CHAPTER 355: STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING PROHIBITED
IN SPECIFIED PLACES
SECTION 355.010: STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING PROHIBITED
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:
A.1. Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
A.1.a. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
A.1.b. On a sidewalk;
A.1.c. Within an intersection;
A.1.d. On a crosswalk;
A.1.e. Between a safety zone and adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately
opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the (traffic authority) indicates a different length by signs or
A.1.f. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking
would obstruct traffic;
A.1.g. Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
A.1.h. On any railroad tracks;
A.1.i. At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
A.1.j. Parking or standing of vehicles shall be placed on the curbside in the same direction as the traffic
A.1.k. Parking of trailers, recreational trailers that are uncoupled on a City street is prohibited.
A.1.l. Parking of vehicles, recreational vehicles, trailers and recreational trailers for a period of over one
hundred sixty-eight (168) hours will be prohibited on streets.
A.2. Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a
passenger or passengers:
A.2.a. In front of a public or private driveway;
A.2.b. Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
A.2.c. Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
A.2.d. Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal
located at the side of a roadway;
A.2.e. 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
A.2.f. At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
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A.3. Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually
engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
A.3.a. Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
A.3.b. At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away
from a curb such a distance as is unlawful. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.440; Ord. No. KK795 §A,
SECTION 355.020: PARKING NOT TO OBSTRUCT TRAFFIC
No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such
conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of
vehicular traffic. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.445)
SECTION 355.030: PARKING IN ALLEYS
No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave
available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no
person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to
any abutting property. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.450)
SECTION 355.040: PARKING FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES PROHIBITED
A. No person shall park a vehicle upon any street for the principal purpose of:
A.1. Displaying such vehicle for sale.
A.2. Greasing or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
A.3. Display of merchandise for sale or for advertising purposes, except as provided herein.
B. Vehicle Stands and Selling from Parked Vehicle. No farmer, gardener, or other person selling or
offering for sale from trucks, wagons, carts, or other vehicles, within the limits of the City, any fruits,
vegetables, butter, eggs, cheese, meats, game, poultry, and foodstuff of any description, shall stand with such
trucks, wagons, carts, or other vehicles, for more than thirty (30) minutes at any place on any public street or
square, park, parkway, or other public off-street property.
No licensed huckster's, hawker's, or peddler's vehicles shall be allowed to obstruct the passage of any street
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or keep a vehicle longer than thirty (30) minutes in one block for the
purpose of selling merchandise contained in such vehicle.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park vehicles on any through street or on a side street at a location within
one hundred (100) feet of a through street, as designated by the Board of Aldermen, for the purpose of selling
merchandise therefrom between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. and between the hours of 4:00 P.M. and
SECTION 355.050: PARKING ADJACENT TO SCHOOLS
A. The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both
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Places § 355.100
of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his opinion, interfere with traffic or
create a hazardous situation.
B. When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school
property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place. (Ord. No. KK176
§1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.460)
SECTION 355.060: PARKING PROHIBITED ON NARROW STREETS
A. The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the
width of the roadway does not exceed twenty (20) feet, or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs
when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
B. When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no
person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign. (Ord. No. KK176 §l, 6-7-71;
SECTION 355.070: STANDING OR PARKING ON ONE-WAY STREETS
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit
the standing or parking of vehicles, and when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle
upon such left-hand side in violation of any such sign. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.470)
SECTION 355.080: STANDING OR PARKING ON ONE-WAY ROADWAYS
In the event a highway includes two or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one direction upon
any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway
unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to
determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any such one-way roadway
and to erect signs giving notice thereof. (Ord. No. KK176 §l, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.475)
SECTION 355.090: NO STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING NEAR HAZARDOUS OR
A. The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not
exceeding one hundred (100) feet in length in which the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles would
create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
B. When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person
shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any such designated place. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.480)
SECTION 355.100: HAZARDOUS PARKING REGULATIONS
A. That all vehicles and other barriers parked on the streets of Lawson, that cause the delay in flow of
traffic or that cause a hazardous condition on the streets shall be removed by the owner of such vehicle or
B. It shall be the duty of the Lawson Police to notify the owner of the barriers mentioned in Subsection (A)
to remove such barriers from the street within twenty-four (24) hours after notification by the Police.
C. In the case of snow storms, when snow equipment is being used to clear the streets of snow, it shall
be the duty of the Lawson Police to arrange for the removal of vehicles immediately from the streets when the
vehicles impair the removal of the snow by the Lawson Street Department. Any vehicle owner not cooperating
with the Police, shall be subject to the penalty as provided in Subsection (F).
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D. In no case shall agricultural or commercial equipment be allowed to be parked on the streets of
E. In case a vehicle breaks down on the streets of Lawson, the Lawson Police shall give the owner or
operator of the vehicle reasonable time for emergency repair or removal of the vehicle, but in no case shall the
vehicle be allowed to be parked in excess of twenty-four (24) hours. Safety flares or other safety devices shall
be placed to notify oncoming traffic during the emergency parking.
F. Any person found to be in violation of this Section shall be subject to a fine of five dollars ($5.00) for
each day of occurrence. (Ord. No. KK284 §§1─6, 9-13-82)
SECTION 355.110: PARKING OF VEHICLES IN EXCESS OF ONE TON
A. The parking of any vehicle having a manufacturer's rated capacity in excess of one (1) ton on residential
streets, roadways and alleys is hereby prohibited, except that an operator may park said vehicle while actually
and continuously engaged in loading or unloading; provided however, that said vehicles may be parked in
front of a place of business in such district during business hours of said business, but subject to all other
ordinances regulating parking at such location.
B. Any owner or driver of a truck or vehicle in violation of Subsection (A) of this Section will be notified to
remove the parked truck or vehicle by the Chief of Police of the City of Lawson, Missouri.
C. No person shall stop, stand or park, or cause to be placed, left or stopped any tractor-trailer
combination or the trailer portion thereof, on any street when the tractor has been uncoupled, except while
being loaded or unloaded or standing by a loaded dock for such purpose; and it shall be unlawful for any
such trailer to be parked upon any street having an asphaltic-type of pavement, unless each dolly wheel
thereof is placed upon a platform of sufficient strength and size to distribute the weight over an area of not
less than two hundred (200) square inches. (Ord. No. 206 §§1─3, 10-7-74)
SECTION 355.120: HANDICAPPED PARKING ZONE REGULATIONS─PENALTY
A. A space shall be established on the south side of Third Street, approximately seventy (70) feet east of
the corner of South Raum Street and designated as a handicapped parking space as prescribed under the
American Disabilities Act requirements. Any ordinance previously establishing handicapped parking spaces
on Third Street is hereby repealed.
B. One (1) handicapped parking space shall be established at the southeast corner of Fourth and
Pennsylvania Streets (corner of Lawson Super Mart) as a handicapped parking space as prescribed under
the American Disabilities Act requirements.
C. No driver of a vehicle shall stop, stand or park or cause to be placed, left or stopped such vehicle in an
officially designated handicapped parking zone without a validly issued license plate or placard issued
pursuant to Section 301.071, RSMo., or Section 301.142, RSMo., or displaying a distinguishing license plate
or other symbol issued to a physically disabled person by another State.
D. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall upon conviction therefor be punished by
a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00). (Ord. No. KK497
§§1─4, 5-17-93; Ord. No. KK620 §1, 7-21-97)
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