The information below is about parking offences that can occur in Unley. While most people will obey the law to avoid fines there will always be a time when a time when you didn't see the yellow line, were in a hurry or couldn't get back to the car within the prescribed limit. This clearly explains the rules, and what to do if you get a fine. Of course it's easier to just pay it but many people don't or aren't able to and then do nothing rather than seeking alternate means of payment.
Parking - Continuing Offence
What if I didn't read or didn't understand the signs?
- It is your responsibility as the driver of a vehicle to read all road and kerbside signage that you may encounter, and to comply with the directions or requirements indicated by the signs and/or road markings.
- All road and kerbside signage, and road markings within the City comply with Australian Standards as prescribed in the Australian Road Rules.
- If you do not understand the information provided on the signs/or by the road markings, then you should seek another area in which to park.
- Infringements may not be cancelled if you did not read, understand or you misinterpreted the information on the signs/or the road markings.
- Lines may be painted on roads to emphasise restrictions or conditions as stated on parking control signs.
- Where parking bays are marked in car parks or on the road surface, parking is only permitted completely within these bays.
- Certain areas have mandatory restrictions and must be kept permanently clear of stationary vehicles. No signage is necessary for these areas; however, solid yellow 'No Stopping' road markings may be placed on the road to remind the public (e.g. at traffic lights). These have the same effect as if the area had signs stating 'No Stopping Zone'.
- Where signs are present to indicate a restriction or requirement, they take precedence over any road markings that may be present.
Residential Parking Permit/Exemptions
More flexible options now available for paying overdue fines
What this means for fines owed in South Australia
- It’s now easier for people to manage overdue fines, with more options available. Overdue fines can be paid online and over the phone, and in person at any Australia Post Office or Service SA Customer Service Centre.
- People can apply for a Payment Arrangement to spread their payment over a longer period, even before a fine is sent to the Fines Unit for enforcement). Prior to February 2014, an ‘application for relief’ had to be submitted to gain any kind of payment arrangement.
- For those who evade paying their fines, escalating enforcement measures will be applied to recover the amounts owed. These enforcements include suspending driver’s licences, clamping and impounding vehicles, seizing and selling assets, and making deductions directly from a person’s bank account or salary.