ALERT! UNREASONABLE AND IRRATIONAL PARKING PENALTIES NOW IN FORCE IN NSW
The fine for parking in a NO STOPPING ZONE is now $268.
Fine. I get that. Its a big red sign.
Its there for safety reasons so you shouldn't be parked there.
The fine for parking within 10m of a corner (where there is no sign) is now $344 PLUS 2 demerit points!
Now think about it this way….
You innocently park your car 6 metres from the corner in a quiet residential street for the week. So there is little or no traffic most of the time.
Its a safe distance well away from the corner (6 metres was acceptable by the old standard).
Your local parking ranger walks past each day and issues you with a Parking penalty.
At the end of the week you have 7 parking tickets on your windscreen and have subsequently accumulated over $2000 in parking fines and lost your license as well (14 demerit points lost).
And you werent even driving your car AND there were no parking signs!
Here is the link to all the new fines.
Note that no demerit point penalties apply to penalties in relation to sign posted areas indicating where you CANNOT stop or park. Even though these are more severe infringements.
It just doesnt make sense.
Non sign posted Offences should be treated as a minor offence and incur the same penalty as parking in a NO PARKING zone. That is only $114.
This rule has to change!
Post any comments here about how you feel about this and what we can do about this