The Christchurch City Council (CCC) is proposing to ban roadside car sales.
It’s in the process of developing a new traffic and parking bylaw which would replace the current rules in an attempt to stop the sales.
Unless a vehicle was being used for day-to-day travel, a bylaw clause would mean a person can’t stop, stand or park a vehicle on any road or parking place and offer their vehicle for sale.
City council head of strategic policy Helen Beaumont said the roadside sales make it dangerous for drivers, according to NZME.
“Drivers have been seen making risky manoeuvres, such as U-turns, in order to get a better view or to park alongside the cars for sale.”