City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

Parking Guidelines - School & Disabled

DISABLED PARKINGDisabled - Acrod Symbol

Disabled car parking bays can only be used by vehicles displaying a current ACROD sticker.

It is an offence for any other vehicle to park or stand in a disabled car parking bay. Rangers are required to ensure that these bays are available for people with disabilities, and may impose on-the-spot fines for parking in an ACROD bay. 

SCHOOL PARKING

School parking is a major safety hazard at some schools.  Children and pedestrians are at risk being hurt when there are a lot of vehicles incorrectly parked or speeding through school zones.

Common parking problems:

  • Stopping/Parking on a footpath
  • Parking on a NO STOPPING area, or stopping on a road during the prohibited times.
  • Parking in a NO Parking area
  • Double parking
  • Parking on a nature strip or verge without the owner's consent
  • Parking so that the vehicle causes an obstruction
  • Parking facing the wrong way

GOLDEN RULES

  1. Be aware
  2. Be Courteous
  3. Be responsible
  4. Be a 'Perfect Parker'
  5. Observe Parking signs
  6. Use Kiss and Drive (if available)

DONT BE A NASTY PARKER AND:

    • Block driveways
    • Park on footpaths
    • Get frustrated
    • Obstruct children's crossing
    • Park on median strips

If you need help or advice on parking, contact the Rangers Department during office hours on 9411 3444.

SAFETY CONCERNS AROUND SCHOOLS

WATCH OUT FOR 

  • Speeding motorists
  • Bends in the road
  • Lack of available parking bays
  • Parking on footpaths
  • Parking across driveways

WHAT PARENTS CAN DO

  • Always be aware of children
  • Walk or cycle to and from school
  • Try and use nearby parking facilities such as reserves or shopping centres and walk the short distance to school
  • Plan your trip so that you arrive eariler and arrive on the school side of the road
  • Avoid leaving your vehicle for long periods
  • Form a road wise committee (contact your principal or P &C)
  • Be a 'Perfect Parker'

WHAT TEACHERS CAN DO

  • Educate students about procedures around the school precinct.
  • Encourage children to educate their parents or carers about what they should and shouldnt do around the school.

WARNING SIGNS

Children warning and 40km hour school speed zone signs are the responsibility of Main Roads WA and requests for additional signs or sign damage reports should be directed to them on 9323 4111 or 1800 800 009.

KISS N DRIVE zones typically allow parents to pick up and drop off children adjacent to the main school entrance

PROHIBITION SIGNS - Parking prohibitions are imposed to regulate and modify parking patterns.  Their main function is to ensure that potential vehicle/pedestrian conflicts are eliminated.

Essentially there are two types of prohibitions which have specific meanings under the Road Traffic Code 'No Parking or No Standing'.  Sometimes these signs have times when the order is enforced.  During the times stated there is no parking or standing allowed.

  • NO PARKING means that a motorist may stop the vehicle to immediately set down or pick up passengers or goods.  The motorist must remain with the vehicle.
  • NO STANDING means that a motorist cannot stop to set down or pick up passengers.  These are put in place to ban vehicles from stopping in potentially hazardous areas.

DID YOU KNOW?

  It is an offence to stop or park a vehicle: 

      • Within 3 metres of a double white line
      • Within 10 metres of an intersection
      • less than 9 metres from a traffic island

HELP IS AVAILABLE

CONTACT:  ROADWISE 9213 2066 OR MAIN ROADS 9323 4111


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