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Know what that curb color means before you park there

With the beginning of school around the corner, the San Ramon Police Department would like to alert parents to the California Laws pertaining to parking your vehicle at a painted curb. The San Ramon Police Department receives complaints every year regarding parking violations at schools. The curbs are painted for the safety of the children. San Ramon Police officers make child safety their highest priority and will be patrolling schools for curb parking violations.

Curb Markings

21458.(a) Whenever local authorities enact local parking regulations and indicate them by the use of paint upon curbs, the following colors only shall be used, and the colors indicate as follows:

(1) RED indicates no stopping, standing, or parking, whether the vehicle is attended or unattended, except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signposted as a bus loading zone.

(2) YELLOW indicates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or freight for the time as may be specified by local ordinance.

(3) WHITE indicates stopping for either of the following purposes:

(A) Loading or unloading of passengers for the time as may be specified by local ordinance.

(B) Depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox.

(4) GREEN indicates time limit parking specified by local ordinance.

(5) BLUE indicates parking limited exclusively to the vehicles of disabled persons and disabled veterans.

21458. (b) Regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be effective on days and during hours or times as prescribed by local ordinances.

Amended Ch. 1243, Stats. 1992. Effective September 30, 1992.

The following are general traffic laws as well as Crossing Guard etiquette relevant to the local schools: