Upon any highway outside of a business district, rural residence district or residence district a person shall not stop, park, or leave standing a vehicle, whether attended or unattended:
1. Upon the paved part of the highway when it is practical to stop, park, or leave the vehicle off that part of the highway, however, a clear and unobstructed width of at least twenty feet of the paved part of the highway opposite the standing vehicle shall be left for the free passage of other vehicles. As used in this subsection, "paved highway" includes an asphalt surfaced highway.
2. Upon the main traveled part of a highway other than a paved highway when it is practical to stop, park, or leave the vehicle off that part of the highway. However, a clear and unobstructed width of that part of the highway opposite the standing vehicle shall be left to allow for the free passage of other vehicles.
A clear view of the stopped vehicle shall be available from a distance of two hundred feet in each direction upon the highway. However, school buses may stop on the highway for receiving and discharging pupils and all other vehicles shall stop for school buses which are stopped to receive or discharge pupils, as provided in section 321.372. This section does not apply to a vehicle making a turn as provided in section 321.311. This section also does not apply to the stopping or parking of a maintenance vehicle operated by a highway authority on the main traveled way of any roadway when necessary to the function being performed and when early warning devices are properly displayed.
[C24, 27, 31, 35, § 5066; C39, § 5030.01; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 321.354]
84 Acts, ch 1022, § 2; 86 Acts, ch 1056, § 4; 98 Acts, ch 1075, §23
Referred to in § 321.210, 321.355, 321.356, 805.8(2h)
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