(1) This rule explains the meaning of certain information on or with a permissive parking sign applying to a length of road or an area.
With is defined in the dictionary.
Notes for diagrams
1 There are a number of other permitted versions of each of these signs—see the diagrams in Schedule 3.
2 A permissive parking sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316(4).
Rule 318(1) and (2) deal with the effect of information on or with a traffic control device (including a permissive parking sign ) that limits the application of the device to particular times or days. Under rule 318(3), if the information indicates that the device applies on a particular day, for example Friday, the sign does not have effect on a Friday that is a public holiday unless otherwise stated.
(2) A whole number, fraction, or whole number and fraction, immediately to the left of the letter "P" indicates that a driver must not park on the length of road, or in the area, continuously for longer than the period of hours, or fraction of an hour, equal to the number, fraction, or number and fraction, shown.
Examples of permissive parking signs showing permitted parking periods and times of operation
In example 1, the sign indicates that a driver must not park continuously for longer than 1 hour on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 12 noon.
In example 2, the sign indicates that a driver must not park in the area for longer than 2 hours on Mondays to Fridays between 8.30 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on Saturdays between 8.30 a.m. and 12 noon, unless permitted by information on or with another traffic control device.
(3) A number, together with the word "minute", immediately to the right of the letter "P" indicate that a driver must not park on the length of road, or in the area, continuously for longer than the number of minutes shown.
Permissive parking sign with a number
of minutes to the right of P
In this example, the sign indicates that a driver must not park continuously for longer than 5 minutes on Mondays to Fridays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
(4) The word "parking", together with words indicating a number of hours or minutes, indicate that a driver must not park on the length of road, or in the area, continuously for longer than the number of hours or minutes shown.