Hi, I received a parking fine notification for stopping in a Loading Zone today I phoned them up to say I was Ubering and she said Uber's can't stop in the zone, only taxi's can. I can submit an appeal by email. Did a bit of research today and have composed my appeal. How does this sound and what do you think my chances are? Worth a try. Jaussie [infringment notice details] I am emailing to appeal the above infringement notice due to being a taxi that was dropping off passengers on the alleged date at the alleged location. With reference to ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 (Vic) - REG 179, for the purposes of 179(1)(g), the Rules state that the dictionary definition of taxi is to be used. ___________________________________________________________ ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 179 Stopping in a loading zone (1) A driver must not stop in a loading zone unless the driver is driving— (a) a bus, or a commercial passenger vehicle within the meaning of section 86 of the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 and licensed under Division 5 of Part VI of that Act, that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers; or (b) a motor vehicle (together with any trailer, fore-car, sidecar or other vehicle or device attached to it) that— (i) has seating positions for 10, 11 or 12 adults (including the driver); and (ii) is being used to carry passengers for hire or reward; and (iii) is dropping off, or picking up, passengers; or (c) a truck that is dropping off, or picking up, goods; or (d) a courier vehicle displaying a courier vehicle sign that is dropping off, or picking up, goods; or (e) a delivery vehicle displaying a delivery vehicle sign that is dropping off, or picking up, goods; or (f) a vehicle (other than a sedan, station wagon or motor bike) that is dropping off, or picking up, goods which is constructed principally for carrying loads, that— (i) has displayed on it a registration label or other identifying label or mark issued or approved by the Corporation or the Regulator indicating that in the opinion of the Corporation or the Regulator the vehicle is constructed principally for carrying loads; or (ii) the register indicates is constructed principally for carrying loads; or (g) a taxi that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers or goods. Note "Bus", motor vehicle and the register are defined in the Road Safety Act 1986 . Courier vehicle , courier vehicle sign , delivery vehicle", "delivery vehicle sign , motor bike , taxi and truck are defined in the dictionary. (2) A driver who is permitted to stop in a loading zone must not stay continuously in the zone for longer than— (a) 30 minutes; or (b) if information on or with the loading zone sign applying to the loading zone indicates another time—the indicated time. _______________________________________ In Uber BV v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 110 the court found that the ordinary dictionery meaning of “taxi” encompasses the UberX service. The ordinary meaning of the word “taxi” is a vehicle available for hire by the public which transports a passenger at his or her direction for the payment of a fare that will often, but not always, be calculated by reference to a taximeter. The court found also found against Uber's defence that "…..the vehicle must be physically identified as a “taxi”, the vehicle have a light on the roof to show its availability, the vehicle contain a taximeter which calculates and displays to the passenger the progressive fare." I have attached images to confirm I was conducting the taxi service under the UberX service at the location in question to drop off my passengers in the Loading zone. I await your response in reply to this appeal against the above Infringement notice.