2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-888 - Stopping on highways; general rule

46.2-888. Stopping on highways; general rule.

No person shall stop a vehicle in such manner as to impede or renderdangerous the use of the highway by others, except in the case of anemergency, an accident, or a mechanical breakdown. In the event of such anemergency, accident, or breakdown, the emergency flashing lights of suchvehicle shall be turned on if the vehicle is equipped with such lights andsuch lights are in working order. If the driver is capable of doing so andthe vehicle is movable, the driver may move the vehicle only so far as isnecessary to prevent obstructing the regular flow of traffic; provided,however, that the movement of the vehicle to prevent the obstruction oftraffic shall not relieve the law-enforcement officer of his duty pursuant to 46.2-373. A report of the vehicle's location shall be made to the nearestlaw-enforcement officer as soon as practicable, and the vehicle shall bemoved from the roadway to the shoulder as soon as possible and removed fromthe shoulder without unnecessary delay. If the vehicle is not promptlyremoved, such removal may be ordered by a law-enforcement officer at theexpense of the owner if the disabled vehicle creates a traffic hazard.

(Code 1950, 46-256; 1952, c. 671; 1958, c. 541, 46.1-248; 1962, c. 175;1972, c. 63; 1974, c. 230; 1977, cc. 284, 326; 1985, c. 93; 1989, c. 727;1997, c. 431.)

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