Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent curbs shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel to and within eighteen (18) inches of the right-hand curb.
The City Traffic Engineer shall determine upon what streets angle parking shall be permitted and shall mark or sign such streets but such angle parking shall not be indicated upon any Federal-aid or State highway within the City unless the State Highways and Transportation Commission has determined by resolution or order entered in its minutes that the roadway is of sufficient width to permit angle parking without interfering with the free movement of traffic.
Angle parking shall not be indicated or permitted at any place where passing traffic would thereby be caused or required to drive upon the left side of the street.
On those streets which have been signed or marked by the City Traffic Engineer for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings.
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to issue special permits to permit the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or materials subject to the terms and conditions of such permit. Such permits may be issued either to the owner or lessee of real property or to the owner of the vehicle and shall grant to such person the privilege as therein stated and authorized herein.
It shall be unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any of the special terms or conditions of any such permit.
Whenever a vehicle is lawfully parked upon a street or highway during the hours between a half (½) hour after sunset and a half (½) hour before sunrise and in the event there is sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of five hundred (500) feet upon such street or highway, no lights need be displayed upon such parked vehicle.
Whenever a vehicle is parked or stopped upon a roadway or shoulder adjacent thereto, whether attended or unattended, during the hours between a half (½) hour after sunset and a half (½) hour before sunrise and there is not sufficient light to reveal any person or object within a distance of five hundred (500) feet upon such highway, such vehicle so parked or stopped shall be equipped with one (1) or more lamps meeting the following requirements: At least one (1) lamp shall display a white or amber light visible from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of the vehicle, and the same lamp or at least one (1) other lamp shall display a red light visible from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the rear of the vehicle, and the location of said lamp or lamps shall always be such that at least one (1) lamp or combination of lamps meeting the requirements of this Section is installed as near as practicable to the side of the vehicle which is closer to passing traffic. The foregoing provisions shall not apply to a motor-driven cycle.
Any lighted headlamps upon a parked vehicle shall be depressed or dimmed.
[R.O. 2007 §36-281; Ord. No. 3005 §31, 2-19-1962]
No person operating a truck, whose rated manufactory's capacity is greater than three-fourths (¾) tons or whose length is greater than twenty (20) feet and whose width, including a load, is greater than ninety-six (96) inches, shall stop, stand or park the same for more than two (2) hours at any one time in such places as properly marked and posted.
[R.O. 2007 §36-283; Ord. No. 5286 §2, 7-3-1989; Ord. No. 6861 §1, 3-6-2006]
It shall be unlawful for the driver, owner or operator of any bus, recreational vehicle, truck of one and one-half (1½) tons or more, truck tractor, trailer, tractor trailer or truck trailer combination to park or cause to be parked such vehicle for longer than two (2) hours at any one time on any street in a residential district as described in the zoning ordinances of the City; provided however, that said vehicles may be parked in conjunction with the conduct of business in such district during normal business hours of said business, but subject to all other ordinances regulating parking at said location. No notice or sign reflecting said prohibition shall be required to be posted.
It shall be unlawful for the driver, owner or operator of any bus, truck, tractor, trailer, house trailer, tractor trailer or truck trailer combination in excess of one and one-half (1½) tons (pickup type vehicle) to park or cause to be parked such vehicle for longer than two (2) hours on any residential street, except that any operator may park said vehicle for a longer period while actually and continuously engaged in loading or unloading.
No operator of a commercial motor vehicle licensed for a gross weight in excess of twenty-four thousand (24,000) pounds or of any school bus, camper motor vehicle, travel trailer, boat trailer or any other motor vehicle converted for recreational use shall park such vehicle on any street or public right-of-way in any residential area of this City zoned for single-family or multi-family residential use.
[Ord. No. 19-30, 5-6-2019]
No motorized vehicle, trailer, recreational vehicle (RV), camper, or boat shall be parked upon any front lawn, unimproved area of any property, or obstructing any sidewalk within the City of Poplar Bluff for more than twenty-four (24) hours in areas with zoning designations of "RS" "RD" or "RA." "Front lawn" is defined in this Section to be that part of lawn between the house or building and any street, road, or highway whether publicly or privately owned. Front lawn shall not include any improved parking area as defined by the Zoning Ordinance of the City. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, parking of vehicles on unimproved grassy areas shall not be in violation of this Section when such parking is temporary and in conjunction with a special event such as an athletic event or festival event.
It is an affirmative defense to prosecution for parking or storing vehicles on an unimproved surface if an existing residence has no improved parking surface, or no access to improved parking surface such as allowed street parking on the day of passage of this Section. However, at such time that such existing residence is completely rebuilt, or improvements to the same real property constitute fifty percent (50%) or more of the property's total assessed value, compliance with this Section is required.