A New Zealander has taken road traffic safety into his own hands. Russell Taylor started painting yellow no-parking lines outside his house 20 years ago. He wanted to improve traffic safety in his neighborhood. Taylor painted the yellow lines after Wellington Council's lack of interest about road safety. He explained that he had seen many accidents on his narrow street. He said his actions have made the road safer.
Wellington City Council said it knew about the road markings and that they would remove them. It pointed out that it was illegal to install such "fake traffic devices". It said: "We're aware…that the fire service had trouble getting to a house fire there in the past year because of parked vehicles." It also said it would meet people to discuss no parking signs. The council said Taylor would not be prosecuted for his road markings.