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  # 1652344 17-Oct-2016 14:01
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Geese: On the subject of reversing down a driveway and hitting something or someone and being at fault... Is it actually law that all properties by design must have allowances for vehicle to be able to turn around on the property to then leave driving forwards back out, or is that rubbish like the common misconception cabbage trees can't be cut down?


This would only be part of a consent condition.  I don't believe there is a law on reverse manoeuvring, but most new developments that have frontage access to arterials or other important corridors have a consent condition to build turning areas.  Enforcement I think is based on the condition, e.g. can only enter and exit property in forward gears... breaching this would be a breach of the RMA/LGA and not road user rules/code.





You would need a lot of land to allow a car to turn around on their property. They essentially have to do a 3 point turn, and the postage sized sections these days which councils now allow, wouldn't allow for this. I back out onto a main road from a garage near the road, but have a backing camera, and do it very slowly. That hasn't however stopped a kid on a bike, riding on the footpath, running into the side of my car door. There is potentially more viability with me backing out than going out frontwards, as if going out forwards my bonnet would go out first, and I can't see down the footpath until most is the bonnet is over the footpath.

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  # 1652364 17-Oct-2016 14:40
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You don't need to indicate to "pass" in this circumstance 1) you are remaining entirely within your lane and 2) the other vehicle is stationary, so in effect you are simply driving past a parked car (yes it is double parked)





One thing, the passing vehicle must drive onto the right side of the road to get by-- they are not remaining in the same lane.  Which means they must signal right?




Also, the car is not actually parked, because I am actively driving it and in the flow of the traffic right? 


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  # 1652371 17-Oct-2016 14:56
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Unless the law has changed recently, a car is not legally deemed to be parked in a metered parking space until it has been stopped for more than 5 min. Stationary vehicle yes, but not parked

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  # 1699603 6-Jan-2017 21:26
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scuwp: Unless the law has changed recently, a car is not legally deemed to be parked in a metered parking space until it has been stopped for more than 5 min. Stationary vehicle yes, but not parked


Only for the purposes of determining the liability of the registered owner for the cost of parking - not for determining whether it is considered to be 'parked'.




Scott3:The NZTA does not make the rules (that is done by parliament)


The NZTA makes regulations under powers granted under the Acts i.e. Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004, VIRM etc.

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  # 1699639 6-Jan-2017 22:35
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Just slowly inch your way in ... if there's no way of waiting till traffic vanishes eg if you're in AKL ... or eventually someone will stop for you, or worse, an old Mini/Morris drive straight into your park :)

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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