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(A) Outside a business or residence district, no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the roadway when it is practicable to stop, park or so leave the vehicle off the roadway, but in every event an unobstructed width of the highway opposite a standing vehicle shall be left for the free passage of other vehicles, and a clear view of the stopped vehicle shall be available from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon the highway.
(B) The city, with respect to highways under its jurisdiction or for the maintenance of which it is responsible, may place signs prohibiting or restricting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles on any highway where, in its opinion, stopping, standing or parking is dangerous to those using the highway, or where stopping, standing or parking vehicles would unduly interfere with the free movement of traffic thereon. Any regulations adopted by the city regarding the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles upon any specific street, streets or highways become effective at the time of the erection of appropriate signs indicating the regulations.
(C) This section, and § 72.15 and ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1304, shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the vehicle in that position.
(D) Any Second Division vehicle used exclusively for the collection of garbage, refuse or recyclable material may stop or stand on the road in a business, rural or residential district for the sole purpose of collecting garbage, refuse or recyclable material. The vehicle, in addition to having its hazard lights lighted at all time that it is engaged in stopping or standing, shall also use its amber oscillating, rotating or flashing light or lights as authorized under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 12-215(b)12., if so equipped.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1301) (1999 Code, § 72.11) Penalty, see § 72.99