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Demerit points for parking offences in NSW

Jack Malarkey

Well-Known Member
(https://www.afr.com/news/nsw-drivers-face-demerit-point-losses-for-bad-parking-20181128-h18hwa)

Australian Financial Review:

Extract:

  • Nov 29 2018 at 3:14 PM
  • Updated Nov 29 2018 at 4:54 PM
NSW drivers face demerit point losses for bad parking

The NSW government has empowered parking officers statewide to up the punishment stakes for certain parking offences, allowing them to target a maximum of two demerit points for particularly bad parks on top of the usual fine.

Drivers will be stung with a $337 fine plus two points off their licence for leaving a stationary vehicle on or near a children's crossing, pedestrian crossing, marked foot crossing or bicycle crossing.

Drivers will cop the same fine and demerit point loss for parking in an intersection, within 10 metres of an intersection without traffic lights, or within 20 metres of an intersection with traffic lights.

...

Parking in a disabled spot will set drivers back one demerit point, along with a substantial $561 fine, and leaving a car on or near a level crossing will cost drivers one demerit point and a $337 fine.

Demerit points will not be issued for exceeding parking times and double demerits will not apply.

Inspectors were allowed to dock demerit points in recent months at their discretion, but no longer have a choice.


Drivers on a NSW unrestricted licence are permitted up to 13 demerit points within a three-year period before losing their licence
 
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Jack Malarkey

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I don’t agree with it, but really who leaves car unattended near a crossing anyway ?
Parking can include cases where you remain in the car.

Australian Road Rules:

“park" , in Part 12 and for a driver, includes stop and allow the driver's vehicle to stay (whether or not the driver leaves the vehicle).

(http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_reg/rr2014104/sch99.html)

Parking within 10 metres of some intersections without traffic lights could catch some out.
 
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Bostic

Active Member
I agree with these 3.
Gives me the shites when people park in a disabled spot when they are not entitled to.
Also parking close to the intersections and pedestrian crossings.

They should also book drivers who stop at roundabouts to let people to cross where there is no crossing.
So far have seen at least 6 prangs from this behavior and of course it is not the knob's fault who stopped at the roundabout when there was no other cars using the roundabout.
In all the prangs I have seen, the people were waiting for the cars to go through the roundabout, yet the knob of a driver stopped like it was a crossing not a roundabout.
 

ScooterBoi

Member
(https://www.afr.com/news/nsw-drivers-face-demerit-point-losses-for-bad-parking-20181128-h18hwa)

Australian Financial Review:

Extract:

  • Nov 29 2018 at 3:14 PM
  • Updated Nov 29 2018 at 4:54 PM
NSW drivers face demerit point losses for bad parking

The NSW government has empowered parking officers statewide to up the punishment stakes for certain parking offences, allowing them to target a maximum of two demerit points for particularly bad parks on top of the usual fine.

Drivers will be stung with a $337 fine plus two points off their licence for leaving a stationary vehicle on or near a children's crossing, pedestrian crossing, marked foot crossing or bicycle crossing.

Drivers will cop the same fine and demerit point loss for parking in an intersection, within 10 metres of an intersection without traffic lights, or within 20 metres of an intersection with traffic lights.

...

Parking in a disabled spot will set drivers back one demerit point, along with a substantial $561 fine, and leaving a car on or near a level crossing will cost drivers one demerit point and a $337 fine.

Demerit points will not be issued for exceeding parking times and double demerits will not apply.

Inspectors were allowed to dock demerit points in recent months at their discretion, but no longer have a choice.


Drivers on a NSW unrestricted licence are permitted up to 13 demerit points within a three-year period before losing their licence
I see absolutely no issue.
 

macbri

Well-Known Member
Reading this thread stopped me parking near pedestrian crossing yesterday.

No point taking risk especially if demerit points involved.

I have only got demerit points once in my 20 year driving history in Australia.

I was 10k over speed limit on downhill in Melbourne and wrote letter in pleading some leniency due to 01st offence but sadly I had to cop it.
 

Yawnie

Well-Known Member
ping this morning for "Sebastian" who is standing in front of maccas broadway......

instant decline :rolleyes:
 

defenderx

Member
Signs are already up. :confused: I saw one outside a school in west... Double parking will result in $200 (don't remember the exact $ amount) fine and 2 demerit points.
 

mach7

Well-Known Member
More regulations and penalties for drivers. When are we all going to say enough is enough? Driving is not a crime.




This is what the French did because of Fuel tax increases.

ping this morning for "Sebastian" who is standing in front of maccas broadway......

instant decline :rolleyes:
I canceled on "Sebastian" as well. :biggrin:
 

Ivan B

Well-Known Member
More regulations and penalties for drivers. When are we all going to say enough is enough? Driving is not a crime.




This is what the French did because of Fuel tax increases.



I canceled on "Sebastian" as well. :biggrin:
Possibly the most boring Youtube video of all time?
But then again they are French.:biggrin:
 

UberTopGun

Well-Known Member
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