City of Caruthersville, MO
Pemiscot County
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Section 355.010 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited.

A. 
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device, no person shall:
1. 
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
a. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
b. 
On a sidewalk;
c. 
Within an intersection;
d. 
On a crosswalk;
e. 
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 the City Traffic Engineer indicates a different length by signs or markings;
f. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
g. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
h. 
On any railroad tracks;
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
2. 
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
a. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
b. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
c. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
d. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
e. 
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 said entrance (when properly signposted);
f. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
3. 
Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
a. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
b. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his/her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.

Section 355.020 Parking Not to Obstruct Traffic.

No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.

Section 355.030 Parking in Alleys.

No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.

Section 355.040 Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited.

A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

Section 355.050 Parking Adjacent to Schools.

[CC 1983 §17-230]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his/her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
B. 
When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.

Section 355.060 Parking Prohibited on Narrow Streets.

[CC 1983 §17-234]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty (20) feet, or upon one (1) side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
B. 
When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.070 Standing or Parking on One-Way Streets.

[CC 1983 §17-233]
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, and when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left-hand side in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.080 Standing or Parking on One-Way Roadways.

In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one (1) direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any such one-way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.

Section 355.090 No Stopping, Standing or Parking Near Hazardous or Congested Places.

[CC 1983 §17-235]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred (100) feet in length in which the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
B. 
When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any such designated place.

Section 355.100 Parking Vehicle for More Than Twenty-Four Hours in One Place Prohibited.

[CC 1983 §17-250]
It shall be unlawful for any person to encumber any highway or sidewalk within the City by placing or parking, or causing to be placed or parked thereon, any vehicle for a period of time exceeding twenty-four (24) hours at any one place.

Section 355.110 Parking in Spaces Marked With Yellow Lines.

[CC 1983 §17-251]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stop or cause to be parked or stopped a motor vehicle or any other kind of vehicle, within places marked with yellow lines. It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police with the consent of the Council, to supervise installation and maintenance of such markings.

Section 355.120 Evidence of Illegal Parking.

[CC 1983 §17-253]
The establishment of the fact that a motor vehicle was parked in violation of any of the provisions of this Code or other ordinances of the City and the establishment of the fact that the motor vehicle is licensed either by the City or by the State in the name of the defendant, shall create the presumption that the defendant was the person who parked the motor vehicle in violation of such provision and that the defendant is guilty of such violation, and the presumption may be rebutted only by evidence establishing some other named person as the operator of the motor vehicle at the time and place of the alleged violation.

Section 355.130 Liability for Towing and Storage Charges.

[CC 1983 §17-254]
The violator of any parking regulation of the City shall be responsible for the towing and storage fee when the illegally parked vehicle is towed in, pursuant to Section 375.050.