39:4-136.     Parking on highway; removing vehicle; disabled vehicle

No person shall park or leave standing a vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the roadway, outside of a business or residence district, when it is practicable to park or leave it standing off the roadway. In no event shall a person park or leave standing a vehicle whether attended or unattended, upon a roadway, unless a clear and unobstructed width of not less than fifteen feet upon the roadway opposite the standing vehicle is left for free passage of other vehicles thereon, nor unless a clear view of the vehicle may be obtained from a distance of two hundred feet in each direction upon the roadway.

In the event that a vehicle is disabled or otherwise unable to proceed while on the roadway of a highway, the driver or person in charge of such vehicle shall immediately, by the quickest means of communication, notify the nearest police authority.

Any vehicle, upon a roadway, which is disabled to the extent that the operator cannot move it, or any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal, before regaining possession of the vehicle.

Amended by L.1951, c. 23, p. 99, s. 76.

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