Stopping means that the vehicle has come to a halt for a reason other than:
It is forbidden to stop or park within 10 metres before a pedestrian crossing, but not after.
You cannot see the red area. When a pedestrian comes out from the red area, there is practically no margin, so if a pedestrian steps out from the red area, you will have almost no time to react in order to prevent an accident.
Your view of the red area is still obscured, but the difference is that you will have a much greater safety margin in which to detect the presence of a pedestrian.
But would it not be safest to prohibit stopping and parking both before and after the crossing?
– Yes, but practical matters must also be taken into consideration. There is limited space in towns and cities, and a prohibition on parking after a crossing would mean the removal of many parking spaces. Compare with speed limits: country roads would be much safer if the speed limit was 30 km/h, but it would not be practical.
The sign says that you are not allowed to park after the pedestrian crossing. Also, you are not allowed to stop or park before the pedestrian crossing due to the 10 metre rule.
Parking means that a vehicle, with or without a driver, is stationary for a reason other than:
No parking without a permit (dropping off or picking up passengers is allowed).
It is normally said that the times within parentheses “are applicable on Saturdays”. This is nearly always the case. However, it would be more correct to say that the times within the parentheses are applicable on the day before a Sunday or public holiday. If New Year’s Day (public holiday) falls on a Wednesday, the day before (i.e. Tuesday) is considered a Saturday, as it is the day before a Sunday or public holiday.
Please note: In Swedish traffic law, a normal week has 6 weekdays: Monday–Saturday.
If doing so does not obstruct a bus, you may stop to drop off or pick up passengers. You are never allowed to stop for loading and unloading.