§ 102-222. Parking prohibited in specified places  


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  • (a) No person shall 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:

    (1) On a sidewalk.

    (2) In front of a public or private driveway.

    (3) Within an intersection.

    (4) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

    (5) On a crosswalk.

    (6) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.

    (7) In front of a ramp leading to the crosswalk at an intersection or located at any other point along a curb, constructed for use of handicapped persons.

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

    (9) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by official signs or markings.

    (10) Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad grade crossing.

    (11) Within 15 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of the entrance when properly signposted.

    (12) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction where such parking would obstruct traffic.

    (13) On the roadway side of any vehicle parked at the edge or curb of a street.

    (14) At any place where official signs prohibit parking.

    (15) At any place where an order, rule, or regulation issued under section 2-454 prohibits or restricts parking.

    (b) No person other than a police officer shall move a vehicle into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful; start or cause to be started the motor of any motor vehicle; or shift, change or move the levers, brake, starting device, gears or other mechanism of a parked motor vehicle to a position other than that in which it was left by the owner or driver thereof or attempt to do so.

(Code 1993, § 28-202)

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  State Law References: Parking in front of fire hydrant, near street corner, fire station, etc., Code of Virginia, § 46.2-1239.