Parking Complaints and Enforcement

The Kennett Square Police Department has recently received complaints of increased observed parking violations in the more dense neighborhoods in the Borough. As a reminder, below is the relevant state parking specific laws that pertain to where vehicles can legally park.

§ 3353.  Prohibitions in specified places.

(a)  General rule.--Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to protect the safety of any person or vehicle or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device, no person shall:

 (2)  Stand or park a vehicle:

(i)  In front of a public or private driveway.

(ii)  Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

(iii)  Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.

(iv)  Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic-control signal located at the site of a roadway.

(v)  Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station or, when properly sign posted, on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of the entrance.

 (viii)  At any place where official signs prohibit standing.

(3)  Park a vehicle:

(i)  Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.

(ii)  At any place where official signs prohibit parking.

Vehicles must be parked within 12 inches of the curb and with the flow of traffic.

§ 3354.  Additional parking regulations.

(a)  Two-way highways.--Except as otherwise provided in this section, every vehicle standing or parked upon a two-way highway shall be positioned parallel to and with the right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or, in the absence of a curb, as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder.

(b)  One-way highways.--Except as otherwise provided in this section, every vehicle standing or parked upon a one-way highway shall be positioned parallel to the curb or edge of the highway in the direction of authorized traffic movement with its right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or, in the absence of a curb, as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder, or with its left-hand wheels within 12 inches of the left-hand curb or, in the absence of a curb, as close as practicable to the left edge of the left-hand shoulder.

For more information, see Pennsylvania Title 75 and the Kennett Square Borough Code.

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