Parking fails could cause ‘horrific’ accident on Bulli Pass: resident

Parking problems: People parking close to the intersection with Bulli Pass and Pass Avenue has one local fuming. Picture: Sylvia LiberPeople parking illegally could cause a “horrific” accident on Bulli Pass, according to a resident.
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Pass Avenue forms a T-intersection with the pass, and southbound motorists can turn left into the road.

For 10 metres past the junction with the pass, there areclearly marked no stopping zones on either side of Pass Ave.

But in a letter to the Mercury the resident complained of motorists regularly parking there, largely out of sight of drivers turning left from the pass.

The resident is concerned turning motorists will one day hit a parked car –or worse.

“Imagine a car coming down the Bulli Pass and coming around the corner with a mother dropping her boy off there –it would be horrific,” the residentwrote.

“I’ve seen evidence of accidents with car debris at the corner, and it’sjust a matter of time before another more serious accident happens.”

They stated they had also seen motorists perform illegal U-turns by driving out into Bulli Pass.

The resident said they had contacted police and Wollongong City Council in an effort to put an end to the illegal parking but had been unsatisfied with the result.

A spokesman for Wollongong City Council said it had installed the no stopping signs at the intersection.

“The signs are designed to ensure that people do not park illegally close to this intersection.

“Parking across driveways is illegal by way of a No Parking restriction throughout Australia, although the more expensive penalty under the No Stopping restriction is applicable here.

“The No Stopping signs are also placed so that drivers can gain clear line of sight when approaching an intersection.”

The spokesman said council would act on parking complaints made by the public.

“If a resident provides information or makes a complaint about illegal parking to council, rangers from Regulation and Enforcement can then investigate,” he said.

“Council rangers and NSW Police have the ability to issue penalty infringement notices to people who park illegally.”

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