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    Broke down on double yellows, moved in 5 minutes but "PCN issued"

    Hi, I know this is probably not the best place to ask but I know some of you are quite savvy in this area.

    I broke down on a busy street and pushed it onto double yellows, car was fixed and moved in less than 5 minutes, the parking attendant appeared out of nowhere, he hadn't put a yellow naughty badge on it but appeared to be waving some kind of receipt at me and saying "issued".

    How do I challenge this?

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    He needs to have observed the car for 10 minutes. If you had a genuine breakdown get the breakdown company to confirm that with local council and they should bin the ticket

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    gillhoose1888

    He needs to have observed the car for 10 minutes. If you had a genuine … He needs to have observed the car for 10 minutes. If you had a genuine breakdown get the breakdown company to confirm that with local council and they should bin the ticket



    thankyou, is that written in stone somewhere? the 10 minute observation?

    I'm not sure but heard that from a traffic warden. You should phone and tell them what happens because I'm sure the tickets get sent to a central office for processing. If you catch it before it's sent you may be fine. However I'm sure if you pay ASAP you get it reduced to half the amount. Double check also that if he had the ticket in his hand it means he didn't put it on your vehicle. Therefore no ticket for you to get a fine I'm first place does that make sense. Good luck

    Don't they have to take a picture of your car with the ticket on for it to become 'issued'?

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    Python

    Don't they have to take a picture of your car with the ticket on for it … Don't they have to take a picture of your car with the ticket on for it to become 'issued'?



    I hope so, because I certainly wasn't there long enough for him to do that.

    Not that i recall. They can issue them via post now if they drive off iirc.

    Pops

    I always thought they had to do that. A few years ago I was a bit naughty and parked on a double yellow whilst running into the chippy. As I came back a traffic warden was standing by my car writing something down, so I quickly ran over, jumped in and drove off. Never heard anything else about it.

    gillhoose1888

    He needs to have observed the car for 10 minutes. If you had a genuine … He needs to have observed the car for 10 minutes. If you had a genuine breakdown get the breakdown company to confirm that with local council and they should bin the ticket


    That's if your parked over your limit. Double yellows are no parking at any time

    Don't they have to place the ticket on the car and have a photographic evidence that the ticket has been issued as otherwise they can give tickets to everyone and anyone

    gillhoose1888

    He needs to have observed the car for 10 minutes. If you had a genuine … He needs to have observed the car for 10 minutes. If you had a genuine breakdown get the breakdown company to confirm that with local council and they should bin the ticket



    Incorrect.



    icecreamwoman

    Hi, I know this is probably not the best place to ask but I know … Hi, I know this is probably not the best place to ask but I know some of you are quite savvy in this area.I broke down on a busy street and pushed it onto double yellows, car was fixed and moved in less than 5 minutes, the parking attendant appeared out of nowhere, he hadn't put a yellow naughty badge on it but appeared to be waving some kind of receipt at me and saying "issued".How do I challenge this?



    Have you received a parking fine?

    If not, theres nothing to challenge until / if you do.

    In most cases the attendant would need to attach the penalty notice to your car and take photographic evidence, I'm guessing he didn't in this scenario, so need not worry on that front IMO.

    An instance where this wouldn't be required would be if it was captured on CCTV, if you receive a penalty notice, challenge it and ensure they review the CCTV, if what your saying is true they 'should' cancel it.



    Are you an expert Andy why is my comment incorrect if she can prove she had a breakdown then the ticket would be void I guarantee that

    gillhoose1888

    Are you an expert Andy why is my comment incorrect if she can prove she … Are you an expert Andy why is my comment incorrect if she can prove she had a breakdown then the ticket would be void I guarantee that



    As the OP hasn't mentioned unloading/loading, if they are a disabled badge holder, or what parking limitations/restrictions there were in this stretch of double yellows then we can only presume they don't apply, therefore parking for any time is subject to a parking fine.

    As I said, the OP has no need to worry in regards to being issued with a ticket at the time, as going by the description of events, no ticket was actually issued.

    If the event was captured on CCTV, this is to the OP's advantage, as it will clearly show the events.

    No, I'm no expert, but the part where you said 'He needs to have observed the car for 10 minutes', is, to my knowledge, incorrect, as this is an 'unwritten rule' and varies considerably.

    Edited by: "andynicol" 15th Oct 2016
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