Got a parking ticket today (bank holiday) after Parking Attendant lies

21 replies
Found 2nd Apr 2010
Just got a traffic ticket today in Watford when I popped into the Harlequin Shopping Centre.

I spoke to a Parking Attendant to see if I was allowed to park on the yellow line (as it's Bank Holiday) and they said it was fine. I returned to my car after an hour and found that I had been given a ticket.

I'm planning on appealing it, but it's going to be extremely difficult to prove that I was lied to.

Anyone got any suggestions?

21 Comments

Banned

haha funny........ask the man wanting to achieve his set targets for bonus pay out


pay the penalty

Yes, read the rules.

you will simply be told that the ONLY rules that matter are those on the street signs,and that you should have read them-you are wasting your time appealing Im afraid.

....No

If I jump off a tall building will I die? No..........
Can I steal library book? Yes
Can I park on a yellow line? Yes

Typical 'victim'. Likely to have several 'compo' claims on the go.

Take responsibility for your own actions!

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Original Poster

gerrygedder;8272904

....NoIf I jump off a tall building will I die? No..........Can I steal … ....NoIf I jump off a tall building will I die? No..........Can I steal library book? YesCan I park on a yellow line? YesTypical 'victim'. Likely to have several 'compo' claims on the go.Take responsibility for your own actions!


Cheers mate very helpful!

Is today Bank Holiday? Yes
Are parking restrictions relaxed on Sundays and Bank Holidays? Yes
Do Parking Attendents lie? Yes

Why did you think the parking warden was there if there was going to be free parking?

robot1000;8272941

Cheers mate very helpful!Are parking restrictions relaxed on Sundays and … Cheers mate very helpful!Are parking restrictions relaxed on Sundays and Bank Holidays? Yes



It would say on the plate when the restrictions apply. ie, No waiting Mon-Fri 8am-6pm.
Any relaxed times would be stated, eg, 'except bank holidays'. If it says only 'No waiting Mon-Fri 8am-6pm' (or whatever times) and nothing else then pay up I'm afraids!

When he said 'it's fine' he might have thought you said 'what grade of sandpaper should I use to prepare my front door for painting'?

Yeah I been to the harlequin centre alot and there is virtually no spaces in the multistorey car parks

Might aswell ask the local pedo if you should take your kids in school or just leave them at the front.

I got a ticket for parking in a restricted area which wasn't clearly marked, when I got back there was a warden nearby who spent 10 minutes sympathizing with me saying he wouldn't of give me the ticket, turns out it was him who gave it me!

Traffic wardens are lying scum and should be ostracized from society.

danmc;8273345

Traffic wardens are lying scum and should be ostracized from society.



Ok, so who should police illegal parking? The police? who? Or should we just let everyone park where they like?

Ask anyone who drives for a living, ie a bus or taxi driver if they are scum. The scum are the people who just park where they like with no consideration of the angst they cause to others stuck in congestion caused by them.

deek72;8273418

Ask anyone who drives for a living, ie a bus or taxi driver if they are … Ask anyone who drives for a living, ie a bus or taxi driver if they are scum. The scum are the people who just park where they like with no consideration of the angst they cause to others stuck in congestion caused by them.



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danmc;8273457

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I know what irony means. Your comment wasn't ironic, it was vitriolic.

Our local car park states free car parking EXCEPT ON GOOD FRIDAY!...Some places dont classifiy Good friday as a bank hols

Spod;8273243

Why did you think the parking warden was there if there was going to be … Why did you think the parking warden was there if there was going to be free parking?



^^^ Dude, this ^^^

Banned

Spod;8273243

Why did you think the parking warden was there if there was going to be … Why did you think the parking warden was there if there was going to be free parking?


to nick drivers who park illegally. Obvious isnt it? :w00t:

robot1000;8272941

Cheers mate very helpful!Is today Bank Holiday? YesAre parking … Cheers mate very helpful!Is today Bank Holiday? YesAre parking restrictions relaxed on Sundays and Bank Holidays? YesDo Parking Attendents lie? Yes



Is SATURDAY a bank holiday? NO
is good Friday a bank holiday? Yes
Is bank holiday monday, a bank holiday? YES

I think you may have been duped!!!!!!!!!!!!!

glass_half_full;8282692

Is SATURDAY a bank holiday? NOis good Friday a bank holiday? Yes Is … Is SATURDAY a bank holiday? NOis good Friday a bank holiday? Yes Is bank holiday monday, a bank holiday? YES I think you may have been duped!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I was thinking along the same lines until I realised the post was started on Friday

Original Poster

glass_half_full;8282692

Is SATURDAY a bank holiday? NOis good Friday a bank holiday? Yes Is … Is SATURDAY a bank holiday? NOis good Friday a bank holiday? Yes Is bank holiday monday, a bank holiday? YES I think you may have been duped!!!!!!!!!!!!!



It's alwas good to check the posting date

Captain Hook;8282912

I was thinking along the same lines until I realised the post was started … I was thinking along the same lines until I realised the post was started on Friday

robot1000;8272941

Cheers mate very helpful!Is today Bank Holiday? YesAre parking … Cheers mate very helpful!Is today Bank Holiday? YesAre parking restrictions relaxed on Sundays and Bank Holidays? YesDo Parking Attendents lie? Yes



lol please post pic of the sign which displays there is time restrictions................................... .not all parking restrictions are relaxed on Bank Holiday's........................

"No Parking at ANY Time"

"No Parking Mon - Sun between 8am and 10pm"

or something like that

anywho just post a pic of the sign which puts you in the right.......................:whistling:

A hottie asked if I was "All that". It old her "Yes".

15 mins later she left my house unsatisfied. I didn't care as I got my bonus.
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