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    • Connor1234
    • By Connor1234 8th Sep 16, 5:21 PM
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    UKPC ticket, have I messed up?
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    • 8th Sep 16, 5:21 PM
    UKPC ticket, have I messed up? 8th Sep 16 at 5:21 PM
    on the 2nd of Feb 2016 my car was parked in the student car park at my university run by UKPC.

    I paid for parking on the day but received a ticket for non payment, It's been a long time since the ticket was issued but I think it had fallen down the dashboard, I can't actually remember if this is the case.

    I still have the original ticket, the card receipt and a bank statement for that month which shows the money going out of the account 3 days after the date that parking was paid.

    I spoke to my friends who had also had tickets from UKPC over the past year and I consulted with them about their experiences, I also looked online and the general consensus was that the correct way to deal with the issue was to just ignore their letters and that they'd stop. So, as such I didn't pay, didn't appeal and ignored them.

    I went through the UKPC letters phase, the Debt Collector letters and now after a couple of months of silence I have received one from DRP stating they will pass my case onto a solicitor and recommend legal action if i do not pay or appeal.

    Am I wrong to have Ignored them, Is there anything I should do from here, I still have the materials to make an appeal but I always felt that they would reject it instantly regardless and I would have shown my hand should they take me to court.

    Thanks in advance and thank you for the fantastic forum you guys have built up over the years, if you're willing to dig MSE is a really great database of knowledge.
    Last edited by Connor1234; 14-09-2016 at 1:40 PM.
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    • Connor1234
    • By Connor1234 18th Oct 16, 8:11 PM
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    Yes. You have missed the bit about them saying you HAVE to give them the driver's details. This is not correct. It is in fact a lie.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    Ah ok, I referenced the law but I'll make it more clear, thank you!
    • Connor1234
    • By Connor1234 18th Oct 16, 9:48 PM
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    Ok just before I send it off, quick revision, any better?

    2. Your reply clearly states that the details of the driver 'have to be provided' and cite page 20 of the Department for Transport’s guidance on Section 56 and Schedule 4 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. As I'm sure you're fully aware this only applies to Authorities such as the council, police etc. This is therefore a blatant lie and a totally unacceptable misrepresentation of authority, the driver's details may be requested, but they do not have to be given. Your efforts to deceive only serve to further strengthen my case in a Section 10 request.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 19th Oct 16, 12:59 PM
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    Yes that looks OK to me.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

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