Hello fellow bargain hunters,
Let’s get the pleasantries out the way; long-time lurker, first time poster. Hope everyone is having a great EOFY.
Today I went out to my car and noticed I had received a $114 fine for parking near a post box. Now, the street this post box is on is a small & quiet residential street with an apartment complex nearby. Parking can get quite competitive as lots of the apartment dwellers own cars and park on the street.
People consistently park near (and blatantly in front) of this post box as, like I said, there isn’t much street parking. So you can imagine my shock when I’d found a ticket on my windscreen as I’ve literally been watching people park in front of this post box every day for the past four years of me living here.
There are NO signs anywhere near this post box to say you can’t park there, and no marked lines. Literally just a post box on the side of the road.
Is this fine justified? Is this a common rule that everyone (excluding me and the several hundred of apartment dwellers on my street) know about?
I feel pretty annoyed right now. There are other areas in the street that are marked with signs or yellow lines; yet this area is untouched - making it seem like it’s ok to park here.
Poll for clarity.