Wednesday, April 25, 2012

39:4-136. Parking on highway; removing vehicle; disabled vehicle

  No person shall park or leave standing a vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the roadway, outside of a business or residence district, when  it is practicable to park or leave it standing off the roadway.  In no event  shall a person park or leave standing a vehicle whether attended or unattended,  upon a roadway, unless a clear and unobstructed width of not less than fifteen  feet upon the roadway opposite the standing vehicle is left for free passage of  other vehicles thereon, nor unless a clear view of the vehicle may be obtained  from a distance of two hundred feet in each direction upon the roadway.

    In the event that a vehicle is disabled or otherwise unable to proceed while  on the roadway of a highway, the driver or person in charge of such vehicle  shall immediately, by the quickest means of communication, notify the nearest  police authority.

    Any vehicle, upon a roadway, which is disabled to the extent that the operator cannot move it, or any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle.  The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal, before regaining possession of the vehicle.

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