Road Rules 2014
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Part 12
Part 12 Restrictions on stopping and parking
Division 1 General
Note 1.
 For the general rules about the application of traffic signs (including parking control signs), see Part 20, Divisions 2 and 3 especially rules 332 to 335 and 346. Parking control signs often include information about the times they apply and the types of vehicles to which they do not apply—see rules 317 and 318. For the meaning of abbreviations and symbols on parking control signs, see rule 347 and Schedule 1.
Note 2.
 Park and stop are defined in the Dictionary.
165   Stopping in an emergency etc or to comply with another rule
It is a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Part if:
(a)  the driver stops at a particular place, or in a particular way, to avoid a collision, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary to avoid the collision, or
(b)  the driver stops at a particular place, or in a particular way, because the driver’s vehicle is disabled, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary for the vehicle to be moved safely to a place where the driver is permitted to park the vehicle under these Rules, or
(c)  the driver stops at a particular place, or in a particular way, to deal with a medical or other emergency, or to assist a disabled vehicle, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary in the circumstances, or
(d)  the driver stops at a particular place, or in a particular way, because the condition of the driver, a passenger, or the driver’s vehicle makes it necessary for the driver to stop in the interests of safety, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary in the circumstances, or
(e)  the driver stops at a particular place, or in a particular way, to comply with another provision of these Rules or a provision of another law, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary to comply with the other provision.
Example for paragraph (e).
 If a driver stops at an intersection at a stop line, stop sign, or traffic lights, or to give way to a vehicle, in accordance with these Rules, the driver does not contravene rule 170 (stopping in or near an intersection).
Note 1.
 See rule 125 (in Part 11) for the offence of unreasonably obstructing the path of another vehicle or a pedestrian.
Note 2.
 Driver’s vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
166   Application of Part to bicycles
This Part does not apply to a bicycle that is parked at a bicycle rail or in a bicycle rack.
Note.
 Bicycle is defined in the Dictionary.
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: taxis stopping in Central Sydney Taxi Zone
(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)  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
(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.
Division 3 Stopping at intersections and crossings
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.
170   Stopping in or near an intersection
(1)  A driver must not stop in an intersection unless:
(a)  the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules, or
(b)  the intersection is a T-intersection without traffic lights and the driver stops along the continuous side of the continuing road at the intersection.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Continuing road, intersection and T-intersection are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A driver must not stop on a road within 20 metres from the nearest point of an intersecting road at an intersection with traffic lights, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign and traffic lights are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from an intersection if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(3)  A driver must not stop on a road within 10 metres from the nearest point of an intersecting road at an intersection without traffic lights, unless the driver stops:
(a)  at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules, or
(b)  if the intersection is a T-intersection—along the continuous side of the continuing road at the intersection.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Continuing road and T-intersection are defined in the Dictionary.
(4)  For this rule, distances are measured in the direction in which the driver is driving, and:
(a)  for subrule (2)—as shown in example 1, or
(b)  for subrule (3)—as shown in example 2.
(5)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Examples.
 
Example 1Measurement of distance—intersection with traffic lights
Example 2Measurement of distance—T-intersection without traffic lights
171   Stopping on or near a children’s crossing
(1)  A driver must not stop on a children’s crossing, or on the road within 20 metres before the crossing and 10 metres after the crossing, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Children’s crossing is defined in rule 80, and parking control sign is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from a children’s crossing if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(2)  For this rule, distances are measured:
(a)  in the direction in which the driver is driving, and
(b)  as shown in example 1 or 2.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Examples.
 
Example 1Measurement of distance—children’s crossing with red and white posts
Example 2Measurement of distance—children’s crossing with 2 parallel continuous or broken lines
172   Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing (except at an intersection)
(1)  A driver must not stop on a pedestrian crossing that is not at an intersection, or on the road within 20 metres before the crossing and 10 metres after the crossing, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Intersection and parking control sign are defined in the Dictionary, and pedestrian crossing is defined in rule 81.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from a crossing if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(2)  For this rule, distances are measured:
(a)  in the direction in which the driver is driving, and
(b)  as shown in the example.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Example.
 
Measurement of distance—pedestrian crossing
173   Stopping on or near a marked foot crossing (except at an intersection)
(1)  A driver must not stop on a marked foot crossing that is not at an intersection, or on the road within 10 metres before the traffic lights pole nearest to the driver at the crossing and 3 metres after the crossing, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Intersection, marked foot crossing, parking control sign and traffic lights pole are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from a traffic lights pole or a crossing if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(2)  For this rule, distances are measured:
(a)  in the direction in which the driver is driving, and
(b)  as shown in the example.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Example.
 
Measurement of distance—marked foot crossing
174   Stopping at or near bicycle crossing lights (except at an intersection)
(1)  This rule applies to a place on a road:
(a)  with bicycle crossing lights facing bicycle riders crossing the road, and
(b)  with traffic lights facing traffic travelling on the road, and
(c)  that is not at an intersection.
Note.
 Bicycle crossing lights, intersection and traffic lights are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A driver must not stop within 10 metres before the traffic lights nearest to the driver at the place, and 3 metres after the traffic lights, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from traffic lights if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(3)  For this rule, distances are measured:
(a)  in the direction in which the driver is driving, and
(b)  as shown in the example.
(4)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Example.
 
Measurement of distance—bicycle crossing lights
175   Stopping on or near a level crossing
(1)  A driver must not stop on a level crossing, or on a road within 20 metres before the nearest rail or track to the driver approaching the crossing and 20 metres after the nearest rail or track to the driver leaving the crossing, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Level crossing is defined in rule 120, and parking control sign is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from a level crossing if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(2)  For this rule, distances are measured as shown in the example.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Example.
 
Measurement of distance—level crossing
Division 4 Stopping on clearways and freeways and in emergency stopping lanes
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.
176   Stopping on a clearway
(1)  A driver must not stop on a length of road to which a clearway sign applies, unless subrule (2) or (3) applies to the driver.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(1A)  In subrule (1):
road does not include a road related area.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13.
(2)  The driver of a public bus or public minibus may stop on the length of road if the driver is dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
Note 1.
 Public bus is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 The term public minibus is not a term that is used in this jurisdiction. The reference to that term in this subrule is retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules.
(3)  The driver of a taxi may stop on the length of road if:
(a)  the driver is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, and
(b)  there is not another law of this jurisdiction prohibiting the driver of a taxi from stopping on a length of road to which a clearway sign applies.
Note.
 Taxi is defined in the Dictionary.
(4)  A clearway sign applies, for the days or times indicated on the sign, to a length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the nearest of the following:
(a)  a clearway sign on the road that indicates different days or times,
(b)  an end clearway sign on the road,
(c)  the end of the road.
 
Clearway signs
End clearway signs
Note 1 for diagrams.
 There are a number of other permitted versions of the clearway sign—see the diagrams in Schedules 2 and 3.
Note 2 for diagrams.
 Anything on these signs may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
176–1   NSW rule: stopping next to clearway (no stopping) line
(1)  A driver (other than an authorised driver) must not stop at the side of a road marked with a clearway (no stopping) line unless it is in accordance with a clearway sign applying to that length of road.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Rule 176 sets out when a driver may stop on a length of road to which a clearway sign applies.
(2)  A clearway (no stopping) line is a broken longitudinal yellow line marked:
(a)  on the top or side of the kerb of a road, or
(b)  on the carriageway of a road adjacent to the kerb, or
(c)  if there is no kerb, along a lateral boundary of the carriageway.
Note.
 Carriageway is defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  In this rule:
authorised driver means:
(a)  the driver of a bus being used to provide a regular bus service at a bus stop, or
(b)  the driver of a taxi dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(c)  the driver of a postal vehicle engaged in the clearance of mail from a public postbox.
Note 1.
 Bus, postal vehicle, public postbox, regular bus service and taxi are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
177   Stopping on a freeway
(1)  A driver must not stop on a freeway unless:
(a)  the driver stops in an emergency stopping lane, or
(b)  the driver’s vehicle is permitted to stop on the freeway under another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Driver’s vehicle is defined in the Dictionary, and emergency stopping lane is defined in rule 95.
Note 2.
 Rule 178 sets out when a driver can stop in an emergency stopping lane.
(1–1)  This rule does not apply to:
(a)  the driver of a truck while stopped in a truck parking area, or
(b)  the driver of a public bus used to provide a public passenger service, while stopped:
(i)  in a bus parking area, or
(ii)  in a bus zone or at a bus stop to drop off or pick up passengers, or
(c)  the driver of a vehicle who is authorised to maintain facilities in a bus parking area, while stopped in the bus parking area for that purpose.
Note 1.
 Bus parking area, public bus, public passenger service, truck and truck parking area are defined in the Dictionary. Bus zone is defined in rule 183 (2). Vehicle is defined in rule 15.
Note 2.
 This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 177 of the Australian Road Rules.
(2)  A freeway is a length of road to which a freeway sign applies.
(3)  A freeway sign on a road applies to a length of road beginning at the sign (including any road into which the length of road merges) and ending at the next end freeway sign on the road.
 
Freeway signs
End freeway sign
Note for diagrams.
 There are a number of other permitted versions of each of these signs—see the diagrams in Schedule 3.
178   Stopping in an emergency stopping lane
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not stop in an emergency stopping lane unless:
(a)  the condition of the driver, a passenger or the driver’s vehicle, or any other factor, makes it necessary or desirable for the driver to stop in the emergency stopping lane in the interests of safety, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary in the circumstances, or
(b)  the driver is permitted to stop in the emergency stopping lane under another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Bicycle and driver’s vehicle are defined in the Dictionary, and emergency stopping lane is defined in rule 95.
Division 5 Stopping in zones for particular vehicles
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.
Note 3.
 The signs mentioned in this Division are particular types of parking control sign (defined in the Dictionary) to which the general rules about the application of parking control signs apply—see rules 332 to 335.
179   Stopping in a loading zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a loading zone unless the driver is driving:
(a)  a public bus that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(b)  a truck that is dropping off, or picking up, goods, or
(c)  any of the following vehicles:
(i)  a vehicle that a person is getting into or out of or getting on or off,
(ii)  a station wagon or a motor bike that has 3 wheels and is constructed principally for the conveyance of goods,
(iii)  a motor vehicle constructed principally for the conveyance of goods (other than a vehicle referred to in subparagraph (ii)).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Public bus and truck are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Subrule (1) (c) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 179 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a driver of specified vehicles to stop in a loading zone. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2)  A driver who is permitted to stop in a loading zone must not stay continuously in the zone for longer than:
(a)  30 minutes, or
(b)  if information on or with the loading zone signs applying to the loading zone indicates another time—the indicated time, or
(c)  for a driver of a vehicle referred to in subrule (1) (c):
(i)  in the case of a vehicle that a person is getting into or out of or getting on or off—the period during which the person is getting into or out of, or on or off, the vehicle, or
(ii)  in the case of a station wagon or a motor bike that has 3 wheels and is constructed principally for the conveyance of goods—the period during which goods are being dropped off or picked up from the vehicle or 15 minutes (whichever is the lesser), or
(iii)  in the case of a motor vehicle constructed principally for the conveyance of goods (other than a vehicle referred to in subparagraph (ii))—the period during which goods are being dropped off or picked up from the vehicle or 30 minutes (whichever is the lesser).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Motor bike, motor vehicle, station wagon and with are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Subrule (2) (c) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 179 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to specify the period during which the driver of a vehicle permitted to stop in loading zones may stop in such zones. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(3)  A loading zone is a length of a road to which a loading zone sign applies.
(3–1)  This rule does not apply to a driver who stops a goods vehicle in a ticket-operated loading zone.
Note 1.
 Goods vehicle and ticket-operated loading zone are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 179–1 makes special provision for goods vehicles stopping in ticket-operated loading zones.
Note 3.
 This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 179 of the Australian Road Rules.
 
Loading zone sign
Note 1 for diagram.
 There is another permitted version of the loading zone sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram.
 A loading zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
179–1   NSW rule: stopping in ticket-operated loading zone
(1)  A driver must not stop a goods vehicle in a ticket-operated loading zone unless a current loading zone ticket is displayed in a manner that makes its date and expiry time clearly visible to persons outside the vehicle:
(a)  in or on the front left-hand portion of the vehicle, or
(b)  if a different portion is specified in the ticket in relation to a particular class of vehicles, in or on such portion of the vehicle as is so specified.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Goods vehicle and loading zone ticket are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A ticket-operated loading zone is a length of road to which a loading zone sign applies where information on or with the sign includes the word “TICKET”.
Note.
 With is defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  A driver does not commit an offence under subrule (1) if the driver:
(a)  stops a goods vehicle in a ticket-operated loading zone before obtaining a loading zone ticket, so long as the person obtains and displays a current loading zone ticket in accordance with this rule immediately after stopping the vehicle, or
(b)  is driving a vehicle that is actually engaged in dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
(4)  A driver must not display more than one loading zone ticket at any one time in or on a goods vehicle that is stopped in a ticket-operated loading zone.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(5)  The driver of a goods vehicle must not allow the vehicle to remain stopped in a ticket-operated loading zone after the expiry of the loading zone ticket displayed in or on the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(6)  The driver of a goods vehicle must not replace a loading zone ticket in or on the vehicle (whether or not either of the expiry times shown on the ticket has been reached) with a fresh loading zone ticket for the purpose of allowing the vehicle to remain stopped in the ticket-operated loading zone after the expiry time specified in the first loading zone ticket for the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 A driver (along with other persons) may also commit offences under clause 92 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 if he or she defaces or otherwise interferes with a loading zone ticket machine or loading zone ticket.
(7)  A driver must not stop in a ticket-operated loading zone that is closed.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Clause 93 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 enables the Authority to temporarily close a ticket-operated loading zone by erecting a sign to that effect in, or in close proximity to, the zone.
(8)  This rule prevails over any other parking restrictions that apply within a ticket-operated loading zone, and those restrictions do not apply, and may not be enforced, in respect of a goods vehicle that is stopped in such a zone in accordance with this rule.
 
Loading zone sign
Note 1 for diagram.
 There is another permitted version of the loading zone sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram.
 A loading zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
Note.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
180   Stopping in a truck zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a truck zone unless the driver is driving:
(a)  a truck that is dropping off, or picking up, goods, or
(b)  a motor vehicle that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Motor vehicle and truck are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Subrule (1) (b) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 180 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a driver of a vehicle to stop in a truck zone. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2)  A truck zone is a length of a road to which a truck zone sign applies.
 
Truck zone sign
Note for diagram.
 A truck zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
181   Stopping in a works zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a works zone unless the driver is driving a vehicle that is:
(a)  engaged in construction work in or near the zone, or
(b)  dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Subrule (1) (b) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 181 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit the driver of a vehicle to stop in a works zone. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2)  A works zone is a length of a road to which a works zone sign applies.
 
Works zone sign
Note 1 for diagram.
 There is another permitted version of this sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram.
 A works zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
182   Stopping in a taxi zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a taxi zone, unless the driver is driving a taxi.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Taxi is defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A taxi zone is a length of a road to which a taxi zone sign applies.
 
Taxi zone sign
Note 1 for diagram.
 There is another permitted version of this sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram.
 A taxi zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
183   Stopping in a bus zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a bus zone unless the driver is driving a public bus (except a public bus of a kind that is not permitted to stop in the bus zone by information on or with the bus zone sign applying to the bus zone) that is:
(a)  dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(b)  stopping for the purposes of a regular bus service.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Public bus, regular bus service and with are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 This subrule is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 183 of the Australian Road Rules. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2)  A bus zone is a length of a road to which a bus zone sign applies.
 
Bus zone sign
Note 1 for diagram.
 There is another permitted version of the bus zone sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram.
 A bus zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
184   Stopping in a minibus zone
(1)  A driver (except the driver of a public minibus) must not stop in a minibus zone.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Public minibus is defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A minibus zone is a length of road to which a minibus zone sign applies.
Note.
 Minibus zones are not used in this jurisdiction because the term public minibus is not used in this jurisdiction. This rule is retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules.
 
Minibus zone sign
Note for diagram.
 A minibus zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
185   Australian Road Rule not reproduced
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Note.
 Rule 185 (Stopping in a permit zone) of the Australian Road Rules has not been reproduced in these Rules. This rule has been left blank in order to preserve uniformity of numbering with the Australian Road Rules.
186   Stopping in a mail zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a mail zone.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2)  A mail zone is a length of a road to which a mail zone sign applies.
Note.
 Exemptions for drivers of postal vehicles may be provided under rule 313.
 
Mail zone sign
Note for diagram.
 A mail zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
Division 6 Other places where stopping is restricted
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.
187   Stopping in a bicycle lane, bus lane, tram lane, tramway, transit lane, truck lane or on tram tracks
(1)  A driver must not stop in a bus lane, transit lane or truck lane unless the driver:
(a)  is driving a public bus, public minibus or taxi, and is dropping off or picking up, passengers, and
(b)  is permitted to drive in the lane under these Rules or another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2)  A driver must not stop in a bicycle lane unless:
(a)  the driver:
(i)  is driving a public bus, public minibus or taxi, and is dropping off or picking up, passengers, and
(ii)  is permitted to drive in the lane under these Rules or another law of this jurisdiction, or
(b)  the driver is permitted to stop or park in the bicycle lane under another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3)  A driver (except the driver of a tram, a tram recovery vehicle or a public bus) must not stop in a tram lane, a tramway or on tram tracks.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Bicycle lane is defined in rule 153, bus lane is defined in rule 154, tram lane is defined in rule 155, tramway is defined in rule 155A, transit lane is defined in rule 156, truck lane is defined in rule 157, and public bus, taxi, tram and tram tracks are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 The term public minibus is not a term that is used in this jurisdiction. The reference to that term in this rule is retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules.
Note 3.
 Rule 76 deals with drivers keeping clear of trams travelling in tram lanes or on tram tracks marked on each side by a yellow line.
Note 4.
 Part 11, Division 6 deals with driving in bicycle lanes, bus lanes, tram lanes, tramways, transit lanes and truck lanes.
188   Stopping in a shared zone
A driver must not stop in a shared zone unless:
(a)  the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules, or
(b)  the driver stops in a parking bay and the driver is permitted to stop in the parking bay under these Rules, or
(c)  the driver is dropping off, or picking up, passengers or goods, or
(d)  the driver is engaged in the door-to-door delivery or collection of goods, or in the collection of waste or garbage.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Parking bay and parking control sign are defined in the Dictionary, and shared zone is defined in rule 24.
189   Double parking
(1)  A driver must not stop on a road if to do so would put any part of the vehicle that he or she is driving between a vehicle that is parked on the road and the centre of the road.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 One-way road and two-way road are defined in the Dictionary.
Examples.
 
Example 1Double parked on a two-way road without a dividing line
Example 2Double parked on two-way road with a centre dividing line
Example 3Double parked on the right side of a one-way road with no vehicles parked on the left side of the road
Example 4Double parked on the left side of a one-way road with other vehicles lawfully parked on the right side of the road
In the examples, the vehicle marked with an “X” is stopped in contravention of this rule.
(2)  A driver does not contravene this rule by parking on the side of the road, or in a median strip parking area, in accordance with rule 210.
Note.
 Median strip parking area is defined in the Dictionary.
Example.
 
In the example, the angle-parked vehicles are not stopped in contravention of this rule.
190   Stopping in or near a safety zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a safety zone, or on a road within 10 metres before or after a safety zone, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign is defined in the Dictionary, and safety zone is defined in rule 162.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance before or after something if the driver stops so any part of the vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(2)  For this rule, distances are measured:
(a)  in the direction in which the driver is driving, and
(b)  from the end of the structure, and
(c)  as shown in the example.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road-related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
 
Safety zone sign
Example.
 
Measurement of distance—safety zone
In the example, the vehicles marked with an “X” are stopped in contravention of this rule.
191   Stopping near an obstruction
A driver must not stop on a road near an obstruction on the road in a position that obstructs traffic on the road.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Obstruction is defined in the Dictionary.
192   Stopping on a bridge or in a tunnel etc
(1)  A driver must not stop on a bridge, causeway, ramp or similar structure unless:
(a)  the road is at least as wide on the structure as it is on each of the approaches, or
(b)  the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Parking control sign is defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A driver must not stop in a tunnel or underpass unless:
(a)  the road is at least as wide in the tunnel or underpass as it is on each of the approaches, or
(b)  the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Example.
 
Stopping on a bridge where the road on the bridge is narrower than on an approach
In the example, the vehicle is stopped in contravention of subrule (1).
193   Stopping on a crest or curve outside a built-up area
(1)  A driver must not stop on or near a crest or curve on a length of road that is not in a built-up area unless:
(a)  the driver’s vehicle is visible for 100 metres to drivers approaching the vehicle and travelling in the direction of travel of traffic on the same side of the road as the vehicle, or
(b)  the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Built-up area, driver’s vehicle and parking control sign are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
194   Stopping near a fire hydrant etc
(1)  A driver must not stop within 1 metre of a fire hydrant, fire hydrant indicator, or fire plug indicator, unless:
(a)  the driver is driving a public bus, and the driver stops at a bus stop or in a bus zone and does not leave the bus unattended, or
(b)  the driver is driving a taxi, and the driver stops in a taxi zone and does not leave the taxi unattended, or
(c)  the driver is driving a public minibus, and the driver stops in a minibus zone and does not leave the minibus unattended.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Bus zone is defined in rule 183, public bus and taxi are defined in the Dictionary, minibus zone is defined in rule 184, and taxi zone is defined in rule 182.
Note 2.
 Neither minibus zones nor the term public minibus are used in this jurisdiction. The references to those terms in this subrule are retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules.
(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:
fire hydrant means an upright pipe with a spout, nozzle or other outlet for drawing water from a main or service pipe in case of fire or other emergency.
Examples.
 
Fire hydrant indicators
Fire plug indicator
195   Stopping at or near a bus stop
(1)  A driver (except the driver of a public bus) must not stop at a bus stop, or on the road, within 20 metres before a sign on the road that indicates the bus stop, and 10 metres after the sign, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign and public bus are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance before or after a sign indicating a bus stop if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(1–1)  A driver of a public bus must not stop at a bus stop, or on the road, within 20 metres before a sign on the road that indicates the bus stop, and 10 metres after the sign, unless the driver:
(a)  is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(b)  is stopping for the purposes of a regular bus service, or
(c)  stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign, public bus and regular bus service are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 195 of the Australian Road Rules.
(2)  For this rule, distances are measured in the direction in which the driver is driving.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
196   Stopping at or near a tram stop
(1)  A driver (except the driver of a tram, a tram recovery vehicle or a public bus travelling along tram tracks) must not stop at a tram stop or on the road within 20 metres before a sign that indicates a tram stop, unless:
(a)  the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies, and
(b)  the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign, public bus, tram and travelling along tram tracks are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance before a sign indicating a tram stop if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(2)  For this rule, the distance is measured in the direction in which the driver is driving.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
197   Stopping on a path, dividing strip, nature strip, painted island or traffic island
(1)  A driver must not stop on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path or dividing strip, or a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built-up area, unless:
(a)  the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules, or
(b)  the driver is permitted to stop under another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Bicycle path is defined in rule 239, built-up area, dividing strip, footpath, nature strip and parking control sign are defined in the Dictionary, and shared path is defined in rule 242.
Note 2.
 A separated footpath is a particular kind of footpath—see rule 239.
(1A)  A driver must not stop on a painted island.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Painted island is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 85 deals with the give way rules applying to a driver entering a turning lane from a painted island and rule 138 deals with keeping off painted islands.
(1B)  A driver must not stop on a traffic island.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Traffic island is defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  Subrules (1) and (1B) do not apply to the rider of a bicycle or animal.
Note.
 Bicycle is defined in the Dictionary.
198   Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway etc
(1)  A driver must not stop on a road in a position that obstructs access by vehicles or pedestrians to or from a footpath ramp or a similar way of access to a footpath, or a bicycle path or passageway unless:
(a)  the driver is driving a public bus that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(b)  the driver stops in a parking bay and the driver is permitted to stop in the parking bay under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Bicycle path is defined in rule 239, and footpath, parking bay and public bus are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A driver must not stop on or across a driveway or other way of access for vehicles travelling to or from adjacent land unless:
(a)  the driver:
(i)  is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, and
(ii)  does not leave the vehicle unattended, and
(iii)  completes the dropping off, or picking up, of the passengers, and drives on, as soon as possible and, in any case, within 2 minutes after stopping, or
(b)  the driver stops in a parking bay and the driver is permitted to stop in the parking bay under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Adjacent land is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops on or across a driveway or way of access if any part of the vehicle is on or across the driveway or way of access—see rule 350.
Example.
 
Blocking a driveway
In the example, the vehicle marked with an “X” is stopped in contravention of subrule (2).
(3)  For this rule, a driver leaves a vehicle unattended if the driver leaves the vehicle so that the driver is over 3 metres from the closest point of the vehicle.
199   Stopping near a postbox
(1)  A driver must not stop on a road within 3 metres of a public postbox, unless the driver:
(a)  is dropping off, or picking up, passengers or mail, or
(b)  stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign and public postbox are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 199 (2) of the Australian Road Rules, which contains a definition of public postbox, has not been reproduced in these Rules. The definition in the Australian Road Rules allows the term to be defined in another law of this jurisdiction. Accordingly, a definition of the term is set out in the Dictionary.
200   Stopping on roads—heavy and long vehicles
(1)  The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, must not stop on a length of road that is not in a built-up area, except on the shoulder of the road.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Built-up area is defined in the Dictionary, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
(2)  The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, must not stop on a length of road in a built-up area for longer than 1 hour, unless the driver is permitted to stop on the length of road for longer than 1 hour by information on or with a traffic control device, or under subrule (2A), (2A–1) or (2A–2).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Traffic control device and with are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Subrule (2) is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 200 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding subrule in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a driver of a heavy vehicle or long vehicle to stop on a length of road in a built-up area for longer than 1 hour. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2A)  The driver of a heavy vehicle, or long vehicle, other than a bus, is permitted to stop on a length of road in a built up area for longer than 1 hour if, throughout the period when the vehicle is stopped on the length of road, the driver is engaged in dropping off, or picking up, goods.
(2A–1)  The driver of a heavy vehicle, or a long vehicle, is permitted to stop on a length of road in a built-up area for longer than 1 hour if:
(a)  the driver is carrying out functions under the road transport legislation, or
(b)  the driver is complying with a direction given by a police officer or other person carrying out functions under the road transport legislation, or
(c)  the heavy vehicle or long vehicle is a bus.
Note 1.
 Bus and road transport legislation are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 200 of the Australian Road Rules.
(2A–2)  The driver of a heavy vehicle, or a long vehicle, is permitted to stop on a length of road in a built-up area for longer than 1 hour if the vehicle is stopped for a purpose that is ancillary to or connected with the lawful carrying out of a filming project (within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1993) that is approved under that Act.
Note.
 This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 200 of the Australian Road Rules.
(3)  In this rule:
heavy vehicle means a vehicle with a GVM of 4.5 tonnes or more.
long vehicle means a vehicle that, together with any load or projection, is 7.5 metres long, or longer.
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note 1.
 GVM is defined in the Act, road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Note 2.
 Vehicle includes a combination—see rule 15 (d).
201   Stopping on a road with bicycle parking sign
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not stop on a length of road to which a bicycle parking sign applies, unless the driver is dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Bicycle is defined in the Dictionary.
 
Bicycle parking sign
Note for diagram.
 Anything on this sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
202   Stopping on a road with motor bike parking sign
A driver (except the rider of a motor bike) must not stop on a length of road to which a motor bike parking sign applies, unless the driver is dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Motor bike is defined in the Dictionary.
 
Motor bike parking sign
Note for diagram.
 Anything on this sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
203   Stopping in a parking area for people with disabilities
(1)  A driver must not stop in a parking area for people with disabilities unless:
(a)  the driver’s vehicle displays a current parking permit for people with disabilities, and
(b)  the driver complies with the conditions of use of the permit.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Driver’s vehicle and parking permit for people with disabilities are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A parking area for people with disabilities is a length or area of a road:
(a)  to which a permissive parking sign displaying a people with disabilities symbol applies, or
(b)  to which a people with disabilities parking sign applies, or
(c)  indicated by a road marking (a people with disabilities road marking) that consists of, or includes, a people with disabilities symbol.
 
People with disabilities symbols
Permissive parking sign displaying a people with disabilities symbol(for a length of road)
Permissive parking sign displaying a people with disabilities symbol(for an area)
People with disabilities parking sign
Note for diagrams.
 Anything on these signs may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
203A   Stopping in a slip lane
A driver must not stop in a slip lane unless:
(a)  a parking control sign applies to the place where the driver stops, and
(b)  the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Parking control sign and slip lane are defined in the Dictionary.
Division 7 Permissive parking signs and parking fees
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.
204   Meaning of certain information on or with permissive parking signs
(1)  This rule explains the meaning of certain information on or with a permissive parking sign applying to a length of road or an area.
Note.
 With is defined in the Dictionary.
 
Permissive parking sign(for a length of road)
Permissive parking sign(for an area)
Permissive parking sign(for a length of road)
Note 1 for diagrams.
 There is another permitted version of a permissive parking sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagrams.
 A permissive parking sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
Note.
 Rule 318 (1) and (2) deal with the effect of information on or with a traffic control device (including a permissive parking sign) that limits the application of the device to particular times or days. Under rule 318 (3), if the information indicates that the device applies on a particular day, for example Friday, the sign does not have effect on a Friday that is a public holiday unless otherwise stated.
(2)  A whole number, fraction, or whole number and fraction, immediately to the left of the letter “P” indicates that a driver must not park on the length of road, or in the area, continuously for longer than the period of hours, or fraction of an hour, equal to the number, fraction, or number and fraction, shown.
Examples of permissive parking signs showing permitted parking periods and times of operation.
 
Example 1Permissive parking sign applying to a length of road with a whole number to the left of P
Example 2Permissive parking sign applying to an area with a whole number to the left of P
In example 1, the sign indicates that a driver must not park continuously for longer than 1 hour on Saturdays between 9 am and 12 noon.
In example 2, the sign indicates that a driver must not park in the area for longer than 2 hours on Mondays to Fridays between 8.30 am and 5 pm, and on Saturdays between 8.30 am and 12 noon, unless permitted by information on or with another traffic control device.
(3)  A number, together with the word “minute”, immediately to the right of the letter “P” indicate that a driver must not park on the length of road, or in the area, continuously for longer than the number of minutes shown.
Example.
 
Example 3Permissive parking sign with a number of minutes to the right of P
In this example, the sign indicates that a driver must not park continuously for longer than 5 minutes on Mondays to Fridays between 9 am and 4 pm.
(4)  The word “parking”, together with words indicating a number of hours or minutes, indicate that a driver must not park on the length of road, or in the area, continuously for longer than the number of hours or minutes shown.
205   Parking for longer than indicated
(1)  A driver must not park continuously on a length of road, or in an area, to which a permissive parking sign applies for longer than the period indicated by information on or with the sign or, if rule 206 applies to the driver, the period allowed under that rule.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 With is defined in the Dictionary.
(1A)  If a permissive parking sign does not indicate a period and does not indicate that it applies at particular times, or at particular times on particular days, a driver may, at any time, park continuously on a length of road, or in an area, to which the sign applies, unless:
(a)  another parking control sign applies to the length of road or area, and
(b)  the driver is prohibited from parking on the length of road, or in the area, under these Rules.
Note.
 Parking control sign is defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  For subrule (1), a driver parks continuously on a length of road, or in an area, to which a permissive parking sign applies, from the time when the driver parks on the length of road, or in the area, until the driver, or another driver, moves the vehicle off the length of road, or out of the area, to which the permissive parking sign applies.
205A   Parking outside times indicated
If a permissive parking sign indicates that it applies at particular times, or at particular times on particular days, a driver may park on the length of road, or in an area, to which the sign applies at a time, or at a time on a day, when the sign does not apply, unless:
(a)  another parking control sign applies to the length of road or area, and
(b)  the driver is prohibited from parking on the length of road, or in the area, at that time, or at that time on that day, under these Rules.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 318 (1) and (2) deal with the effect of information on or with a traffic control device (including a permissive parking sign) that limits the application of the device to particular times or days. Under rule 318 (3), if the information indicates that the device applies on a particular day, for example Friday, the sign does not have effect on a Friday that is a public holiday at the place where the device is located, unless otherwise stated.
205A–1   NSW rule: parking in special event parking areas
(1)  A driver must not park continuously in a special event parking area for longer than the period indicated by information on or with the special event parking area signs for the area.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 With is defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A special event parking area is the network of roads in an area with:
(a)  a special event parking area sign on each road into the area, and
(b)  an end special event parking area sign on each road out of the area.
(3)  A whole number, fraction, or whole number and fraction, immediately to the left of the letter “P” on a special event parking area sign indicates that a driver must not park in the area continuously for longer than the period of hours, or fraction of an hour, equal to the number, fraction, or number and fraction, shown.
Note.
 Rule 318 (1) and (2) deal with the effect of information on or with a traffic control device (including a special event parking area sign) that limits the application of the device to particular times or days. Under rule 318 (3), if the information indicates that the device applies on a particular day, for example Friday, the sign does not have effect on a Friday that is a public holiday unless otherwise stated.
(4)  In subrule (2) (a) and (b):
road does not include a road related area.
(5)  Subrule (1) does not apply to the driver of a vehicle in any of the following circumstances:
(a)  if the vehicle is a public utility service vehicle,
(b)  if the vehicle:
(i)  is the subject of a current special event parking permit, and
(ii)  is parked in accordance with the terms of the permit, and
(iii)  in the case of a printed parking permit—is displaying the permit,
(c)  if the vehicle is actually dropping off or picking up passengers or goods.
Note.
 Printed parking permit and public utility service vehicle are defined in the Dictionary.
(6)  This rule does not affect any other parking restrictions that apply within a special event parking area, and those restrictions continue to apply, and may be enforced, accordingly.
(7)  In this rule:
driver does not include the rider of a bicycle or an animal.
special event parking permit means a permit of the kind referred to in clause 95 (2) (e) of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013.
 
Special event parking area sign
End special event parking area sign
Note for diagrams.
 A special event parking area sign or end special event parking area sign may have a different number on the sign—see rule 316 (4).
Note.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
206   Time extension for people with disabilities
(1)  This rule applies to a driver if:
(a)  the driver’s vehicle displays a current parking permit for people with disabilities, and
(a–1)  in the case of a permit that is a mobility parking scheme authority—the driver’s vehicle is being used for:
(a)  the conveyance of the disabled person to whom the authority was issued, or
(b)  the conveyance of disabled persons by the organisation to which the authority was issued, and
(b)  the driver complies with the conditions of use of the permit.
Note 1.
 Disabled person, driver’s vehicle, mobility parking scheme authority and parking permit for people with disabilities are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Paragraph (a–1) is an additional NSW paragraph. There is no corresponding paragraph in rule 206 of the Australian Road Rules.
Note 3.
 Division 2 of Part 6 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 provides for the issue of, and conditions of use for, mobility parking scheme authorities.
(2)  The driver may park continuously on a length of road, or in an area, to which a permissive parking sign applies (except in a parking area for people with disabilities) for:
(a)  twice the period indicated on the sign, or
(b)  if the permit displayed on the driver’s vehicle is a mobility parking scheme authority:
(i)  30 minutes, if the maximum period indicated on the sign is less than 30 minutes, or
(ii)  2 hours, if the maximum period indicated on the sign is 30 minutes, or
(iii)  an unlimited period of time, if the maximum period indicated on the sign is more than 30 minutes.
Note 1.
 Parking area for people with disabilities is defined in rule 203.
Note 2.
 Subrule (2) is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 206 of the Australian Road Rules. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2–1)  This rule applies to a disabled person to whom an interstate or overseas authority has been issued in the same way as it applies to a person to whom a mobility parking scheme authority has been issued.
(2–2)  In this rule:
interstate or overseas authority has the same meaning as in Division 2 of Part 6 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013.
Note.
 Subrules (2–1) and (2–2) are additional NSW subrules. There are no corresponding subrules in rule 206 of the Australian Road Rules.
207   Parking where fees are payable
(1)  This rule applies to a driver who parks on a length of road, or in an area, to which a permissive parking sign applies if information on or with the sign indicates that a fee is payable for parking by buying a ticket or putting money into a parking meter.
Note.
 With is defined in the dictionary.
(2)  The driver must:
(a)  pay the fee (if any) payable under the law of this jurisdiction, and
(b)  obey any instructions on or with the sign, meter, ticket or ticket-vending machine.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2–1)  Subrule (2) does not apply to:
(a)  the driver of a vehicle displaying a mobility parking scheme authority if:
(i)  the authority is in force, and
(ii)  the conditions of the authority are complied with, and
(iii)  the vehicle is parked in accordance with rule 206, or
(b)  a driver parking in a pay parking area.
Note 1.
 Mobility parking scheme authority and pay parking area are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Division 1 of Part 5 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 makes provision for the administration of pay parking schemes (including the designation of pay parking areas and the fixing of fees by parking authorities).
Note 3.
 This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 207 of the Australian Road Rules. Rules 207–1 to 207–9 make provision for parking in pay parking areas.
207–1   NSW rule: parking in metered parking areas
(1) Driver must park in metered parking space A driver must not park in a metered parking area unless the driver’s vehicle is parked in a metered parking space for the area.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Driver’s vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
(2) Meaning of terms A metered parking area is an ordinary metered parking area or a registration metered parking area.
(3)  An ordinary metered parking area is a parking area designated by one or more permissive parking signs where information on or with the sign includes the word “METER”.
Note.
 Parking area and with are defined in the Dictionary.
(4)  A registration metered parking area is a parking area designated by one or more permissive parking signs where information on or with the sign includes both the word “METER” and the word “REGISTRATION”.
(5)  A metered parking space is a parking bay in a metered parking area that is indicated by:
(a)  for an ordinary metered parking area—a parking bay in the area that is indicated by:
(i)  studs, pads, plates or strips, and
(ii)  in the case of a space controlled by a multi-space parking meter—the number for the space and an arrow in or adjacent to the space indicating the direction of the meter, or
(b)  for a registration metered parking area—any area for parking a single vehicle (other than a combination), whether or not indicated by road markings.
Note.
 Parking bay is defined in the Dictionary.
(6) Driver must pay relevant parking fee for ordinary metered parking area A driver must not park in a metered parking space for an ordinary metered parking area without paying the relevant parking fee for the space for at least the minimum period of time for which parking in the space must be paid for.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Relevant parking fee is defined in the Dictionary.
(7)  A driver does not contravene subrule (6) if:
(a)  the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area before paying the relevant parking fee, so long as the person pays the fee immediately after parking, or
(b)  when the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area, the parking meter for the metered parking space is displaying unexpired time.
Note.
 Parking meter is defined in the Dictionary.
(8) Driver must enter registration number and pay relevant parking fee for registration metered parking area A driver must not park in a metered parking space for a registration metered parking area without:
(a)  entering the registration number of the vehicle into the parking meter for the space, and
(b)  paying the relevant parking fee for the space for at least the minimum period of time for which parking in the space must be paid for.
(9)  A driver does not contravene subrule (8) (a) if:
(a)  the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area before entering the registration number of the vehicle, so long as the person enters the registration number immediately after parking, or
(b)  when the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area, the parking meter for the metered parking space is displaying unexpired time for the driver’s vehicle.
(10)  A driver does not contravene subrule (8) (b) if:
(a)  the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area before paying the relevant parking fee, so long as the person pays the fee immediately after parking, or
(b)  when the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area, the parking meter for the metered parking space is displaying unexpired time for the driver’s vehicle.
(11) Driver must not allow vehicle to be parked after expiry of specified time or maximum time A driver must not allow the driver’s vehicle to remain parked in a metered parking space if:
(a)  in the case of a metered parking space for an ordinary metered parking area—the parking meter for the space indicates that the period of time for which parking in the space has been paid has expired, or
(b)  in the case of a metered parking space for a registration metered parking area—the parking meter for the space indicates that the period of time for which parking has been paid in respect of the vehicle has expired.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(12)  A driver must not allow the driver’s vehicle to remain parked in a metered parking space for more than the period of time indicated on or with the permissive parking sign or signs that designate the space as the maximum time for which a vehicle may be parked in the space.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(13) Exemptions from contravention A driver who parks in a metered parking space does not contravene this rule if:
(a)  the space is within another kind of pay parking area and the driver complies with these Rules in relation to parking in the kind of pay parking area concerned, or
(b)  the driver parks for a period not exceeding the period (if any) for which no fee is payable for parking in the space, or
(c)  the driver parks outside the controlled parking hours for the space, or
(d)  the driver’s vehicle is displaying a current mobility parking scheme authority, or
(e)  the driver’s vehicle is displaying a current printed parking permit while it is parked in the space and the space is located on a length of road or in an area specified in the permit and the space is designated for use by the holder of the permit, or
(f)  an electronic parking permit is currently in force with respect to the driver’s vehicle while it is parked in the space and the space is located on a length of road or in an area specified in the permit and the space is designated for use by the holder of the permit.
Note.
 Controlled parking hours, electronic parking permit, mobility parking scheme authority, pay parking area and printed parking permit are defined in the Dictionary.
(14)  A driver who parks in a metered parking space does not contravene this rule if the parking meter for the space is inoperable (except if the driver parks in contravention of subrule (12)).
(15) Definition In this rule:
multi-space parking meter means a parking meter that applies to more than one metered parking space.
Note.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
207–2   NSW rule: parking in metered parking spaces
A driver must not park in a metered parking space:
(a)  while any other vehicle is parked in the space, or
(b)  in such a manner that any part of the vehicle lies over the markings for the space.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Metered parking space is defined in rule 207–1.
Note 2.
 A driver (along with other persons) may also commit offences under clauses 63 and 64 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 if he or she misuses or damages a parking meter.
Note 3.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
207–3   NSW rule: parking in ticket parking areas
(1)  A driver must not park in a ticket parking area unless a current parking ticket is displayed, in such a manner that its date and expiry time are clearly visible to persons outside the driver’s vehicle:
(a)  in or on the front left-hand portion of the vehicle, or
(b)  if a different portion is specified in the ticket in relation to a particular class of vehicles—in or on such portion of the vehicle as is so specified.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Driver’s vehicle and parking ticket are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A ticket parking area is a parking area designated by one or more permissive parking signs where information on or with the sign or signs includes the word “TICKET”, but does not include any part of the parking area in which the parking of vehicles is prohibited by another provision of these Rules.
Note.
 Parking area and with are defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  A driver does not contravene subrule (1) if the driver parks in a ticket parking area before obtaining a parking ticket, so long as the driver obtains and displays a current parking ticket in accordance with this rule immediately after parking the driver’s vehicle.
(4)  A driver must not allow the driver’s vehicle to remain parked in a ticket parking area after the expiry of the parking ticket displayed in or on the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(5)  A driver must not allow the driver’s vehicle to remain parked in a ticket parking area for more than the period of time indicated on or with the permissive parking signs that designate the area as the maximum time for which a vehicle may be parked in the area.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(6)  A driver who parks in a ticket parking area does not contravene this rule if:
(a)  the area is, or forms part of, another kind of pay parking area and the driver complies with these Rules in relation to parking in the kind of pay parking area concerned, or
(b)  the driver parks for a period not exceeding the period (if any) for which no fee is payable for parking in the area, or
(c)  the driver parks outside the controlled parking hours for the area, or
(d)  the driver’s vehicle is displaying a current mobility parking scheme authority, or
(e)  the driver’s vehicle is displaying a current printed parking permit while it is parked in the area and the area is located on a length of road specified in the permit and the area is designated for use by the holder of the permit, or
(f)  an electronic parking permit is currently in force with respect to the driver’s vehicle while it is parked in the area and the area is located on a length of road specified in the permit and the area is designated for use by the holder of the permit.
Note.
 Controlled parking hours, electronic parking permit, mobility parking scheme authority, pay parking area and printed parking permit are defined in the Dictionary.
(7)  Nothing in this rule prevents a driver from parking in different parts of the same ticket parking area while displaying the same parking ticket.
Note.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
207–4   NSW rule: parking in ticket parking spaces
(1)  A driver must not park in any ticket parking space:
(a)  while any other vehicle is parked in the space, or
(b)  in such a manner that any part of the vehicle lies over the markings for the space.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 A driver (along with other persons) may also commit offences under clauses 70 and 71 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 if he or she misuses or damages a parking ticket or ticket machine.
(2)  A ticket parking space is a parking bay in a ticket parking area that is indicated by studs, pads, plates or strips.
Note 1.
 Parking bay is defined in the Dictionary, and ticket parking area is defined in rule 207–3.
Note 2.
 Most ticket parking areas do not have specially designated ticket parking spaces.
Note 3.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
207–5   NSW rule: parking in coupon parking areas
(1)  A driver must not park in a coupon parking area unless a current parking coupon is displayed, in such a manner that its date and expiry time are clearly visible to persons outside the driver’s vehicle:
(a)  in or on the front left-hand portion of the vehicle, or
(b)  if a different portion is specified in the coupon in relation to a particular class of vehicles—in or on such portion of the vehicle as is so specified.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Driver’s vehicle and parking coupon are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A coupon parking area is a parking area designated by one or more permissive parking signs where information on or with the sign or signs includes the word “COUPON”, but does not include any part of the parking area in which the parking of vehicles is prohibited by another provision of these Rules.
Note.
 Parking area and with are defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  A driver does not contravene subrule (1) if the driver parks in a coupon parking area before obtaining a parking coupon, so long as the driver obtains and displays a current parking coupon in accordance with this rule immediately after parking the driver’s vehicle.
(4)  A driver must not display more than 3 parking coupons at any one time in or on the driver’s vehicle when it is parked in a coupon parking area.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(5)  A driver must not allow the driver’s vehicle to remain parked in a coupon parking area after the expiry of the parking coupons displayed in or on the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(6)  A driver must not allow the driver’s vehicle to remain parked in a coupon parking area for more than the period of time indicated on or with the permissive parking signs that designate the area as the maximum time for which a vehicle may be parked in the area.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(7)  A driver who parks in a coupon parking area does not contravene this rule if:
(a)  the area is, or forms part of, another kind of pay parking area and the driver complies with these Rules in relation to parking in the kind of pay parking area concerned, or
(b)  the driver parks for a period not exceeding the period (if any) for which a coupon is not required for parking in the area, or
(c)  the driver parks outside the controlled parking hours for the area, or
(d)  the driver’s vehicle is displaying a current mobility parking scheme authority, or
(e)  the driver’s vehicle is displaying a current printed parking permit while it is parked in the area and the area is located on a length of road specified in the permit and the area is designated for use by the holder of the permit, or
(f)  an electronic parking permit is currently in force with respect to the driver’s vehicle while it is parked in the area and the area is located on a length of road specified in the permit and the area is designated for use by the holder of the permit.
Note.
 Controlled parking hours, electronic parking permit, mobility parking scheme authority, pay parking area and printed parking permit are defined in the Dictionary.
(8)  Nothing in this rule prevents a driver from parking in different parts of the same coupon parking area while displaying the same parking coupon.
Note.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
207–6   NSW rule: parking in coupon parking spaces
(1)  A driver must not park in any coupon parking space:
(a)  while any other vehicle is parked in the space, or
(b)  in such a manner that any part of the vehicle lies over the markings for the space.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 A driver (along with other persons) may also commit offences under clause 76 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 if he or she misuses or damages a parking coupon.
(2)  A coupon parking space is a parking bay in a coupon parking area that is indicated by studs, pads, plates or strips.
Note 1.
 Parking bay is defined in the Dictionary, and coupon parking area is defined in rule 207–5.
Note 2.
 Most coupon parking areas do not have specially designated coupon parking spaces.
Note 3.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
207–7   NSW rule: parking in temporarily closed pay parking areas and spaces
A driver must not park in a pay parking area or a pay parking space that is closed under the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Pay parking area and pay parking space are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Clauses 65, 72, 77 and 81 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 enable parking authorities to temporarily close pay parking areas or spaces that have been designated by such authorities by erecting signs to that effect in, or in close proximity to, the areas or spaces concerned.
207–8   NSW rule: parking in phone parking areas
(1)  A driver must not park in a phone parking area without paying the relevant parking fee for the area:
(a)  for at least the minimum period of time for which parking in the area must be paid for, and
(b)  using a phone payment scheme (within the meaning of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Relevant parking fee is defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A phone parking area is a parking area designated by one or more permissive parking signs where information on or with the sign or signs includes the phrase “PHONE”, but does not include any part of the parking area in which the parking of vehicles is prohibited by another provision of these Rules.
Note.
 Parking area and with are defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  A driver does not contravene subrule (1) if the driver parks in a phone parking area before paying the relevant parking fee, so long as the person pays the fee using a phone payment scheme immediately after parking.
(4)  A driver must not allow the driver’s vehicle to remain parked in a phone parking area if the period for which the driver has paid to park in the area using a phone payment scheme has expired.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Driver’s vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
(5)  A driver must not allow the driver’s vehicle to remain parked in a phone parking area for more than the period of time indicated on or with the permissive parking signs that designate the area as the maximum time for which a vehicle may be parked in the area.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(6)  A driver who parks in a phone parking area does not contravene this rule if:
(a)  the area is, or forms part of, another kind of pay parking area and the driver complies with these Rules in relation to parking in the kind of pay parking area concerned, or
(b)  the driver parks for a period not exceeding the period (if any) for which no fee is payable for parking in the area, or
(c)  the driver parks outside the controlled parking hours for the area, or
(d)  the driver’s vehicle is displaying a current mobility parking scheme authority, or
(e)  the driver’s vehicle is displaying a current parking permit while it is parked in the area and the area is located on a length of road specified in the permit and the area is designated for use by the holder of the permit.
Note 1.
 Controlled parking hours, mobility parking scheme authority, parking permit and pay parking area are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
207–9   NSW rule: parking in phone parking spaces
(1)  A driver must not park in any phone parking space:
(a)  while any other vehicle is parked in the space, or
(b)  in such a manner that any part of the vehicle lies over the markings for the space.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2)  A phone parking space is a parking bay in a phone parking area that is indicated by studs, pads, plates or strips.
Note 1.
 Parking bay is defined in the Dictionary, and phone parking area is defined in rule 207–8.
Note 2.
 Most phone parking areas do not have specially designated phone parking spaces.
Note 3.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
Division 8 Parallel parking
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.
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).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Driver’s vehicle and median strip parking area are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  The driver must position the vehicle to face:
(a)  in the direction of travel of vehicles in the marked lane or line of traffic on, or next to, the part of the road where the driver parks, or
(b)  if there is no traffic on, or next to, that part of the road—in the direction in which vehicles could lawfully travel on that part of the road.
Note.
 Marked lane is defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  If the road is a two-way road, the driver must position the vehicle parallel, and as near as practicable, to the far left side of the road.
Note.
 Two-way road is defined in the Dictionary.
(4)  If the road is a one-way road, the driver must position the vehicle parallel, and as near as practicable, to the far left or far right side of the road, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign.
Note.
 One-way road, parking control sign and with are defined in the Dictionary.
(5)  If the driver does not park in a parking bay, the driver must position the vehicle at least 1 metre from the closest point of any vehicle in front of it and any vehicle behind it.
Note.
 Parking bay is defined in the Dictionary.
(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 dividing line or dividing strip, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign.
Note.
 Dividing line and dividing strip are defined in the Dictionary.
(7)  If the road does not have a continuous dividing line or a dividing strip, the driver must position the vehicle so there is at least 3 metres of the road alongside the vehicle that is clear for other vehicles to pass, unless otherwise indicated by information on or with a parking control sign.
(8)  The driver must position the vehicle so the vehicle does not unreasonably obstruct the path of other vehicles or pedestrians.
(9)  This rule does not apply to:
(a)  a driver if the driver parks on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign or road marking applies, and information on or with the sign or road marking includes the words “angle parking” or “angle”, or
(b)  the rider of a motor bike if the rider parks the motor bike on a length of road, or in an area, to which a permissive parking sign applies and the sign indicates that the length of road or area is for parking motor bikes.
Note 1.
 Motor bike and road marking are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Division 9 deals with angle parking.
(10)  Subrules (3) and (4) do not apply to the rider of a motor bike if the rider positions the motor bike so at least 1 wheel is as near as practicable to the far left or far right side of the road.
(11)  If a road has one or more service roads, the part of the road used by the main body of moving vehicles, and each service road, is taken to be a separate road for this rule.
Note.
 Part of the road used by the main body of moving vehicles and service road are defined in the Dictionary.
(12)  In this rule:
continuous dividing line means:
(a)  a single continuous dividing line only, or
(b)  a single continuous dividing line to the left or right of a broken dividing line, or
(c)  2 parallel continuous dividing lines.
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Example.
 
Parallel parking—minimum distance from other vehicles and dividing strip
In the example, the vehicles marked with an “X” are parked in contravention of this rule.
208A   Parallel parking in a road related area (except in a median strip parking area)
(1)  A driver who parks in a road related area (except in a median strip parking area) must position the driver’s vehicle to face:
(a)  in the direction of travel of vehicles in the marked lane or line of traffic next to the part of the road related area where the driver parks, or
(b)  if there is no traffic next to that part of the road related area—in the direction in which vehicles could lawfully travel in the road related area, or
(c)  if the road related area is an area that divides a road—either:
(i)  in the direction of travel of vehicles in the marked lane or line of traffic to the left of the driver, or
(ii)  if there is no traffic to the left of the driver—in the direction in which vehicles could lawfully travel on that part of the road.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Driver’s vehicle, line of traffic, marked lane and median strip parking area are defined in the Dictionary and road related area is defined in rule 13.
(2)  Subrule (1) does not apply if:
(a)  another law of this jurisdiction permits the driver to park in another manner in the road related area, or
(b)  signs or road markings indicate that angle parking is required in the road related area.
209   Parallel parking in a median strip parking area
(1)  This rule applies to a driver who parks in a median strip parking area if a parking control sign or road marking applies to the area, and information on or with the sign or road marking indicates that the driver’s vehicle must be positioned parallel to the median strip.
Note.
 Driver’s vehicle, median strip, median strip parking area, parking control sign, road marking and with are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  The driver must position the driver’s vehicle:
(a)  to face:
(i)  in the direction of travel of vehicles in the marked lane or line of traffic to the left of the driver, or
(ii)  if there is no traffic to the left of the driver—in the direction in which vehicles could lawfully travel on that part of the road, and
(b)  parallel, and as near as practicable, to the centre of the median strip, and
(c)  if the driver does not park in a parking bay—at least 1 metre from the closest point of any vehicle in front of it and any vehicle behind it.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Marked lane and parking bay are defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  This rule does not apply to the rider of a motor bike.
Note.
 Motor bike is defined in the Dictionary.
Division 9 Angle parking
Note 1.
 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.
210   Angle parking
(1)  If a driver parks in a parking area on the side of a road, or in a median strip parking area:
(a)  to which a parking control sign with the words “angle parking” or “angle” applies, or
(b)  to which a road marking indicating an angle applies,
the driver must position the driver’s vehicle in accordance with subrules (2) to (4).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Driver’s vehicle, median strip parking area, parking area, parking control sign, road marking and with are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 212 deals with whether a driver enters a median strip parking area forwards or in reverse.
(2)  If the parking control sign or road marking indicates that the vehicle must be positioned at a specified angle (other than 90°), the driver must position the vehicle:
(a)  so that the vehicle is at an angle as near as practicable to the specified angle, and
(b)  if the vehicle is parked on the side of the road—with the rear of the vehicle nearest to the centre of the road.
(2A)  If the parking control sign or road marking does not indicate the angle at which the vehicle must be positioned, the driver must position the vehicle:
(a)  so that the vehicle is at an angle as near as practicable to 45°, as shown in example 1 or 2, and
(b)  if the vehicle is parked on the side of the road—with the rear of the vehicle nearest to the centre of the road.
Examples.
 
Example 1Parking at 45° at the side of a two-way road
Example 2Parking at 45° at the right side of a one-way road
(2B)  Subrules (2) and (2A) do not apply if the road marking, or information on the parking control sign, includes the words “rear in” or similar words.
(3)  If the parking control sign or road marking indicates that the vehicle must be positioned at an angle of 90°, the driver:
(a)  must position the driver’s vehicle so the vehicle is at an angle as near as practicable to 90°, as shown in example 3 or 4, and
(b)  if the vehicle is parked on the side of the road:
(i)  if the road marking, or information on the parking control sign, includes the words “rear in” or “front in”, or similar words—must position the vehicle so that the front of the vehicle is nearest the centre of the road, or the rear of the vehicle is nearest the centre of the road, in accordance with the road marking or sign, or
(ii)  otherwise—may position the vehicle either way around.
Examples.
 
Example 3Parking at 90° at the side of a two-way road
Example 4Parking at 90° at the right side of a one-way road
(4)  If the road marking, or information on the parking control sign, includes the words “rear in”, or similar words, the driver must position the driver’s vehicle:
(a)  so that the vehicle is at an angle as near as practicable to:
(i)  the angle indicated by the road marking or parking control sign, or
(ii)  if the road marking or parking control sign does not indicate an angle—45°, and
(b)  if the vehicle is parked on the side of the road—with the front of the vehicle nearest to the centre of the road.
(4A)  Subrule (4) does not apply if the parking control sign or road marking indicates that the vehicle must be positioned at an angle of 90°.
Examples for subrule (4).
 
Example 5Parking “rear in” at 30° at the side of a road
Example 6Parking “rear in” at 30° in a median strip parking area
Example 7Parking “rear in” at 45° at the side of a road
Example 8Parking “rear in” at 45° in a median strip parking area
Example 9Parking “rear in” at 60° at the side of a road
Example 10Parking “rear in” at 60° in a median strip parking area
(5)  This rule does not apply to the rider of a motor bike.
Note.
 Motor bike is defined in the Dictionary.
Division 10 Other parking related rules
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.
211   Parking in parking bays
(1)  This rule applies to a driver who parks on a length of road, or in an area, that has parking bays (whether or not a park in bays only sign applies to the length of road or area).
Note.
 Parking bay is defined in the Dictionary.
 
Park in bays only sign
(2)  The driver must position the driver’s vehicle completely within a single parking bay, unless the vehicle is too wide or long to fit completely within the bay.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Driver’s vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Vehicle includes a combination—see rule 15 (d).
(3)  If the vehicle is too wide or long to fit completely within a single parking bay, the driver must park the driver’s vehicle within the minimum number of parking bays needed to park the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3–1)  This rule does not apply to a driver parking in a pay parking area.
Note 1.
 Pay parking area is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 211 of the Australian Road Rules. Rules 207–1 to 207–9 make provision for parking in pay parking areas.
212   Entering and leaving a median strip parking area
(1)  If information on or with a traffic control device indicates that a driver must enter or leave a median strip parking area in a particular direction, the driver must enter or leave the area in that direction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Median strip parking area, traffic control device and with are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  If there is no information on or with a traffic control device that indicates that a driver must enter or leave a median strip parking area in a particular direction, the driver must enter or leave the area by driving forward.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Example.
 
Leaving median strip parking area by driving forward
213   Making a motor vehicle secure
(1)  This rule applies to the driver of a motor vehicle who stops and leaves the vehicle on a road, except so far as the driver is exempt from this rule by an exemption order under rule 213–1 or an exemption under rule 313A (2).
Note 1.
 Motor vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Subrule (1) is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 213 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding subrule in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to provide for drivers to be exempted from this rule. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2)  Before leaving the vehicle, the driver must apply the parking brake effectively or, if weather conditions (for example, snow) would prevent the effective operation of the parking brake, effectively restrain the motor vehicle’s movement in another way.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3)  If the driver will be over 3 metres from the closest part of the vehicle, the driver must switch off the engine before leaving the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(4)  If the driver will be over 3 metres from the closest part of the vehicle, and:
(a)  there is no-one left in the vehicle, or
(b)  there is only a child or children under 16 years old left in the vehicle,
the driver must remove the ignition key before leaving the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(5)  If the driver will be over 3 metres from the closest part of the vehicle and there is no-one left in the vehicle, the driver must:
(a)  if the windows of the vehicle can be secured—secure the windows immediately before leaving the vehicle, and
(b)  if the doors of the vehicle can be locked—lock the doors immediately after leaving the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Window is defined in the Dictionary.
(6)  For the purposes of subrule (5), a window is secure even if it is open by up to 2 centimetres.
213–1   NSW rule: exemption orders for rule 213
(1)  The Authority may, by order in writing (an exemption order), exempt any class of motor vehicles from the operation of rule 213 (3) and (4) if the Authority is satisfied that:
(a)  such vehicles are used for the purpose of delivering or collecting goods (including money) in circumstances that require the drivers of those vehicles to enter and leave those vehicles at frequent intervals, and
(b)  the engines of such vehicles have to be kept running in order to operate equipment used in connection with the use of those vehicles for that purpose.
Note.
 Authority is defined in the Act.
(2)  An exemption order may be made subject to such conditions as the Authority considers appropriate.
(3)  For the purposes of rule 213 (1), the driver of a vehicle to which an exemption order applies is exempt from the operation of rule 213 (3) and (4) so long as the driver complies with any condition to which the order is subject.
Note.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.