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Parking laws - On-street parking?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:41 pm

Obviously parking on yellow lines is prohibited, and one should always parking in the direction of the Traffic , and not park in such away to impede the through flow of traffic or block vehicular access to parking with in the boundaries of a property, but what about on-street parking where there are NO yellow lines ?

Are there any laws (other than to deal with obstruction) which may prohibit parking in such places with no yellow lines?

Do property owners or occupiers have any proprietorial rights over the road in front of their premises and do these home made " no parking " signs otherwise have any legal validity ?
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Re: Parking laws - On-street parking?

Postby humanist » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:23 pm

beware of what you ask for .............

One thing I love about Cyprus is the organised chaos that appears to work well. Sure people park everywhere so what its better than Australia where you either have to pay $2.20 just to stand there to get the paper because your not in your car so the paper doubles in price or you take a long walk to the local lol.
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Re: Parking laws - On-street parking?

Postby Sotos » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:02 pm

Do property owners or occupiers have any proprietorial rights over the road in front of their premises and do these home made " no parking " signs otherwise have any legal validity ?


No. Roads are public. You just can't block the entrance to a garage.
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Re: Parking laws - On-street parking?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:58 pm

Sotos wrote:
Do property owners or occupiers have any proprietorial rights over the road in front of their premises and do these home made " no parking " signs otherwise have any legal validity ?


No. Roads are public. You just can't block the entrance to a garage.


So why would a policeman call me to tell me my car may need moving??

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No garage to block there!
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Re: Parking laws - On-street parking?

Postby CBBB » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:17 pm

I hope you told him to pee off!
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Re: Parking laws - On-street parking?

Postby Sotos » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:13 pm

Which one is your car? The way the first car in the first photo (KZ...) and the green car are parked is quite wrong!
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Re: Parking laws - On-street parking?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:26 pm

Sotos wrote:Which one is your car? The way the first car in the first photo (KZ...) and the green car are parked is quite wrong!


No my car is not there - just as the Police called my wife was in the process of moving it anyway. Both the Green and the Red cars are very badly parked, against the flow of traffic, while in the top picture IMG00147-20111010-1337.jpg the nearest silver car is parked with its arse-end halfway across a narrow road, causing all sorts of issues for cars trying to get into that road.
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Re: Parking laws - On-street parking?

Postby johbee » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:23 am

I heard a bit of a ruckus outside my house on Sunday and came out to see what it was all about. Apparently a women had bumped into another car parked on the street. She was adamant that she didn't while the man insisted that she did. Eventually the police showed up to, um, to,....well I don't really know why they showed up, but ultimately told the drivers to call their insurance and let them sort it out. I pulled the cop aside and asked why he didn't write both cars a parking ticket since the were both parked on the pavement about two inches from the wall of my neighbor's house. His reply was that everyone parks that way. I simply thought it's a good thing that everyone doesn't go around shooting people.

Funny enough I read an article in the CM a few weeks ago where the police were bragging about how the road deaths have dropped over the last ten years and of course taking full credit. Certainly the drop has nothing to do with the advanced safety features such as airbags, ABS, TCS, etc. standard on most cars today. To call a Cypriot policeman an idiot is an insult to idiots worldwide. They are without a doubt on the top of the useless public servants list.
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Re: Parking laws - On-street parking?

Postby yialousa1971 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:44 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
Sotos wrote:
Do property owners or occupiers have any proprietorial rights over the road in front of their premises and do these home made " no parking " signs otherwise have any legal validity ?


No. Roads are public. You just can't block the entrance to a garage.


So why would a policeman call me to tell me my car may need moving??

IMG00147-20111010-1337.jpg

IMG00148-20111010-1338.jpg


No garage to block there!


Because I called the police. :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Parking laws - On-street parking?

Postby kurupetos » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:32 pm

CBBB wrote:I hope you told him to pee off!

The correct scientific definition is 'urine off'. :wink:
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