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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 put away:

  • 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.
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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