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(A) No person shall stop a motor vehicle, leave it standing or cause it to stop or be left standing upon any portion of the roadway; provided, however, that this section shall not be construed to prevent parking in front of a private residence off the roadway where parking is otherwise permitted according to the provisions of § 96.34 as the vehicle so parked does not impede the flow of traffic. This section shall not apply to:
(1) Motor vehicles when required to stop in obedience to the provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes or any traffic ordinance, regulation or sign or the command of any peace officer;
(2) Vehicles operating as common carriers of passengers for hire and school buses taking passengers on the vehicle or discharging passengers therefrom, provided that no vehicle shall stop for such purpose at a place on the roadway which does not afford reasonable visibility to approaching motor vehicles from both directions;
(3) Any motor vehicle required to stop by reason of an obstruction to its progress; or
(4) A motor vehicle that has been disabled on a public way in the city in such a manner and to such an extent that it is impossible to avoid the occupation of the shoulder or impracticable to remove it from the shoulder of the roadway until repairs have been made or sufficient help obtained for its removal. In no event shall a disabled vehicle remain on the public way for twenty-four (24) hours or more.
(B) No person shall stop or park a motor vehicle except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control devices or in the case of a real emergency, in the following places:
(1) On a sidewalk, provided however that the City Council may grant a variance to a property owner to park on a sidewalk in a circumstance which the City Council determines that the property owner is denied the lawful use of his property for parking purposes by reason of the placement of governmental utility equipment or structures on or near an adjacent easement. The City Council shall adopt a procedure by which applications for variance may be granted or denied;
(2) In front of sidewalk ramps provided for persons with disabilities;
(3) In front of a public or private driveway;
(4) Within an intersection or crosswalk or railroad right-of-way so as to interfere with its proper use;
(5) Within ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant;
(6) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping or parking. This does not apply to police officers when operating properly identified vehicles during the performance of their official duties;
(7) Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, traffic sign, or traffic-control device located on the side of a roadway;
(8) Within a designated fire lane.
(C) No person shall move a motor vehicle not lawfully under his control into any area prohibited in section § 72.04(B).
(D) No person, except a police officer or firefighter in the normal course of duty, shall tamper with or move a motor vehicle not under his control except to clear a roadway.
(Ord. 6-1995, passed 3-20-95; Am. Ord. 11-2004, passed 10-4-04) Penalty, see § 72.99