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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 28 October 2019 to date (accessed 19 November 2019 at 11:36)
Part 12 Division 10
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.