Disabled car parking bays can only be used by vehicles displaying a current ACROD sticker.
It is an offence for any other vehicle to park or stand in a disabled car parking bay. Rangers are required to ensure that these bays are available for people with disabilities, and may impose on-the-spot fines for parking in an ACROD bay.
School parking is a major safety hazard at some schools. Children and pedestrians are at risk being hurt when there are a lot of vehicles incorrectly parked or speeding through school zones.
Common parking problems:
Stopping/Parking on a footpath
Parking on a NO STOPPING area, or stopping on a road during the prohibited times.
Parking in a NO Parking area
Parking on a nature strip or verge without the owner's consent
Parking so that the vehicle causes an obstruction
Parking facing the wrong way
Be a 'Perfect Parker'
Observe Parking signs
Use Kiss and Drive (if available)
DONT BE A NASTY PARKER AND:
Park on footpaths
Obstruct children's crossing
Park on median strips
If you need help or advice on parking, contact the Rangers Department during office hours on 9411 3444.
SAFETY CONCERNS AROUND SCHOOLS
WATCH OUT FOR
Bends in the road
Lack of available parking bays
Parking on footpaths
Parking across driveways
WHAT PARENTS CAN DO
Always be aware of children
Walk or cycle to and from school
Try and use nearby parking facilities such as reserves or shopping centres and walk the short distance to school
Plan your trip so that you arrive eariler and arrive on the school side of the road
Avoid leaving your vehicle for long periods
Form a road wise committee (contact your principal or P &C)
Be a 'Perfect Parker'
WHAT TEACHERS CAN DO
Educate students about procedures around the school precinct.
Encourage children to educate their parents or carers about what they should and shouldnt do around the school.
Children warning and 40km hour school speed zone signs are the responsibility of Main Roads WA and requests for additional signs or sign damage reports should be directed to them on 9323 4111 or 1800 800 009.
KISS N DRIVE zones typically allow parents to pick up and drop off children adjacent to the main school entrance
PROHIBITION SIGNS - Parking prohibitions are imposed to regulate and modify parking patterns. Their main function is to ensure that potential vehicle/pedestrian conflicts are eliminated.
Essentially there are two types of prohibitions which have specific meanings under the Road Traffic Code 'No Parking or No Standing'. Sometimes these signs have times when the order is enforced. During the times stated there is no parking or standing allowed.
NO PARKING means that a motorist may stop the vehicle to immediately set down or pick up passengers or goods. The motorist must remain with the vehicle.
NO STANDING means that a motorist cannot stop to set down or pick up passengers. These are put in place to ban vehicles from stopping in potentially hazardous areas.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is an offence to stop or park a vehicle:
Within 3 metres of a double white line
Within 10 metres of an intersection
less than 9 metres from a traffic island
HELP IS AVAILABLE
CONTACT: ROADWISE 9213 2066 OR MAIN ROADS 9323 4111