14B NCAC 07A .0107       PARKING VEHICLES OFF THE ROADWAY

(a)  A member who removes or allows a vehicle to be removed to a position off the roadway shall:

(1)           Lawfully park the vehicle in an apparently safe and secure location off the main-traveled portion of the highway; or

(2)           Place the vehicle in a position that creates no apparent hazard or other interference with the regular flow of traffic.

(b)  A member shall take reasonable precautions to secure the vehicle and its contents against theft, vandalism, and other damage by locking the vehicle (if possible) and returning the keys to the owner, operator, or legal possessor.  In any case where the operator of the vehicle is arrested for DWI, a member shall either turn the keys over to the magistrate/jailer or, when appropriate, to a sober, responsible person.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-184; 20-185; 20-187; 20-188;

Temporary Adoption Eff. June 9, 2000;

Eff. April 1, 2001;

Transferred from 14A NCAC 09H .0312 Eff. June 1, 2013.