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Surge in parking tickets issued by private firms - MSE News

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Almost seven million sets of motorists' details have been handed over to private parking firms in the last year - a rise of more than one million compared to the year before...
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  • NeilCr
    NeilCr Posts: 4,430 Forumite
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    Perhaps this would have been better placed on the parking sub forum?
  • Johno100
    Johno100 Posts: 5,259 Forumite
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    NeilCr wrote: »
    Perhaps this would have been better placed on the parking sub forum?

    Agreed, what hope is there when even those at MSE towers can't post in the right forums.:mad:
  • jinkssick
    jinkssick Posts: 1,323 Forumite
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    The way to get around this is a charge of £50 for them to get your reg details of DVLA and a wide industry limit of £100 per parking offence. Meaning that they would only pursue those they were 100% sure to win. Simple.
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    Remember when that Bank Manager or Salesperson smiles at you, all he sees is £ notes. Dont forget the motto, "the wider their grin, the more debt your in"
  • AdrianC
    AdrianC Posts: 42,189 Forumite
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    The way to get round this is not to take the !!!! when you park on other people's land.
  • twhitehousescat
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    AdrianC wrote: »
    The way to get round this is not to take the !!!! when you park on other people's land.

    I took the !!!! with a parking Co once , I entered 0 or O , cant remember which , but they tried charging me £100 for that mistake


    as one of the charioteers above has never been used by the DVLA , why did they have it on the key terminal
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    AdrianC wrote: »
    The way to get round this is not to take the !!!! when you park on other people's land.


    If other people don't want you to park on their land they should put up barriers and access controls.
  • AdrianC
    AdrianC Posts: 42,189 Forumite
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    I took the !!!! with a parking Co once , I entered 0 or O , cant remember which , but they tried charging me £100 for that mistake

    as one of the charioteers above has never been used by the DVLA , why did they have it on the key terminal
    Both zero and letter O have always been used on plates, and still are, often alongside each other on the same plate.
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    But "Wah, it's not my fault I couldn't follow basic instructions correctly" is about par for the course for those who complain about not being able to park where they like with impunity.
    If other people don't want you to park on their land they should put up barriers and access controls.
    Perhaps they're quite happy for their legitimate customers to use their car park, for a fair period of time?
  • twhitehousescat
    twhitehousescat Posts: 5,368 Forumite
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    you are almost right , the number zero and the letter o have and are used

    however they are the same !!


    the DVLA never did and will never use the number zero


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  • AdrianC
    AdrianC Posts: 42,189 Forumite
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    It's the same glyph, but it's used for both characters.

    Are you really trying to tell me that the age identifier on that Disco3 is "letter oh digit five"?
  • twhitehousescat
    twhitehousescat Posts: 5,368 Forumite
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    why is there a charector on the parking Cos keypad that is not used by the DVLA

    all there to confuse things ,

    instead of buying in equipment from foreign countries , why not have a key display like this


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    at least 25% of all parking cases are because of bad keyboard ,

    hell , we dont even need qwerty , just nice and simple !!
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