Car sales near SH16 breaches by­law

North Harbour News - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - DANIELLE CLENT

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.

DANIELLE CLENT/STUFF

Three signs have been put up near the Brigham Creek round­about.

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