PT Problem of the Day: Cars parked in bus stops – inadequate signage and enforcement

POTD: Cars parked in bus stops

It’s all too common to see cars parked in bus stops, which means buses to have to stop in traffic — a potential safety risk for passengers, particularly those with limited mobility, and a cause of added traffic congestion.

The motorists pictured above might be oblivious to the law: if there are no Bus Zone signs, then you are not permitted to park within 20 metres of the approach side of a bus stop, nor within 10 metres of the departure side. (Rule 195, Road Safety Road Rules 2009).

Signage might help here, as might education of motorists, as well as enforcement, to make sure cars don’t continue park in bus stops.

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