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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:29 am 
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My father received an email from a retired police officer when he proposed the question as to whether it was legal to park on the shoulder of the 401 for an extensive period of time. The response was that it was not permitted to park on the shoulder of multi lane highways unless emergency or breakdown. I am trying to find where it states this in the OHTA. I found section 170. Just wondering in the shoulder is considered part of the roadway. I am looking for the portion of the act that backs the officer's statements. It appears a little ambigous to me though when I read that section. Any comments that can clear this up ?


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HTA sec 1 definition of roadway...does NOT include the shoulder

Here is the regulation to look at....plus it adds in areas affected.

HTA OREG 604
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/e ... 0604_e.htm

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I've read the link over and I understand it as it is okay to park on the shoulder of the 401 except in indicated areas. My father reads it the opposite way. Which one of us is correct ?


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Oobie wrote:
I've read the link over and I understand it as it is okay to park on the shoulder of the 401 except in indicated areas. My father reads it the opposite way. Which one of us is correct ?


I do not have much to do with this in our area, but reading it.... I interpret that a person "CAN park on the shoulder, except for indicated areas".

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Generally, if there is a white solid line on the right-hand side of the road, that means that you cannot park there. Example: park on a bicycle lane, you get towed as soon as a p/off cyclist calls the vehicle. Same with the 401. Shoulders are for emergencies, always.

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