidewalk to a
distance of not more than 10 inches.
(g) Alongside or
opposite any street or highway excavation or obstruction when
stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic.
(h) On the roadway side
of any vehicle stopped, parked, or standing at the
curb or edge of a highway, except for a schoolbus when stopped to
load or unload pupils in a business or residence district where the
speed limit is 25 miles per hour or less.
(i) Except as provided
under Section 22500.5, alongside curb space
authorized for the loading and unloading of passengers of a bus
engaged as a common carrier in local transportation when indicated
by a sign or red paint on the curb erected or painted by local
authorities pursuant to an ordinance.
(j) In a tube or
tunnel, except vehicles of the authorities in charge, being used in
the repair, maintenance, or inspection of the facility.
Upon a bridge, except vehicles of the authorities in charge, being
used in the repair, maintenance, or inspection of the facility, and
except that buses engaged as a common carrier in local
transportation may stop to load or unload passengers upon a bridge
where sidewalks are provided, when authorized by local authorities
pursuant to an ordinance, and except that local authorities pursuant
to an ordinance or the Department of Transportation pursuant to an
order, within their respective jurisdictions, may permit parking on
bridges having sidewalks and shoulders of sufficient width to permit
parking without interfering with the normal movement of traffic on
the roadway. Local authorities, by ordinance or resolution, may
permit parking on these bridges on state highways in their
respective jurisdictions if the ordinance or resolution is first
approved in writing by the Department of Transportation. Parking
shall not be permitted unless there are signs in place, as may be
necessary, to indicate the provisions of local ordinances or the
order of the Department of Transportation.
(l) In front of or upon
that portion of a curb that has been cut down, lowered, or
constructed to provide wheelchair accessibility to the sidewalk.
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