I received a parking ticket yesterday and was wondering if anyone can enlighten me on some of the laws around giving out parking tickets. I had parked in a residential street in Woden, no parking signs were around nor any red paint on the square gutter. As far as I could tell it was a legal parking spot. The infringement notice suggested that I had been obstructing traffic and pedestrians. Now I don’t see this as being the case. Where my vehicle was parked was on a particularly wide piece of one way street where my 2 metre wide vehicle was well off to the side of the at least 4-5 metre wide street. There was more than ample room for even an ACTION bus to have passed if necessary though I doubt it would have needed to unless extremely lost.
I’m just wondering if there are actual laws around the particulars of my infringement or is it up to the inspector’s judegement and particular mood at the time of the day as to whether or not I have actually illegally parked.