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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 203

Stopping in a parking area for people with disabilities

    (1)     A driver must not stop in a parking area for people with disabilities unless—

        (a)     the driver's vehicle displays a current parking permit for people with disabilities; and

        (b)     the driver complies with the conditions of use of the permit.

Penalty:     2 penalty units.

Note

Driver's vehicle and parking permit for people with disabilities are defined in the dictionary.

    (2)     A driver who stops in a parking area for people with disabilities or parks in accordance with rule 206 must when requested by a police officer or authorised person

        (a)     state their name and address; and

        (b)     produce their driver licence; and

        (c)     produce a current parking permit for people with disabilities or satisfy the police officer or authorised person that the driver, or a passenger of the vehicle, holds a current parking permit for people with disabilities.

Penalty:     2 penalty units.

    (3)     If a driver fails to comply with a request under subrule (2), a police officer or authorised person may direct the driver to move the vehicle from the parking area for people with disabilities or the length of road or area where the vehicle is parked (as the case requires).

    (4)     A driver who is given a direction by a police officer or authorised person under subrule (3) must obey the direction.

Penalty:     2 penalty units.

    (5)     In this rule—

"authorised person" includes a person who is referred to in section 77(2)(b) or (e) of the Road Safety Act 1986 and an officer who is referred to in section 77(4) of that Act.

    (6)     A parking area for people with disabilities is a length or area of a road

        (a)     to which a permissive parking sign displaying a people with disabilities symbol applies; or

        (b)     to which a people with disabilities parking sign applies; or

        (c)     indicated by a road marking (a people with disabilities road marking ) that consists of, or includes, a people with disabilities symbol.

People with disabilities symbols

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Permissive parking sign displaying a people with disabilities symbol
(for a length of road)

Permissive parking sign displaying a people with disabilities symbol
(for an area)

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People with disabilities parking sign

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Note for diagrams

Anything on these signs may be differently arranged—see rule 316(4).



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