cars parking in road lane

Convenient Parking

To maintain safe vision distances or increase traffic flow some suburban back streets are marked with a solid white line. Designed to create an undisturbed lane in each direction they have been thoughtfully added through Melbourne to keep road users safe but in practice we get the following example care of the driver of car licence EPF581:

cars parking in road lane

With no permissive parking signs applying to this section of the road the poorly known road rule is very easy to understand:

208 Parallel parking on a road (except in a median strip parking area)

(1) A driver who parks on a road (except in a median strip parking area) must position the driver’s vehicle in accordance with subrules (2) to (8).

Offence provision.

[….]

(6) If the road has a continuous dividing line or a dividing strip, the driver must position the vehicle at least 3 metres from the continuous driving line or dividing strip, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign.

[….]

This great design from the civil engineers is completely worthless applied to a populace unafraid of enforcement.

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