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Enforcing no parking zones

By mtastic 18 June 2012 22

On Friday night I went to the National Museum’s excellent Silk Road Night Markets. This person has blocked about 30 cars in, including mine, by parking in an entry way labelled “no parking”. I spoke to museum security – who didnt have access to a pager along to make an announcement.

I also spoke to ACT Police who couldn;t book him (presumably under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation 2000, which enables the Australian Road Rules in the ACT. This makes parking in a “no parking” zone an offence.

I called Canberra Connect who can only lodge an incident report actionable the next working day. They couldnt advise whether this issue could be resolved through TAMS enforcement processes.

Out of curiosity, i called a towing company who were powerless without a police declaration of the vehicle being abandoned.

Finally, after tweeting my frustration at the NMA, their media manager got onto someone at the event to help!

Thoughts as to why nothing could be done?

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:34 pm 18 Jun 12

scorpio63 said :

Thanks Comic my problem is that I live life following the old proverb ‘two wrongs do not make a right’ along with my morals and values – prefer to say a prayer that she wont put someone else through it!

I think getting to your unwell child is more important than a outdated sense of values.

dazzab 7:40 pm 18 Jun 12

Geez, if I park a centimeter out of place it seems like the inspectors are there in a sec. I sometimes wonder if there’s some sort of transponder on my car or something. I wouldn’t be so paranoid if they weren’t out to get me.

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