Avoid the fine, don't stop on the yellow line

No stopping at yellow unbroken lines

Posted Tuesday 14 April 2015

Mosman Council is changing the way no stopping zones are displayed and spreading the message to make sure the community is aware of these changes and to improve street safety.

Mosman is one of the Shore Regional Organisation of Councils (SHOROC) member councils, which also include Manly, Pittwater and Warringah councils which 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 mean no stopping, even if there isn’t a No Stopping sign.
Mayor of Mosman and SHOROC President Cr Peter Abelson said he hoped these changes would make streets look better and reduce maintenance costs, while 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 has been running since March to inform the community.

The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has allowed the use of yellow lines to designate no stopping zones since 2012. 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.