2P or not 2P: understanding parking signs in Victoria
Don’t let parking signs confuse you. Learn what to look out for on parking signs to make sure you don’t find a ticket under your wiper.
No one likes heading to the shops, only to return to find a parking fine on their windshield - especially when they thought they had parked legally.
It’s easy to be caught out for a parking infringement, but it’s even easier to avoid the fine altogether and take the time to read and understand what parking signs mean.
“Although it may feel like you need some sort of degree to read some parking signs, it is important that you take the time to understand and comply with them,” says Silvia Morris, RACV Drive School Senior Instructor.
“Not complying with a parking sign means you are not only risking a hefty fine or having your vehicle towed away, but you may also be creating a road safety risk that puts other road users in danger.”
But what do they all mean? What's the difference between ‘no parking’, ‘no stopping’ and ‘clearways’?