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(A) No person shall stop a vehicle, leave it standing, or cause it to stop or to be left standing upon the roadway. However, this section shall not be construed to prevent parking in front of a private residence off the roadway or street in a city or suburban area where such parking is otherwise permitted, as long as the vehicle so parked does not impede the flow of traffic. This division shall not apply to the following.
(1) A vehicle that has been disabled on the main-traveled portion of the roadway in such a manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid the occupation of the main-traveled portion or impracticable to remove it from the roadway until repairs have been made or sufficient help obtained for its removal.
(2) Motor vehicles, when required to stop in obedience to the provisions of any section of state law; any traffic ordinance, regulation, or sign; or the command of any peace officer.
(3) Vehicles operating as common carriers of passengers for hire and school buses taking passengers on or discharging passengers therefrom. However, no such vehicle shall stop for these purposes at a place on the roadway which does not afford reasonable visibility to approaching motor vehicles from both directions.
(4) Vehicles which are stopped for a period of not more than 15 minutes at a time for the purposes of collection and transporting solid waste as defined in KRS 224.1-010(30)(a), and which are operated by a:
(a) Collection service registered in accordance with KRS 224.43-315; or
(b) Person or organization actively participating in the adopt-a-highway program.
(5) Any vehicle required to stop by reason of an obstruction to its progress.
(B) No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or 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 or on a crosswalk.
(4) Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
(5) On a crosswalk.
(6) Within thirty (30) 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 fifteen (15) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the Superintendent of Public Works has indicated a different length by signs or markings.
(9) Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station when sign properly posted.
(10) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic.
(11) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
(12) On any bridge or other elevated structure on a highway or within a highway tunnel.
(13) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping or parking.
(14) In the area between the curb line and the edge of the sidewalk.
(15) In front of sidewalk ramps provided for persons with disabilities.
(16) On any controlled-access highway.
(17) In an area between the roadways of a divided highway.
(C) No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
(D) Whenever any police officer finds a vehicle standing upon such a roadway in violation of this section, he may move the vehicle, or require the operator or other person in charge of the vehicle to move it to a position off the paved or improved or main-traveled part of the roadway.
(E) Whenever any police officer finds a vehicle unattended upon any bridge or causeway or in a tunnel where the vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic, the officer may provide for the removal of the vehicle to the nearest garage or other place of safety.
(F) The restrictions in division (B)(13) above shall not apply to sheriffs and their deputies or police officers when operating properly identified vehicles during performance of their official duties.
(KRS 189.450) Penalty, see § 40.999