Vehicles that are parked , stopped and not ready to drive on public roads are referred to as stationary traffic . The opposite is the flowing traffic .
In the police force , auxiliary police officers are only allowed to monitor stationary traffic, but not the flowing traffic. For example, you can check whether illegal parking is hindering traffic and arrange for it to be forced or secured .
In the road construction guidelines , areas and facilities used to park vehicles are referred to as stationary traffic systems. These include parking areas in public street space , generally accessible parking spaces, parking structures such as multi-storey car parks and garages as well as private parking spaces . The total of the available areas for stationary traffic is called parking space .