Shoalhaven City Council has progressively rolled out the use of unbroken yellow edge lines on the side of roads in the Shoalhaven that represent “No Stopping” zones.
Continuous Yellow edge line marking on roads show a NO STOPPING zone. All road rules relating to NO STOPPING zones apply to this area regardless of if NO STOPPING signs are in place.
Yellow no stopping lines were included in the 1999 Australian Road Rules and written into the NSW Road Rules legislation in 2008, while this method of delineating no stopping zones has been around for some time it has recently been implemented in the Shoalhaven.
Painted yellow lines are more durable, easier to maintain and have less impact on the visual appearance of an area than road signs. Roads and Maritime Services - NSW Road Rules introduced the option of lines rather than signs in 2008. “Rule 169 of the Road Rules (No Stopping on a road with a yellow edge line”.
A driver must not stop at the side of a road marked with a continuous yellow edge line.
These areas need to be kept clear so that drivers and pedestrians have an unimpeded view of each other and road safety is maintained.
Police and council parking officers can enforce this road rule, without any other road signs or indications required.
Shoalhaven City Council have already implemented the unbroken yellow edge lines in Mollymook and Huskisson.
For further information on the No Stopping Zone motorists are advised to visit the road rules at Roads and Maritime website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au