Lynden Pindling International Airport (Parking) Rules

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Published: 1972-04-01

Lynden Pindling International Airport (Parking) Rules
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PART II
Subsidiary Legislation under the Civil Aviation Act,
1943 (No. 41 of 1943), in force under section 20 of the

Civil Aviation Act (Ch. 284)

LYNDEN PINDLING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
(PARKING) RULES

(SECTION 13)
[Commencement 1st April, 1972]

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1. These Rules may be cited as the Lynden
Pindling International Airport (Parking) Rules.

2. (1) In these Rules, unless the context otherwise
requires —

“the Airport” means those parts of the Lynden
Pindling International Airport in the possession
or occupation of the Minister;

“attendant” means a person appointed by the
Minister under rule 4 of these Rules as an
attendant at a pay car park;

“Director” means the Director of Civil Aviation;
“dispenser” means an automatic ticket dispenser

provided by the Minister in a pay car park for
the purpose of dispensing tickets;

“Long Term Parking Lot” has the meaning assigned
to that expression by rule 4(1)(a);

“motor vehicle” means any vehicle which is wholly
or partially propelled by mechanical means and
which is designed or adapted for use on roads;

“parking meter” means apparatus of such type or
design as may be approved by the Minister,
being apparatus designed to indicate whether
any charge has been paid and whether the
period for which it has been paid or any further
period has elapsed;

S.I. 64/1972
S.I. 82/1984
S.I. 63/1988
16 of 1990
S.I. 67/1995
S.I. 34/2006

Citation.

Interpretation.

S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

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“parking meter area” means any area within the
Airport appointed by the Minister under rule 12
as a place where persons may park motor
vehicles;

“parking spot” means a spot, whether in a pay car
park, a parking meter area or a free parking
area, marked off by lines and reserved for the
parking of one motor vehicle;

“pay car park” means any area within the Airport
appointed by the Minister under rule 4 as a
place where persons may park motor vehicles;

“permit” means a permit provided for in rule 6; and
“Short Term Parking Lot” has the meaning assigned

to that expression by rule 4(1)(b).
(2) References in these Rules to a rule shall be

construed as references to one of these Rules.
3. Any person in charge of a motor vehicle who

complies with these Rules shall be entitled to park his
motor vehicle within the Airport.

PART II
PAY CAR PARKS

4. (1) The Minister may appoint such areas of the
Airport as he may think fit as pay car parks, and the
Minister may appoint within such pay car parks —

(a) any area for use for the parking of motor vehicles
for a period of four hours or more (in these Rules
referred to as a “Long Term Parking Lot”);

(b) any area for use for the parking of motor
vehicles for any period of less than four hours
(in these Rules referred to as a “Short Term
Parking Lot”); and

(c) any other area for such purposes as the Minister
sees fit.

(2) The Minister shall appoint such number of
attendants as he may consider necessary to supervise such
pay car parks.

(3) An attendant —
(a) shall be furnished with a certificate of appoint-

ment in such form as the Minister may think fit;
and

S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

Entitlement to
park within
Airport.

Power of
Minister to
appoint areas as
pay car parks
and to appoint
attendants.
S.I. 67/1995.

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(b) in the exercise of his functions under these
Rules, shall, if required to do so by any person,
produce the certificate to him.

5. (1) Subject to rules 6 and 7 every person
desiring to park a motor vehicle in a pay car park shall
obtain a ticket from a dispenser and, upon receipt of the
ticket, may park the vehicle on a parking spot.

(2) Any person desiring to remove from a pay car
park a vehicle parked therein pursuant to paragraph (1) of
this rule shall produce his ticket to the attendant at the exit
of the pay car park and pay to him the appropriate fee
specified in the Schedule.

(3) An attendant shall not permit a person to remove
from a pay car park a vehicle parked therein pursuant to
paragraph (1) of this rule unless —

(a) that person produces a ticket as required by
paragraph (2) thereof and pays the appropriate
fee; or

(b) otherwise satisfies the attendant of the right of
that person so to remove the vehicle and pays a
fee of five dollars or the amount due and owing
for the time during which the vehicle remained
within the pay car park, whichever is the greater;
or

(c) the Director so directs.
6. (1) Any public officer attached to the

Department of Civil Aviation and any person employed at
the Airport desiring to park a motor vehicle in a pay car
park on an annual basis shall make application for a permit
for the purpose to the Director, enclosing in his application
the appropriate fee specified in the Schedule; and the
Director shall have power to grant and issue such permits
subject to the following provisions of this rule.

(2) Where the Director decides to grant a permit he
shall issue to the applicant a permit-card and windscreen-
sticker each of which shall be in such form as the Director
may determine and shall be valid for the period specified
therein.

(3) Every windscreen-sticker issued under
paragraph (2) of this rule shall be affixed to the bottom left
side of the windscreen of the motor vehicle to which the
sticker relates and shall be kept so affixed.

Procedure for
parking vehicles
in pay car park.

Schedule.

S.I. 82/1984.

Applications and
grant of permits
for annual
parking.

Schedule.

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7. (1) Every holder of a permit desiring to park his
motor vehicle in a pay car park under the permit shall
obtain a ticket from a dispenser by inserting his permit-
card therein and, subject to paragraph (2) of this rule, the
possession of such a ticket shall entitle him to park the
motor vehicle on a parking spot and remove it from the pay
car park free of charge, provided —

(a) he produces and surrenders his ticket to the
attendant; and

(b) the windscreen-sticker required by paragraph (3)
of rule 6 is affixed to the vehicle, at all times.

(2) Where the holder of a permit fails or refuses to
fulfil the requirements of paragraph (1) of this rule, the
provisions of paragraph (3) of rule 5 (except subparagraph
(a) thereof) shall apply as these provisions apply in relation
to a person parking a vehicle in a pay car park pursuant to
paragraph (1) of that rule.

8. A permit may be renewed by the Director on or
before the date of expiry shown thereon upon the
application of the holder of the permit and on the payment
of the appropriate fee specified in the Schedule.

9. Where the Director is satisfied that a permit-card
or windscreen-sticker issued under these Rules has been
lost, destroyed or mutilated or is for some other good
reason not available, he may issue to the holder thereof a
substitute permit-card or sticker upon the application of the
holder of the permit and on the payment of the appropriate
fee specified in the Schedule.

10. A notice placed at or near an area of the Airport
indicating that that area has been appointed as a pay car
park, a Long Term Parking Lot or a Short Term Parking
Lot, as the case may be, for the purposes of these Rules
shall, if purporting to have been so placed by or under the
authority of the Minister, be conclusive evidence for all
purposes of appointment as such by the Minister under
those Rules.

11. (1) The fees payable for the parking of motor
vehicles in pay car parks shall be the appropriate fees
specified in the Schedule.

Procedure for
parking by
holders of
permits.

Renewal of
permits.

Schedule.

Loss, etc., of
parking permits
and stickers.

Schedule.

Notices affecting
pay car parks.

S.I. 67/1995.

Fees.
S.I. 67/1995.

Schedule.

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(2) The Minister or any public officer authorised in
writing by him in that behalf may remit to any person or
class of persons, on particular occasions or for particular
periods, to such extent as he may think fit, any fees payable
under these Rules but for such remission, and accordingly,
where any such remission is in force, the provisions of
rules 5 to 7 inclusive respecting fees shall have effect
subject to such remission.

PART III
PARKING METER AREAS

12. The Minister may appoint such areas of the
Airport as he may think fit as parking meter areas.

13. (1) The Minister may cause to be erected, in any
parking meter area, parking meters for the purpose of
charging fees for the parking of motor vehicles in the
parking meter area.

(2) Every parking meter shall bear a plate or other
device showing —

(a) the period during which a charge is made for the
use of the parking meter area; and

(b) the appropriate fee specified in the Schedule
which is payable, under rule 15, for the use of a
parking spot in the parking meter area, the
period of time to which such fee relates and the
denomination of coin to be used for the payment
of such fee.

(3) The Minister shall take such steps as appear to
him to be appropriate for the periodical inspection of the
parking meters and for dealing with any found to be out of
order, for securing the testing of the parking meters, both
before they are put into operation and afterwards, and for
recording the date on which, and the person by whom, a
parking meter has been tested.

(4) All monies collected from parking meters shall
be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

14. A notice placed at or near an area of the Airport
indicating that that area has been appointed as a parking
meter area for the purposes of these Rules shall, if
purporting to have been so placed by or under the


S.I. 67/1995.

Power of
Minister to
appoint areas as
parking meter
areas.
Erection of
parking meters.

Schedule.

Notices affecting
parking meter
areas.

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authority of the Minister, be conclusive evidence for all
purposes of appointment as such by the Minister under
these Rules.

15. The fee payable for parking a motor vehicle in a
parking spot in a parking meter area shall be the
appropriate fee specified in the Schedule.

16. A person desiring to park a motor vehicle in a
parking meter area may park the motor vehicle on a
parking spot in the parking meter area and shall,
immediately after so parking the motor vehicle —

(a) pay the appropriate fee specified in the Schedule,
by inserting the appropriate coins into the parking
meter relating to the parking spot; and

(b) operate the parking meter,
but the maximum time for a single period of parking shall
be twenty minutes.

PART IV
FREE PARKING AREAS

17. (1) The Minister may by order designate as a
free parking area any area of the Airport not appointed by
him as a pay car park or parking meter area.

(2) Subject as otherwise expressly provided in these
Rules, any member of the public shall be entitled to park
any motor vehicle in a free parking area free of charge and
without any restriction.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS

18. Any person who —
(a) being in charge of a motor vehicle fails to obey

the directions of any traffic sign placed, erected
or displayed at the Airport by lawful authority;
or

(b) interferes or tampers with or injures any
dispenser or any entrance or exit barrier installed
at the Airport by the Minister; or

(c) parks a motor vehicle within a pay car park, a
parking meter area or a free parking area
elsewhere than on a parking spot; or

Parking meter
fees.

Schedule.

Procedure for
parking motor
vehicle in parking
meter area.

Schedule.

Power of
Minister to
designate areas
for free parking.
S.I. 67/1995.

Offences
S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

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(d) being in charge of a motor vehicle fails to obey
any sign or direction lawfully given by an
attendant relating to the operation of a pay car
park; or

(e) drives a motor vehicle into or out of a pay car
park otherwise than through the entrance or exit
respectively for the time being provided for that
purpose; or

(f) parks any thing, other than a motor vehicle, in a
parking spot in respect of which there is a
parking meter; or

(g) unlawfully interferes with a parking meter or
operates or attempts to operate a parking meter
by the insertion of any object other than an
appropriate coin; or

(h) without lawful authority, removes or attempts to
remove any money from a parking meter; or

(i) being the driver of a motor vehicle, fails duly to
pay any fee payable under rule 15; or

(j) being the driver of a motor vehicle, contravenes
the requirement of rule 16 in respect of the
parking of a motor vehicle in a parking meter
area; or

(k) otherwise parks a motor vehicle contrary to the
provisions of these Rules,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding sixty dollars or
to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.

(2) In subparagraphs (i) and (j) of paragraph (1), the
reference to the driver of a motor vehicle shall be
construed as a reference to the person driving the motor
vehicle at the time when it was left in the relevant parking
spot.

(3) In any proceedings under these Rules, every
parking meter erected pursuant to rule 13 shall be deemed
at the relevant time, to have been of such type and design
as shall have been approved by the Minister and to have
been maintained to his satisfaction until the contrary is
proved.

(4) Nothing in subparagraph (f), (i), or (j) of
paragraph (1) shall apply —

(a) (i) to vehicles owned by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force or the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force;

S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

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(ii) to vehicles owned, operated and maintained
by the Department of Civil Aviation, and
used by that Department to render assis-
tance in cases of accident, fire or rescue or
in other emergencies;

(iii) to fire brigade vehicles;
(iv) to ambulances; or
(v) to vehicles used for the conveyance of

public mail,
when any such vehicles are parked as a matter of
urgent necessity in any parking meter area; or

(b) to anything done with the permission of the
Director, or a police officer acting in the
execution of his duty.

19. (1) Any motor vehicle found parked within the
Airport —

(a) elsewhere than in a pay car park, a parking
meter area or a free parking area; or

(b) in a pay car park or a parking meter area in
contravention of these Rules,

may be removed therefrom by a police officer or an
attendant or any person authorised by the Director for the
purpose, at the expense and risk of the owner thereof.

(2) Any motor vehicle removed in accordance with
the provisions of paragraph (1) of this rule may be taken to
and deposited at such place as the Minister may direct, and
the Minister shall have a lien on any such vehicle for any
expenses incurred by any such police officer, attendant or
person as aforesaid by virtue of the said provisions.

20. No action shall lie against the Crown, the
Minister, the Director, a police officer, an attendant or any
person acting under the authority of the Minister, or the
Director for any act or omission bona fide done or omitted
to be done in the administration of these Rules.

21. The Minister shall not be liable in respect of the
loss of or damage to any motor vehicle or the fittings or
contents of any motor vehicle parked in a pay car park, in a
parking meter area or in a free parking area.

Power to remove
vehicles.

S.I. 67/1995.

S.I. 67/1995.

Indemnity.

Minister not
liable for loss or
damage to
vehicle.
S.I. 67/1995.

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22. The Director shall keep posted at all times in a
conspicuous place in every pay car park and in every
parking meter area a copy of the Schedule.

23. Nothing in these Rules shall operate to prejudice
anything contained in rule 14 of the Windsor Field Airport
Rules.

SCHEDULE

(Rules 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 22)
PART I

FEES PAYABLE FOR PARKING MOTOR VEHICLES IN PAY
CAR PARKS

1. Fee payable for the first hour or part thereof of the
parking of a motor vehicle in a Long Term Parking
Lot.......................................................................... $2.00

2. Fee payable for each hour or part thereof after the
first hour of the parking of a motor vehicle in a
Long Term Parking Lot, but not exceeding four
hours on the first day of parking................................. $1.00

3. Fee payable for one day of continuous parking of
a motor vehicle or parking in excess of four hours
on the first day of parking in a Long Term
Parking Lot............................................................. $5.00

4. Fee payable for each day or part thereof after the
first day of continuous parking of a motor vehicle
in a Long Term Parking Lot................................... $2.00

5. Fee payable for each hour or part thereof of the
parking of a motor vehicle in a Short Term
Parking Lot............................................................. $2.25

6. Fee payable for a permit for the parking of a
motor vehicle owned by or in charge of a public
officer...................................................................... $75.00

7. Fee payable for a permit for the parking of a
motor vehicle owned or in the charge of a person
employed at the Airport other than those
mentioned in paragraph 6 above............................. $125.00

8. Fee payable for a substitute permit card or
windscreen-sticker lost, destroyed, mutilated or
for any other good reason not available.................. $6.50



Fees to be kept
posted.
S.I. 67/1995.
Schedule.

Saving for rule 14
of the Windsor
Field Airport
Rules.

S.I. 63/1988;
16 of 1990, s. 13;
S.I. 67/1995.

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PART II
FEES PAYABLE FOR PARKING MOTOR VEHICLES IN

PARKING METER AREAS

1. Fee payable for the first ten minutes, or part thereof,
of the parking of a motor vehicle.................................. $0.50

2. Fee payable for the parking of a motor vehicle for
each period of ten minutes, or part thereof, after the
first ten minutes of the parking of the motor
vehicle........................................................................... $0.50



WINDSOR FIELD AIRPORT RULES

(SECTION 13)
[Commencement 20th March, 1965]

1. These Rules may be cited as the Windsor Field
Airport Rules.

2. The purpose of these Rules is to provide for the
safety of life and property on the Windsor Field Airport
and to provide for the protection of public and private
property within the boundaries of the airport and for the
general administration of the airport.

3. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise
requires —

“airport” means the Windsor Field Airport, New
Providence under the control of the Minister;

“authority” means the Minister or a person duly
appointed by him;

“Minister” means the Minister appointed under
section 3 of the Civil Aviation Act, or any
public officer authorised by him to discharge
any of the functions of the Minister under the
provisions of these Rules.

4. (1) These Rules shall apply to all persons on any
part of the airport.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter upon
any restricted area of the airport except with the written
permission of the Minister or his duly authorised


S.I. 66/1965
S.I. 155/1972

Short title.

Purpose.

Interpretation.

Application of
Rules.
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