24 7 parking, experts in finding affordable long term parking in London, report on the news that councils are exploiting a legal loophole whereby traffic wardens can fine motorists
Online PR News – 02-February-2010 – – London, England (January 29, 2010) - 24 7 parking, experts in finding affordable long term parking in London, report on the news that councils are exploiting a legal loophole whereby traffic wardens can fine motorists if they have more than one pay and display ticket on show in their car.
If a motorist has more than one visible pay and display parking ticket in their car then traffic wardens have the power to issue a fine of £70, or £120 if they live in the London area. A discount of 50% is available if the fine is paid within 14 days. The move has caused outrage amongst critics who underline earlier council promises that parking fines wouldn't be used as an income-generating measure.
The City of London Corporation's website reads: 'It is a requirement that only a single ticket is displayed. If more than one ticket is visible, the civil enforcement officer will issue a penalty charge notice and it is unlikely that we will withdraw it.' The clause appears under contravention number nine in the list of parking offences.
"This is a horrible showing of council exploitation and shows how thin their promise was when they said they wouldn't use parking fines for personal gain," said Peter Cooper of 24 7 Parking. "No offences are caused and motorists simply forget to remove old pay and display tickets once they have expired. Hopefully it is something that will be reviewed in the not-too-distant future, but for those who are worried about and unsure of the laws surrounding parking, they can contact us at 24 7 Parking to get advice on how we can offer them safe and secure, cheap parking in their area."
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