Motorists in NSW have been reminded that the ‘No Standing’ rule no longer exists in the State.

An RTA spokesperson said the removal of the ‘No Standing’ rule brings NSW parking rules into line with the Australian Road Rules.

The parking rules in NSW now are:

  • No Parking: Means motorists cannot stop for longer than two minutes and cannot move more than 3m from their vehicle to drop off or pick up passengers or goods.
  • No Stopping: Means vehicles cannot stop in an area under any circumstances. This rule is essentially for road safety purposes and often applies on the approaches to pedestrian crossings, traffic lights or on stretches of road where it is not safe to stop or park.

The RTA said that all ‘No Standing’ signs should now be removed. If there are any left, they will automatically convert to the ‘No Stopping’ rule.