Byron Bay parking attendant fines woman $120 for backing her car into space
Australian woman stunned by $120 parking fine most of us have done: ‘Can someone explain?’
- A Byron Bay local was stunned after being fined $120
- She was fined for backing her vehicle into a parking space
- The council enforced this rule because riders left their boots open
A driver was left shocked and confused after receiving a $120 parking fine for simply backing her vehicle into a parking lot.
The Byron Bay local parked in the Main Beach parking lot in the CBD, not realizing that all vehicles had to park in the nose first.
She returned to her car to find a fine and admitted she didn’t see a sign warning motorists to “Get in front”.
“Can someone please explain to me why it is now illegal to reverse into a park?” she wrote in a Facebook post.
A Byron Bay resident got a $120 parking fine for backing her vehicle into a parking lot before taking photos with the parking attendant
The woman asked why the penalty for reversing was so expensive.
“Here we pay for parking and get a $120 fine for it. Just great!’
“Has this happened to anyone else? Can you maybe put the SMALL UP!? Please share to warn others,” the woman wrote
She included photos of a parking attendant in the lot issuing fines to other motorists.
Some residents agreed the fine was unreasonable and accused the community of “increasing revenue”.
“The dumbest moronic rule that only Australia has to line the council’s pockets. Damn motherfuckers,” one wrote.
“It would be nice if the council put up a big sign, but it’s a big cash cow. I warn anyone I see parking like this,” said another.
Others berated the woman for not reading the sign.
The woman had overlooked a sign in the Main Beach CBD advising all drivers to park nose first or risk a fine
The woman wrote about the parking fine on social media, where other users agreed the fine was unreasonable, but some Byron Bay locals berated her for missing the sign
Some users claimed the reason the rule was introduced was to keep exhaust fumes away from people on the sidewalk and in local businesses.
Previously, Byron Bay Council only allowed reverse parking in the popular seaside city’s central business district, with the parking nose initially risking a fine.
This rule was reversed in early 2010 and the council distributed $50,000 to change all parking signs in the area.
A spokesman for Byron Bay Council told Daily Mail Australia: “The reason there is no rear parking at the Main Beach car park in Byron Bay is that some drivers who park at the rear open their boots and find them over the adjacent public leave the footpath.”
“It makes it difficult for people to walk on the sidewalk.”
“Like any other traffic rule, this one is a basic courtesy to other people.”
The spokesman added that the amount chosen for the fine was set by the NSW Parliament and not the Council.
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