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    Parking Ticket Or Not

    To try and cut a long story short on 02 Nov I was having a really bad day and needed to go into bank just to pop some money in however their were no parking spaces close by so I parked in the bus stop outside the bank.

    Now I know i shouldn't have but as I say I was having a really bad day and I was short on time too. Anyway to my horror when I looked round there was a policeman standing over my car.

    So I thought s*** and I had a sudden urge to do what I have seen people do on telly. Get in and drive away before he can issue me a ticket. Now normally i would never dream of doing this but to say I had the hump that day would be an understatement.

    Infact when the copper asked me what i thought I was doing I actually told him I have seen people on the telly do it. He said thats a myth that if its not issued properly you don't have to pay. I told him I would take a chance on that. I even told him to shove his ticket where the sun don't shine. In fact I suprised myself with my behaviour that day. I still chuckle about it now.

    However this morning the grin has been wiped of my face as I have received a letter asking for driver details etc of who was driving that day. Its a letter from the police on behalf of the Chief Constable.

    I thought you had to receive the ticket within 14 days to make it a good ticket and I honestly thought I had got away with it. The offence was commited on 02 Nov and letter typed up on 02 Dec.

    Does anyone have any knowledge on this or any idea where I can find out ?

    39 Comments

    You rebel!!!!!!!!!!

    The 14 day rule only applies to speeding tickets I think.

    Do police give out parking tickets ???

    Wow!!!!

    Your best bet is the dedicated forums on this kind of thing

    forums.pepipoo.com/

    Original Poster

    waterloo;7090862

    Do police give out parking tickets ???



    This one did but he didn't have a machine he was writing it out by hand, hence the opportunity to drive away:-D

    Original Poster

    J4GG4;7090869

    Your best bet is the dedicated forums on this kind of … Your best bet is the dedicated forums on this kind of thinghttp://forums.pepipoo.com/




    Thanks will have a look now, repped thank you

    Didnt think there was a window on anything but speeding fines unfortunately.

    ha ha, keep us informed and dont park in bus lanes

    Sounds like you may be in trouble for more than a parking offence, You seem to be getting the Police mixed up with traffic wardens,

    I drove away before they gave me the ticket. Will I get it through the post?
    This is tricky because it depends on who was issuing the ticket. If it was a council parking attendant, they actually have to hand you the ticket or fix it to your car. If you drive away and later you get a Notice to Owner (NtO) through the post, you should write to the council that issued it and explain the situation. Because of the legislation involved, it’s quite likely you will be able to get this ticket cancelled. Even if they refuse to cancel it you still have a good chance of winning should you choose to appeal.

    This changes if it was a traffic warden or a police officer issuing the ticket. In this situation, should you drive away, the ticket will be sent onto your home and you will be bound to pay. This is because these officials are bound by different legislation that allows them to send it onto you later if you avoid being issued with the ticket.

    DJNG22;7090894

    Didnt think there was a window on anything but speeding fines … Didnt think there was a window on anything but speeding fines unfortunately.ha ha, keep us informed and dont park in bus lanes



    +1

    J4GG4;7090869

    Your best bet is the dedicated forums on this kind of … Your best bet is the dedicated forums on this kind of thinghttp://forums.pepipoo.com/



    +1

    excellent forum.

    Gave me the bottle to ignore extortionate claims for money for parking in Aldi car park, £70 btw !:w00t:

    tonyg1962;7090898

    Sounds like you may be in trouble for more than a parking offence, You … Sounds like you may be in trouble for more than a parking offence, You seem to be getting the Police mixed up with traffic wardens,

    Was thinking the same whats it to do with the police ? they don't give out parking tickets do they ?

    Original Poster

    It was defo a police officer, his car with the blue lights on top gave it away lol

    'Now I know i shouldn't have'

    says it all really, whether its not wearing a seat belt, on your mobile, parking in places you shouldn't : we all know the risks sorry but no sympathy

    its one of my pets hates at my local gym a body builder parks in the disabled parking so he can get closer to the entrance its just plain wrong

    if it s the polce you will have no chance of getting off with it

    Original Poster

    shedboy66;7091006

    'Now I know i shouldn't have'says it all really, whether its not wearing … 'Now I know i shouldn't have'says it all really, whether its not wearing a seat belt, on your mobile, parking in places you shouldn't : we all know the risks sorry but no sympathyits one of my pets hates at my local gym a body builder parks in the disabled parking so he can get closer to the entrance its just plain wrongif it s the polce you will have no chance of getting off with it



    Not looking for sympathy just a bit of advice. Its normally one of my pet hates too but as i said I was not just having a bad day it was a bl****y awful day. I would never dream of speaking to anyone the way I spoke to him normally:?

    loulou11;7090976

    It was defo a police officer, his car with the blue lights on top gave it … It was defo a police officer, his car with the blue lights on top gave it away lol


    What area was this in please as i have never seen a copper give out a parking ticket in 20 years,

    Original Poster

    Suffolk

    Banned

    what advice are you looking for? just send them what they ask for

    does the letter actually say why they want the details????

    is the letter implying anything about a ticket:?

    Original Poster

    ilovepink;7091191

    does the letter actually say why they want the details????is the letter … does the letter actually say why they want the details????is the letter implying anything about a ticket:?




    It states, it is alleged I committed an offence under sections 1 and 5 of the road traffic regulation act 1984 :shock::shock:

    I am now going to have a look and see what those offences are.

    Ooops It also says schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act

    loulou11;7091282

    It states, it is alleged I committed an offence under sections 1 and 5 of … It states, it is alleged I committed an offence under sections 1 and 5 of the road traffic regulation act 1984 :shock::shock:I am now going to have a look and see what those offences are.Ooops It also says schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act

    It's contravening a Traffic Regulation Order, which in itself has a very wide catchment. Basically, it's for parking in the bus stop.

    not much you can do just grit your teeth apologise to the concerning officer hope you get a warning rather than a fine

    think with most police its the attitude that they are gods and we are not allowed to speak to them any other way than please, sorry my lord etc etc
    so its prob the fact you rubbed him up the wrong way rather than the offence

    If you drive away in London from a parking warden then you receive a ticket they need to show you proof its your car ie tax disc details a number plate or car make/colour is not enough . Still cannot get my head around why the police are giving out tickets what a waste of police time.

    loulou11;7091282

    It states, it is alleged I committed an offence under sections 1 and 5 of … It states, it is alleged I committed an offence under sections 1 and 5 of the road traffic regulation act 1984 :shock::shock:I am now going to have a look and see what those offences are.Ooops It also says schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act

    Check out how long the letter should have took to be issued it looks like a speeding ticket is 14 days in suffolk so check it out.

    I dont think the letter is about the parking ticket, i think its because you made off from a police officer and in a manner which he thinks is careless and inconsiderate driving.




    Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)
    (prosecution and punishment of offences: offences under the Traffic Acts), in
    the entry relating to section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (careless, and
    inconsiderate, driving.

    IMO i would have took the parking ticket as what you have done is more serious offence and you could possibly end up in court.
    Different if it was a trafic warden as they dont have as many powers and the a police officer.

    Yeah, never heard of any parking ticket company needing to know the driver of the vehicle on that day, its just the registered owners responsibility to ensure the fine is paid, sounds like it could be more serious, sorry.

    Also I'm pretty sure parking in a bus stop is not ignorable by the police as its probably a minor traffic offence

    tara1082;7091725

    I dont think the letter is about the parking ticket, i think its because … I dont think the letter is about the parking ticket, i think its because you made off from a police officer and in a manner which he thinks is careless and inconsiderate driving. Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)(prosecution and punishment of offences: offences under the Traffic Acts), in the entry relating to section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (careless, and inconsiderate, driving.

    The careless and inconsiderate driving is parking at a bus stop and not making off from this cooper with nothing better to do is my guess ??.

    You have not got a parking ticket you have a road traffic offence.

    tara1082;7091725

    Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)(prosecution … Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)(prosecution and punishment of offences: offences under the Traffic Acts), in the entry relating to section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (careless, and inconsiderate, driving.IMO i would have took the parking ticket as what you have done is more serious offence and you could possibly end up in court.Different if it was a trafic warden as they dont have as many powers and the a police officer.

    No, it isn't. Schedule 2 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act lists punishment for other offences. It is not a specific offence in itself. The offence specified is section 5 of the RTRA, which is contravening a Traffic Regulation Order, which will be parking at the bus stop. The power to make such an Order is given by section 1 of the RTRA, hence why the letter cites the three parts.

    If you look again at the Schedule you will note that section 5 of the RTRA is actually noted on it. Hence section 5 is the offence, and the schedule dictates the punishment, which is a fine not exceeding level 3 on the scale (£1,000 if I remember correctly, though that is from vague memory). If she was being charged with careless driving the letter would mention section 3 of the Road Traffic Act, which is where that offence is stated.

    I am picturing the scene from the Inbetweeners now, bet those bus stop wangers have a smile on their faces today and can't figure out why.

    Original Poster

    Thank you all for your input, advice and humour lol

    I am going out now, to the bank and I swear I will never park in anything other than a designated space again.

    nickw90;7090856

    The 14 day rule only applies to speeding tickets I think.



    Yep !!

    Banned

    sorry OP you're getting points on your licence and a nice big fine (bigger than parking fine), if you don't send your details off the officer will be turning up at your door to identify you then arrest you for questioning.

    You can't just run from the Police I tried that once but a nosy neighbour came out and pointed to where I was hiding didn't get arrested though as no offence had been committed.

    loulou11;7092018

    Thank you all for your input, advice and humour lolI am going out now, to … Thank you all for your input, advice and humour lolI am going out now, to the bank and I swear I will never park in anything other than a designated space again.



    Thats the right attitude

    lumoruk;7092584

    sorry OP you're getting points on your licence and a nice big fine … sorry OP you're getting points on your licence and a nice big fine (bigger than parking fine), if you don't send your details off the officer will be turning up at your door to identify you then arrest you for questioning.You can't just run from the Police I tried that once but a nosy neighbour came out and pointed to where I was hiding didn't get arrested though as no offence had been committed.



    :lol:

    waterloo;7091492

    If you drive away in London from a parking warden then you receive a … If you drive away in London from a parking warden then you receive a ticket they need to show you proof its your car ie tax disc details a number plate or car make/colour is not enough . Still cannot get my head around why the police are giving out tickets what a waste of police time.



    Parking in a bus stop is dangerous, thats why

    waterloo;7091492

    If you drive away in London from a parking warden then you receive a … If you drive away in London from a parking warden then you receive a ticket they need to show you proof its your car ie tax disc details a number plate or car make/colour is not enough . Still cannot get my head around why the police are giving out tickets what a waste of police time.



    The police don't go round looking for parking incidents but if they do see a parking incident they think requires their attention (such as parking on zig-zag lines) they will issue a fixed penalty notice. Driving away doesn't tend to work as parking wardens will frequently take a picture of the car first before issuing the ticket, they can now issue postal PCNs. A postal PCN is no worse than if it was placed on the car but you should never drive away from a police officer.

    Is the request for driver information under section 112 or section 172? Pepipoo is definitely the best place to go

    John

    Original Poster

    Is the request for driver information under section 112 or section 172? Pepipoo is definitely the best place to go

    John

    It says Section 172 and Section 112 :w00t:
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