The SHOROC partner councils – Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah – are changing the way no stopping zones are displayed and are spreading the message to make sure the community is aware of these changes and to improve street safety.
The councils are rolling out yellow no stopping lines across the region and replacing No Stopping signs in some areas to help reduce the number of signs and clutter in streets.
These continuous or unbroken yellow lines along the kerb means no stopping, even if there isn’t a No Stopping sign.
SHOROC President and Mayor of Mosman Cr Peter Abelson said he hoped these changes would make streets look better and reduce maintenance costs, whilst also helping to make streets safer.
“No stopping zones are for safety as they improve both visibility and access such as near intersections and pedestrian crossings. We ask motorists to be aware of the signage changes to no stopping zones so they avoid fines and also to consider other road users and park safely,” Cr Abelson said.
A joint regional and local campaign will be run over the coming month to inform the community.
Since 2012 the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has allowed the use of yellow lines to designate no stopping zones. Under the Australian Road Rules, a driver must not stop on a length of road that has a No Stopping sign or a continuous yellow edge line. Penalties are $311 and two demerit points in a school zone and $242 in a standard no stopping zone.
More information at rms.nsw.gov.au