Parking Rule ... did you know ? Save money avoiding illegal fines !
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ARE YOU A BLUE BADGE DRIVER ?
I found out something very useful the other day. A rarely known rule :
Did you know that, if the carpark you are in has signage regarding payment for blue badge holders, and *this cannot be seen by the driver without leaving the car*, it cannot be enforced.
I contested a recent pcn on this basis, and won, saving me £100. I appealed via POPLA, and the parking enforcers had no case at all.
Remember this fact - you never know when it may be helpful ! 🤩
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I've lived in various parts of the country over the years and also have a blue badge. I've yet to find any car park that charges for parking for those with a BB.
So to poppy I'd say, never take it for granted that it's free to park with a blue badge. Be glad if it is free, but check!
Lots of people think as you do and I think it's really sad. So we can't give people concessions when they are fiercely independent (as is my relative) but would welcome some help. I don't think they should pay, no, I really don't. And I don't think the rest of us should, either to be honest.