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NSW Parking between drive way and stop sign

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by peterngit, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Hi guys between the drive way (work/office exit) and the stop just about a meter in front of it , a car cannot fit in the gap between the drive way and the , seems like a motorbike can legally park there? just want to double check to see weather if its legal


    :|] - drive way
    (^^^) - stop sign
    ___ - empty space
  2. Nope, can't park within 10m of an intersection unless there are signs saying it's ok.
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. hmm the sign is pointing towards the intersection, the parking space is behind the no parking sign, not sure weather its 10 meters or not tho, they can't have a sign right next to the driveway either, so might be a law where the space between the driveway and the sign is also covered by the sign?
  4. You don't want to be parking right next to a driveway, you run the risk of your bike getting knocked over by turning vehicles.

    Plus you may be blocking the sightlines for other vehicles entering and exiting the driveway.
    • Agree Agree x 3
  5. You're in NSW?


    You must not stop your vehicle (that is, bring it to a stop and either stay with the vehicle or leave it parked) in the following circumstances:

    • Across a driveway or footpath
    • Within 20 metres of an intersecting road at an intersection with traffic lights unless a sign allows you to park there.
    • Within 10 metres of an intersecting road at an intersection without traffic lights unless a sign allows you to park there (see image)
    So long as you don't break any of those, you should be technically OK to park there. But as Womble said, it's probably not the smartest idea...
  6. Probably would be easier if you put a photo up.