How to Avoid Getting a Parking Ticket
Discovering that you have been given a parking ticket is something that can cause displeasure and stress. It is important that you understand the basic rules in order to void receiving a parking fine in the first place. Here at VroomVroomVroom, we offer an easy and quick way to book a car hire. e also care about the safety and welfare of our customers. Take a look below at helpful ways on how to avoid getting a parking ticket.
Download and use a parking app
The most practical and fastest way to avoid a parking fine is to install a parking app. There are many different parking apps that work similar to other travel apps to book parking. This makes the process simple, easy and effective.
Carefully read all the road and parking signs
With almost all areas of capital cities in Australia under rigid parking restrictions it pays to carefully check the road signs. Check the time frame that the parking sign displays. Additionally, under the time limit there will be a set of times that you are able to park in the spot for. Be cautious of loading zones, no parking zones and rush-hour zones. Furthermore, take note of "temporary" (or movable) signs displayed for construction sites, emergencies, street repairs, street cleaning, tree trimming, water or sewer line work.
Regularly carry spare change
Most parking meters these days have the option to use your credit card. This makes the process a lot easier however, it is always a good idea to keep some spare change with you just in case. A common reason why people receive a parking fine is because they don't have the right change on hand. Whilst parking lots in Australia today are finally improving and offering different payment options, you never know what the meter may accept.
Of course, the best way to avoid getting a ticket is to park legally and avoid the risk of ever getting one! It can be very confusing and at times frustrating not being able to find a park, we get it. Remember to remain calm and be patient, you will find a park, eventually.
Make sure to read our Driving in Australia page if you want to get more tips on Australian road conditions and speeding fines. For more information on traffic and speed signs, click our article on Speeding Cameras and Rental Cars.