Today I recieved a parking fine for "Stopped not facing direction of travel"
I live off a small side street that has cars parked on both sides of the road and is wide enough so only 1 car at a time can travel down the middle of the road. The road has no centre line as well, so it acts as a 1 lane give way street.
Last night I parked on the right side of the road as it was where the avaliable carpark was. Instead of doing a three point turn (lazy yes i know) I parked my car in the opposite direction to the other cars.
This morning to my bewiderment I woke up with a fresh $99 fine on my windscreen citing "Stopped not facing direction of travel" (Road saftey road rules 2017 section 208 (1))
I did not even know this was a rule as my car was parked and not blocking anything.
I'm just wondering if you guys think there's any merit in contesting it (or asking for a warning/reduced fine)?