What does a white painted curb mean?

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Nevada drivers need to pay just as much attention to where to park their vehicle than they do when following the rules and laws of the open road. If you park in an area where it is illegal you will have to pay fines and in some cases you can go back to where you parked your car only to find it was towed. One of the first things you need to learn is what the different colored curb markers mean.

Colored curb areas

The colored markings help to control parking. If the curb is painted white, it generally means that you are allowed to stop in the zone for a very short time. You can be there until someone gets in or out of the car or drops mail in a mailbox. If the curb is green it means you can park there for a limited time. The time you are allowed to park is usually shown on a sign above the curb or, in some cases, on the curb.

A curb painted yellow means that it is a loading zone. The exact loading zone rules can vary from city to city in Nevada, so you need to know the laws where you live or visit. Blue markings indicate that the space is intended for disabled parking spaces.

A curb painted red means you are not allowed to stop, stand, or park in the area. For example, it can be a fire zone. Again, the exact rules may vary depending on the city.

Other parking rules to remember

In addition to the colored curbs in Nevada, there are a number of other regulations to remember. Drivers are not allowed to park on sidewalks or within intersections. In addition, it is illegal to park in front of a public or private driveway as this would block access.

You cannot park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant in areas that allow parallel parking. If diagonal parking is allowed, you cannot be more than 20 meters from the fire hydrant. You cannot park on a zebra crossing or within 20 feet of it. You must be at least 30 feet away from traffic control signals on the side of a freeway. They must be at least 50 feet from the nearest railroad track.

If you are parking near a fire station, you must be at least 20 meters from the entrance when parking on the same side of the street. If you are on the opposite side, you must be at least 75 meters away. You cannot park near or across from a construction site on the freeway, on a bridge, in a tunnel, or anywhere where parking is prohibited. After all, you cannot park in a bike lane unless your vehicle is disabled.

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