The Traffic Stop: No stopping, standing, parking in fire lanes

By Chris Swick
October 07, 2015

(Standard Traffic Ordinance #85(e) & Kansas Statute Annotated 8-1571)

Find the exact wording here:http://kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/statute/008_000_0000_chapter/008_015_0000_article/008_015_0071_section/008_015_0071_k/

Loose meaning: No person may stand or park a vehicle in a fire lane on public or private property.

In McPherson, the areas from which MPD receives the most frequent complaints are local schools and stores.

The fine for parking in a fire lane is only $15. However, the vehicle may be towed at the request of the property owner — private or public.

“The Traffic Stop” appears on Tuesdays to address topics of traffic enforcement in the City of McPherson. The Traffic Section of Patrol Bureau organizes “The Traffic Stop” and welcomes suggestions on topics to address.

Please send your traffic enforcement questions unrelated to the current topic or topic suggestions to MPD via private message onFacebook.com/McPhersonPD.

Call us if any question requires an immediate answer on our non-emergency line: (620)245-1200.


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