Road Rules 2008
Current version for 1 October 2014 to date (accessed 23 November 2014 at 19:25)
Part 12Division 2

Division 2 No stopping and no parking signs and road markings

Note 1. Area, length of road, park and stop are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2. Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

167   No stopping signs

A driver must not stop on a length of road or in an area to which a no stopping sign applies.

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

Note. Rule 167–1 provides for transitional arrangements dealing with no standing signs. Rule 167–2 permits a taxi driver to drop off or pick up passengers or luggage in Central Sydney on lengths of roads or areas to which a no stopping sign applies.
 

No stopping signs

No stopping sign

(for a length of road)

No stopping sign

(for an area)

Note 1 for diagrams. There is another permitted version of the no stopping sign (for a length of road)—see the diagram in Schedule 3 and rule 167–1.
Note 2 for diagrams. A no stopping sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).

167–1   NSW rule: no standing signs

(cf RRR, cl 16)

(1)  Despite rule 167, a driver is permitted to stop on a length of road or in an area to which a no stopping sign applies (being a sign on which the words “no standing” appear) for the purpose of dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
Note 1. Rule 167 provides that a driver must not stop on a length of road or in an area to which a no stopping sign applies. This rule and rule 167–2 provide for exceptions to rule 167.
Note 2. A no standing sign is a no stopping sign for the purposes of these Rules—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
(2)  Subrule (1) ceases to have effect on 1 December 2008.
Note. This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules. However, rule 167 of the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to provide for transitional arrangements dealing with no standing signs.

167–2   NSW rule: taxis stopping in Central Sydney Taxi Zone

(cf RRR, cl 6 of Sch 1)

(1)  Despite rule 167, the driver of a taxi is permitted to stop on a road or in an area to which a no stopping sign applies and that is located within the Central Sydney Taxi Zone if:
(a)  the sign displays a reference to particular days or times when restrictions on stopping apply, and
(b)  the driver is stopping for the sole purpose of dropping off, or picking up, passengers or luggage, and
(c)  the driver stops for a period not exceeding one minute.
Note. Rule 167 provides that a driver must not stop on a length of road or in an area to which a no stopping sign applies. This rule and rule 167–1 provide for exceptions to rule 167.
(2)  Nothing in this rule limits rule 167–1.
(3)  In this rule:

Central Sydney Taxi Zone:

(a)  consists of that area within the City of Sydney bounded by the Harbour from Day Street, Darling Harbour, in the west to the Opera House in the north, and thence along Macquarie Street, Prince Albert Road, College Street, Wentworth Avenue and Elizabeth Street in the east, Eddy Avenue, Pitt Street, Railway Square and Broadway in the south, and Harris Street, William Henry Street, Pier Street, Harbour Street and Day Street in the west, returning to the waterfront at Darling Harbour, and
(b)  includes those named roads specified as constituting the boundary of the area.

Note. This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.

168   No parking signs

(1)  The driver of a vehicle must not stop on a length of road or in an area to which a no parking sign applies, unless the driver:
(a)  is dropping off, or picking up, passengers or goods, and
(b)  does not leave the vehicle unattended, and
(c)  completes the dropping off, or picking up, of the passengers or goods, and drives on, as soon as possible and, in any case, within the required time after stopping.

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

(2)  For this rule, a driver leaves a vehicle unattended if the driver leaves the vehicle so the driver is over 3 metres from the closest point of the vehicle.
(3)  In this rule:

required time means:

(a)  if information on or with the sign indicates a time—the indicated time, or
(b)  if there is no indicated time—2 minutes, or
(c)  if there is no indicated time, or the indicated time is less than 5 minutes, and rule 206 applies to the driver—5 minutes.

Note 1. With is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2. Rule 206 applies to a driver if the driver’s vehicle displays a current parking permit for people with disabilities and the driver complies with the conditions of use of the permit—see rule 206 (1).
 

No parking signs

No parking sign

(for a length of road)

No parking sign

(for an area)

Note 1 for diagrams. There is another permitted version of the no parking sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagrams. A no parking sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).

168–1   NSW rule: restricted parking areas

(cf RRR, cl 60)

(1)  The driver of a vehicle (other than a public utility service vehicle) must not stop in a restricted parking area, unless the driver is:
(a)  stopping in a parking station or in accordance with the directions marked on (or on a sign displayed adjacent to) a parking bay, or
(b)  actually engaged in dropping off, or picking up, passengers or goods.

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

Note. Parking bay, stop, public utility service vehicle and vehicle are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A restricted parking area is an area with:
(a)  a restricted parking area sign on each road into the area, and
(b)  an end restricted parking area sign on each road out of the area.
(3)  In this rule:

vehicle does not include a bicycle or animal that is being ridden.

 

Restricted parking area sign

End restricted parking area sign

Note. This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.

169   No stopping on a road with a yellow edge line

A driver must not stop at the side of a road marked with a continuous yellow edge line.

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

Note. Edge line is defined in the Dictionary.
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