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MSE News: Motorists to be given 10 minute leeway when parking tickets run out

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking
A change in the law is planned to take effect in the next few weeks which will see the leeway applied to council parking...
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Motorists to be given 10 minute leeway when parking tickets run out

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  • And this has to do with PRIVATE parking what, exactly?

    Another MSE staffer proving that they have NO CONCEPT of what their forums are about...
  • edited 6 March 2015 at 2:05PM
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    edited 6 March 2015 at 2:05PM
    Old parking charges:
    up to 1 hour: £2.00
    up to 2 hours: £4.00
    up to 4 hours: £6.00

    New parking charges:
    up to 50 minutes: £2.00
    up to 1 hour 50 minutes: £4.00
    up to 3 hours 50 minutes: £6.00

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  • TDATDA Forumite
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    And this has to do with PRIVATE parking what, exactly?

    Another MSE staffer proving that they have NO CONCEPT of what their forums are about...

    The forum is called Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking.
  • HerzlosHerzlos Forumite
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    Exactly; people have problems with council tickets too, and a 10-min council ruling might set a precedent in private parking world instead of "reasonable".
  • edited 6 March 2015 at 5:06PM
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    edited 6 March 2015 at 5:06PM
    And this has to do with PRIVATE parking what, exactly?

    Another MSE staffer proving that they have NO CONCEPT of what their forums are about...

    No. This forum is for parking tickets!

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  • DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    Bingo! And in under 2 hours too. :)
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  • gadgetmindgadgetmind Forumite
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    As a quid pro quo, perhaps we now need zero tolerance to illegal parking, parking in bike lanes, etc.?
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  • What about some kind of reverse Uber, let's call it Unter.


    With Uber, you call for a minicab/taxi, as we all know.
    What if I book a driver to drive MY CAR?


    Obviously everyone involved has SatNav, mobile phone etc.


    The Unter website needs to offer some driver vetting and insurance against theft etc. Ideally, the cars should have some kind of Tracker fitted.


    There can be several modes of operation.


    Mode 1
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    I just need to park for 30 minutes or so, for a chiropractor appointment, which can be 30 to 75 minutes. When I set off, I use the Unter App to book a driver to meet me somewhere, which probably involves me picking him up along the way. We drive to the chiropractor, the driver drives off, making use of short term free parking (e.g. McDonalds) where possible. When my appointment is about to end, I signal using the Unter App, and the driver comes back to pick me up. I then drop him off. We both signal the hire is finished, maybe do a quick survey of how it went. Record milage?






    Mode 2
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    A booking of several hours, and I simply need a chauffeur, who may be needed to help with some lifting. It's a variation on "man with a Van".




    Mode 3
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    I go somewhere sober, with a car, but end up blank drunk.
    Need somebody sober to get me and the car home, and NOT ROB ME.




    Obviously there's need for women drivers for women customers etc. Hmm, if I refuse a Lesbian driver, is that sexist or homophobic?
  • HerzlosHerzlos Forumite
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    Mode 3 exists, you can get bike drivers that'll come and drive your car home.
  • Herzlos wrote: »
    Mode 3 exists, you can get bike drivers that'll come and drive your car home.



    Who's been watching old episodes of Top Gear on Dave, then?
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