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8-1571. Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places. (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:

(i) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;

(ii) On a sidewalk;

(iii) Within an intersection;

(iv) On a crosswalk;

(v) 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 a different length is indicated by signs or markings;

(vi) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;

(vii) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;

(viii) On any railroad tracks;

(ix) On any controlled-access highway;

(x) In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers; or

(xi) 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:

(i) In front of a public or private driveway;

(ii) Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;

(iii) Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;

(iv) Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;

(v) 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; or

(vi) 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 property or passengers:

(i) Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or

(ii) At any place where official signs prohibit parking.

(b) No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his or her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.

History: L. 1974, ch. 33, ยง 8-1571; July 1.

Source or prior law:


Cross References to Related Sections:

Section inapplicable to drivers of certain disabled vehicles, see 8-1569(b).

Attorney General's Opinions:

County fire district not authorized to pay for installation of fire hydrants. 2002-27.


1. Mentioned; prohibitions considered together clearly intend to provide for safe and free flow of traffic. State v. Kotas, 35 Kan. App. 2d 769, 775, 134 P.3d 677 (2006).

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