10a NCAC 28i .0107         PARKING

(a)  No person shall stop any vehicle in any street, roadway or parking lot except for parking or stopping as allowed by the Rules in this Section unless such stop is made necessary by:

(1)           the approach of emergency vehicles as defined in the General Statutes;

(2)           the approach of any procession which is given the right‑of‑way;

(3)           the stopping of a bus to load or unload passengers;

(4)           traffic signals;

(5)           the passing of some other vehicle or pedestrian; or

(6)           some emergency.

In the cases covered by these exceptions, vehicles shall stop so as not to obstruct any crosswalk, walkway, street, or intersection.  In case of an emergency, provisions for the removal of the vehicle shall be made within a reasonable period of time.  "Reasonable time" shall be determined by the seriousness of the hazard created by such an emergency stop.

(b)  When signs are erected, placed or installed establishing time zones for parking and giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle for a period of time longer than that indicated by the sign.  Time zone restrictions shall be in effect at all times, unless otherwise indicated on the time zone sign.

(c)  Vehicles shall be parked at the angle to the curb indicated by marks or signs, and no vehicle shall be parked in such a manner as to occupy more than the space indicated by lines, signs, or markings for one vehicle.

(d)  Vehicles shall be parked only in designated parking spaces. Parking spaces are defined by appropriate painted lines in the surfaced parking areas and by parking bumper logs in the gravel‑dirt parking areas.

(e)  Vehicles shall be parked with the front end toward the curb except where parallel parking is indicated.  In no instance shall a vehicle be parked with its rear to the curb.

(f)  No person shall park a vehicle upon any street, roadway, alley, parking lot or driveway for the principal purpose of:

(1)           displaying it for sale;

(2)           washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle except for repairs necessitated by an emergency; or

(3)           storage which is not incident to the bonafide use and operation of such vehicle.

(g)  Agents designated by the Institution Director may remove to a place of storage, at the owner's expense, any unattended vehicle illegally stopped or parked in such a manner as to be: blocking the normal movement of a properly parked car; obstructing the flow of traffic; creating a safety hazard endangering life or property; using authorized or unauthorized parking space for dormant storage; or in violation of the Rules in this Section.  Any such removal shall meet the requirements of Article 7A of Chapter 20 of the General Statutes, adopted pursuant to G.S. 150B‑14(c).

(h)  Nothing in the Rules in this Section shall be deemed to prohibit authorized service vehicles from operating in such a manner as is necessary for the particular service being performed.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑116.7;

Eff. January 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1990.