Understanding and observance of parking signs

This paper describes a study carried out for the New South Wales Department of Main Roads to quantify the level of understanding and observance, by on street parkers, of the different parking regulatory signs. The paper discusses data collection and surveys; incidence of illegal parking in the pilot area; behaviour of parkers, their knowledge of penalties and level of enforcement; driver's understanding and observance of parking signs, and characteristics of drivers parking illegally in on street spaces controlled by different parking signs. It is concluded that illegal parking was higher than originally anticipated, with 35 per cent of all drivers parking illegally, and that over 40 per cent of drivers interviewed did not fully understand the meaning of the parking sign controlling the space where they were parked. It is recommended that a pamphlet including the exact definitions of parking signs and the penalties for infringing these signs be issued by the Department of Motor Transport with driving licence renewal notices. Due to the high incidence of illegal parking in 'one quarter hour' spaces and to the ineffective level of enforcement, it is also recommended that these signs be discontinued.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 23-32
  • Monograph Title: Procedures for analysis of traffic flow patterns using detector loops
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 4

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  • Accession Number: 01439185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:04PM