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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 208

Parallel parking on a road (except in a median strip parking area)

208 Parallel parking on a road (except in a median strip parking area)

(1) A driver who parks on a road (except in a median strip parking area) must position the driver's vehicle in accordance with subrules (2) to (8).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Driver's vehicle" and
"median strip parking area" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2) The driver must position the vehicle to face:
(a) in the direction of travel of vehicles in the marked lane or line of traffic on, or next to, the part of the road where the driver parks, or
(b) if there is no traffic on, or next to, that part of the road--in the direction in which vehicles could lawfully travel on that part of the road.
Note :
"Marked lane" is defined in the Dictionary.
(3) If the road is a two-way road, the driver must position the vehicle parallel, and as near as practicable, to the far left side of the road.
Note :
"Two-way road" is defined in the Dictionary.
(4) If the road is a one-way road, the driver must position the vehicle parallel, and as near as practicable, to the far left or far right side of the road, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign.
Note :
"One-way road" ,
"parking control sign" and
"with" are defined in the Dictionary.
(5) If the driver does not park in a parking bay, the driver must position the vehicle at least 1 metre from the closest point of any vehicle in front of it and any vehicle behind it.
Note :
"Parking bay" is defined in the Dictionary.
(6) If the road has a continuous dividing line or a dividing strip, the driver must position the vehicle at least 3 metres from the continuous dividing line or dividing strip, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign.
Note :
"Dividing line" and
"dividing strip" are defined in the Dictionary.
(7) If the road does not have a continuous dividing line or a dividing strip, the driver must position the vehicle so there is at least 3 metres of the road alongside the vehicle that is clear for other vehicles to pass, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign.
(8) The driver must position the vehicle so the vehicle does not unreasonably obstruct the path of other vehicles or pedestrians.
(9) This rule does not apply to:
(a) a driver if the driver parks on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign or road marking applies, and information on or with the sign or road marking includes the words "angle parking" or "angle", or
(b) the rider of a motor bike if the rider parks the motor bike on a length of road, or in an area, to which a permissive parking sign applies and the sign indicates that the length of road or area is for parking motor bikes.
Note 1 :
"Motor bike" and
"road marking" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Division 9 deals with angle parking.
(10) Subrules (3) and (4) do not apply to the rider of a motor bike if the rider positions the motor bike so at least 1 wheel is as near as practicable to the far left or far right side of the road.
(11) If a road has one or more service roads, the part of the road used by the main body of moving vehicles, and each service road, is taken to be a separate road for this rule.
Note :
"Part of the road used by the main body of moving vehicles" and
"service road" are defined in the Dictionary.
(12) In this rule:

"continuous dividing line" means:
(a) a single continuous dividing line only, or
(b) a single continuous dividing line to the left or right of a broken dividing line, or
(c) 2 parallel continuous dividing lines.

"road" does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note :
"Road related area" is defined in rule 13, and
"shoulder" is defined in rule 12.
Example :

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In the example, the vehicles marked with an "X" are parked in contravention of this rule.



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