The curb is part of the sidewalk?

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A sidewalk is a no stopping zone?

Ergo, you cannot stop temporarily to expeditiously drop off or pick up a passenger and leave immediately on a sidewalk.

Your chariot can be booted and towed for the same parking violation?

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A commercial vehicle can't take advantage of the exceptions to the fire hydrant rule?

But, a taxi can

It is legal to park in the area between a stop line and a crosswalk?

As long as no portion of your chariot breaks the plane of the crosswalk

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