We understand it might be difficult to look for a parking lot at a private estate. Most of us just park our cars along the narrow streets and pray that we don’t get fined by the LTA. You don’t have to fear anymore! Just follow this guide to parking at a private estate.
If you notice, you will see cars parked on both sides of the road and private estates tend to have winding roads with one lane. To pass through the parked cars, passing vehicles usually must ride the divider.
However, parking is permitted on both sides of the road as long as there are no lines, and the lane divider is a broken white line. Nevertheless, ensure your car is parked so that it does not block the entrances or traffic.
Allowed to park at certain timings
A single yellow continuous line indicates that you can park there from 7 pm-7 am. On Sundays and public holidays, you can park there for the whole day.
Forbidden parking location
It is not permissible to park on either side of the road if you see these four road markings.
1. Double continuous white line dividing a two-way road
2. Single continuous white line dividing a two-way road
3. Double continuous yellow line
4. Single zig-zag line
Not allowed to stop or park
It is not permissible to stop on either side of the road if you see these two road markings.
1. Double zig-zag yellow line
2. Single zig-zag line
Some other things to note when you are looking for a parking lot near a private estate would be to park nine metres away from a bus stop. Similar rules apply to fire hydrants and traffic junctions. You can’t park within three and six metres of them respectively.
For committing a parking offence, offenders can be fined up to $300, depending on vehicle type.
Also, there are five types of parking offences that will result in three demerit points on top of a fine. They are:
- Parking on a single yellow zig-zag line
- Stopping on a double yellow zig-zag lines
- Stopping on a single white zig-zag line
- Parking abreast of another vehicle (double-parking)
- Parking on a pedestrian crossing
We hope that this guide can help you park discriminately the next time you look for a parking lot at a private estate!
Find out more about common road markings in Singapore.