Sec. 18-223. Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in designated places.
   (a)    No person operating a vehicle shall stop, stand, or park, except in compliance with law or 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 fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
   (5)   On a crosswalk;
   (6)   Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
   (7)   Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
   (8)   Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless signs or markings indicate a different length;
   (9)   Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
   (10)   Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of such entrance, when properly signposted;
   (11)   Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
   (12)   On a roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
   (13)   Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
   (14)   At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
   (15)   In the area between the curb/street edge and a public sidewalk.
   (b)    No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
   (c)    Exceptions to this section shall apply only in cases where a driver of a vehicle is ordered to drive across a sidewalk or curb by a police officer or traffic control device, or in situations where emergency or maintenance work is undertaken by the city or authorized by the city through the issuance of a permit by the public works director or where marked parking spaces are placed on public streets by the city or the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
(Code 1982,  7-1151; Ord. of 2-4-97,  1; Ord. No. O-07-02-06-1,  2, 2-6-07; Ord. No. O-07-07-17-2,  2, 7-17-07; Ord. No. O-11-09-20-1,  2, 9-20-11)
   State Law References: Parking in front of a private driveway, fire hydrant, fire station, intersections of curblines or fire lane, G.S.  20-162.