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Make sure you know these common parking rules

Let’s face it, no one likes to get a parking ticket.

To save you getting the road rule book out again here’s a reminder of some common parking rules that people don’t know or get caught out on.

These rules are applicable Australia-wide and can be commonly found around our neighbourhood.

Covid-19 P10 Parking

As part of Council’s COVID-19 community response to assist local businesses, a number of P10 minute parking signs have been recently installed to help with the collection of take-away food from cafes and restaurants.

They can be found at 26 locations across the Northern Beaches, including highly populated suburbs with multiple eateries such as Brookvale, Dee Why, Freshwater, Manly, Mona Vale, Narrabeen and Newport.

The new parking restrictions are also available for local medical centres where it has been assessed and deemed safe to do so.

P10 signage will override any existing signage that is already in place, notably one hour parking.

 


No stopping on continuous yellow edge line or sign

The continuous yellow line against the kerb indicates an area where cars cannot stop, not even for a second, and has the same implications as a No Stopping sign.

Minimum penalty $272 and 0 demerit points* Towing charges may also apply.

Yellow line along the side of the road - broken

The broken yellow line against the kerb indicates a clearway in the times signposted. If there is no sign, it indicates no stopping at any time - not even for a second.

Minimum penalty $272 and 0 demerit points* Towing charges may also apply.

No parallel parking the wrong way

Always park parallel to the kerb and gutter, in the correct direction of travel. Do not park facing oncoming traffic and other vehicles. This provides for safe exit from the kerb.

Minimum penalty $272 and 0 demerit points* 

No parking across a driveway

To ensure pedestrian safety and access, do not park in or across a driveway (even your own). Ensure your car is within the front boundary of the property or parked safely in the street.

Minimum penalty $272 and 0 demerit points* 

No stopping at or near a pedestrian crossing

All vehicles must not stop 20 metres before and 10 metres after a pedestrian crossing, unless a signpost allows. 

Minimum penalty $349 and 2 demerit points*

No parking on a painted island

No parking or stopping on a painted island (where there are painted lines, stripes or chevrons in a colour that contrasts with the road). These are often next to accessible parking spaces to allow passenger exit room.

Minimum penalty $116 and 0 demerit points* 

No parking on the path or nature strip next to a road

Always park all wheels on the roadway, not on the verge or path. This includes cars, trailers, boats, caravans etc.  Always ensure you are parallel to the road in the correct direction of travel.

Minimum penalty $272 and 0 demerit points* 

No parking within three metres of a median strip or double white lines

There must be three metres between the side of your car and double white lines or a median strip, unless a sign indicates otherwise. This is to allow other vehicles to pass safely.

Minimum penalty $272 and 0 demerit points* 

No parking within 10 metres of intersection

Always allow 10 metres from an intersecting road to the front of your parked car, unless a sign permits.

Minimum penalty $349 and 2 demerit points* 

No angle parking to the road unless sign posted

Always park parallel to the road, unless there are signs permitting. No parking at any angle to the road.

Minimum penalty $116 and 0 demerit points* 

No parking

Do not stop for more than two minutes in a No Parking area. Remain in or within three metres of the vehicle. An exception applies to Mobility Parking Permit holders who can park for up to five minutes. 

Minimum penalty $116 and 0 demerit points* 

No stopping at or near a bus stop

All vehicles (except a public bus), must not stop 20 metres before and 10 metres after the bus stop sign. Some locations will be signed, but others are not. Even if there is no sign, you must follow these rules.

Minimum penalty $272 and 0 demerit points* 

* Correct as at July 2020

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