Parking in front of crossovers (lowered footways / driveways)
It is a contravention of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (as amended) to park a vehicle in front of a lowered footway. No part of the vehicle must be in front of the lowered section of footway or kerb. This applies to all lowered footways, for example:
- access drives
- pedestrian crossing points
- pram crossings
The only exception is where the property owner has given permission, giving access to the property. This applies to where the dropped footway is level with the carriageway and it would apply to any part of a vehicle, i.e. part of the wheel adjacent to the lowered footway and any vehicle overhang.
In the case of access to private land (residential or commercial), the enforcement service will only act if the land owner reports the offence and signs a statement, which confirms permission to park was not given.
The contravention is to park in front of the lowered footway, whether or not it causes an obstruction.
The Civil Enforcement Officer will photograph any penalised offenders to aid the resolution of any offence.