Received a Parking Fine for Obstructing Ramp/Path/Passageway but There Is a Permissible Parking Sign Allowing Me to Do So
Last edited 10/08/2019 - 17:08 by 1 other user
I feel I have unjustly received a fine ($268).Yes, I did obstruct the access to ramp/path/passageway. However, I have also obeyed a permissive parking sign, within a metered parking area, applying to the length of road where I parked my vehicle (in front of my residence).The permissible parking sign, allowing me to park there, is directly next to the ramp and vehicle in question.
The only thing I did wrong was to obey the sign.
Does anyone know what road rules take precedence?
It would be appreciated if someone can direct me to the rule/code in the NSW Road Rules 2014 that stipulates the order of precedence.
I am thinking of contesting the fine in court, as I was unsuccessful with my review with Revenue for NSW.
There are no parking signs or road markings restricting parking at the location in question.You need to pay to park there, but then receive a fine for not being allowed to park there… Surely there should be 'no stopping' sign on both sides of the ramp if that part of the road is excluded. Incorrect signage?? and now I need to pay for it.
Also, I had a look online at the ‘Penalty notice images’ uploaded and feel that the images do not tell the full story. It would appear that the photos were deliberately taken not to show the permissible parking sign – 6x images and not a single image showing the permissible parking sign…