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Traffic Management Act 2004

Section 86: Prohibition of parking at dropped footways etc.

222.Dropping the level of a footway, cycle track or verge to the level of the carriageway assists pedestrians crossing a road, cyclists entering or leaving the carriageway and vehicles crossing a footway, cycle track or verge in order to access off-road parking. Raising the level of the carriageway to meet the level of a footway, cycle track or verge similarly provides such assistance. Section 86 makes it a contravention for which a penalty charge may be issued to park a vehicle within a SEA and adjacent to either a dropped footway, cycle track or verge, or where the carriageway is raised to assist pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles. A number of exceptions are set out in subsections (2) to (6), e.g. for the emergency services and for loading and unloading in certain circumstances. There is no contravention if, for example, a vehicle is prevented from proceeding due to circumstances beyond the control of the driver.

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