Dear Drive… What’s the difference between No Parking, No Standing, and No Stopping signs?

The guidelines governing these indications are administered by each individual condition and territory and though they are largely the exact during Australia, there are some refined distinctions. Likewise, penalties for disregarding signals can change, not just from condition to condition, but also from suburb to suburb, based on which overlords are patrolling our streets on the lookout for those pesky errant parkers.

“No parking signal:
(1) The driver of a motor vehicle should not quit on a duration of highway or in an region to which a no parking signal applies, except if the driver—
(a) is dropping off or selecting up passengers or merchandise and
(b) does not depart the auto unattended and
(c) completes the dropping off or selecting up of the passengers or products, and drives on, as shortly as feasible and, in any circumstance, within just the expected time following stopping.”

Rob Margeit has been an automotive journalist for about 20 a long time, masking the two motorsport and the car field. Rob joined CarAdvice in 2016 immediately after a lengthy career at Australian Consolidated Press. Rob covers automotive information and vehicle opinions though also producing in-depth element posts on historically significant vehicles and car producers. He also loves identifying obscure models and looking into their genesis and background.

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