Do Not Stop Where?
No stopping signs can be confusing!
Question: Hi, what is the difference between ‘no stop’ sign with no arrows, ‘no stop’ sign with left arrow, ‘no stop’ sign with right arrow and ‘no stop’ sign with both arrows?
If there is a no stop sign, does it mean it is effective just in front of the sign? Or for the entire block or for 100 meters distance?
Ah yes the ‘No Stopping’ Sign, Opposite of the Stop Sign – Kind Of
‘Keep It Moving’ Sign
The arrows just point toward the direction that you are not allowed to stop.
I believe the no stopping zone is in effect from the actual sign. I often think of the pole it’s mounted on to the next sign.
It seems to me like in cities, this usually applies to a block, and a new block has its own story.
I could be wrong about this, but I don’t think this is supposed to be like Where’s Waldo. I don’t think you have to search far and wide for the next sign.
Difference between no stopping and no parking
This vehicle is not allowed to be parked to the right of the sign. The arrow is pointing to the right. But the law allows it to be stopped there (it doesn’t say not to stop).
A vehicle is allowed to be parked to the left of the sign between the hours mentioned. Outside of those hours, the vehicle can park there for as long as it wants. It can park there inclusive from 6:00 PM until 9 AM, or I guess it could be parked there from 4 PM until 11 AM, if you want to get technical.
The same sign
Here you can see (well maybe if you zoom in) the 2 no stopping signs. One on the corner of the intersection with the right arrow, and the other sign in the foreground with the left arrow.
So, there is no stopping between those 2 signs, between the sign in the foreground and the corner of the intersection basically.
No sign here, so, you can stop if you want
Do not stop to the left or right of this sign, continuing until the next sign
I went looking for some no stopping signs in my free time, and I found it was very easy to find them next to bus stops ..
Usually, there is a good reason why we are not allowed to stop somewhere.
Nothing here telling you not to stop or park, therefore you can do it
Other No Stopping Laws:
When vehicle stopping prohibited
189 (1) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with traffic or to comply with the law or the directions of a peace officer or traffic control device, a person must not stop, stand or park a vehicle as follows:
(o) in a manner that obstructs the visibility of a standard traffic sign erected by or with the authority of the minister responsible for the administration of the Transportation Act, a municipality or a treaty first nation.
(3) Despite subsection (1) (f) and (g), a municipality may provide by bylaw that, if authorized by a sign posted by the municipality, a person may park a cycle or motorcycle within 6 m of the approach side of a crosswalk or within 6 m on the approach to a flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic control signal if the cycle or motorcycle is
the cycle or motorcycle does not obstruct a motorist’s view of the crosswalk, flashing beacon, stop sign, traffic control signal or an intersection.
(3.1) If a municipality enacts a bylaw referred to in subsection (3), or a treaty first nation enacts a law having the same effect, a person may park a cycle or motorcycle in accordance with the bylaw or law.
(4) Subsection (1) (j) does not apply to a person acting under and in accordance with an authorization given under section 62 (2) or (6) of the Transportation Act.
190 Except when a municipality, a treaty first nation or the minister responsible for the administration of the Transportation Actpermits, a driver must not stop, stand or park a vehicle on a roadway other than on the right side of the roadway and with the right hand wheels parallel to that side, and where there is a curb, within 30 cm of the curb.
Hope that kind of answers your question.
Thanks Laura 🙂
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