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Improper Parking Violations May 14, 2010

Posted by southbendpolice in Community Announcements.
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South Bend Police have been enforcing traffic complaints for most of this school year with parking related violations, and after having several taxi drivers ask me for an explanation, I will share with everyone the Indiana Code covering Improper Parking.

IC 9-21-16-1

Stopping or parking a vehicle upon a highway; restrictions; exceptions
Sec. 1. (a) This section does not apply to a person who drives a vehicle that is disabled while on the paved, improved, or main traveled part of a highway in a manner and to the extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the disabled vehicle on the highway.
(b) A person may not stop, park, or leave standing an attended or unattended vehicle upon the paved or main traveled part of a highway outside of a business or residence district, if it is practicable to stop, park, or leave the vehicle off the highway.

Meaning if you are “just dropping off” or “just waiting on” someone, there is no provision to do so in the middle of the traffic lane on any roadways, whether you are an individual, taxi or delivery driver. You could be subject to fines ranging from approximately $140 to possibly even being arrested and/or impounded if a great enough violation.

Suggestion- find a proper parking space or place to do so that does not block, impede the flow of or obstruct traffic!

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