Road Safety Discussion

Garbage collection vehicles and no stopping zones

  • 1.  Garbage collection vehicles and no stopping zones

    Posted 08 April 2019 21:44
    Hi,
    Can anyone provide information regarding the legality of garbage collection vehciles standing in no stopping zones to empty bins? There does not seem to be any exemption in the road rules, and on the face of it seems the driver could be conisidered guilty of a parking offence? Can anyone offer advice as to how  garbage vehilces could legally operate in no stopping zones? Thanks.


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  • 2.  RE: Garbage collection vehicles and no stopping zones

    Posted 09 April 2019 20:58
    Hi Susan

    Garbage trucks are exempt under Section 313A of the Road Rules.  The wording of Section 313A varies from State to State but effectively has the same provision.

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    Renai Clark​
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  • 3.  RE: Garbage collection vehicles and no stopping zones

    Posted 11 April 2019 01:31
    ​I do not believe that a garbage collection vehicle is an INCIDENT RESPOSE VEHICLE and should not have bins placed in a no stopping zone for it to pick up.

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    brenton mattiske
    Glenelg shire council construction engineer
    bmattiske@glenelg.vic.gov.au
    0417563092 Heywood Vic
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  • 4.  RE: Garbage collection vehicles and no stopping zones

    Posted 11 April 2019 17:57
    Hi Susan
    I believe the legalities are are only one aspect. These zones are there for a purpose, most likely safety so stopping there is questionable but need to use some common sense, particularly the timing.The other consideration is the 'look' of Council/Contractor's vehicles stopping in these areas and to me that was a major consideration. Inevitably a local has been booked for stopping/parking in that location and seeing a Council/Contractor doing the same can lead to resident dissatisfaction with Council.

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    Fred Harrington OAM
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