Section No. 7-6-9(a): Parked Too Far from the Curb
Except where angled parking is permitted, vehicles must park parallel to and within 12 inches of the curb. (See example in photo, below.)
This creates a safety hazard. Most streets are not wide enough to accommodate moving traffic as well as vehicles parked further than 12 inches from the curb.
On two-way streets, parked vehicles protruding into the lane for moving traffic can cause vehicles traveling in the traffic lane to move toward or into oncoming traffic.
On one-way streets, parked vehicles that are more than 12 inches from the curb may prevent moving traffic from traveling on the roadway, particularly if the moving vehicle is large.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 July 2012 07:26