Thursday, November 08, 2007
What is Parking?
Q:How exactly is "parking" defined in regards to a No Parking sign? Is that the same as no STOPPING, or is "parking" only when the driver leaves the vehicle. For example, can I stop at a yellow-painted curb to drop off or pick up a passenger so long as I have my
4-way flashers on?

A: IC 8-10-1 defines Parking as "the stopping or standing of a vehicle whether occupied or not". A vehicle shall not be deemed to be parked if stopped temporarily for any of the following reasons:
(1) Movement of the vehicle is obstructed.
(2) The vehicle is waiting to enter or leave a gate booth lane.
(3) The vehicle is in obedience to:
(A) the direction of a police officer, port security officer, or other commission employee assigned to traffic control

So in short, no parking means a vehicle is not to be stopped for any period of time.


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