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Parking Meter By-law, 1957
- Published in KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Gazette no. 2749 on 17 January 1957
- Commenced on 17 January 1957
- [Up to date as at 31 May 2021]
1. ApplicationThe By-laws shall apply to the public streets and public places or portions thereof specified in terms of these By-laws; provided that any other By-laws of the Council for the time being in force regulating and controlling the parking of vehicles in public streets or places shall continue to apply to a metered zone, except to the extent to which such By-laws are inconsistent or in conflict with any of the provisions of these By-laws.[R. 1 amended by r. 1 of PN 422 of 1974.]
3. Installation of parking meters
4. Method of parkingNo driver or person in charge of a vehicle shall park such vehicle—(a)in a metered parking bay across any painted line marking the bay or in such a position that the said vehicle shall not be entirely within the area demarcated as a metered parking bay;(b)in a metered parking bay which is already occupied by another vehicle;(c)in a metered parking bay in contravention of any road traffic sign prohibiting the parking or stopping of vehicles in the street or portion of the street concerned.[R. 4 amended by PN 344 of 1958 and by r. (ii) of PN 270 of 1965 and substituted by r. 3 of PN 238 of 1975.]
5. Payment of fees for parking
6. Discontinuance of metered parking bayThe City Engineer or any other officer authorised by the Council to display road traffic signs may, whenever he deems it necessary or expedient to do so in the interests of the movement or control of traffic, place or erect a traffic sign or signs indicating “No Stopping” or “No Parking” at any metered parking bay or bays, and it shall be unlawful for any person to stop or park a vehicle or to cause or permit a vehicle to be stopped or parked in such parking bay or bays while such sign or signs is so place or erected or during any period when the stopping or parking of a vehicle in the street or portion of the street concerned is prohibited in terms of any such traffic sign.[R. 6 substituted by r. (iii) of PN 270 of 1965 and amended by r. 4 of PN 238 of 1975.]
7. Interference with parking metersNo person shall misuse any parking meter or interfere or tamper or attempt to interfere or tamper with the working operation or mechanism of any parking meter, and no person shall, without authority from the Council, affix or attempt to affix or place any placard, advertisement, notice, list, document board or thing on or paint, write upon or disfigure any parking meter.
8. Prescribed coins only to be depositedNo person shall deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter anything whatever other than the prescribed coin or coins.
9. Unlawful operation of parking meterNo person shall operate or attempt to operate any parking meter by any means other than as prescribed in these By-laws.
10. ...[R. 10 deleted by r. 4 of PN 290 of 1972.]
11. Unlawful parkingIt shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle to be parked in any metered parking bay, except as permitted by the provisions of these By-laws.Where any vehicle is found to have been parked in contravention of the By-laws, it shall be deemed to have been or caused or allowed to have been parked by the person in whose name such vehicle is registered unless and until he shall prove to the contrary.
12A. Special provisions for disabled persons’ vehicles
13. OffencesAny person who contravenes any of the provisions of these By-laws shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding R200 in the case of a first conviction or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, for the same offence, a fine not exceeding R400, or in default of payment of any fine imposed in either case, imprisonment for any period not exceeding three months.[R. 13 substituted by para (d) of PN 389 of 1966.]
- Entire By-law
- 1. Application
- 1A. Nondiscrimination
- 2. Definitions
- 3. Installation of parking meters
- 4. Method of parking
- 5. Payment of fees for parking
- 6. Discontinuance of metered parking bay
- 7. Interference with parking meters
- 8. Prescribed coins only to be deposited
- 9. Unlawful operation of parking meter
- 10. ...
- 11. Unlawful parking
- 12. Exemption
- 12A. Special provisions for disabled persons’ vehicles
- 13. Offences
History of this By-law
17 January 1957 this versionPublished in KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Gazette no. 2749By-law commences.