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I. General rules

Chapter 7: Stationary or parked vehicles

What is a stationary vehicle?

It is a vehicle immobilized for the time necessary to embark or disembark a passenger or load or unload things.

Example: picking up a hitchhiker or putting his suitcase in the trunk.

Any vehicle stored totally or partially on the roadway must be placed:

It is a vehicle  immobilized beyond the time necessary to embark or disembark  a passenger  or load or unload  things.

Example: waiting for my children after school or pulling over to make a phone call.

A stationary or parked vehicle does not participate in traffic.

Example: a vehicle  stopped at a red light is a vehicle which participates in traffic  but this is momentarily interrupted by the red light. This vehicle is therefore  neither stationary nor parked.

Any stationary or parked vehicle must be parked:

  • To the right in relation to the direction of travel.  However, if the roadway is one-way, it can be stored on either side;
  • Off the roadway on the level shoulder or, outside built-up areas, on any shoulder.
  • If it is a shoulder that pedestrians must use, a passable strip of at least 1.5 meters wide must be left at their disposal on the outside of the public road.
  • If there is no passable shoulder, the vehicle must be parked on the roadway.

Any vehicle stored totally or partially on the roadway must be placed:

  • At the greatest possible distance from the axis of the roadway.
  • Parallel to the edge of the roadway, unless there is a special arrangement of the premises.
  • In a single file.

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Chapitre 1: La réglementation