Porirua City is at the orange setting of the traffic lights protection framework. This means some changes to the way we work and live, as protections are in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Find out more
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Let’s all be safe and courteous. If you choose to stop or park illegally you could get fined. You might also like to check where you can find a parking spot in Porirua.
Reasons we issue parking fines
If you park in a way that’s unsafe for pedestrians or other vehicles, you will receive a fine. Below are ten of the most common offences – please read to make sure you know the rules and avoid a fine.
|No evidence of current Warrant of Fitness||$200|
|Operating an unlicensed motor vehicle||$200|
|Parked within 6 meters of an intersection||$60|
|Parked in a prohibited area||$40|
|Parked on a broken yellow line||$60|
|Parked within 6 metres of a bus stop||$40|
|Incorrect kerb parking – parking facing oncoming traffic||$40|
|Parked in area reserved for disabled persons||$150|
|Parked on prepared grass berm causing or likely to cause damage||$40|
|Parked on the footpath||$40|
During the school run, choose safe parking every time. Find out more
Council running child restraint checks
Council’s road safety team work with police to run regular child restraint checkpoints, and monthly information clinics.
The aim is to check that cars carrying youngsters are fitted with correctly installed child restraints seats.
Free child restraint clinics will be run on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from now on. Keep an eye on PCC’s Facebook for details.
Take a look at this guide to fitting child restraint seats correctly
We want you to keep safe when travelling during on the roads. Here's a few of our best tips for drivers. Find out more
Requests for broken yellow no stopping lines
We use broken yellow no stopping lines to manage kerbside parking on Porirua's roads.
They are also used to:
Public requests for broken yellow no stopping lines
We receive a lot of requests for broken yellow no stopping lines around the city and use the following process to manage them:
Many residents request speed humps, but there are other traffic calming measures that should be considered or used before speed humps, as there are strict guidelines around installing speed humps which are set by local, national, and other best practice guidelines.
It's also important to note that speed humps are often not popular with the residents who live alongside because of the noise generated by cars navigating them.
If residents are concerned that someone is driving dangerously on their street they should call the police on 111, 105 or *555 from a cellphone.
What Council considers when looking at traffic calming requests
Council considers a number of factors when investigating if traffic calming is required, this includes:
When reviewing requests for speed humps, Council will not install them on:
Porirua City Council does not install or maintain traffic mirrors in the public road reserve.
Traffic mirrors are not installed because they can pose a potential public safety risk:
Instead, other options can be considered by a property owner and/or Council if there are visibility issues when exiting a driveway or side road, such as:
You might also be interested in our work to improve and maintain Porirua's roads and footpaths