However, there is one particular road rule that many of us were probably taught when we started driving, but have since forgot. You can’t park within 10 metres of an intersection, or within 20 metres if the intersection has traffic lights.
This rule does not require signage, yellow lines or any other sort of warning to be enforceable, and drivers are being caught out by it – particularly when it can be a little hard to estimate a distance of 10 metres correctly in an unsigned or unmarked street.
According to reports, fine in Australia for the rule range from $115 to $450 while some even carry a cost of demerit points. So, the next time you plan to take a punt on a cheeky parking space in an unsigned area, you might want to double check how close the nearest intersection is.
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