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NSW Traffic Law - Understanding Parking Signage?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Jason_nsw, 4 January 2017.

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  1. Jason_nsw

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    I'm hoping that someone may be able to shed some light on the traffic law technicalities of this parking signage scenario;

    2P 8AM - 6PM
    4P 6PM - 10PM

    If I parked at this location at 5:50PM, do I have;

    - 10min + 4hrs?

    - 4hrs - 10min?

    - 10min of parking time? (Which would seem contrary to the minimum 2hrs)

    - Required to return to vehicle exactly at 6PM to get new ticket?

    - Other?

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  2. Jason_nsw

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    Service NSW says;


    Inner West Council
    says;

    The frustrating part is I believe there is still an issue with the crossover time period;

    The sign implies that you can park there for at least two hours at any time, but from your above description, if you park there between 4:01pm - 5:29pm the maximum time you can park would be 1:59min - 0:31min, which is less than 2hrs.

    Of course 1:59min is not unreasonable, and waiting a minute or two for the time to tick over to 5:30pm also not unreasonable (assuming you knew the ticket machine changed its rules at 5:30pm),

    but anyone parking there at ~5pm is only going to have 1hr of parking, which seems contrary to the signage.

    Is there any reason the ticket machine can't cater for crossover times greater than 30min ?

    Unfortunately my time has run out and I haven't been able to nail down exact rules and definitions sufficiently to warrant to time and cost to take this $100 issue to court.
     
  3. Hayder Shkara

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    Hi Jason.

    As soon as the clock ticks over to 6pm - you will be required to have a 4P paid ticket or a 30min free ticket on display. Not sure why the machines don't cater to that, but looks like you're gonna have to pay the fine.
     
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