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Clearing up the on road parking debate

By johnboy - 10 April 2013 12

on road parking

Possibly inspired by RiotACT’s parking wars the Office of Regulatory Services has been moved to publish a fact sheet about roadside parking:

Under section 208 of the Australian Road Rules, a vehicle may be parked parallel on a road with the vehicle facing the direction of traffic, unless the vehicle is adjacent to a pedestrian ramp or fire hydrant, or unless otherwise directed by a parking control sign. A vehicle must not unreasonably obstruct the path of other vehicles or pedestrians.

If there is a continuous dividing line or dividing strip on the road, a vehicle must be positioned so that there is at least 3 metres between a vehicle and the dividing line or strip.

Nature strips, of course, are completely verboten.

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12 Responses to
Clearing up the on road parking debate
dtc 9:47 am 16 Apr 13

I wonder how many people in my inner North street read this – on the weekend suddenly everyone who was normally parking on the nature strip suddenly parked on the roads.

Which naturally mean the garbage truck couldnt make it down the street. But at least those nature strips were free!

KB1971 9:04 am 16 Apr 13

Mr Evil said :

pptvb said :

Dilandach said :

tim_c said :

Are these fact sheets even distributed to anyone, other than on RIOTACT?

I’m hoping some kind citizen will create them as windshield sized stickers and distribute them accordingly.

I’m on it!!

Make sure to have the stickers lightly die-cut across the face of each sticker, so that when the victim attempts to peel it off they only end up getting a tiny piece each time.

That’ll really piss them off!

You ARE evil……..

Mr Evil 10:29 pm 15 Apr 13

pptvb said :

Dilandach said :

tim_c said :

Are these fact sheets even distributed to anyone, other than on RIOTACT?

I’m hoping some kind citizen will create them as windshield sized stickers and distribute them accordingly.

I’m on it!!

Make sure to have the stickers lightly die-cut across the face of each sticker, so that when the victim attempts to peel it off they only end up getting a tiny piece each time.

That’ll really piss them off!

tim_c 9:44 am 11 Apr 13

davo101 said :

tommo said :

“TAMS publishes fact sheet on the wrongs of sticking fact sheets to windscreens”

Hope someone makes that into a sticker.

Ha ha, people like you two are what make RIOTACT so entertaining!

davo101 8:54 am 11 Apr 13

tommo said :

“TAMS publishes fact sheet on the wrongs of sticking fact sheets to windscreens”

Hope someone makes that into a sticker.

BlackChariot 9:52 pm 10 Apr 13

….. so this rule would mean that all the cars parked on Telopea Park West today and yesterday were illegally parked?

tommo 6:55 pm 10 Apr 13

tim_c said :

Primal said :

That fact sheet would make a good sticker for windscreens…

Don’t start that again! Don’t you yet know it’s illegal to deface an illegally parked car by sticking a sticker on the windscreen, which could cause a crash by obscuring the view of someone stupid enough to drive around with their view obscured (and park illegally, probably because they bought/rented a place with insufficient parking for their needs, or were just too lazy to walk the extra 10m from a legal parking space)???

The fact sheet says nothing that’s not already in the ACT Road Rules Handbook that we were all supposed to read, understand, and pass a written multiple-guess test on before we were even allowed to learn to drive (and which is readily downloaded from the TAMS website). It makes me wonder how many more fact sheets will be issued? Are these fact sheets even distributed to anyone, other than on RIOTACT?

I can see the head line next week:
“TAMS publishes fact sheet on the wrongs of sticking fact sheets to windscreens”

pptvb 3:44 pm 10 Apr 13

Dilandach said :

tim_c said :

Are these fact sheets even distributed to anyone, other than on RIOTACT?

I’m hoping some kind citizen will create them as windshield sized stickers and distribute them accordingly.

I’m on it!!

Dilandach 1:15 pm 10 Apr 13

tim_c said :

Are these fact sheets even distributed to anyone, other than on RIOTACT?

I’m hoping some kind citizen will create them as windshield sized stickers and distribute them accordingly.

Thevoiceofchoice 1:15 pm 10 Apr 13

A little bit off topic but what grates my bones is De Burgh and Forbes Street Lyneham/Braddon which run parrallel to Northbourne. They are narrow streets and one side is designated parking, here is the kicker.. the other is not yet we have cars taking up both sides at regular times especially at the end of Forbes due to construction. This doesn’t help in the mornings with impatient drivers who decide not to give way to proceeding traffic and try to slot two cars into a space which only comfortably fits one. One day there is going to be a head on and I for one hope to be there to nod in dissapproval

tim_c 12:58 pm 10 Apr 13

Primal said :

That fact sheet would make a good sticker for windscreens…

Don’t start that again! Don’t you yet know it’s illegal to deface an illegally parked car by sticking a sticker on the windscreen, which could cause a crash by obscuring the view of someone stupid enough to drive around with their view obscured (and park illegally, probably because they bought/rented a place with insufficient parking for their needs, or were just too lazy to walk the extra 10m from a legal parking space)???

The fact sheet says nothing that’s not already in the ACT Road Rules Handbook that we were all supposed to read, understand, and pass a written multiple-guess test on before we were even allowed to learn to drive (and which is readily downloaded from the TAMS website). It makes me wonder how many more fact sheets will be issued? Are these fact sheets even distributed to anyone, other than on RIOTACT?

Primal 12:19 pm 10 Apr 13

That fact sheet would make a good sticker for windscreens…

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