I parked in a packed car park for 10 minutes and used a disabled bay.I only used the bay because I thought I would be only 5 minutes or less.£60 fine. Yes I did it but only for a short time
Province/Country relating to question : UK
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Did you get a fine and who is the issuer?
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HiThanks for accepting. Can you tell me if you got a ticket and who is the issuer?
Yes the ticket was issued by UKCPS
Is there any mention of the local council in the small print of the ticket?
have you admitted being the driver yet?
No, it only happened at 15:30 hours, saw the guy putting the ticket on the windshield
Good. This is a private land fine. They are unenforceable. This is not a parking fine however it may look. These companies are private firms that have no more right to punish you for the manner of your parking than your neighbour does. Only the police or the local Council can do that. These are issued on the basis that you have accepted a contract by parking there and breached it by staying too long. To make that work they would have to hang signs over almost every bay and anyway, they still cannot show loss. The way to stop them dead is to write back refusing to give them the name of the driver. Please note that DOES NOT mean you should lie. Some people don't seem to be able to see the difference between REFUSING the name of the driver and giving false information but there is a very substantial one. They have no power to force from you the name of the driver as they are not the police. They only have a 'contact' with the driver and not the registered keeper. Please note that will not stop them writing to you. They will send lots of threatening letters. They will pass it on to debt collection and they may get a solicitor to write to you. Unless you actually get a court summons these communications are nothing to worry about. Refusing details of the driver puts an end to any real action being taken.
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