2020 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 14 - Stopping, Standing, and Parking
Section 1401 - Standing or parking vehicles -- Restrictions and exceptions.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-1401 (2020)
Effective 5/10/2016
41-6a-1401. Standing or parking vehicles -- Restrictions and exceptions.
  • (1) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law, the directions of a peace officer, or a traffic-control device, a person may not:
    • (a) stop, stand, or park a vehicle:
      • (i) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
      • (ii) on a sidewalk;
      • (iii) within an intersection;
      • (iv) on a crosswalk;
      • (v) 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, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings;
      • (vi) alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
      • (vii) on any bridge or other elevated structure, on a highway, or within a highway tunnel;
      • (viii) on any railroad tracks;
      • (ix) on any controlled-access highway;
      • (x) in the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers; or
      • (xi) any place where a traffic-control device prohibits stopping, standing, or parking;
    • (b) stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
      • (i) in front of a public or private driveway;
      • (ii) within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
      • (iii) within 20 feet of a crosswalk;
      • (iv) within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
      • (v) 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 the entrance when properly signposted;
      • (vi) at any place where a traffic-control device prohibits standing; or
      • (vii) at the capitol hill complex as defined in Section 63C-9-102 in a parking space identified as reserved for specific users, without:
        • (A) approval by the executive director of the State Capitol Preservation Board created in Section 63C-9-201; and
        • (B) a properly displayed placard or other identifying marker approved by the executive director of the State Capitol Preservation Board to indicate this approval; or
    • (c) park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers:
      • (i) within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or
      • (ii) at any place where traffic-control devices prohibit parking.
  • (2) A person may not move a vehicle that is not lawfully under the person's control into any prohibited area or into an unlawful distance from the curb.
  • (3) This section does not apply to a tow truck motor carrier responding to a customer service call if the tow truck motor carrier has already received authorization from the local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the vehicle to be towed is located.


Amended by Chapter 245, 2016 General Session
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