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Parking Infringement …. Help!!

By tuneman 1 June 2011 31

At the end of a 1/2P bays on Hibberson St in Gungahlin, the bay nearest to Ernest Cavanagh St has at some point been switched to a no-stopping zone.  The markings on the road are still visible from where it was a timed bay. Admittedly, there is a no stopping sign (which I didn’t see) and was therefore delighted to come back to a $174 infringment notice.

Within the area, and notably on the same street, any variations to the parking restrictions (such as loading bays, disabled spaces etc) are all differentiated from the timed zones (with yellow marked bays etc) so to have a time restricted marked bay still visible on the road which is actually now permitted as a ‘no stopping area’ is both confusing and contradictory.

I wrote to ‘parking review’ with pictures and that have decided not to withdraw the infringment notice.  I’m left therefore to decide whether to go to a magistrate or pay the fine… just not sure what to do?  Any advice, experience shared greatly appreciated!

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Elizabethany 7:55 pm 11 Jul 12

Jethro said :

I wonder how many people are aware that the old ‘5 minute’ zone at Kippax next to the bus stop is now a loading zone? Judging by the fact it is still always full of cars, not many.

Considering how many times in the past fortnight I have seen inspectors there, I’m going with quite a few by now. It must be easy making quota there.

Jethro 7:13 pm 11 Jul 12

I wonder how many people are aware that the old ‘5 minute’ zone at Kippax next to the bus stop is now a loading zone? Judging by the fact it is still always full of cars, not many.

norman1985 6:55 pm 11 Jul 12

it unfortunate you recieved a lot of negative comments..
i totally understand your arguement,i drive for work and have come across two loading zones which have the same sort of thing, one with a no stopping sign & loading zone paint, and the other with a loading zone sign & bus stop paint, i dont understand why they do not cover the road paint while they are at it as it is is confusing, if the sign got ripped down then people would do what the road paint says so i dont get why they dont do them at the same time..

blowers 8:59 am 08 Jun 11

Pay the fine. The people who reviewed your infringement must have considered everything before making their decision. Its not worth further heartache

dpm 8:29 am 08 Jun 11

ConanOfCooma said :

tuneman said :

If you had the intelligence to comprehend my initial post, you would understand the fact that I was disputing a conflict between the road markings and a sign.

As a result of a follow up email, they have agreed to withdraw the infringement – thank you to those of you who gave useful advice!

I’d say the person lacking intelligence is the one that can’t read signs!

What, do you want them to get down and scrub that white paint off for you?

Yes.
While I don’t have an opinion either way (without actually seeing the situation described) I think one dose of $174 would easily buy some black road paint and pay for the the 20mins it would take someone to paint over any incorrect markings on that spot. Surely the revenue should be used correctly – at least to clarify any so-called confusion in regard to that fine (did I read correctly that two people had had this problem in that location?).

Anyway, the OP got their fine retracted, so i’m not sure why people are still tutt-tutting them after this is known?! Move on, nothing to see here….

wildturkeycanoe 6:11 am 08 Jun 11

For those who want to disregard the white dotted lines, have a look at the GDE right now on approach to the Barton Hwy overpass and tell me what would you do. There are white reflectors following the seam of the tar and white dashed lines painted alongside. The two rows of lane indicating markers have a gap between that varies from a few millimetres to a metre or more. Which one is considered the centre lane?When two vehicles collide I’d love to hear the outcome from the insurance companies.
By the way, good on ya for winning the case. Beyond reasonable doubt!!!! Woo hoo!

canberralocal 11:42 pm 07 Jun 11

tuneman said :

ConanOfCooma said :

If you ran over a child because you didn’t see them, do you think you should be let off for that, as well?

If you had the intelligence to comprehend my initial post, you would understand the fact that I was disputing a conflict between the road markings and a sign.

As a result of a follow up email, they have agreed to withdraw the infringement – thank you to those of you who gave useful advice!

Well played!

creative_canberran 11:02 pm 07 Jun 11

Road markings are made to last, they can’t always be changed promptly.
Those signs are prominent and can tell you all sorts of things not conveyed by line markings anyway. They may have changed the parking time limit for example. The point is you didn’t read the sign and ignorance of the law is no excuse.

If they retract the fine, then it is as a courtesy and no reader should take it as an endorsement that ignorance absolves you of responsibility.

ConanOfCooma 10:46 pm 07 Jun 11

tuneman said :

If you had the intelligence to comprehend my initial post, you would understand the fact that I was disputing a conflict between the road markings and a sign.

As a result of a follow up email, they have agreed to withdraw the infringement – thank you to those of you who gave useful advice!

I’d say the person lacking intelligence is the one that can’t read signs!

What, do you want them to get down and scrub that white paint off for you?

tuneman 10:05 pm 07 Jun 11

ConanOfCooma said :

If you ran over a child because you didn’t see them, do you think you should be let off for that, as well?

If you had the intelligence to comprehend my initial post, you would understand the fact that I was disputing a conflict between the road markings and a sign.

As a result of a follow up email, they have agreed to withdraw the infringement – thank you to those of you who gave useful advice!

luther_bendross 8:21 am 02 Jun 11

If it was me, I’d just pay it. But considering you’re not me, then I think you should go to court. That way you go through all that stress to save youself $174 and I get maximum LULZ.

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