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SA Shop Owner's Car Park Signs - Are they Enforceable?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Burl, 14 April 2015.

  1. Burl

    Burl Member

    14 April 2015
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    If a shop owner has put up signs stating a time limit on their car park spaces outside of their shop is this actually legally binding?
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    Unlikely as the terms are not clearly defined. Are the parking spots their property or council property or state property?

    Are you sure it is their sign and not a council sign? If it is a council sign they may have an agreement with the council to patrol those parking spots and then you may be hit with a parking fine.

    If they say customer parking only and they own/lease the parking spots why would you want to make use of someone's valuable space? They are simply trying to make a living like everyone else and it can hurt their business if their customers cannot get parks close to them. The business owners obviously feel the need to erect signs because too many people are abusing their parking.
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