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On my return home I noticed I had a parking ticket on my car window, my disk had fallen from the dash onto the floor. Is there any chance of appealing against the ticket or not? It was a genuine mista… Read More
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banned7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
On my return home I noticed I had a parking ticket on my car window, my disk had fallen from the dash onto the floor. Is there any chance of appealing against the ticket or not? It was a genuine mistake, and I'm sure if the warden looked harder he would have noticed it had accidently dropped to the floor.

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banned7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Yeah there should be number on the back of the ticket to call. as long as you have proof you should be fine.
#2
Not certain as I know the offense is cleverly termed "failing to display a valid tax disc". Worth trying though and hoping someone shows some common sense. Good luck:thumbsup:
#3
Hi There

With parking Tickets, the wardens are required to look thoroughly at your car & take photo evidence that it was not in view.

It may be worth writing to them saying it had fallen from the window but was viewable through the window & ask them to consult the photo evidence. I had a similar thing happen, my ticket was laid on the dashboard rather than in the window. One simple letter and they admitted no photo was taken & let me off. Also send the Valid ticket to them as proof

The risk with writing & not paying is the £ fine goes up after X days and it may take them longer to review your case & it may be declined.

I know people who had no valid ticket & waited to grab one from someone leaving and then done the above, sending the valid ticket. Not that I suggest the risk or doing this, but it is certainly possible.

Hope this helps
#4
Jefflan22
Not certain as I know the offense is cleverly termed "failing to display a valid tax disc". Worth trying though and hoping someone shows some common sense. Good luck:thumbsup:


its not the tax disc, its his parking permit
#5
Similar thing happened to me at a NCP car park and because I held valid ticket for the time I was fined, I just phoned them and the told me to send them the parking ticket. I only sent them a copy of the parking ticket and fine and in a week they sent me a letter saying that it was cancelled.

So if you can prove that you had a valid ticket for the time you were fined then it should all be good.

Best of luck.
#6
I wouldn't even bother explaining to them that the ticket had fallen to the floor. It's probably a T+C that you have to have the ticket clearly on show. Much easier to make out that it was a simple oversight of the ticket warden.

Might seem unethical but who likes traffic wardens anyway.
#7
I was in Wanstead and my Parking Ticket fell of the dash and they refused to accept and I had to pay the fine..But that is typical of London they want every penny
#8
Send them the payment via cheque, along with the ticket and a note saying it fell to the floor...

I bet they will send back your cheque.
#9
tbh its your fault not theirs so u deserve the fine
#10
Happened a few times to me, most recently a couple of weeks ago.
On the ticket it says you can pay in person. Just go there WITH your ticket, and explain what happened.
They'll take a photocopy, say they'll be in touch and you'll get a letter a couple of weeks later saying it's been cancelled :)
Also, if you go in person, they stop the time from then.
I.e if you only have 14 days to pay the cheaper rate, then you get a letter saying you still have to pay it for some reason, you'll still only have to pay the cheaper rate.
#11
cribert
its not the tax disc, its his parking permit


Ahh I see :oops:
#12
It doesn't state what the disc is. One would assume that if the disc is so important and crucial to your parking criteria that it would be stuck to wherever with glue, blu tac etc. It could be argued that the least one has to do is ensure the disc was visible.
banned#13
diabeticguy
It doesn't state what the disc is. One would assume that if the disc is so important and crucial to your parking criteria that it would be stuck to wherever with glue, blu tac etc. It could be argued that the least one has to do is ensure the disc was visible.


It was still visible from the passenger side window. I just phoned them up and they said to write in, but I'm going to head to the city centre council building tomorrow.
banned#14
cribert
its not the tax disc, its his parking permit


how do you know that, i read it as tax disc too?
banned#15
colinsunderland
how do you know that, i read it as tax disc too?


+2 :thumbsup:
#16
As OP said in their original post that they received a parking ticket maybe? It always pays to read
#17
autolesbona
As OP said in their original post that they received a parking ticket maybe? It always pays to read


+1.
Why would you get a parking ticket just because you don't have a tax disc.
#18
is this a private car park? if it is then just ignore it
#19
colinsunderland
how do you know that, i read it as tax disc too?
+3
#20
Babbabooey
+1.
Why would you get a parking ticket just because you don't have a tax disc.
Why not you do in london and a clamp ?
And i know it says parking but most people say parking ticket.
banned#21
waterloo
+3


The parking permit is shaped like a disk, hence the referral to the word disk.
#22
waterloo
Why not you do in london and a clamp ?
And i know it says parking but most people say parking ticket.


That's not a parking ticket, that's a fine for not having a tax disc.
#23
grosvenorgambler
The parking permit is shaped like a disk, hence the referral to the word disk.

Tax disc :roll: !!!
#24
Babbabooey
That's not a parking ticket, that's a fine for not having a tax disc.

And they stick a ticket on the car window saying you have no tax.
#25
im never wrong

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