Drivers face hefty fines for parking illegally in disabled car spaces

3-December-2014 General By Mark Streeter

From 1 December 2014, anyone caught parking in a disabled car park without holding a valid mobility parking sticker will not only get a $519 fine – the highest fine for this offence in the country – they will also receive a demerit point penalty.

The strict new laws apply wherever disabled parking offences are currently enforced, whether on a public road or in a car park.

Drivers need to be aware of the risks of parking in a disabled space, even for a few minutes.

Drivers who think about parking illegally in disabled car parks need to know that the demerit point penalty can contribute towards licence suspension and also make drivers ineligible for discounted driver’s licence renewal fees and reduced insurance premiums.

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Written by Mark Streeter

Mark Streeter

The Director of Streeterlaw, Mark has been practicing Law since 1994. He has attained his Masters of Law in 1999 and in 2006 was awarded his Specialist Accreditation in Commercial Litigation. Mark is a member of ARITA, a graduate of the AICD and a member of AICM. A member of STEP, Mark enjoys working in the area of Wills and Estates. In 2020 Mark is the Chair of STEP NSW.

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