Car sales near SH16 breaches bylaw
Sellers wanting to advertise their vehicles near a busy Auckland highway will have to think again.
Three signs have popped up on a hill near the Brigham Creek roundabout on State Highway 16 saying cars parked for sale are in breach of the NZ Transport Agency Bylaw 1999/14.
This bylaw prevented the sales of vehicles on or near state highways.
‘‘A number of private vehicle owners use this location to advertise their vehicle is for sale,’’ NZ Transport Agency spokeswoman Sarah Azam said. ‘‘Drivers approaching and going through the roundabout need to have their full attention on the road and navigating their way through the roundabout safely and vehicle advertisements could be distracting.’’
Data from the NZTA showed that in 2015 there was an average of 30,000 vehicles daily driving in either direction south of the Coatesville-Riverhead Highway.
Azam said people had been using this area to advertise their cars since the roundabout was constructed in 2011. With the signs now in place, it would remind people considering parking their cars that it is prohibited.
She said if cars were found parked there, owners would be contacted to reinforce the fact that it is in breach of the bylaw. They would then be asked to remove their vehicle.
Three signs have been put up near the Brigham Creek roundabout.