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Parking Ticket :( Where do I stand?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by iain.turner, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. iain.turner


    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 336

    Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne


    Received a letter from the police this morning saying that I had not paid my fine within 28 days. (What fine?) Well the police never left a copy on my windscreen (2 mates in the car) so this is the first I have heard. They say it happened on 11-01-2006. The letter is dated 14-02-2006. Now its a £30 fixed penalty notice, for parking in a loading bay.

    The reason I was parked in there is because it is right outside of the car shop, and I was getting some new windscreen wipers. (The man had to measure up the size)

    Should I ring and dipute or do I not have a leg to stand on?

  2. Morba


    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    try and dispute, however i would imagine that the excuse of not having the copy will not be accepted unless its a clear clerical error.
  3. Ukadder

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,752

    Location: Essex

    Well worth a ring, maybe ask to see their copy of the parking ticket? explaine that you never got a copy/ticket on your car.
  4. Matt82


    Joined: 13 Mar 2004

    Posts: 16,600

    if your story is correct then their copy of the ticket will not have your tax disc details.

    the ticket require tax disc details, hence if they did not come over to your car as you and your mates say... then their ticket will not be complete.
  5. Firestar_3x


    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 30,512

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    It might looks like your trying to wriggle your way out of it with a lame excuse, it might just be better to pay the £30 and have done with it, suppose they could make trouble for you.
    Last edited: 16 Feb 2006
  6. Scottland


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,391

    Location: North Wales

    Was it issued by a traffic warden (if the letter says that is)? As I've noticed quite a few areas using digital cameras to picture the car when they ticket them.
  7. Borris


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    That would make them Very Naughty People™

    Ask for thier copy, and contest the fine.

    The worst that could happen is you are hit with costs.
  8. iain.turner


    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 336

    Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Just back from the cop shop. Lady on the desk says they don't need to stop now they just need your registration. She also said there has been a lot in today asking the same questions.
  9. minidan


    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 747

    Location: leeds/bradford

    what questions are other people asking? are they linked could it be something dodgy going on with the warden?
    i saw a repeat of 5th gear last night showing something similar if anyone else has seen it..