News 2017-04-22T12:46:35+00:00

Young motorist unlawfully used disabled badge ‘in her dead nan’s honour

A young motorist caught parking with her dead grandmother's blue badge told investigators: "I'm using it in her honour." Emily Davis, 21, was stopped while using the disabled person's badge to park in her Mini One in St George's Square, Portsea, Hants. Quizzed by a Portsmouth City Council investigator she first claimed her grandmother was shopping nearby. But in truth, [...]

How do you WANT to pay to park?

Half of the nation's 35 million drivers are more willing to rifle through their pockets and purses for loose change than use a smartphone parking app, new research has found. A study commissioned by the British Parking Association discovered that 50 per cent of motorists prefer to use cash and pay and display machines rather than use phone apps, text [...]

Selfish motorist parks his Audi on a stranger’s driveway

Selfish motorist parks his Audi on a stranger's driveway... so she blocks him in for TWO HOURS to teach him a lesson Motorist parked his Audi on a stranger's driveway but she then blocked him in Journalist Hannah Crocker, 25, did so to teach driver a lesson but he got angry Ms Crocker's housemate filmed motorist trying to push her [...]

Scottish motorist ordered to pay £24,500 for historic unpaid private parking charges.

Vehicle Control Services v Carly Mackie in the Dundee Sheriff Court 13th January 2017 - Court Reference A7/15. A Scottish motorist who deliberately ignored parking restrictions because she didn’t believe parking charges were valid in Scotland is now faced with a £24,500 bill following a landmark judgment from The Scottish Court Service in Dundee. The judgment can be viewed in [...]

Private parking charges fair says Supreme Court ruling

ParkingEye v Beavis – Beavis appeal DISMISSED On the 4th November 2015 The Supreme court dismissed Mr Beavis’s appeal by a majority of six to one, and declared that the charge appealed does not contravene the penalty rule, or the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999. The £85 charge is not a penalty. Both ParkingEye and the landowners had [...]

Pay and dismay: Warning over private parking fines after driver is hammered for £3000

EDWARD Wales was taken to court by Combined Parking Solutions over £4950 of unpaid fines racked up in a Glasgow car park. DRIVERS who think they can ignore parking fines issued by private firms have been dealt a blow – after a motorist had to stump up £3000. Edward Wales was taken to court by Combined Parking Solutions over £4950 [...]