No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a peace officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
in front of a public or private driveway,
within an intersection,
within five metres from the point on the curb or edge of the roadway immediately opposite a fire hydrant,
within five metres of a cross walk at an intersection,
within ten metres upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway,
between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within ten metres of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the local authority indicates a different length by signs or markings,
within fifteen metres of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing,
within ten metres of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite to any fire station within twenty-five metres of said entrance,
alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic,
on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped, parked or left standing at the edge or curb of a roadway,
upon any bridge or other elevated structure of a highway or within a highway tunnel, or
at any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
1955, c.13, s.173; 1961-62, c.62, s.68; 1977, c.M-11.1, s.17