Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or other authorized person or official traffic control device, no person shall:
   (A)   Stop, stand, or park a vehicle:
      (1)   On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street, sometimes called double parking.
      (2)   On a sidewalk.
      (3)   Within an intersection.
      (4)   Within a crosswalk, beach access or midblock right-of-way.
      (5)   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 signs or markings.
      (6)   Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.
      (7)   Upon any bridge.
      (8)   At any place where official signs or traffic-control devices prohibit stopping.
      (9)   On the beach, dunes, or vehicle accesses to the beach unless authorized by the Department of Public Safety or City Council.
   (B)   Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge passengers or while actually engaged in loading or unloading property:
      (1)   In front of a public or private driveway.  Vehicles that are parked in streets or right-of-ways and that are blocking public or private driveways can be removed at the vehicle owner’s expense at the discretion of any Public Safety Officer.
      (2)   Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
      (3)   Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection or within 20 feet of the center point of the curve or corner of an intersection.
      (4)   Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway.
      (5)   Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite to any fire station within 75 feet of the entrance when properly signposted.
      (6)   At any place where official signs or traffic-control devices prohibit standing or parking.
      (7)   Where curbs are painted yellow by the city.
      (8)   In an officially marked fire zone or lane.
      (9)   Upon any private property that has met all state requirements of posting visible notices and written consent of enforcement of traffic laws to the city on their respective property.
(Ord. 27-12, passed 10-23-12; Am. Ord. 18-15, passed 10-13-15; Am. Ord. 38-16, passed 2-14-17)
Statutory reference:
   Similar state laws, see S.C. Code §§ 56-5-2530(A) and (B)