RULES OF THE ROAD
Stopping, Standing or Parking
265:69 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited in Specified Places.
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, except a person driving an emergency vehicle, shall:
I. Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
(a) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
(b) On a sidewalk;
(c) Within an intersection;
(d) On a crosswalk;
(e) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone;
(f) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
(g) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a way or within a highway tunnel;
(h) On any railroad tracks;
(i) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
(j) In any parking place, whether on public or private property, specially designated for a person with a walking disability by means of a sign as required by RSA 265:73-a stating that the space is reserved for a person with a walking disability or displaying the international accessibility symbol, unless that person has a special plate or placard issued or recognized pursuant to RSA 261:86 or RSA 261:88, and the person who qualifies for the plate or placard is being transported to or from the parking place. Notwithstanding the provisions of title LXII or any other provision of law, a person who violates the provisions of this subparagraph shall be fined a minimum of $250 of which 20 percent is payable to the town or city where the violation occurred;
(k) On any controlled access highway;
(l) In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers;
(m) In or overlapping into any access aisle. Notwithstanding the provisions of title LXII or any other provision of law, a person who violates the provisions of this subparagraph shall be fined a minimum of $50 for a first offense and a minimum of $100 for each subsequent offense.
II. Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
(a) In front of a public or private driveway;
(b) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
(c) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
(d) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
(e) Within 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 75 feet of said entrance when properly signposted;
(f) At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
III. 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) Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
(b) At any place where official signs prohibit parking. 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.
Source. RSA 262-A:71. 1963, 330:1. 1981, 146:1; 284:2, 3; 479:43, 44. 1988, 65:3. 2003, 71:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2004. 2016, 304:3, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.