Stopping means that the vehicle has come to a halt for a reason other than:
It is forbidden to stop and park 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, which means that you barely have time to react before the accident happens.
The view of the red area is still obscured, but with the difference that you have a much greater safety margin to discover a pedestrian here.
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. In the cities, there is limited space and a prohibition to park after a crossing would take away many parking spaces. Compare with speed limits: the motorways would be much safer if the speed limit was 30 km/h, but it would not be practical.
You are not allowed to stop where the video ends for two reasons: it is in the middle of a junction, and it is too close to the pedestrian crossing.
Parking means that the vehicle, with or without the driver, has been stationed for a reason other than:
You cannot park at the red arrow without a permit. However, you may stop to drop off and pick up passengers.
It is normally said that the numbers within parentheses “are applicable on Saturdays”. This is nearly always the case. However, it would be more correct to say that the numbers 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.
Last updated 2022-02-24.