NSW Government Reducing Parking Fines by up to 25% from 1 July 2018

Great news for all the people on here that post parking ticket questions. Your parking tickets could be up to 25% cheaper in NSW from July… Seems not everything they do is about revenue raising.

Will be interested to see if local governments pass on these parking fine reductions or just keep on jacking up their fines.

Will this affect you or how you park? You think it’s a step in the right direction? Or will it just create more posts for us to armchair lawyer?

I think my favourite part that I read, and is better than the fine reduction, is a grace period. Most people who cop tickets are back within moments of the ticket being issued…

A grace period for motorists will also be investigated to prevent people receiving fines if they overstay a meter by just a few minutes.

Parking fines to be cut by 25 per cent - NSW Gov. information page

Parking fines are about to get cheaper for NSW drivers - News.com.au article.

Comments

  • +1 vote

    I guess if someone takes your arm as punishment but gives you back your fingers you should kiss their feet

  • +1 vote

    grace period. Most people who cop tickets are back within moments of the ticket being issued…

    …and having only just stopped there.

    There already is a grace period (that's at the discretion of the ranger).

    Must be an election coming up. Can't tout new sports stadiums, train lines or roads as we've already cocked those up, so what's left?

    • +1 vote

      I like how the state government has said “we are lowering our prices, but what your local council does is out of our control…”

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        "25% off!" makes a great soundbite when campaigning. That's all that matters.

      • +1 vote

        A propaganda win an very little cost.

        The State Government only controls parking in a limited number of areas (Barangaroo, The Botanic Gardens, Centennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, and Wentworth and Parramatta Parks.) Only about 10% of all parking fines issued in NSW are by the state government.

        Everywhere else, the Council enforce parking restrictions - not State Government.

  • +2 votes

    A grace period for motorists will also be investigated to prevent people receiving fines if they overstay a meter by just a few minutes.

    Hope there is also a grace period for the those people who overstay their grace period by just a few minutes.

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    what they don't tell you is that they are employing 50% more parking inspectors.

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