Curb Painting and Signs

Curb painting and signs can be used individually or together to help convey a specific message to drivers. A painted curb means that you must follow special rules. Painted curbs are often located around a school to inform drivers where parking and stopping are allowed or prohibited. The color on the curb typically means:

White (or no color):
Parking allowed, unless restricted or limited by signs.

Blue:
Parking for the disabled only. Motorists must have a disabled person parking placard (typically hanging on the rear view mirror) or disabled person or disabled veteran license plate.

Green:
Parking allowed for a short time. The time is usually shown on a sign next to the green zone, or may be painted on the curb. Green curb can also be used for student loading zones, if accompanied by the appropriate signs.

Yellow:
Stop only long enough to load or unload passengers – no longer than posted. Drivers are usually required to stay with their vehicle.

Red:
No stopping, standing, or parking. A bus may stop at a red zone marked for buses. Red is also used to designate fire lanes at schools or “No Parking” areas.