Parking for Sale Vehicles on Public Right of Way

It is unlawful for persons to park vehicles on public right-of-way for the principal purpose of selling the vehicle.

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Sec. 54-57.  Article I, section 1203.1. Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

The Model Traffic Code is hereby amended by adding section 1203.1, Article I, Part 12, to read as follows:
"(a) No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway, street, alley, sidewalk or sidewalk area, in a park or in any publicly owned parking area within the city for the principal purpose of:
(1)   Displaying such vehicle for sale.
(2)   Repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
(b) Whenever a parked vehicle displays a sign or message indicating that it is being offered for sale, such display shall be prima facie evidence that the vehicle is parked for the principal purpose of being displayed for sale.
(c) For purposes of this Section 1203.1 only, the term "vehicle" shall include any device capable of being moved from place to place upon wheels or tracks, as well as devices capable of being moved on or through water or air, such as boats and airplanes.
(d) For purposes of this Section 1203.1 only, it shall be presumed that the person that parked the vehicle was the registered owner of the vehicle, or was parked with the registered owner's knowledge and permission."
(Code 1981, § 17-26; Ord. No. 3264, § 3, 5-6-1996; Ord. No. 3995, § 1, 3-6-2006)
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