Q&A - Parking Opposite an Obstruction
In the MVA under section 189 it states that: (1) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with traffic or to comply with the law or the directions of a peace officer or traffic control device, a person must not stop, stand or park a vehicle as follows: (k) alongside or opposite a street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking obstructs traffic;
Does this mean that if there is an obstruction on the opposite side of the road, that you cannot park on the other side. For example, in my area, in the summers we get a large influx of sports fisherman and they often park along both sides of the road forcing traffic to drive up the middle. I want to know if this law prevents such parking, can they legally park on both sides or is only one side of the road legal due to obstructions created by the other parked vehicles? The road in question is a risen, two lane, country road with no sidewalks and sharp angles on each side which prevent parking all the off the road.
As you can see in the street view there are some vehicles present and parked partially on the road but only one side. When it really picks up both sides will be parked on for nearly 100m to the East if not a little more as there is river access through a trail in one of the fields in that direction. This will often force single lane traffic and due to the slight curve in the road a blind spot that will sometimes lead to two cars coming face to face. No to mention the 30Km speed sign posted that is often obstructed by parked vehicles.