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Our roads are painted with straight and broken lines in either white or yellow to display parking restrictions. Do you still remember them?

01 Apr 2013 | Category: Car Ownership Advice

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Illegal Parking

The Road Traffic Act defines the action 'Park' as to bring a motor vehicle or a trailer to the stationary position (to a complete stop) for any purpose other than the immediate pick-up or drop-off of people, goods or luggage.

Everyday motorists witness an increasing number of drivers who carelessly park their vehicles wherever they desire, neglecting the traffic rules that, at times, causes disruption to the traffic flow.

To curb illegal parking, the number of CCTV's in operation will be expanded to cover a wider network of locations in Singapore















LTA is increasing their efforts to curb illegal parking at 30 locations islandwide by utilising technology like CCTV cameras to reduce the number of illegal parking offenders.

The 30 locations are selected based on a number of considerations including:

1) A high incidence of illegal parking throughout the day,

2) The illegal parking situation hinders the smooth flow of public buses, or

2) The illegal parking activities raises safety concerns for pedestrians and road users and leads to prolonged traffic congestion.

Our roads are adorned with straight and broken lines in white or yellow that clearly show the restrictions of parking at the sides of the road but most in recent times seem to have ignored them.

To save yourself $300 as well as demerit points, here is a 'refresher' to remind you on the restrictions involved with the markings on roadsides and places that can be considered illegal parking.
Road Markings

1) Single or Double continuous white lines in the centre of a bi-directional road - No parking at all times on either sides of the road.

2) Single continuous yellow line along the side of the road - No parking between 7:00am to 7:00pm on this side of the road except on Sundays and Public Holidays.

3) Double continuous yellow lines along the side of the road or single zig-zag yellow line along the side of the road - No parking at all times on this side of the road.

4) Double zig-zag yellow lines along the side of the road or single white zig-zag line - No parking or stopping at all times on this side of the road.

Location based restrictions

1) No parking or stopping abreast to another vehicle at all times.

2) No parking at all times within a pedestrian crossing.

3) No parking at all times within three metres of a fire hydrant, six metres of a traffic junction and nine metres of a bus stop.

Parking within nine metres from a bus stop is considered illegal parking and a chargeable offense


Road Signs


1) No parking at all times along the side of the road where a 'No Waiting' sign is on display.

2) No parking or stopping at all times along the side of the road where a 'No Stopping' sign is on display.
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