Difference Between ‘No Parking’ And ‘No Stopping’ Road Signs


No stopping means no stopping

Opposite of a stop sign

In other words… ‘KEEP IT MOVING’

no stopping road sign

 


 

No parking means do not park the car, turn it off, take the keys out and walk away

..but you could STOP your car to load/unload passengers (sometimes I stop there to talk on the phone, even though the official reason you’re allowed to stop is to load/unload passengers).

no parking road sign

 

Motor Vehicle Act

“park”, when prohibited, means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when standing temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading;

“stop” or “stand” means,

(a) when required, a complete cessation from movement, and

(b) when prohibited, the stopping or standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to comply with the directions of a peace officer or traffic control device;

Carmen

Carmen became a driving instructor at the age of 22 in North Vancouver, Canada. She enjoys writing as much as driving, and hopes you have found this website helpful.

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